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ONE MORE Christian Weber

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ONE MORE Christian Weber

Christian Weber contrabbasso
Natalie Peters voce
Guy Bettini tromba

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Continua la serie dei ONE MORE del duo ticinese Natalie Peters e Guy Bettini, Christian Weber é il tredicesimo illustre ospite di questo concetto performativo. L’ultimo ONE MORE con Sebi Tramontana, il live, diventerà una pubblicazione presso l’etichetta svizzera UNIT Records, uscita prevista per metà luglio. Christian Weber é uno di quei bassisti della giovane generazione europea che, con una solida formazione classica e con escursione nel rock progressivo, si dedica all’improvvisazione libera con una naturalezza e una scioltezza come se questa pratica fosse stata la prima ad essere assimilata nel percorso di apprendimento. Nel 2001e3 riceve il premio culturale della città di Zurigo e nel 2002 una commissione da parte della Pro Helvetia. Il suo primo CD viene prodotto dalla prestigiosa casa discografica Hat Hut. Le collaborazioni e i progetti di spicco sono numerosissimi; Johannes Bauer, John Butcher, Antoine Chessex, Gene Coleman, Collegium Novum, Lol Coxhill, Michel Doneda, Peter Evans, Pierre Favre, Peter K Frey, Charles Gayle, Gegenklang, Andy Guhl, Uli Gumpert, Vera Kappeler, Mazen Kerbaj, Hans Koch, Peter Kowald, Joachim Kühn, Oliver Lake, Urs Leimgruber, Tony Levin, Werner Lüdi, Paul Lytton, Phil Minton, Evan Parker, Olaf Rupp, Julian Sartorius, Irène Schweizer, Elliott Sharp, Colin Vallon, Stephan Wittwer, Nils Wogram, Christian Wolfarth, Nate Wooley, Katsura Yamauchi, Raed Yassin, Otomo Yoshihide, Alfred Zimmerlin…

Christian Weber, b. 23.11.72 Zürich (CH) double bass, composition, electronics
1990 discovery of the doublebass
1993-96 studies at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz
1995-98 studies at the Bruckner Conservatory Linz with Adelhard Roidinger 1998 studies with Ernst Weissensteiner, Vienna
2000-06 operative and artistic management of the WIM Zürich
2000- music for film & theater, soundinstallations
2001 grant from the city of Zürich; composition commissioned by ProHelvetia 2003 Zürich culture award (Werkjahr)
2004- extensive touring all over the world
2007-2010 guestlecturerattheUniversityofBerne
WWW with Michel Wintsch (p) und Christian Wolfarth (dr)
TGW with Michael Thieke (cl, sax) and Michael Griener (dr) Mersault with Tomas Korber (guit, elec) und Christian Wolfarth (dr) WAL with Joke Lanz (turntables) und Bruno Amstad (voc)
3 Suits & A Violin: Swiss/Austrian quintet lead by Christian Weber. With Hans Koch (cl), Michael Moser (vcl), Martin Siewert (lapsteel, electronics) & Christian Wolfarth (dr).
A first CD was released November 2006 on HatHut.
Participations: Day & Taxi, Sudden Infant, Die Welttraumforscher, Collegium Novum, BigVeto, Big Zoom, 4 Bassgeigen, Co Streiff Sextett/Quartett, Mnemosonik, Momentum, EFZEG, Steamboat Switzerland, Olaf Ton, RSO Wien, Unununium…
Works/worked with ao. Bruno Amstad, Tim Barnes, Johannes Bauer, Ludwig Bekic, Jeb Bishop, Andres Bosshard, John Butcher, Antoine Chessex, Gene Coleman, Collegium Novum, Lol Coxhill, Chris Dahlgren, Tim Daisy, Jacques Demierre, Bertrand Denzler, Robert Dick, Roberto Domeniconi, Michel Doneda, Paul Dunmall, Markus Eichenberger, Peter Evans, Kai Fagaschinski, Pierre Favre, Peter K Frey, Charles Gayle, Gegenklang, Michael Griener, Andy Guhl, Uli Gumpert, Boris Hauf, Franz Hautzinger, Stefan Heckel, Gerhard Herrmann, Charlotte Hug, Ben Jeger, Russ Johnson, Jason Kahn, Vera Kappeler, Mazen Kerbaj, Hans Koch, Ritsche Koch, Jonas Kocher, Tomas Korber, Peter Kowald, Jesse Kudler, Joachim Kühn, Oliver Lake, Joke Lanz, Urs Leimgruber, Tony Levin, Werner Lüdi, Paul Lytton, Manuel Mengis, Phil Minton, Norbert Möslang, Michael Moser, Jon Mueller, Günter Müller, Simon Nabatov, Lucas Niggli, Noid, Evan Parker, Dave Phillips, Simon Picard, Wolfgang Puschnig, Christian Reiner, Wolfgang Reisinger, Paul Rogers, Roger Rotor, Olaf Rupp, Jorge Sanchez-Chiong, Julian Sartorius, Philip Schaufelberger, Matthias Schubert, Willem Schulz, IreÌ€ne Schweizer, Christine Sehnaoui, Sharif Sehnaoui, Elliott Sharp, Martin Siewert, Markus Stauss, Steamboat Switzerland, Michael Jefry Stevens, Co Streiff, Michael Thieke, Dieter Ulrich, Tom Varner, Colin Vallon, Walter & Sabrina, Chris Wiesendanger, Bo Wiget, Michel Wintsch, Stephan Wittwer, Nils Wogram, Christian Wolfarth, Nate Wooley, Katsura Yamauchi, Raed Yassin, Otomo Yoshihide, Michael Zerang, Alfred Zimmerlin…
Toured played festivals in England, Ireland, Poland, Israel, China, Taiwan, Belgium, Italy, Japan, Russia, USA, Slowenia, Croatia, Canada, Czech Republic, France, The Netherlands, Kuwait, Spain, Austria, Germany, Switzerland.

“Double bassist Christian Weber is fast becoming one of the most interesting
elektroacoustic Improv scene. Although he’s a good free improvisor, he seems to prefer to work with predetermined structures, albeit ones that are either hidden or very discreet.“
Brian Marley – The Wire (UK) Jan 2007

“Label-head Werner Uehlinger has shown through the years that he is willing to stick by musicians and foster their growth. This release shows that Weber is a leader full of ideas and someone well worth that investment.“
Michael Rosenstein - Signal to Noise (USA) Nov 2006

“While listening to Weber’s music it is my experience that it has strong sense of direction and structure.“
Dolf Mulder – Vital Weekly (NL) Dec 2006

“Christian Weber’s arco drones are rich and lustrous, and when he drops individual notes in to the mix they detonate like honey bombs.“
Brian Marley – The Wire (UK) Jan 2007

Natalie Peters
began her career as an actress,
starting from these expirience she develops increasingly
here voice to a very personal instrument,
appearing as a duo with Guy Bettini in differents Festivals.
The collected experiences make it possible that Natalie
develops a vocal range that goes from the recitative to the
cantabile, overcomings the stylistic borders of classical
music through the overtone singing and the vocal experiments.
She develops her improvisation awareness working
accordingly in the Sous-sol ensemble under the conducting of
Guy Bettini. She playis concerts with Barre Phillips,
Urs Leimgruber, Paul Lovens, Christophe Berthet, Luca Sisera,
Luca Pissavini, Beatrice Graf, Christian Wolfarth, Joelle Léandre,
Achille Succi, Fabio Martini and many others.
She also earned a Master’s degree in the technique of the
Feldenkreis method in Heidelberg.

Guy Bettini
trumpeter, Swiss Italian improviser, lives for twelve years in Berlin,
cooperates with Mani Neumeier, Pavel Fajt, Olaf Rupp, Peter Kowald,
George Lewis, Tony Buck, Paul Lovens… member of Joelle Léandre
ensemble playing at international festivals in Bremen, Metz, Marseille,
Paris, New York…Chamber music with “Margaretes Zimmer”
(M. Huber Soprano,D. de Bernardi double bass) first prize at the
“Festival Infernale” Hochschule der Künste Berlin.Live music for
dancers projects like for Toula Limnaios at “Pfefferberg Tanztage”
“Akademie der Künste” in Berlin. His most successful project in
Berlin was Gelée Royale improvised music for the dance floor.
His trio “Perla Nera” wins the support in the jazz section of the Berlin
Senate in the year 2000. He Works also with DJ Orlow and with the
drum & bass trio the “Human Sampler”. Back in Switzerland receives
an engagement for a composition at the “Festival of jazz music and
culture in Chiasso in 2005. He creates “Freenology” a project with the
legendary Sonny Simmons, Paul Lovens and Clayton Thomas, concerts
across Europe par ex. at the “Uncool Festival 2009″ in Poschiavo 2011
Jazz Festival at Luz as well as at the Festival “Konfrontationen”
Nickelsdorf.”Der Ersatzmann” Quartet with Alex von Schlippenbach,
swiss tour. Founder and conductor of the Ensemble “Sous-sol” group
for collective improvisation.Collaborations with J.Demierre,
U.Leimgruber, B.Phillips, C.Berthet, C.Wolfarth, F.Miccolis,
Gerry Hemingway, Fabio Martini, Achille Succi and many others.

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