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Jonas Kocher | Switzerland









The Swiss accordion player, electronic musician and composer was born in 1977. He studied at the Hochschule der Künste Bern with Teodoro Anzellotti (accordion), Pierre Sublet and Georges Aperghis (théâtre musical). He currently plays in many improvised music projects in Switzerland and Europe as accordion player and electronic musician. Concerts and collaborations with Urs Leimgruber, Paed Conca, Peter Evans, Michel Doneda, Christian Wolfarth, Christian Weber, Hans Koch, Thomas Lehn, Lukatoyboy, Duo Blank Disc, HarS, Jean Bordé, Ensemble Rue du Nord, Raed Yassin, ... . Initiator and organizer of Swiss-Balkan Creative Music (2007-2008). Self-taught composer, he works in the field of new music theatre. His theatral and/or music compositions have been played a.o. at Biennale Bern’03, Theater Basel, Zentrum Paul Klee, Festival Encuentros Buenos Aires, KlangKunstBühne Berlin, Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel, Festival Concentus Moravie, Biennale Zagreb. He regulary composes music for radio features for the swiss radio DRS2.