Sarah Buechi st eine faszinierende Stimme im Jazz des 21. Jahrhunderts und musikalisch absolut auf Höhe der Zeit

Thomas Lois Mink, Badische Zeitung, 20.6.2016

Sarah Buechiprojects

Sarah Buechi - Contradiction of Happiness

Jazz/Contemporary Song

Sarah Buechi, Voice
Stefan Aeby, Piano
André Pousaz, Double Bass
Lionel Friedli, Drums
Estelle Beiner, Violin
Isabelle Gottraux, Viola
Sara Oswald, Cello

The addition of three string players to the latest compositions of Sarah Buechi proves that she definitely hasn't lost her love of adventure. Already her debut album 'THALi' (Unit Records, 2010) described as "somewhere else with Sarah Buechi" has been praised as not lacking in depth: the influences of Indian music (gathered in her 18 months sabbatical with R.A. Ramamani and T.A.S. Mani in India) were not superficial in nature but "the result of intensive studies".

Composed in New York, her second CD 'Flying Letters' (Intakt Records, 2014) revealed a more rock infused soundscape combined with abstract concepts of rhythm which were inspired by studying with Steve Coleman (USA) and Bernard Woma (Ghana). These studies helped Buechi further develop her 'contemporary jazz songwriting'.

This music has been quoted as "music of the future" and once again brought the swiss quartet with accomplished musicians Stefan Aeby on piano, André Pousaz on double bass and Lionel Friedli on drums on a new adventure.

With her third CD 'Shadow Garden' (Intakt Records, 2015) she found a synthesis resulting in "music for the mind and the spirit" with more emphasis on her poetic lyrics and a contextualisation of music and writing in her songs.

The quartet “that raises hopes“ who grew together over the last ten years, once more found a way to merge composition, improvisation and interaction.

Simple subjects are rarely given space in Buechi's lyrics and songs like 'Fahamore (Paradise)' and present themselves in a kind of musical prosa.

The string players (Estelle Beiner on violin, Isabelle Gottraux on viola and Sara Oswald on cello) are interwoven into the story telling of the compositions. They function both in the background and in the foreground within the improvisation and interaction as part of the band sound.

Using complex simplicity the strings have the ability to create a bridge between the mind and the heart, enriching the complex and adventurous music of Sarah Buechi.

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Dec.
10
Thu
Special Performance Workshop Jonas Pescatore
Knox, Südpol
Luzern, 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.
18
Fri
Stefan Bauer - ANIMATA/Momente
Theater am Wall, Warendorf
Warendorf, DE
Dec.
19
Sat
Stefan Bauer - ANIMATA/Momente
Domicil
Dortmund, DE
Jan.
4
Mon
Contradiction of Happiness 7tet
Isebähnli, Baden
Baden, CH
Feb.
18
Thu
Buechi/Hellmueller/Pousaz Trio
Intermezzo
Zug, CH
Feb.
19
Fri
Buechi/Hellmueller Duo
KUKUK
Frankenthal, DE
Feb.
20
Sat
Buechi/Hellmueller/Pousaz Trio
Jazzlive Aarau
Aarau, CH
Apr.
10
Sat
Buechi/Hellmueller/Pousaz Trio
zum Hut
Uster, CH