DIATRIBES+CHRISTIAN GRAF odeur de bitume mouillé
gaël riondel: saxophones & flute
cyril bondi: drums
d’incise: laptop & objects
christian graf: guitare & fxs
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Diatribes began its existence in a Geneva basement in winter 2004. The idea behind the band was to mix three distinct sources (wind, percussion and electronic) in order to develop a malleable mass of sound. The saxophone and drums get confused with the treatment of their own sound, in a primary dance, where construction and destruction coexist, and envy and disgust unite. The relationship with the audience is deep and intimate. Dreams and fears become noise and silence…
Guitarist and composer. Involved in many AMR projects since the 70’s. Worked with various musicians such as Urs Blöchlinger, Christy Doran, Glenn Ferris, Mathieu Michel and others. Former member of the group « Aujourd’hui Madame », and at present much involved in « Double Jeu Trio » and « La Fanfare du Loup ». Composed lots of music for the theater (Théâtre du Loup, Compagnie Jean-Louis Hourdin). Played at different european festivals (Zürich, Donaueschingen, Cologne, Grenoble, Willisau). Member also of numerous jazz groups in Switzerland, namely with Carlos Baumann’s Schizodie, or Pierre-François Massy’s Rosetta. Had also large activities in the rock movement, and specialised for years in electrical sound effects and looping devices.
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