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Sparse yet intently focused interaction with unusual timbre and technique in the 2nd release from the working duo of Hans Koch (Koch-Schutz-Studer) and Gaudenz Badrutt (strom), pairing reeds and electronics in micro-world improvisations that delight in subtlety.

Social Insects (Koch / Badrut)
Social Insects II

Social Insects (Koch / Badrut): Social Insects II (Confront)

Label: Confront    
Released in: Great Britain    

"Social Insects are the bass clarinet player Hans Koch and the electronic musician Gaudenz Badrutt. They have collaborated on various musical projects for years and in 2011 founded the duo.

Hans Koch is mainly known as a member of the Hardcore Chambermusic Trio Koch-Schutz-Studer, but also as a soloist as well as for his collaborations with Phil Minton, Fred Frith, Paul Lovens etc. As a bass clarinet player he has developed a very personal style.

The electronic musician Gaudenz Badrutt is mainly known as one half of the electroacoustic duo strom (together with Christian Mueller, electronics), as well as part of the duo Jonas Kocher (accordion) - Gaudenz Badrutt. His music is coined by a very instrumental use of computer/live sampling and electronic devices.

The music of the duo Koch-Badrutt stems from sparse musical material; creating pieces that live on lightness, density, fragility and humour."-Confront

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Product Information:

Label: Confront
Catalog ID: ccs 55
Squidco Product Code: 21924

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: CD in a tin case
Recorded in La Voirie, Biel/Bienne 2014.


Hans Koch-bass clarinet, soprano saxophone

Gaudenz Badrutt-electronics

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Track Listing:

1. I 3:07

2. II 13:09

3. III 3:27

4. IV 5:54

5. V 5:33

6. VI 3:51

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