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Zumthor, Peter Conradin : Grunschall [VINYL] (Hiddenbell Records)

Percussionist Peter Conradin Zumthor presents a stunning debut solo album, capturing one of the truly independent voices in the Swiss musical landscape in a 7-part contiguous work recorded at Radio Studio 1 in Zurich with a great feeling for form, distances and dynamics, as an incredibly focused, virtuosic, creative and deeply felt story is told.

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Label: Hiddenbell Records
Catalog ID: 010
Squidco Product Code: 23862

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: LP
Recorded at Radio Studio 1, SRF 2 Kultur, Zurich, Switzerland, 2016, by Andreas Werner.


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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."

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track listing:


1. 1,2,3,4 16:55


1. 5,6,7 20:10
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"I came across Peter Conradin Zumthor during the premiere of a composition about the Flood. There was this tall guy standing on stage, working hard, sweating heavily, opening up all the floodgates of heaven with his drum set. It was an acoustic Armageddon like I've never seen or heard before. I was pretty impressed. And a little intimidated, too.

Later, I was lucky enough to work with Peter Conradin Zumthor several times, and I witnessed him looking into the deepest abysses, or creating the most delicate land - scapes with his instruments. Fragile spaces are created here. They exist only in our minds. And perhaps they tell us more about ourselves than we'd like to know. But fortunately we're in good hands, be - cause Peter Conradin Zumthor has a great sense of humour. A shaggy, goodhearted man making music for people. Music that you can't listen to without knowing a bit more about the world afterwards."-Noel Akchote

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May 2017
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