He began his career as a pianist in the field of contemporary classic music and spent the past 15 years as an electronics musician in the field of improvised, experimental music.
He is best known in current times as an improvising electronics musician using computers (sampling) and various other electronic apparatus. Filigree, minimal noises, drones and dense structures are key characteristics of his music. Central to Badrutt’s activities are the working-band duo strøm with Christian Müller (electronics), the duo with Hans Koch (bass clarinet, sopranosaxophone) and the duo with Jonas Kocher (accordion). He is further occupied in the fields of electronic composition and sound & video installation.
Gaudenz Badrutt has collaborated with Morishige Yasumune, Bertrand Gauguet, Naoya Murata, Strotter Inst., Michael Vorfeld, Jean-Philippe Gross, Toshimaru Nakamura, Diatribes, FM Einheit et al. with concerts at home and abroad, including at the Festivals Sound Reasons 2015 in India, Musikfestival Bern 2015, Vertical Collisions and Irtijal Beirut 2015, Croisements Kagoshima 2014, Airegin/Improfestival Yokohama 2013, SwissMusicDays Belgrade 2013, Zwei Tage Zeit Zürich 2012, Terrains Basel 2011, Influx Toulouse 2011, Transmediale Berlin 2009, Zoom in Bern 2008, Rue du Nord Lausanne 2008, Norberg Festival (Sweden) 2006, Taktlos/Tonart Bern 2006.
Gaudenz Badrutt lives as a freelance musician in Biel (Switzerland).
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