Die vier Musiker haben alle schon zusammen gespielt in verschiedene Konstellationen:
Ensemble Rue du Nord (Bruttin-Kocher-Lukatoyboy, Radio RSR Espace 2 (Bruttin-Evans-Kocher), B-Link Festival (Evans-Lukatoyboy).
Als Quartett spielen sie aber zum erstes Mal zusammen.
Eine hochlebendige freie musik. geräuschhaft, dicht und intensiv.
Peter Evans, trumpet
Peter Evans currently works in a wide variety of areas, including solo performance, chamber orchestras, performance art, free improvised settings, electro-acoustic music and composition. As a performer, Evans has been working to break through the technical barriers of his instrument. Current bands include the Peter Evans Quartet (with Brandon Seabrook, Tom Blancarte, & Kevin Shea), Moppa Elliott's terrorist bebop band Mostly Other People Do the Killing, the hyperactive free-improvisation duo Sparks (with Tom Blancarte), the free-jazz quintet Carnivalskin (with Klaus Kugel and Bruce Eisenbeil), the Language Of with Charles Evans, duos with trumpeter Nate Wooley and saxophonist Dave Reminick, the New York Trumpet Ensemble, as well as a sustained interest in solo performance. Other collaborators have included: Mary Halvorson, Dave Taylor, John Zorn, Okkyung Lee, Taylor Ho Bynum, Perry Robinson, Jim Black, Evan Parker, Ned Rothenberg, Mark Gould, Jack Wright, Luka Ivanovic, Brian Chase, and Alan Kay. Recent travels have brought Peter to venues and festivals in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the UK, and Southeast Asia. Recordings include "More is More", a solo trumpet album on psi, the self-titled first album of the Peter Evans Quartet (on firehouse12), and Shamokin!, the second album by MOPDTK, on HotCup Records.
Lukatoyboy, toys, live sampling, electronics
Born in 1981.His main sound/music activities include field recordings, producing & performing experimental electro-acoustic improvised music (based on real-time sampling of various non-instruments, toys and voice) and performing "nanocore" and free IDM on a Game Boy. He was also a music supervisor and sound designer for theatre plays ("Velika Bela Zavera", "Druga Strana" and "Muka Stvar") in Belgrade. In 2007 he has collaborated via live audio/video streaming session with New York free jazz trumpeter Peter Evans. He's also one third of recently formed electronic noise-rock band Pending, where he plays a synthesizer and samplers. Another new band, CasTrio, was formed in the spring 2007 - focuses on limitations and advantages of the vintage Casio toy samplers which are circuit bent and used as audio/video instruments. Since February 2007 he has been co-organizer of improvE nights in Belgrade, encounters of electronic musicians and improvisers.
Laurent Bruttin, clarinets
Born in Sierre, Switzerland in 1977. after studies at the conservatories in Geneva and Paris, he moved to Lausanne in 2001 to work with improvised and contemporary music with various ensembles. In 2003 he started an association for improvised music called Rue du Nord, and the following Festival Rue du Nord was inaugurated at the « Theatre du 2.21 » in Lausanne. Since then he has worked with many musicians in different settings (Urs Leimgruber, Dragos Tara, Kim Myhr, Andrea Parkins, Jack Wright, Andrew Drury, Pierre Audétat, Jean Bordé, Jonas Kocher, Richard Jean, Lukatoyboy, Sébastien Roux, John Menoud, Benoît Moreau, Yannick Barman, Laurent Estoppey, Quentin Sirjacq, D'incise, ... ) but also in various contemporary music ensembles such as Ensemble Contrechamps, Vortex, Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain (NEC) where has worked with the amongst others composers Georges Aperghis, Helmut Lachenmann, Luc Ferrari, Michael Jarrel, Eric Gaudibert,... .
Jonas Kocher, accordion, objects
Born in 1977, Jonas Kocher works in the field of new music theatre, improvisation and composition. His theatral and/or music compositions have been played at the Biennale Bern, Theater Basel, Zentrum Paul Klee, Festival Encuentros Buenos Aires (ARG), KlangKunstBühne Berlin (D), Theater Spektakel Zürich, Festival Oorsmeer, Belgium, Centre Dürrenmatt, ...
He regulary composes music for radio features (Hörspiele) for the swiss radio station DRS2.
He currently plays in many improvised music projects as accordion player and electronic musician. He played with musicians like Paed Conca, Urs Leimgruber, Ensemble Rue du Nord, Thomas Lehn, Hans Koch, Martin Schütz, Christian Weber, Lucien Dubuis, John Menoud, Lukatoyboy, Robert Rosza, Jean Bordé, … .
2004/05 : 6 month's residence at the Cité Internationale des arts, Paris, grant of the Canton de Berne. 2005 : Culture prize of the City of Nyon (CH).
Member of the electro-acoustic project BlindeKinder. Initiator and organizer of the Swiss-Balkan Creative Music Project