Christian Wolfarth, *1960 in Zürich/Switzerland, studied in the early 80th’s with Billy Brooks and later with Pierre Favre and with composer Siegfried Kutterer.
Since the middle of the 80th’s he’s involved in different styles of jazz and improvised music.
John Butcher, Gene Coleman, Jacques Demierre, Bertrand Denzler, Axel Dörner, John Edwards, Malcolm Goldstein, Barry Guy, Jason Kahn, Hans Koch, Annette Krebs, Urs Leimgruber, Paul Lovens, London Improvisers Orchestra, Werner Lüdi, Albert Mangelsdorff, Norbert Möslang, Günter Müller, Andrea Neumann, Lucas Niggli, Evan Parker, Lè Quan Ninh, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Günter Sommer, Irène Schweizer, Phil Wachsman, Michael Zerang and many others.
Since 1991 Christian Wolfarth plays solo concerts in all over Europe.
Regular works with dancers, actors and for movies and videos.
“Unlike many contemporary drummers, Wolfarth has never expanded his instrument with electronic devices, nevertheless he explores an aesthetic that could be called «electronic» in some respects. Reduction plays an important role in Wolfarth’s music as does an almost obsessive love for the detail and an impressive palette of sonic possibilities that the drummer has been developing over the past 20 years of intense solo-playing.”