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Christoph Baumann

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Biography

Christoph grew up with western classical music and is also deeply rooted in the percussive idioms of contemporary jazz and Afro-Cuban music. His artistic work oscillates between improvising and composing. As a pianist and in particular as a composer he assumes stimulating or critical stances by means of playfully confronting and fusing attitudes and mentalities. His pervading interest to bring different musical styles into a dramatic context is particularly evident in his speciality, to tailor his composed and improvised music tightly to theatre and radio plays, dance, films and his three speech-operas. Baumann teaches at the Music Universities of Lucerne and Bern and performs internationally with a variety of soloists and ensembles. Since the late 70s he has been noted for unconventional projects such as the Jerry Dental Kollekdoof, the Latin-experimental band Mentalities, Cadavre Exquis, Baumann Large Ensemble, Afro Garage and Hausquartett.

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