On the band's eighth recording Doran has turned up a real gem in Sarah Buechi, whose vocal improvisations run from ethereal to wild-cat howls, conjuring a punkish Kate Bush.

All About Jazz, Ian Patterson, June 21, 2013

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2020-09-11

CD Recording with Jena Philharmonic coming up

Who would have thought that..? Despite Covid-19 my Swiss septet "Contradiction of Happiness" will be recording our new album and play three concerts with the Jena philharmonic end of September/beginning of October 2020. (Of course within the Corona-specific regulations). I wrote 13 pieces of music for Jazz septet and (chamber) Orchestra for this very special occasion.  I am very grateful to Thomas Eckardt from Jazzmeile Thüringen and Simon Gaudenz (conductor of the Jena philharmonic) for enabling this collaboration.

2020-08-25

13 compositions are ready!

13 pieces for my septet "Contradiction Of Happiness" and the Jena Philharmonic. Finally printed and bound.. All original music of mine except from two arrangements of Swiss Folk songs. The line up: 25 musicians and the conductor Simon Gaudenz.. The music is ready.. I am excited..

2020-05-26

ANIMATA - la haut sur la montagne

"La haut sur la montagne" - a traditional song from the french alps of Switzerland, influenced by Indian ragas and accompanied by chime bars, frame drum and shruti box

2020-05-26

ANIMATA - Voice i D

"Voice i D" is our musical response to the virus..
..an improvisation for electronic wavedrum and voice - with lyrics inspired by the Covid-19 events..

2020-05-26

ANIMATA - 2 videos - greetings from "Covid-19 - Island"

To our great regret, two ANIMATA concerts on May 9th had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. One at the Villa Sträuli in Winterthur (Switzerland) and one at the Heubacher Hauskonzerte in Waldshut/Tiengen (Germany). Instead we have now tried to record over distance an improvisation called "Voice i D" and an arrangement of the Swiss folk song "La haut sur la montagne". Here is our musical greeting to celebrate the first openings between Germany and Switzerland since the closing of the border.

2020-03-24

Corona Virus

The situation with the Corona Virus isn't easy for us musicians. For now, already five concerts of mine have been cancelled this year because of it. I am trying to stay optimistic though and am working mainly on the material for the three concerts and CD recording planned with the Philharmonic Jena in October 2020.

2020-03-09

Trio Buechi/Hellmüller/Pousaz preview @ Landbote, Winterthur

Interview and text by Tom Gsteiger Sarah Buechi - voc+comp Franz Hellmüller - guitar André Pousaz - bass

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2020-03-09

Trio Buechi/Hellmüller/Pousaz preview @ Unerhört! 2019

From our premiere concert on Thu, 28th of November, 9.15 pm - Jazz in Winterthur/Theater am Gleis

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2019-04-30

NRWision radio broadcast Contradiction of Happiness septet

NRWision radio will broadcast on the 30th of April 2019 a part of our recent concert at Red Horn District.

2019-03-04

Contradiction of Happiness Tour Feb 2019

Six concerts in Germany and Estland..

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2019-03-04

Le charme de Dame Buechi...

Luc Bouquet, Improjazz, February, 2019

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2019-02-04

Sarah Buechi - Contradiction of Happiness + Philharmonic Jena

My "Contradiction of Happiness" septet with the 'Jena Philharmonic', live @ Trafo Station, Jena on November 5th 2018.

Jena Philharmonic
conductor: Simon Gaudenz

www.jenaer-philharmonie.de
www.simongaudenz.com


"Contradiction of Happiness" Septet

Sarah Buechi - vocals + lyrics + comp.
Stefan Aeby - piano
Arne Huber - double bass
Lionel Friedli - drums
Estelle Beiner - violin
Isabelle Gottraux - viola
Sara Oswald - cello

Initiator: Thomas Eckardt (Jazzmeile Jena)

Video: Robert Wölfer

Next concerts

Oct.
2
Fri
COH + Jenaer Philharmonie
Volkshaus Jena
Jena, DE
Oct.
3
Sat
COH + Jenaer Philharmonie
Volkshaus Jena
Jena, DE
Oct.
3
Sat
COH + Jenaer Philharmonie
Volkshaus Jena
Jena, DE
Oct.
23
Fri
Contradiction of Happiness @ Lit Café
Lit Café
Biel/Bienne, CH
Dec.
12
Sat
Buechi/Hellmueller/Pousaz Trio
Ref. Kirche Vitznau
Vitznau, CH
Dec.
15
Tue
Buechi/Hellmueller/Pousaz Trio
Altes Spital
Solothurn, CH
Dec.
17
Thu
Bauer/Buechi/Haberer/Heupel
TBA
TBA, DE
Dec.
18
Fri
Bauer/Buechi/Haberer/Heupel
TBA
TBA, DE
Dec.
19
Sat
Bauer/Buechi/Haberer/Heupel
TBA
TBA, DE
Dec.
20
Sun
Bauer/Buechi/Haberer/Heupel
TBA
TBA, DE


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