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KONTRA-Trio

KONTRA-Trio
KONTRA-Trio
c/o Leo Bachmann
Eglistrasse 7
CH-8004 Zürich
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)44 242 03 91
Internet: www.kontra-trio.ch


The KONTRA-Trio, founded in 1992, consists of three innovative musicians and their ultra deep wind instruments. Madeleine Bischof (contrabass flute), Thomas Mejer (contrabass saxophone) and Leo Bachmann (contrabass tuba) apply their unusual musical instruments as an inexhaustible source of sound and generate "acoustic events" ranging from non-noise to high-tech sound, from the deepest register to the startling highs.
In addition to their own work for the ensemble KONTRA-Trio, a repertoire for this formation has also developed over the years with works by such composers as Frank Denyer (GB), Phill Niblock (USA), Alvin Lucier (CAN), Hae-Kyung Choi (Korea) and Jan Erik Mikalsen (N). The trio have high regard for projects that reach beyond the usual concert parameters (installations, actions) and welcome collaborations in other fields of art such as poetry, visual arts and dance.
The KONTRA-Trio has been invited to various festivals including the "Trance and Drones" festival in Freiburg (D), the new music festival "Music factory" in Bergen (N), the "Soundways" festival in St. Petersburg (RU) and the Festival Saxophonia in Riga (Latvia). Tours have led the trio to England, Norway, Indonesia, Russia and Latvia.

Members:
Leo Bachmann (tuba)
Madeleine Bischof (flute)
Thomas K. J. Mejer (saxophone)


Repertory
Leo Bachmann: Tropfenspiel for contrabass flute, contrabass saxophone and tuba
Thomas K. J. Mejer: Diligent Places for contrabass flute, contrabass saxophone and contrabass tuba
Thomas K. J. Mejer: Wanzen-Serenade for contrabass flute, contrabass saxophone, tuba and electronic
Thomas K. J. Mejer: Princes' balls for contrabass flute, contrabass saxophone, tuba and sextet (fl, cl, pf, perc, vn, vc)
Diskographie
Jeux Circulaires (betweenthelines Nr. BTLCHR 71226, 2010)
Interpreten:
Mejer, Thomas K. J.
Bachmann, Leo
KONTRA-Trio
Werke:
Bachmann, Leo: Jeux Circulaires (2009)
Vulnerable Spaces (earup Nr. 1009, 2007)
Interpreten:
Mejer, Thomas K. J.
Bachmann, Leo
KONTRA-Trio
Werke:
Mejer, Thomas K. J.: Vulnerable Spaces (2001)
Mejer, Thomas K. J.: Rural Bleeps (2006)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Hae-Kyung Choi, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Alvin Lucier
Kontra-Trio: Diligent Places (stv/asm Nr. 5, 1999)
Interpreten:
KONTRA-Trio
Werke:
Mejer, Thomas K. J.: Diligent Places (1999)
Bachmann, Leo: Multiplex (1999)
Mejer, Thomas K. J.: Tartarelischer Tanz II (1995)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Compositions for Contrabass-Saxophone (earup Nr. 1003, 1996)
Interpreten:
Mejer, Thomas K. J.
Bachmann, Leo
Tosi, Franco
KONTRA-Trio
Werke:
Mäder, Urban: lieber ein Saxophon (1994)
Mejer, Thomas K. J.: Tartarelischer Tanz I (1995)
Planzer, Mani: The Awakening of ATMAN (1995)
Bachmann, Leo: Schwarzer Schatten (1993)
Tosi, Franco: Concerto Grosso (1993-1994)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Michael Finnissy, James Clapperton, Ulrich Krieger, sha, Frank Denyer, Andrew Toovey
Info: www.fonoteca.ch