new to stock as of
august 30th, 2010
|hiddenbell (switzerland) #hb 01 ep|
christian wolfarth “acoustic solo percussion • vol. 1” seven inch single record
- skyscraping (6:32)
- zirr (4:30)
|2009 release ; first in a quartet of singles, self-issued by swiss percussionist christian wolfarth, recorded & manufactured in collaboration with rachad becker, covering his interference-based real-time acoustic drum-kit compositions ...|
first up we get a gorgeous, 6-minute study for activated resonant surfaces (i’m guessing bowed bass drum) ; comes across as rich & dense as ellen fullman / paul panhuysen / et.al’s “long string music” ... second piece sounds like an automated / motorized snare drum piece, rife with a nice, buzzing background sonority that sounds not unlike japanese temple bells ... quite nice.
red vinyl “large hole” single ...
|hiddenbell press release...|
|christian wolfarth - percussion|
acoustic solo percussion vol. 1
released on hiddenbell records zürich
christian wolfarth has already published two solo-cd's "3-3-2" (1996 on percaso) and "wolfarth" (2005 on for4ears). they are followed now by a serial off solo releases on 7" vinyl, which shows his focussed playing. all the releases are carefully produced and designed and will be available only in a limited edition.
|1960 born in zürich, switzerland|
1977 he starts to play drums in different rock bands
1982-1986 studies with billy brooks at the swiss jazz school in bern
1992-1995 studies with pierre favre at the conservatory of luzern
1995 studies in contemporary composition with siegfried kutterer in basel
since the middle of the 80th's, he's involved in different styles of jazz, improvised music and composed contemporary music with: al maslakh ensemble, claus van bebber, john butcher, gene coleman, bertrand denzler, axel dörner, john edwards, donat fisch, christoph gallio, malcolm goldstein, barry guy, eugen gomringer, michael griener, franz hautzinger, charlotte hug, jason kahn, hans koch, tomas korber, annette krebs, fine kwiatkowski, joke lanz, urs leimgruber, lé quan ninh, london improvisers orchestra, paul lovens, werner lüdi, albert mangelsdorff, michael moser, günter müller, andrea neumann, lucas niggli, evan parker, norbert pfammatter, simon picard, gert-jan prins, ignaz schick, alex von schlippenbach, irène schweizer, christine sehnaoui, martin siewert, harry sjöström, jürg solothurnmann, günter sommer, daniel studer, michael thieke, michael vorfeld, phil wachsman, christian weber, chris wiesendanger, michel wintsch, michael zerang, alfred zimmerlin, and many others
since 1991 he plays solo concerts all over europe
works for theatre projects, with dancers, for movies and videos