Berlin, w/Joke Lanz, 2020 © Cristina Marx

Music Unlimited, Wels, 2018 © Peter Ganushin

La Nef, Le Noirmont, 2018 © Hans-Jörg Bachmann

Kanuma (鹿沼市), Japan 2018 ©Baron-Bura Bura

Cave 12 Geneva, w/Kasper T. Toeplitz, 2018 © Moju

Izlog Festival Zagreb, w/Šalter Ensemble, 2017 © Damir Zizic

St.Gallen, w/Gaudenz Badrutt, Andy Guhl, 2016 © Tabea Guhl

Moscow, 2016 © Serge Kolosov

Zagreb, w/ Axel Dörner, Jacques Demierre, 2016 © Damir Zizic

Moods Zürich, w/Joke Lanz, Lucas Niggli, 2016 © Cornelia Fahrner

Thessaloniki 2015, w/Dafni Stefanou © Dimitris Mermigas

Napoli, 2014 w/Hans Koch and Gaudenz Badrutt © Pietro Previti

Mulhouse, 2013 © Jean-Claude Sarasin

Baden, w/Hans Koch, 2013 © Urs Schmid

Cave12 Geneva, 2012, w/300 Basses (Luca Venitucci, Alfredo Costa Monteiro) © Marion Innocenzi

Jonas Kocher (*1977) is a sound artist and accordionist working in numerous artistic and social contexts. He has a strong interest in process oriented works, unstable situations and improvisation. He currently works in duo with Joke Lanz, in trio with Axel Dörner and Jacques Demierre, in duo with Gaudenz Badrutt, in trio with Hans Koch and Gaudenz Badrutt, with Tomaž Grom and Bertrand Denzler and the Šalter Ensemble. He also has the chance to collaborate with Radu Malfatti, Irena Tomažin, Kasper T.Toeplitz, Ilia Belorukov, Eiko Yamada, Christian Kobi, Christof Kurzmann, Michel Doneda, Kai Fagaschinsky, Chiyoko Szlavnic and many others.

As sound artist Jonas Kocher has realised works that are situated between composed theatre, installation and concert pieces. He has been invited to present his work as accordionist or composer by major festivals such as Festival Météo Mulhouse (F), Festival Le Bruit de la Musique (F), Music Unlimited Wels (A), Ring Ring Festival Belgrade (RS), Cerkno Jazz Festival (SLO), Sanatorium of Sound Festival Sokołowsko (PL), Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf (A), Unerhört Festival Zürich (CH), Musik Festival Bern (CH), Umlaut Festival Berlin (D), Festival Sound Around Kaliningrad (RU), Goethe Institut Improv Festival Moscow (RU), Biennale Zagreb (HR), Irtijal Festival Beirut (LIB), Izlog Festival Zagreb (HR), Festival Sonic Circuits Washington (USA), Art Biennale Thessaloniki (GR) a.o.

Jonas Kocher was awarded the Artist in Residence Scholarship (Cité des Arts Paris) of the Canton of Bern 2004, the recognition prize from the Canton of Bern 2010 and was awarded composition grants from the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia in 2012 and 2019.

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