The Badrutt / Belorukov / Kocher Trio concert will be held in Belgrade, in the Cultural Centre REX (Obilićev venac 2) on June 7, 2023, starting at 8 p.m.

Gaudenz Badrutt (electronics), Ilia Belorukov (alto saxophone) and Jonas Kocher (accordion) bring a world-class electro-acoustic chamber music made of huge dynamic contrasts evolving from refined vibrating soundscapes to eruptive attacks.

The music of the trio is characterised by a strong feeling for long improvisational developments.

The trio performed since 2014 in Russia, Siberia, France and Switzerland.

In September 2014 “Intonema” label co-organized the Russian tour of Gaudenz Badrutt, Ilia Belorukov and Jonas Kocher. They played in Moscow, Yaroslalv, Tomsk, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk and St. Petersburg. The Trio recorded the material for their album “Rotonda” in Intonema’s hometown, St. Petersburg, which extends the series of releases recorded in rotunda of the Mayakovsky Library. Acute attention to silences and extremely careful work with sound comes from the “fourth” collaborator, the space of the rotunda and its specific acoustics.

The album “Rotonda” was produced by Ilia Belorukov & Mikhail Ershov, and was released on September 9, 2015 for the “Intonema” label.

“Bleak, cold, slow to the point of inertia, and full of unexpected silences, this is still an impressive bout of minimal blap, packed with existential doubts and strange emotions.” (Ed Pinsent, The Sound Projector)

“The great fascination of this disc is to hear the ways in which the players explore the effect of the space then adapt to and exploit it. Tentative at first—sounding single notes then leaving plenty of silence to hear the responses to them—they gradually come to terms with its characteristics and are then able to slowly build up a complex, richly satisfying drone, to which all four contribute component parts and then… silence. Then, a three-way exchange dominated by accordion but punctuated by electronic tones and strategic silences which become more and more frequent. Very engaging and atmospheric.” (John Eyles, All About Jazz)

Tickets for the Trio’s concert in the Cultural Centre REX are available at the entrance and the price is 400 RSD.


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