Oto Nove Swiss is a festival for contemporary music and sounds presented by Südpol Lucerne, Bad Bonn, and Präsens Editionen. After two editions at Cafe Oto in London, the festival’s third incarnation takes place in Paris for the first time. In February 2020, the three Swiss institutions showcase a variety of concerts, performances, and DJ sets by artists from Switzerland and France at Les Instants Chavirés, Centre culturel suisse, Le Petit Bain, and Lafayette Anticipations.
Kindly supported by Pro Helvetia and Fondation Suisa. Hosted by zweikommasieben.
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Félicia Atkinson (FR; Shelter Press, Geographic North)
Félica Atkinson takes everyday life as the quarry for her art and uses lyrical abstraction to transform the seemingly mundane into something revelatory, be it sound art, installations, text publications, or paintings. Her approach, however, becomes most apparent in music. There, she fuses ambient's smeared aesthetic with the focus of ASMR recordings to create pieces that represent as much a surface and a vibe, as a depth and the feeling of an intimate conversation.
Tujiko Noriko (FR/JP; Pan, Room40, Editions Mego)
Tujiko Noriko and Joji Koyama’s movie Kuro can be described as hypnotic and meditative. And that’s also how the movie’s soundtrack composed by Paris-based Tujiko and published in early 2019 by Pan comes along. Those ambient sounds are eerily beautiful.
Manuel Troller (CH; three:four records)
On his solo debut Vanishing Points, Manuel Troller travels with his guitar and his Warp-sounds through wormholes. As spectacular this may sound, the Basel-based artist, whose band Schnellertollermeier celebrates the open access on music history, is not straining after effect. Rather, his pieces are made for the long run and to keep on making a new impression.