ClaX – Clari & Sax

Real-time composition (i.e. musical improvisation) on December 30th 2014 at Percussion Atelier. Roli von Flüe: Tenor Sax, Bass & Alto Clarinet Beat Föllmi: Drums, Percussion Rochus Keller:  Keys (Bass, Pianos, Guitars) This is the second session of Roli, Beat and Rochus in 24 years! That’s plug and play indeed 😉 Here’s the music...

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AfrIndIcho

Real-time composition (i.e. musical improvisation) on August 22th 2014 at Percussion Atelier. Beat Föllmi: Percussion, Balaphon, Drums, Organ, Echo Rochus Keller: Piano, Shruti Box, Organ, Mini Marimba, Slonding Chandra Ndugu Family: Voices Here’s the music (License: Creative Commons...

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ElectroFusion

Real-time composition (i.e. musical improvisation) on July 31th 2014 at Rochus’ studio. Gregor Müller: Piano, E-Piano, Synth, Guitar, Bass Rochus Keller: Bass, E-Piano, Big Band, Guitar, Foot Drums   Guaranteed no acoustic instruments, even if you hear some 😉 – no overdups or retakes aswell. Here’s the music (License: Creative Commons...

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Little Big Band

Real-time composition (i.e. musical improvisation) on June 19th 2014 at Rochus’ studio. Christine Kessler: Alto Sax Rochus Keller: Keys (Bass, Brasses, E-Piano, Guitar, Organ, Foot Drums)   This is the second session of Christine and Rochus as a duo (see also the first session). Again we didn’t make use of any compositions, arrangements or agreements but instead...

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Momentum

Real-time composition (i.e. musical improvisation) on February 12th 2014 at Rochus’ studio. Christine Kessler: Soprano & Alto Sax, Flute Rochus Keller:  Keys (Bass, Pianos, Guitar, Foot Drums) This is the first session of Christine and Rochus as a duo. We didn’t make use of any compositions, arrangements or agreements but instead spontaneously played out...

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Best of: Audience Selection 2013

We’re being heard – even more! According to Webalizer, ~312 Gigabytes have been downloaded during the whole year 2013; this is twice as much as in 2012. Here’s the one year Webalizer statistics (January to December 2013): From July to December 2013 ~200 Gigabytes or ~33’000 songs have been downloaded in total; thereof 29’300 downloads are...

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Wasserklang

Real-time composition on November 30th 2013 at Percussion Atelier. Christine Kessler: Glasharfe, Sax, Flöte, Säge, Obertongesang Beat Föllmi: Drums, Percussion, Hang Rochus Keller:  Keys (Bass, Pianos, Guitars, Foot Drums)   Here’s the music (License: Creative Commons by-nc-sa): Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5 Track 6 Track 7 Track 8 Track 9 And...

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Chants

Real-time composition on September 6th 2013 at Percussion Atelier. Simone Baumann: Voice, Piano Beat Föllmi: Drums, Percussion, Voice Rochus Keller:  Keys (Bass, Piano, Guitar, Foot Percussion)   Here’s the music (License: Creative Commons by-nc-sa): Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5 Track 6 And here are some pictures: [Show as...

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Sketches from Brazil

Real-time composition on August 9th 2013 at Percussion Atelier. Luis Paulo Alves Oliveira: Drums, Percussion Simone Baumann: Voice, Piano, Percussion Beat Föllmi: Drums, Percussion Rochus Keller:  Keys (Bass, Guitar, Pianos, Brass, Foot Drums)   Here’s the music (License: Creative Commons by-nc-sa): Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5 Track 6 Track...

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Karibu Kulungu!

Real-time composition on May 31th 2013 at Percussion Atelier. Beat Föllmi: Drums, Percussion Rochus Keller:  Keys (Bass, Guitar, Pianos, Brass, Foot Drums) Bebi Tulu Watoto: Voices   Here’s the music (License: Creative Commons by-nc-sa): Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5 Track 6 Track 7 Here are some other tracks we played on September 9th...

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Voice Live

And yet again for something completely different 😉 I’d like to introduce my new toy: the VoiceLive 2 by TC HELICON. This tool is just amazing. If you start to play around with it the day is over like nothing. Again I play the bass with my left hand, the keyboards with my right hand, which also controls the harmonics of the VoiceLive, and the drums with my feet;...

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Über Berg und Tal

Real-time composition on April 26th 2013 at Percussion Atelier. Simone Baumann: Voice, Piano, Vocoder, Steel Drum Beat Föllmi: Drums, Percussion, Steel Drum Rochus Keller:  Keys (Bass, Guitar, Piano), Alphorn   Here’s the music (License: Creative Commons by-nc-sa): Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5 Track 6 Track 7 And here are two tracks Simone...

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anthems

Real-time composition on April 19th 2013 at Percussion Atelier. Simone Baumann: Voice, Piano, Vocoder, Shruti box Beat Föllmi: Drums, Percussion Rochus Keller:  Keys (Bass, Piano, Guitar), Alphorn   Here’s the music (License: Creative Commons by-nc-sa): Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5 Track 6 And here are some pictures: [Show as...

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Vielhorn

And now for something completely different 😉 This is my first attempt to use the alphorn (which was generously loaned to me by the Gisler family, Mürg, Gersau) in concert with my other instruments; every note you hear is played live and ad lib; no overdups, no rehearsal; I play the bass with my left hand, the piano with my right hand, and the drums with my feet; as...

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Birthday

Real-time composition on March 28th 2013 at Percussion Atelier. Simone Baumann: Voice, Piano, Vocoder Beat Föllmi: Drums, Percussion Rochus Keller:  Keyboards (E-Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Foot Drums)   Here’s the music (License: Creative Commons by-nc-sa): Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5 Video of Track 1: Video of Track 2: And here are some...

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Best of: Rochus’ Selection

This is my current favorites list (in a somewhat arbitrary order). If you’re in a hurry, have a look at some of these (and keep in mind: it’s all live and improvised, i.e. real-time composition, no compositions or arrangements in advance, no overdubs, no retakes): Spanish Weather:  003-4234  003-6746  005-1537  005-2920   003-0602 Anticipation:...

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Spanish Weather

Real-time composition on September 29th 2012 at Percussion Atelier. Beat Föllmi: Drums, Percussion, Lead Synth, Voice Rochus Keller: Pianos, Xylo, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Foot Drums     Here’s the music (License: Creative Commons by-nc-sa): 003-0025 (excerpt) 003-2441...

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DoorScope

DoorScope is a software application which can be used in the specification review process. Specifications can be exported from IBM DOORS® and viewed with links, object attributes and change history (including tables, images and richtext). Objects can be annotated and marked with their review status. There is also a fulltext search and scripting facility. DoorScope is a...

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Best of: Audience Selection

We’re being heard! Great, thank you folks for coming back to our music! It’s the greatest reward for musicians if their music is being appreciated. Here’s the one year statistics (July 2011 to May 2012, Webalizer snapshot taken on June 04 2012): According to Webalizer ~151 GB files (about 27’000 songs) were downloaded from more than 70 countries...

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My Musical Focus

I’m interested in musical improvisation; all my musical efforts and passion are geared to spontaneous creation of music; but not simply free improvisation – as it became known e.g. with free jazz, psychedelic rock or contemporary “classic” music – many times chaotic and a pain for the audience; instead my intent is to make improvised music...

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