He began as a pianist in the field of contemporary classic music and works since 20 years as an electronics musician in the field of improvised electroacoustic music.
He is best known in current times as an improvising electronics musician using computers (sampling) and various other electronic apparatus such as usual distortion devices, no-input-mixing or modular-synthesizer. Filigree, minimal noises, drones and dense structures are key characteristics of his music. Central to Badrutt’s activities are collaborations such as the duo with Jonas Kocher (accordion), the duo with Hans Koch (clarinet, sopranosaxophone), and the trio with Koch and Kocher as well as the working-band duo strøm with Christian Müller (electronics). In the last few years, solo-performances became important too. He is further occupied in the fields of electronic composition, sound & video installation and videos (like ‚magma‘ and ‚Quiet Novosibirsk‘).
Gaudenz Badrutt has collaborated with Christof Kurzmann, Kai Fagaschinski, Ilia Belorukov, Phil Durrant, Tasos Stamou, Morishige Yasumune, Michael Thieke, Alexander Markvart, Strotter Inst., Michael Vorfeld, Bryan Eubanks, Stephan Thut, Toshimaru Nakamura, Diatribes et al. with concerts at home and abroad, including at the Festivals RingRing Belgrad 2019, Jauna Musika Vilnius 2019, Music Unlimited Wels 2018, Le Bruit de la Musique in Saint-Silvain-sous-Toulx 2018, Outernational Festival Bukarest 2017, Sound around Kaliningrad 2017, Sanatorium of Sound Sokolowsko/Poland 2016, Sound Reasons 2015 in Dehli/Goa/Bangalore 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. His videoworks has been played at the Transmediale 09 Berlin, Festival Zwei Tage Zeit Zürich 2012, Spinafest St.Petersburg.
Gaudenz Badrutt lives in Biel (Switzerland).
For more information visit www.gaudenzbadrutt.ch