Ghost In The Cell July Tour

Ghost In The Cell is the project of Georgian-Swiss composer Demetre Gamsachurdia. It follows texts by the imprisoned activists Sam Melville and Merab Kostava, exploring freedom of the mind through or better in spite of incarceration. Musically it is a mostly improvised rendition of the minimal music piece ‘Coming Together’ by Frederic Rzewski. I am …

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tis jazz orchestra PREMIERE

After two years waiting the tis jazz fest 2022 could finally take place at Atlantis club in Basel, and with it the long awaited premiere of the TIS JAZZ ORCHESTRA. I have created this new big band for two reasons: For one, to perform my own compositions for big band that have been starting to …

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Vacation – No Vacation in Tunis

Recently I’ve had the chance to visit my Tunisian friends for ten days of coffee, sheesha and the incredible variety of the Tunisian cuisine. Nevertheless my friend and long time Beyond Borders Band  collaborator Fadhel Boubaker pulled some strings and I was able to do a radio interview with Radio Tunis (RTCI) and also play …

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New Project: European Song

I’ve been arranging songs by French, Italian, Swiss and German 20th century songwriters for a quartet of Yumi Ito – voice, Esther SĂ©vĂ©rac – harp, Roberto Koch – double bass and myself on alto and soprano saxophone. We premiered on 7th February at Hotel Victoria in St. Moritz: La Lune Est Morte