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Profos, Felix / Peter Conradin Zumthor: Grund (Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Since 2021 Swiss composer Felix Profos and drummer Peter Conradin Zumthor have performed as the duo Grund, Profos performing on harmonium and on the 1973 Italian organ Bontempi Pop3, Zumthor on bass drum, gong, bells & snare, their extended work on this self-titled album a tranquil and meditative work of slow transitions with moments of terse activity, receding with grace and serenity.
 

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Felix Profos-Harmonium, Bontempi Pop3

Peter Conradin Zumthor-bass drum, gong, bells, snare


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UPC: 4011778039693

Label: Edition Wandelweiser Records
Catalog ID: EWR 2301
Squidco Product Code: 34524

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Germany
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded at Postremise, in Chur, Switzerland, in September, 2011, by Phillip Schaufelberger and Michael Brandli.

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Since 2021 Swiss composer Felix Profos and drummer Peter Conradin Zumthor has performed as the duo Grund, Profos performing on harmonium and on the 1973 Italian organ Bontempi Pop3, Zumthor on bass drum, gong, bells & snare, their extended work on this self-titled album a tranquil and meditative work of slow transitions with moments of terse activity, receding with grace and serenity.


Artist Biographies

"Felix Profos studied piano with Hans-Jürg Strub at the then Winterthur Conservatory from 1988 to 1994 and 1998 to 1999, and composition with Roland Moser at the Basel Music Academy (1992 to 1996) and with Wladimir Tarnopolski at the Moscow Conservatory (1996 to 1997).

He wrote compositions for symphony and chamber orchestras, ensembles, bands, soloists, electronics and video, in collaboration with, among others. with the soloist ensemble Kaleidoskop (Berlin), the Mondrian Ensemble (Basel), the avant-core trio Steamboat Switzerland, the percussion duo Niggli-Zumthor, the Sinfonietta Basel, the Kammerorchester Basel, the Amsterdamer Ensemble mae, the Musikkollegium Winterthur orchestra, with the Poet Raphael Urweider and pianist Tamriko Kordzaia. Performances in many countries in Europe and America, at festivals such as Gaudeamus Amsterdam, Berliner Festspiele, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Willisau Jazz Festival, at the European Music Month in Basel and at the Swiss Tonkunstlerfest.

As a performer he worked with the artist Roseline Rannoch (doom spa). From 2016 to 2018 he was pianist and arranger for the Ever Present Orchestra, which played exclusively music by Alvin Lucier and to whom some of his last compositions were dedicated. In 2015-2017 his uninterrupted stream of sound eastern shore was online. He wrote soundtracks for the artist Andro Wekua and was a composer and keyboardist in his own septet forcemajeure from 2008 to 2011. Since 2021 he has been playing the harmonium in the Duo Grund with drummer Peter Conradin Zumthor.

In 2005-2008 he co-directed the Close Encounters music festival, which took place in several cities in Georgia and Switzerland.

Felix Profos has been teaching composition and music theory at the Zurich University of the Arts since 2002."

-Wikipedia (Translated by Google) (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Profos)
5/15/2024

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"Zumthor, whose father is the architect Peter Zumthor , broke a violin training in the kindergarten age. Through his father he was early familiar with Jazzmusik ; Only through hip-hop did he return to active music making and learned to play drums, largely as an autodidact . At the age of 19 he played in the (last) trio of Werner Lüdi . With his projects, he is present on national and international stages; For example in the duo with the pianist Vera Kappeler , as a soloist, or with the drummer theater "Die Hintertür" with Fritz Hauser and Rob Kloet . With Dominik Blum at the Hammondorgel he plays in the duo Azeotrope. Concert tours took him to over a dozen countries. Zumthor also works at the interfaces of music and visual art. He began to make the preparations for the church bells, which were altered in sound, for both music and art festivals.

Zumthor initiated numerous projects and formations. He was involved in world premieres of New Music , gave solo concerts, played theatermusics and composed architectural music and composed music. He worked with the composers Felix Profos and David Dramm as well as with the musicians Christian Weber , Anna Trauffer, Fritz Hauser, Achim Escher and Marek Otwinowski, Jürg Kienberger, Julian Sartorius and with the Ukrainian writer Yuri Andruchovych ( Werewolf Sutra ). With Samuel Streiff, he worked on the battles (2014).

In 2009, he received a work grant from the Canton of Graubünden to prepare his solo program. In 2015, the Duo Kappeler / Zumthor received the recognition prize of the city of Chur."

-Wikipedia (translated by Google) (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Conradin_Zumthor)
5/15/2024

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01. Grund 39:37

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