Lucas Niggli ZOOM ENSEMBLE
Phil Minton - vocals • Claudio Puntin - clarinet • Philipp Schaufelberger - guitar • Nils Wogram - trombone • Leo Bachmann - tuba • Hans-Peter Frehner - flute • Urs Bumbacher - violine • Stefan Thut - cello • Viktor Müller - piano • Lorenz Haas - percussion • Willy Strehler - engineer • Lucas Niggli - drums, compositions
in a fusion with the »ensemble neue musik zürich« and
Phil Monton - an ensemble consisting of eleven musicians which deals with
Lucas Nigglis' composition »SWEAT«; fever-music!
Lucas Nigglis BIG ZOOM
Claudio Puntin - clarinet, bass clarinet
"BIG ZOOM" remains a jazz-combo, a chamber music-ensemble, and a rock-band even as a quintet. True to this the music races along the heights and pitfalls of contemporary music. The group makes a bow to tradition here and jumps into the unknown there. .
A Short Film: Live@Moods,ZH, Dance for Hermeto
Jacques Demierre - piano
A highly energetic improvisational trio featuring three composers playing the instruments. You can expect a frighteningly new approach to the traditional jazz format of the piano trio.
Silvie Courvoisier - Lucas Niggli
Sylvie Courvoisier - piano
degree of fusion between these two musical personalities is amazing. This
however is a necessary prerequisite for this tightrope dance with neither
net nor security. The team play with Sylvie Courvoirser and Lucas Niggli
is marked by a high formal consciousness, by brisk turns, beautiful sounds,
by humour and discipline.
Lucas Nigglis ZOOM
Nils Wogram - trombone
Lucas Niggli’s ZOOM is the union of the improvisational core of Jazz with the esthetical sound-culture of contemporary music. This small and agile group with two tenor instruments and drums speeds through the highs and lows of today’s music. The group makes a bow to tradition here and jumps into the unknown there. The compositions are very delicately crafted, especially with regard to sound. A wide range of dramaturgies and energies come into play as their compositions are both relaxed and simultaneously highly powerful.
Lucas Niggli ZOOM and ARTE Quartett
Lucas Niggli drums, composition
Performing with virtuosity, an intriguing variety of sounds, a blend of composed structures and improvisation, all of this happens by combining two outstanding jazz-formations: Lucas Niggli Zoom and the Basler saxophone quartet ARTE Quartett are going on a «Crash Cruise». A musical Joint-Venture directed by drummer Lucas Niggli.
Lucas Niggli BIG ZOOM
Anne La Berge fl, electr
Also in this promising line-up BIG ZOOM remains jazz combo, chamber music ensemble and rock band in one. Accordingly the music races through the peaks and valleys of today’s music, does a bow to tradition here, a jump into the unknown there.
Roots of communications
Robert Morgenthaler - alphorn, trombone
diesem speziellen Trio steht das Schlagzeug dem meditativen, schattigen
Klang zweier Alphörner gegenüber, setzt Kontraste und Spitzlichter.
Posaunen und magisch klingende Muschelhörner erweitern das Klangspektrum.
Die Kompositionen von Roots of Communication sind inspiriert von Jazz, Klassik
traditioneller Alphornliteratur sowie asiatischer, afrikanischer und europäischer
The Poetry of Drums
Pierre Favre - percussion
research lab for forms of team play and the possibilities of percussion.
The two drum poets condense complex rhythms into an orchestral whole and
create many- layered sounds and rhythms from their instruments. A forest
of drums with a lot of inspiration and verve.
Pierre Favres European Chamber Ensemble
Pierre Favre - percussion • Lucas Niggli
- percussion • Roberto Ottaviano - saxophon • Michel Godard
- tuba, serpent
is the "Singing Drums’” extension, mirthful and simultaneously
Pierre Favres Singing Drums
Pierre Favre - percussion
vision of percussive sounds and orchestral percussion. In 1984 a drum ensemble
started out involving Pierre Favre as well as Paul Motian, Nana Vasoncelos,
and Fredy Studer.