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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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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Work in Progress

Here some samples of on-going mastering efforts. Session on November 17 2012 with Beat & Rochus: 00-0015.mp3 Session on Dec. 31 2011 with Urs, Dominik, Beat & Rochus: 039-0810.mp3   Session on November 2011 with Beat & Rochus: 036-2308.mp3 036-4745.mp3 (License: Creative Commons...

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11.11.11

Real-time composition (i.e. thoroughly improvised) by Beat Föllmi & Rochus Keller occurring on November 11th 2011 at Percussion Atelier (http://www.percussionatelier.com). Beat Föllmi: Drums, Percussion, Steeldrum, Wavedrums Rochus Keller: Grand Piano, Bass Pedals, Mini Steeldrum, Mastering Here is the music (License: Creative Commons...

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Musik mit Banjo

Real-time composition (just played, no arrangements whatsoever, for the first time with Siggi) Siggi Strack: Banjo, Guitar Synth Beat Föllmi: Drums, Percussion Rochus Keller: Pianos, Synthesizers (incl. Spanish Guitar), Bass (left hand or foot), Foot Drums, Mastering Here is the music...

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Musik ohne TV

Real-time composition on July 1st 2011. The name is a joke; a camera crew announced it’s visit for that day, but then canceled on short notice; so Beat and I did “Musik ohne TV”. Beat Föllmi: JamMan, Sequencer, Drums, Bowed Cymbals, Percussion, Mini Marimba Rochus Keller: E-Piano, E-Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Grand Piano, Left Hand Bass, Foot Drums Of...

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Wedding Band

Live Session (fully improvised) at the wedding party of Ariane & Urs on 21.5.11. Urs Schön: Drums, Cover Dominik Dümmler: eGuitar Beat Föllmi: Percussion, Drums, Wavedrum Peer Antonsen: Alto Sax Rochus Keller: Grand Piano, Keyboards, Spanish Guitar, Bass , Feet Drums, Mastering And here is the...

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Musik ohne Banjo

Real-time composition on April 29th 2011. The name is a joke; we planned to do “Musik mit Banjo” but Siggi had to cancel on short notice; so Beat and I did “Musik ohne Banjo”. Beat Föllmi: Drums, WaveDrum, Arpegiator, Strange Sounds, Chaos Pad, Vocoder, Percussion Rochus Keller: E-Piano, Grand Piano, Guitar, Left Hand Bass, Foot Drums,...

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Vollmond

Real-time composition on April 15th 2011. Beat Föllmi: Drums, WaveDrum, Ukulele, Chaos Pad, Percussion, Arpegiator Rochus Keller: Grand Piano, Spanish Guitar, Athmospheric & Arpegiator Sounds, E-Piano, Left Hand Bass and Bass Pedals Here I used my Yamaha Motif XS Keyboard (with my sound configuration) the first time in a session with Beat; in contrast to previous...

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Chlamisaus

Real-time composition on December 3rd 2010 Beat Föllmi: Drums, Wavedrum, Hackbrett, ChaosPad, Arpegiator, Bells, Music Box Rochus Keller: Grand Piano, Bass pedals, E-Piano, Clavi, Recording & Mastering And here’s the music (License: Creative Commons...

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TablaPhony

Real-time composition on August 5th 2010. Beat Föllmi: WaveTabla, Percussion, Drums, Vocoder, JamMan Rochus Keller: Grand Piano, E-Piano, Bass Pedals On this recording Beat used his new WaveDrum for the first time; this is really an amazing instrument with a wonderful and very convincing tabla sound; it can be played with the fingers, like a real tabla. Hear yourself...

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Good Vibes

Real-time composition on March 6th 2010. Beat Föllmi: Vibe Drums, Percussion, Drums Rochus Keller: Grand Piano, Bass Pedals Beat used his new Vibe Drums for the first time on this recording; the instrument looks like this: For more information see here. And here’s the music (License: Creative Commons...

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The Drumming Feet Experiment

And now I play the drums with my feet! The idea came to my mind in December 2009 after I played the bass pedals for several years. Actually this happened because my wife wanted to play the bass and I had to look for another assignment for my feet.  I’m using the Fatar Studiologic MP117 bass pedal controlling a drum kit generated by a Roland expander. The piano is a...

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Live in Steinhausen am 12.12.2008

Beat Föllmi: Drums, Gongs, Percussion Rochus Keller: Grand Piano, Organ, Sylophon, Vocoder, Bass Pedals This is a live concert on December 12 2008 in Steinhausen (Zug). Because Beat and I have lots of equipment to carry, we rarely do gigs. So this recording has kind of scarcity value. As usual it was a real-time composition, i.e. we just improvised out of the moment...

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