Šalter Ensemble operates on the border between free improvisation and composition, focusing on collective processes as a central part of its practice. The project is a fluid international electroacoustic ensemble initiated in 2017 by Jonas Kocher in collaboration with Zavod Sploh Ljubljana and Izlog Festival Zagreb, and has since performed at numerous venues and festivals in Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Switzerland and Serbia. In 2021, the ensemble released the album Štiri dela.
The ensemble consists of outstanding personalities from the international music scene. The musicians come from a wide range of backgrounds – from jazz to traditional and folk music to contemporary improvised and electronic music – and are from different generations.
In its current programme, Šalter presents new compositions by Jonas Kocher & Gaudenz Badrutt, Elisabeth Harnik and Tomaž Grom, which were developed especially for Šalter during a residency in Venice.
Jonas Kocher & Gaudenz Badrutt Interstices / Interferences (2023)
Elisabeth Harnik, šum III (2023)
Tomaž Grom, My Wish Your Command (2023)
Šalter 2023: Jonas Kocher – accordion; Gaudenz Badrutt – electronics; Ilia Belorukov – saxophone; Estelle Beiner – violin; Alfred Lang – trumpet; Elisabeth Harnik – piano; Josef Klammer – drums, electronics; Samo Kutin – hurdy–gurdy; Irena Z. Tomažin – voice; Tomaž Grom – double bass, electronics
05. 05. Venezia Mestre (IT), Forte Marghera
19. 05. Cerkno (SLO), Jazz Festival
25. 05. Biel/Bienne (CH), Le Singe
26. 05. Zürich (CH), Videoex Festival
23. 11. Ljubljana (SLO), festival Forum nove glasbe
24. 11. St. Johann (AT), MUKU
26. 11. Graz (AT), TAO
11. 10. SRF (Švicarski nacionalni radio), Neue Musik im Konzert
29. 4.-5. 5. 2023 Venezia Mestre (IT), Forte Marghera
This work was produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.