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leer Knut Remond


musician, composer, performer
born in Basel, Switzerland

Basel 1974-81

M.I.T. Musik Interaktion Trio (1978-80)
Knut Remond drums, Felix Bopp piano, Alfred Zimmerlin violoncello, Alex Buess alto sax

mixt media (1979-81)
Percussionist and performer in the ensemble for contemporary music "mixt media"
Director: Hans Wüthrich-Mathez

Zeichen und Signale (1981)
"Signs and Signals"
Paris 19 Métro stations with xylophone: A network of interconnection, I interweave myself by the portable xylophone with the urban macrocosm of sounds

 Berlin 1981-85

Cooperation with F.M.P. - Free Music Production Berlin, musicians of West and East Berlin

pere ubu orchestra (1982-84)
Foundation of "pere ubu orchestra", musicians from Germany, England and Switzerland

Studies of non-European music at the Ethnologisches Seminar Berlin, main focus: african, arabian and japanese music

Cooperation with J.Ch.Ammann, curator Kunsthalle Basel: promotion of contemporary music in the Kunsthalle (I invited Polyphonie Zürich, Stephan Wittwer electr.guit., Ernst Thoma synt., Alfred Zimmerlin violoncello, Andres Bosshard tape machinery)

 Zürich 1982-92

Cooperation with the Swiss electronician, musician and composer Ernst Thoma

TV-TOTEM (1982-88)
Knut Remond percussion and electronics, Ernst Thoma synthesizer, live electronics

Cooperation with KOPROD Zürich, multimedia community of studios and production, factory premises Seebach

KOPROD: research, experimentations, audio-visual installations, live performance and dance

UX UnknownmiX (1983-86)
Audiovisual concept: Knut Remond percussion, Ernst Thoma synthesizer, Magda Vogel voice, Hans-Rudolf Lutz visual
1986 sgrant by the Kanton Zürich

16/17 (1983-94)
Knut Remond drums, Alex Buess alto sax, Markus Kneubühler electr.guitar

Cooperation with the Swiss musician and composer Alex Buess: The idea: to work out a joint composition

Menschenhauttrommel (1985)
Composition on tape for live radio play and live performance.
Knut Remond electronically controlled skins, Alex Buess blown live electronics
First performance Kulturwerkstatt Kaserne Basel, and live Radio LoRa Zürich

Cooperation with the Swiss performer Peter Trachsel

KHWECKIRILIT I, II and III (1984/85)
Khweckirilit I: Kunsthaus Aarau, Vision and Utopia
Khweckirilit II: organized by Fri-Art Fribourg, performance with suitcase-drums at Franklin Furnace Gallery New York City
Khweckirilit III: by invitation of the Architekturfachklasse Muttenz

Untitled (1986)
Composition, installation and performance for Big Tape Loop with live electronics
Shedhalle Zürich

Cooperation with the German composer Hans Joachim Hespos

Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde (1986)
Percussionist and performer in the opera "Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde"by H. J. Hespos
Premiere Frankfurter Oper

Cooperation with Hasena Institut für den fliessenden Kunstverkehr Zürich

Hausmusik Sinfonia in 10 Sätzen (Hasena and Aquasana):
Performances in private flats at 10 different towns in Switzerland

Cooperation with the Swiss painter and performer Markus Häberli

Vund (1987)
Vund is the 3rd movement "Hausmusik Sinfonia in 10 Sätzen"
Knut Remond and Markus Häberli, flat of Guy u. Gaby Bettini via b.rusca 1 Locarno 9.4.87
Score-diagram by Knut Remond

What happened behind my back (1987)
Performance and live electronics for metal splinters, prepared voice and tapeSchloss Haldenstein Chur

Triptychon (1987)
Composition for 6 kettle drums and 2 timpanists, first performed at Parco di Orselina Locarno (GSAMBA Ticino)

Drum House (1988)
Installation and performance, Gallery Binz39 Zürich

 Zürich/St.Gallen 1988

Voice Crack (1988-97)
Knut Remond: big drum, imagineering portable set. Norbert Möslang, Andy Guhl: cracked everyday-electronics

Foundation of the label v records, i.a. joint publications with the label Uhlang Produktion - St.Gallen, Norbert Möslang, Andy Guhl, and Agaric Records - New York, Jim Sauter

Kick that Habit (1989)
Film by Peter Liechti
Featuring Knut Remond

"Draht", a steel string, tightened across the factory building and with pick-ups fixed on. With a special bow-like electronical device I developed on the spot.With Norbert Möslang and Andy Guhl
Kulturfabrik Kammgarn Schaffhausen

Monumente Moment (1989)
Installation und performance Richard Wagner "Ring des Nibelungen"
Knut Remond turntable and sampler, Markus Häberli shredding machine and speaking voice
Kulturfabrik Kammgarn Schaffhausen

 Montréal/Canada 1989-90

Composition on tape with electroacoustic rattle and diverse tape fragments.
Live, Radio McGill Montréal 1989

Powerplay (1990)
Installation und performance in cooperation with Gallery Occurrence and Kaboum Video Productions Montréal

Untitled (1986)
Installation and performance for Big Tape Loop with live electronics, Gallery SKOL Montréal 1990

Studies of non-european music, main focus: Native Americans, Université de Montréal

 Zürich/St.Gallen/ New York 1991-92

Project of a composition for sound carrier

Cosmics Vol.1 (1991)

Zeichen und Signale
Fragments of Zeichen und Signale played on an old Swiss military drum (Tambour)
A double performance with two actions of Roman Signer Kunst Kiosk St.Gallen 1991

1'136'073'600 sec. (4.7.1992)
Performance for big drum and electroacoustic rattle (Kunstszene 91+92 part II)
in the shut down pedestrian subway Escher-Wyss-Platz Zürich

Feuerlein ist vorbei, Geistlein tanzt herbei (1992)
Material: coal (old fireplace), white chalk and texts
EKG "Experiment Kunst Gesellschaft" Kulturfabrik Wetzikon

Voice Crack + Borbetomagus (New York) (1991-97)
Knut Remond (Big drum, imagineering portable set), Norbert Möslang, Andy Guhl (cracked everyday electronics)
Jim Sauter, Don Dietrich (div. saxophones and electronics), Donald Miller (prepared electr.guitar)

 Binn / Binn Valley / Valais 1992

Intensive research and experimentations with techniques of composition of electroacoustic and computer music

Cooperation with the Swiss film director Peter Liechti

Signers Koffer (1995)
Film by Peter Liechti about Roman Signer, action artist
Music composed by Knut Remond

Metaphysische Montagen (1995)
Thoughts, "texts" on a compositional way of processing of electroacoustic music
Cosmics Vol.2 cowmeditation

Lectures at Binn/Binntal, organization with Jörg Lenzlinger.
Lecturers were people from art, engineering and science, 1995

Noises and the Spirits (1995)
Lecture (at Binn) about my work with cowmeditation , texts from Metaphysische Montagen

cowmeditation , cosmics vol.2 (1996)
Composition for sound-carrier for violin, viola, violoncello, double-bass, bass clarinet, bass flute, piccolo, harpsichord, big drum, wind machine, metal chain, handcymbals, cowbells

Installation and performance at Kaskadenkondensator/Warteck Basel,within the context of "revenir de Montréal-back from Montreal"

d e e p structure, cosmics vol. 3 (1999)
For soprano - 12 fragments of text from Jenny Holzer "Writing/Schriften" - and electronics.
Soprano: Kornelia Bruggmann
From 2003 Performances with Francisca Näf Vosnjak

Performance in the closed underpass for pedestrians Escher-Wyss-Platz, Zürich 23. Okt.1999:
-"La fabbrica illuminata"per soprano e nastro magnetico (1964), Luigi Nono
-"d e e p structure", Knut Remond (Première)
Soprano: Kornelia Bruggmann

Long-term work:
"Marriage of Heaven and Hell"
for Tape, Soprano, Baritone and two Stilt Dancers
Inspired by William Blake
Performing project 2005 mineral mine Lengenbach, Binn Valley, Valais, Switzerland

 Total Music Meeting (Berlin)
Schweiz. Tonkünstlerverein (Zofingen)
Jazz Festival Willisau
Z.K.M. Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe
Transart Communication Nové Zamky (Slowakei)
Jazz Festival Schaffhausen
Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (Canada)
Ton Art Kunstmuseum Bern

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