Past Events

2019...

Lunatic - Vernissage - Lea Bissig

14-12-2019

"In LUNATIC geht es um den Versuch durch Überlagerungen und zufällig angeordneten, vom Mond abgeleiteten Strukturen eine distante Präsenz des Mondkörpers zu generieren. Das Kernthema ist die persönliche Auseinandersetzung mit dem Mond und seinen Kräften. 

 

LUNATIC bedeutet Mondsüchtigkeit, respektive die Abhängigkeit vom Mond und bezieht sich auf die turbulente Wahrnehmung eines Mondsüchtigen auf physischer- oder psychischer Ebene. Angelegenheiten des Herzens sind dominant. 

 

Logik verliert häufig gegen Emotionen im Leben eines Mondsüchtigen. Er ist von Natur aus getrieben und neigt dazu psychische Konflikte zu haben. Mit einem ständigen Bedürfnis, seine Balance zu finden, versuchet er sich manchmal zu analysieren, um sich im Leben frei zu fühlen. Er ist eine Persönlichkeit, die sich aufgrund seiner Gefühle zyklisch entwickelt. 

 

Mit der Motivation, den Mond bildlich zu sprengen, begann ich mit gelaserten Kartonschablonen Versuchsanordnungen und Experimente mit Schiess- und Feuerwerkspulver zu machen. 

 

Der elfte Mond dient dem Genuss, es ist ein Tag des Vergnügens und des Komforts und steht für Manifestation, Neuanfang, Wachstum und bedingungslose Liebe."

Lea Bissig

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What a great exhibition, hostess and evening; the space was packed with live music, fine nibbles, great art, great company and delicious drinks!  I had a wonderful evening and am delighted Lea chose to host her show at The Phrontistery!  7 of the 10 pieces for sale were sold right away, a few more remain in store.  Please get in touch if you would like more information.

 

Lea - you inspire me!!!!  Please continue to express yourself creatively!!!   

Workshop - The BODY of Sound with YuJoy

08-12-2019

Body Of Sound is a deep yet playful workshop (3hrs) designed to explore the most delicate musical instrument - our natural voice. We will explore the power, expression and potential of our voices. This body of work contains therapeutic, academic and natural practices to tune into our vocal expressions. In the group process we will reconnect to the simple and natural way of expressing our authentic voice beyond judgments, painful beliefs and limiting conditionings.

We will explore different angles of our voice using various tools, while bringing awareness to all that blocks us from letting our voice simply flow. We will discover how singing is not only about ‘singing’ – it is in fact about ‘listening’ and expressing effortlessly all that is inside of us, moment to moment.

The workshop aims to bring us closer to our natural, beautiful, wild and imperfect human expression, to discover transformative and healing powers of our voice, to tap into effortless creativity, playfulness and freedom.

"Body Of Sound is not about making you a better 'singer'. Rather, it is about self exploration and self liberation through
a meeting of your own natural voice."

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PRIVATE EVENT - A 50th Birthday Party

07-12-2019

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House Concert - YuJoy

07-12-2019

Yujoy is a music project of a Russian born songwriter and composer Yury Avi.

 

The music directed from Heart to Heart. Music of Freedom. Music of the Soul. Music of the World.

 

The project combines together various influences of world music: indie rock, roots music, folk, funk, soul, reggae, hip hop and oriental music blended together in an inspiring and uplifting way.

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Each time Yury returns we experience a different evening.  This time, we shared his presentation in my own home.  It was a lovely round of diverse and friendly guests and the evening was fulfilling, relaxing and charming all at the same time.  

Cookie Bake & Glühwein

05-12-2019

The festive holiday season is amongst us and a cozy evening to bake Guetzlis and enjoy some Glühwein was just the right way to spend ​a Thursday evening.

An intense game of Warhammer took place in the front room, which in no way interrupted the magical Christmas buzz in the kitchen. 

 

Thank you Iñigo for the all the effort you put into making the cookie dough and ensuring there was enough Glühwein to keep us merry and in the flow. 

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FUNDRAISING EVENT - Movember

04-12-2019

Movember is dedicated to transforming the way research into men’s health is done, and the way health services reach and support men. In an effort to sponsor this great organisation - a group of health conscious men organised a gathering to celebrate good health and playful spirits - a raffle was organised to generate some financial sponsorship for the charity organisation.  To the men reading this, we encourage you to find a friend to talk through your concerns with, but most importantly - check your balls. Or find someone to check them for you.  

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PRIVATE EVENT - A Team Event

03-12-2019

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PRIVATE EVENT - A Video Shooting

01-12-2019

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Frauenkraftsingen

25-11-2019

Gemeinsam singen, improvisieren, in Klänge und Lieder eintauchen und sich von der Kraft des gemeinsamen Singens nähren lassen.

Thirstday

21-11-2019

Thirstday - a random open evening designed to allow for some spontaneous fun at The Phrontistery.

Drinks, good conversation, and even a a little jam in the living room....life is good in Phronti Hood. 

Join us (various versions of us) next time! 

Atefeh's Persian Feast

16-11-2019

A feast for the eyes, the mouth and all the senses - Atefeh's Persian Feast!  

Thank you to all the guests who came along to experience the art of Persian Cuisine with us.  It was such a delightful evening!! My mouth waters remembering it!

Great food, great setting, great company! Thank you for being there. 

 

Special thanks to our resident food artist Atefeh who absolutely rocked it.  EVERYONE left happy!  

Zodiac Sign

14-11-2019

Tim und Struppi waren ein Traumduo, bis zu dem Tag als Struppi seine Hip-Hop Karriere mit Snoop Dogg startete. Geknickt wanderte Tim alleine durch die Wälder... dann traf er Vera.

Tim und Vera sind Zodiac Sign. Mit zwei Gitarren und zwei Stimmen lassen sie ihr Publikum träumen. Ihre Musik erzählt von ihrem täglichen Leben und ist von ihrem Gedankengut geprägt.

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What a gorgeous evening, this is an evening that I have wished to live since the project started over 3 years ago.

 

I was able to come as a guest and witness The Phrontistery booming with life.  Iñigo and Tim co-hosted the event until the point Tim became the visiting musician alongside his female accomplice, Vera

 

Zodiac Sign provided a heartwarming and charming concert, they filled the room with their own excitement and presence and blew us away with the presentations of their own handwritten, hand crafted songs.  The guests were many and they were all excited, kind hearted and fulfilled beings - embracing the wonder of this beautiful evening at The Phrontistery. 

 

Thank you all who participated in the creation of this charming evening. 

Nicolas "Scrios" Perrault

12-11-2019

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Nicolas "Scrios" Perrault ist ein Deutsch-Amerikanischer Singer-Songwriter, Multiinstrumentalist, live Audio Engineer und angehender Produzent aus Zweibrücken.

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Nicolas Perrault aka "the King Of Weird" blends psychedelic sounds with catchy singer songwriter tunes.

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It is the third time Nicolas has visited The Phrontistery.  Each time he delivers a set that brings so many deeper elements into The Phrontistery equation. His deep rolling voice and meditative tunes send one to another space and dimension.  Thank you for returning and sharing this element of your soul.

KOALOA

07-11-2019

In 2018, the world of KOALOA started to grow when the Swiss independent label Sophie Records signed the Duo. Record Producer Luk Zimmermann (well known for his work with such acts as Lunik, Mich Gerber, Tobias Carshey, etc.) heard great potential and decided to join the magical team. “I’ve worked with many great artists in the last 25 years. But I’ve never heard French-spherical-electro songs."

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What a delight it was to invite Melanie and Keo back to the space.  This time they arrived with an array of equipment and agin with the same wonderful energy that they contain with them and spread all about them.  Their love, unity and musical expressions are inspiring and heartwarming, it is not only a pleasure but also an extreme honour to be in a position to host them and their cosmic show.

 

May the force of magic always remain within you KOALOA - you wonderful beings.           

YuJoy

30-10-2019

Yujoy is a music project of a Russian born songwriter and composer Yury Avi.

 

The music directed from Heart to Heart. Music of Freedom. Music of the Soul. Music of the World.

 

The project combines together various influences of world music: indie rock, roots music, folk, funk, soul, reggae, hip hop and oriental music blended together in an inspiring and uplifting way.

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Each time Yury returns we experience a different evening.  This time, the rain poured down as it had not done in some time, the guests that showed up were only a few.  Did this dampen the evening at all?  Not at all!  Not a bit! 

 

Yury shared his experiences in an authentic fashion, grounded and in tune with his roots but also in tune to the greater forces of power within him, within us all.  The conversations and songs mirrored the thoughts and feelings of all of us who made it. 

 

We all connected through thoughts, feelings and of course through song.  As the room glittered with the candles and the photos of Yury's travels around the world, we danced as did the beautiful projections on the wall; we smiled, we laughed and we were whole.     

Frauenkraftsingen

28-10-2019

Gemeinsam singen, improvisieren, in Klänge und Lieder eintauchen und sich von der Kraft des gemeinsamen Singens nähren lassen.

Untrue

26-10-2019

Jürg Maag, der Bassist der Band „Untrue“ spielt Piano und das auch noch ganz alleine – ja gibt es den sowas? Ja, gibt es - noch nicht oft, aber immer öfter. Und weil das schon so besonders ist, wird auch jedes Konzert einzigartig.

 

Jürg Maag solo – etwas leiser aber gut hörbar.

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Despite the rain keeping many guests away, Jürg delivered a wonderful set, we were engaged in his songs and sound for the duration of the show.  I am grateful for the evening that we shared.  Thank you Jürg.  

Open Mic & Jam

24-10-2019

Iñigo & Tim arranged a fully acoustic Open Mic / Jam-Night at The Phrontistery!

All musicians and music enthusiasts were invited to come along, the musicians brought their own instruments and shared their many talents, the enthusiasts (myself included) came along to soak it all in!

No amps or mics, completely raw and unplugged.  Delicious!

Thank you Tim, Iñigo & the Warhammer dudes who were in the kitchen the whole time.

 

Thank you for filling up the space with people connecting via shared interests, passions, songs, games and MORE.  We were united in our desire to be free, to see and to be truly seen.   

PRIVAT - Felder Vogel - 20 Jahre MIKE

18-10-2019

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The Division Men

15-10-2019

This Texas bred, Husband / Wife, Acoustic Duo originally formed in Berlin, Germany in 2008 are now based in Austin, TX. The band is made up of founder J. Spencer Portillo (vocals / acoustic guitar) and Caroline Rippy Portillo (vocals / bass guitar).

Caroline was born in San Antonio, Texas. From 2007 until 2012, she played bass guitar for Tito & Tarantula.

 

J. Spencer Portillo was born in Los Angeles, California but was raised in El Paso, Texas. His El Paso roots offer a huge influence on the lyrics which frequently present atmospheric portraits of love, life and death in a border town.

The Division Men's name was derived from the idea of artists collaborating from all over the world despite their locations. 

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Caroline and Jesus delivered such a heartfelt and beautiful presentation of song, sound and visual art.  The experience was enriching from start to finish and it is an honour to have been hostess to such remarkable artists and humans. 

 

Thank you to the enthusiastic guests that came along to experience this wonderful concert with us! It's always more fun with more of you there to fill the room, so come again and bring some friends too! 

The Diamond Family Archive

12-10-2019

The Diamond Family Archive stole my heart via virtual reality - more so in real life. This is a unique English lo-fi, psych-folk, multi-instrumentalist roving ensemble led by the song writing of Laurence Collyer.

Live, The Diamond Family Archive craft a mesmeric live-show from drums, acoustic guitars, lots of FX pedals, keyboards set to drone, tape delay, loops and bellows, bows, harmonicas, cosmic harps, toys and broken cymbals. All coming together to create music which holds echoes of post-rock, traditional folk, spiritual soul music, psychedelic rock and lo-fi.

Foot-stomping, finger-picking, hollering vs pin-drop hush - fragile, lazy grace.

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This evening was particularly special because of the wonderful people that were a part of the memory.  Each guest and artist was genuine and present and that felt so soothing to be a part of.  I am honoured to have been able to host SUCH talented artists - Both Peter and Laurence allow themselves to escape in the sounds they present and with them we escape too. There are so many dimensions in the worlds they carried us to, mind expanded, heart open wide and an immense feeling of gratitude.  Thank you.

ADAYA

09-10-2019

Her stories are poetic songs, driven by her banjo- and guitar play. Magical moments full of sensibility and still powerful and expressional presented. 

As a solo artist she travels around the world and fully devoted, writes her own episodes with passion. ADAYA tells us about the other side of mankind, the hidden treasures of every living being, of bright and dark periods in life...

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ADAYA is a magical being and it was a blessing to have her share her grace with us within the confines of The Phrontistery space.  her voice is enchanting - she transported us to parallel dimension with the power of her finger plucking, soul soothing hand crafted stories in song.    

SLOW

05-10-2019

Lydia Schulz alias SLOW erzählt uns Geschichten vom Leben, umgarnt uns mit samtweicher, federleichter Stimme und untermalt das Ganze gefühlvoll auf ihrem Banjo.

 

„Die stille Beobachtung des Lebens“ und „das Wiedererkennen von Mustern“ sind die Basis ihrer Kompositionen. „Im Entschleunigen, im lauschenden achtsam sein, können Erlebnisse reflektiert und umgewandelt werden“, erzählt SLOW.

 

So entwickelt sie minimalistische Walzer, schwermütige Balladen, luftige Atmosphären und grazilen Soul zu vollkommenen und authentischen Originals über die Liebe, Familie oder den Umgang mit Verlusten. Feinsinnig zeichnet sie mit erdigen, entschleunigten Klanglandschaften eine sanft schimmernde Kulisse und rückt dabei die Schönheit der Natur und ihre Lehren in den Fokus.

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What a lovely evening at The Phrontistery, Lydia is a very expressive, talented and colourful being, she stole my heart from the word go.

The guests (and I) were very warm and in need of the show which did indeed start off very slow.... we had the opportunity to arrive once again but this time together, rather than alone, all thanks to Lydia's way of bringing us "home".

Nora Keyes & Bee Appleseed

24-09-2019

~ Nora Keyes (psychedelic experimental vocal) ~

Nora Keyes is an experimental vocalist, songwriter, painter, and long-standing contributor to the Los Angeles underground music scene. She has developed a unique hypnotic vocal style that is soulful, ethereal, and unfixed in this dimension. Through her solo work and bands Rococo Jet, The Centimeters, and Fancy Space People (collaborating with Don Bolles of The Germs, 45 Grave, Ariel Pink, etc), she has earned a local cult status. Her debut album, Mysterium Tremens (out ‪September 21st) is a sonic journery into the borderlands of perceived reality. Hitting on themes where, synchronicities, de ja vu, mutual dreams, a sense of connection with lost loved ones & visions intertwine. Her projects have shared stages with The Smashing Pumpkins, Love & Rockets, Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten), Ariel Pink, Suicide, David J (Bauhaus), Julia Holter, Quintron, Carla Bozlvitch, Geneva Jacuzzi, & The Sweet.

 

~ Bee Appleseed (psych folk pop) ~
Bee Appleseed is a 21st Century freedom seeker from Portland, Oregon, living in Los Angeles. He's a singer, multi-instrumentalist, writer, poet, actor, and seasoned vagabond with a treasure trove of home recordings predating his July 2018 debut LP, Backpacker Blues, which he wrote during a three year period of traveling and performing concerts across nearly fifty countries in Europe and South America. In August 2019, he released his debut book of poetry, "Arriving" and will be releasing his next album, "Starflower's Cosmic Soul" in the Autumn on Baby Robot Records. The music he makes can be described as cosmic rock and roll with roots in American folk music and his concerts are like psychedelic experiences, taking audiences to great heights and depths, usually improvised making no concert ever the same, though rarely do the shows not end with everybody singing along, clapping, and dancing! Bee is a lighthearted entertainer with a golden love for the road and all those open to sharing the journey.

 

~ Nora Keyes & Bee Appleseed ~
Together, Nora and Bee have started a record label to put out theirs and other releases called Godyssey Music and are embarking on another European tour performing separate sets and an improvised performance together called Elf Freedom, all of which will be recorded for a live compilation on the label. Audiences are likely to feel elevated, connected, and transformed during this unique cultural experience as the pair bridge the gap between California and the world through layers of cosmic sound.

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We experienced in this beautiful evening poetry readings (from Bee's first printed poetry book beautifully illustrated by Nora), some of Bee's solo music and the waves of their collaborative set - transcendental - inspiring - charmed. A big thanks to Bee and Nora, and to everyone who enjoyed this concert with us.

Frauenkraftsingen

23-09-2019

Gemeinsam singen, improvisieren, in Klänge und Lieder eintauchen und sich von der Kraft des gemeinsamen Singens nähren lassen.

Rowan Coupland (Harpist, UK/Berlin)

17-09-2019

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Rowan Coupland ist Sänger, Harfenist und Gitarrist. Der aus England stammende Wahl-Berliner singt moderne, schwebende Folksongs – gefiltert durch Lärm, Avantgarde-Lyrik und Geräusche von Schneefall im Stadtsmog. 

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Rowan Coupland is a singer, harpist and guitarist. English-born, but Berlin-based, he sings soaring modern folksongs filtered through noise, avant-garde poetry, and the sounds of snow falling through urban smog.

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Mute Swimmer

15-09-2019

Mute Swimmer the musical project of British artist Guy Dale (one of my all time favourite artists, Neda).

 

Through numerous releases and a changing cast of collaborators Dale has been shooting his fascination with the traditional lyrical song through art performance, post rock, ambient drone, folk and spoken word.
 

He has described the project as an act of sabotage - frequently upending expectations of the ‘singer-songwriter’ by playing with the form in different musical contexts and taking the process of writing and moment of performance itself as a narrative subject. As such his songs often operate uniquely in the real time of performance - addressing those present directly in the present. Romantic, ironic and hauntingly melancholic by rapid turns he has earned a reputation for his compelling, idiosyncratic live performances and recordings.
 

Old Love an emotive, folksy collaboration with Copenhagen based musician Own Road was released on Dendron Records in 2018. Air Itself - a meditative suite of songscapes channeled Dale’s poetic, ambivalent lyricism through ambient folk, field recording and lo-fi drone. Present Perfect (2015) and Second (2014) - recorded as a four piece ‘art rock’ band - received airplay on BBC 6 Music (UK), Byte FM (Germany) and Radio Tres (Spain). Seven inch single Song Against Itself (2011) was record of the week at Rough Trade and Piccadilly Records. Other releases include Old Tricks(2013)Orientation(2011) and Mute Swimmer(2010).


Mute Swimmer has released music on Truco Espárrago, Dendron, Woodland and Bleeding Heart Recordings.

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Thank you so much Guy for a beautiful, intense and inspiring concert, it was a real pleasure to watch you perform. And a big thanks to everyone who joined us and shared with us this magical evening.

Sebastian Bill

12-09-2019

DE SEBASTIAN BILL ISCH EN SANKT GALLER LIEDERMACHER. EN TROUBADOUR. ER SINGT UND SCHRIBT MUNDARTLIEDER. DODEBI SPILLT ER MEISTENS GITARRE, AB UND ZUE AU KLAVIER. ER HET AU GERN COUNTRY- UND FOLKMUSIG. SO SPILLT ER VIL AU GUETI, ALTI COUNTRYSONGS ADE KONZERT, MENGISCH ZEME MIT EM NORWEGER. 

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Thank you so much Sebastian for singing your songs, in your mother tongue, for us in the small confines of The Phrontistery.  The entire evening was super relaxed from start to finish and it was a pleasure to host you and the lovely guests that came through the door. 

PRIVATE EVENT - Baby Zeno's 1st Birthday Party

08-09-2019

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PRIVATE EVENT - An Artistic Workshop

06-09-2019

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Conor Kilkelly

03-09-2019

Part of Berlin’s thriving “Dark Folk” scene, the Irishman uses poetic phrasing, devilish wit, and melodic fingerpicking to deliver an unforgettable performance. 

 

The songs are a mangled mix of genres such as blues, folk and spoken word – with a splash of the macabre for good measure.​

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Thank you so much Conor for the music, the laughs, the inspirational chats.  And thank you to the people who came along to enjoy the show that had somewhat of a darker glow.

Jorincamba

31-08-2019

Kraftvolle kolumbianische Musik * with fire and rhythm - Bass Trommel | Handtrommel | Rasseln | Klarinette und Gesang | Cumbia, Mapale, Bullerenge, Bunde, Porro, Abozao

We held the concert outdoors, and Leonardo called upon all in the vicinity to join our celebration of life!  An amazing and unmissable experience. 

Frauenkraftsingen

26-08-2019

Gemeinsam singen, improvisieren, in Klänge und Lieder eintauchen und sich von der Kraft des gemeinsamen Singens nähren lassen.

Richard Wagner Sommer Café_Cégiu Restless Roots

22-08-2019

«Restless Roots» ist das zweite Studioalbum der in Luzern lebenden Zuger Musikerin Cégiu, deren Wurzeln sowohl in Italien als auch in der Westschweiz liegen.

 

Die sieben Stücke darauf widmet Cégiu «den Menschen, die mit meiner Herkunft und meiner rastlosen Seite etwas zu tun haben», wie es die Musikerin selber formuliert.

 

Die elektronischen Beats dazu sind auf Reisen entstanden, und so wird «Restless Roots» zu einem fein gesponnenen Werk von gesammelten Erinnerungen, Erlebtem, inneren Bildern und Gedanken. Und bildet dadurch eine lückenlose Weiterführung des Debüts «Skinny Souls».

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Beautiful - Inspired - Inspiring. Thank you to those who came to share the magic.

Richard Wagner Sommer Café_Flemming Borby

17-08-2019

Flemming Borby wuchs in einem kleinen Dorf namens Birkende auf der Insel Fyn (Fünen) in Dänemark auf. Seine erste musikalische Erfahrung war die Musik, die im Radio lief. Popmusik stand damals am Anfang einer rasanten Entwicklung – im Radio lief vor allem Musik aus Großbritannien und den USA sowie die entsprechenden dänischen Kopien.

 

Noch immer liebt er die Musik, die Wert auf Melodien und Harmonien legt, und nennt Scott Walker und Burt Bacharach zu seinen all time favourites. Der Däne gilt als großes Talent des Indie Pop Folk aber ein Newcomer ist er nicht.

 

Er veröffentlichte mit seiner dänischen Band GREENE drei von der Kritik hochgelobte Alben und trat mehrmals auf dem dänischen Roskilde Festival auf.

 

Seit 2007 lebt Flemming Borby in Deutschland und schon lange in Berlin. Er hat mit vielen verschiedenen Berliner Künstlern wie Toby Dammit (Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright) , Earl Harvin (Tindersticks) Martin Wenk (Calexico), Greta Brinkman (MOBY; Debbie Harry) Tom Krimi (PRAG, Raz O’Hara, Stereo Deluxe) Elke Brauweiler (PAULA) und Nikko Weidemann, zusammen gearbeitet. Außerdem ist er in der internationalen Songwriting Organisation The House of Songs in Austin, Texas involviert und hat die EP „The Ghostbrother Project – Back Into Your Heart“ - eine Zusammenarbeit mit dem Songwriter Nicholas Ginbey im April 2014 veröffentlicht.

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Richard Wagner Sommer Café_Silhouette Tales

08-08-2019

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Die Luzerner Band Silhouette Tales ist spätestens seit ihrem Erfolg als SRF 3 Best Talent im November 2013 kein Geheimtipp mehr. Die letzte EP «Circle» (2015) lief in der SRF Serie «Seitentriebe» als Soundtrack. Jetzt liefert die Band neue, filigrane Songs, die aufhorchen lassen wie Signale aus fernen Welten. Das vierte Album «Moonshots» ist ein Griff nach den Sternen.

Produziert wurde das Werk von Greg Obrist und ein weiteres Mal hat Luk Zimmermann Ideen beigesteuert. Der Name «Moonshots» ist Programm: «Last November» nimmt einen mit auf einen Flug über karge Mondlandschaften, der Coversong «Those Were The Days» wirft einen sehnsüchtigen Blick zurück auf die Welt, wie sie früher war. Bei «Fly And Dive» sitzt man festgezurrt in der startenden Raumfähre, «Moonshots» katapultiert einen unsanft aus der

Umlaufbahn, bis mit «Tidal Wave» ein sphärischer Flug durch die Schwerelosigkeit beginnt. Die schemenhaften Texte über persönliche Geschichten und Erinnerungen unterstreichen den dunklen Sound der Band. Es ist die Stimme von Irene Althaus, welche melancholisch, stark und

gleichzeitig brüchig den Sound der Band prägt und einen fortträgt – bis zum Mond.

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Certainly by the time they were recognised as SRF 3 Best Talent in November 2013, the band Silhouette Tales from Lucerne had emerged from obscurity. Their latest EP, "Circle" (2015) was featured as the soundtrack to the SRF series "Seitentriebe". Now, the band has just released some new, filigree songs which sound like signals sent from distant worlds. With their fourth album "Moonshots", they reach for the stars.

The work was produced by Greg Obrist, and Luk Zimmermann has once more contributed his ideas. The name "Moonshots" says it all: "Last November" takes you on a flight over barren lunar landscapes, the cover song "Those Were The Days" gazes wistfully back at the world as it once was. In "Fly And Dive", you are strapped into the space shuttle for countdown, "Moonshots" catapults you roughly out of orbit, until a spherical flight through weightlessness begins with "Tidal Wave". The personal stories and memories which the text sketches in outline underline the dark sound of the band. It is the voice of Irene Althaus, melancholic, strong and yet fragile, which shapes the sound of the band and carries you away – all the way to the moon.

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Aviva Le Fey

07-08-2019

Aviva sings heart songs – some for love lost, and others for humanity forgotten – with a tone and cadence that somehow conjures both the vintage pop of the Fifties and the dark, dreamy sounds you might hear coming from that haunted backwoods bar in 1990s Twin Peaks, Washington.

 

She offers a frequency of hopefulness, a frequency to cry to, a frequency that begs you to dig a bit deeper. Her songs are honest and endearing, bold and restless, easy to listen to and sometimes hard to hear.

 

Aviva’s music invites you to look into the dark cracks of everything – it can be intimidating, but we all know that’s how the light gets in.

Aviva is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist originally from the Bay Area, and has traveled far and wide to share her songs and play music with friends. Over the last few years, Aviva has supported John Craigie, Josiah Johnson (The Head & The Heart), Rainbow Girls, Kit Center & The Hollow Bones, and Chelsea Coleman, and shared the stage with Langhorne Slim, Tallest Man on Earth, Skyway Man, and Twain.

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Thank you so much Aviva for sharing with us your lovely melodies, intense lyrics and beautiful and powerfull voice. It was a huge pleasure to welcome you and see you perform. And thank you to everyone who joined in enjoying this evening with us!

Richard Wagner Sommer Café - Explore Error

03-08-2019

"Groove und Sounds, Rock und Noise, Melodien und Texturen: Explore Error bringen sie auf eine gemeinsame Spur. Das klingt so zugänglich wie experimentierfreudig. Mal rau, mal atmosphärisch, aber immer mit dem Anspruch, sich jedes Mal ein wenig neu zu erfinden. Die Musik kickt in den Körper und bringt die emotionalen Synapsen zum Flirren. Jeder Auftritt ist anders. Sporadisch werden Gäste eingeladen, die den Sound erweitern und ihre Impulse einbringen.

Das Projekt wurde im Frühjahr 2014 vom Gitarristen und Songwriter Raffaele Franco gegründet. Zum harten Kern von Explore Error gehört der versierte Sound-Engineer und Elektronik-Spezialist Tom Kuhn. Raffaele und Tom kreieren Soundteppiche, Klangebenen, orchestrale Collagen. Man nehme die Essenz von gutem ProgRock, filtere sie durch das alte Pink Floyd Universum, lasse sich von der Improvisation leiten und füge die Sounds und Beats der zeitgenössischen Elektronik dazu. Das Resultat ist ein psychedelischer Sound, der im Rock wurzelt und in die elektronische Zukunft reicht."

 

Pirmin Bossart, Musikkritiker, Journalist

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Thank you so much Raffi and Tom for this beautiful trip you took us on!

Goddess Energy

27-07-2019

Pandoras Diary 

Pandoras Diary ist eine Singer-Songwriterin aus London - bringt acoustik verspielte sounds mit viel Publikumspartizipation - von Balladen, Meditation, über ein paar freche covers bis zu Weltfolk mit einen touch Ska. 

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Magdalena Grabher

Magdalena Grabher ist multi-instrumentalist und Looperin aus Vorarlberg, ein "one-woman band" kombiniert jazz, soul und pop - zum tanzen und traumen. 

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We were unfortunately not able to attend this wonderful event ourselves; the lovely Krystal Espeland from "Hey, that's nice" hosted on our behalf and a wonderful evening was had by those who were there to share the evening! 

 

A big THANK YOU to the Goddesses that kept The Phrontistery spirit alive in our absence.  

PRIVATE EVENT - Sssssssssssshhhhh!!!

18-07-2019

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Board Game Night / Brettspiel Abend

09-07-2019

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Shanna in a Dress

05-07-2019

Shanna in a Dress is your quirky best friend who hates wearing pants. Always clever, uncensored, authentic, and upbeat, Shanna is an internationally touring artist out of Boulder, Colorado who can make audiences laugh and cry within the same song. Her first full length debut album is currently in production. Keep up with her here

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My goodness how we laughed! Shanna Hoar is a marvellous performer; a lyrical genius with a superb voice and a priceless perspective of the more awkward life realities on the face of this planet. Thank you for coming and sharing your music with the space Shanna.  Our bellies, hearts and minds are full. I am already more than excited for your next European tour. 

Felix Rovitto

28-06-2019

Italian born singer song-writer Felix Rovitto, heavily influenced by rock/grunge - Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains; came once again to present songs from his solo acoustic EP “Words Are Safe”. 

Si chiama "Words Are Safe", le parole sono sicure/sono al sicuro, ma in realtà vuole essere un contrasto tra quello che le persone si promettono, si dicono, e quello che invece conta, a mio avviso, molto di più: i fatti, cioé le azioni delle persone. 

Le parole in realtà non sono sicure; per il resto, il cd attraversa esperienze personali, sia relative all'amore che all'amicizia, e chiunque credo possa immedesimarsi nel senso che il disco vuole offrire.

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It was a pleasure to experience Felix's show.  The music, the guests and the atmosphere were all just right and we all shared a delightful evening.  Thank you to Felix and his accomplice Francesco for joining us from Italy!

Cellophane

26-06-2019

Cyrill Ferrari // guit
Selina Brenner // voc

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What a magical evening, beautiful combination of sounds, techniques and "toys", and an amazing mastery of the voice, that just transported somewhere else out of this world. Thank you so much Cyrill and Selina!

PRIVATE EVENT - Alex's Birthday Bash

22-06-2019

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Sara Ryan

21-06-2019

Following the release of her debut single 'Belle', which won "Best New Comer" and "Best New Single" on Dublin CityFM, Sara was crowned 'New Folk Artist of the Year' at the prestigious Irish Folk Music Awards, alongside Damien Dempsey, Johnny McEvoy, The Druids and Aoife Scott. 

 

The Kildare-born singer-songwriter, now based in Cork City, built a strong and loyal following whilst touring with Mick Flannery, Jack L, John Spillane, Wally Page, Luka Bloom and Cry Monster Cry. 

She is on tour with her Debut EP, which contains her third single “Euphoric Recall”, which has been getting a huge amount of airplay all over Ireland; Roddie Cleere KCLR, Dj Ray WLR, KFM, Beat 102 103, Dublin City FM Sin E Radio Show, Fiachna O’Braonain RTE Radio One, Ruth Smith, John Creedon... 

“I’ve known Sara since childhood. Its been a joy to witness her young career, to hear her songwriting develop and her singing mature. This young lady has a huge career ahead of her.” - Christy Moore. Jan 2018.

 

“‘Glitter Skies’ is a superb introductory release, filled with charm and personality.” - Golden Plec.

 

‘Sara Ryan is a beautiful person, inside and out. And this is reflected in her songs and singing’. Luka Bloom.

 

“If Kate Bush would decide to reinvent herself as the toughed up torch singer, fronting a kick ass band... she might have sounded like this.“ - Hans Workman. (Here Comes the Flood, Music Blog)

 

“Over the past few years, she has been making major inroads in the Irish Music Scene”. - Hot Press. (Mike McGrath- Bryan)

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Philipp Leon

14-06-2019

Philipp Leon Fankhauser (Voc, Guit, Ukulele, Harp)

Roger Konrad (Trombone, Alphorn)

Lieder über die kleinen Dinge des Lebens, charmant, sympathisch und authentisch. 

Die beiden Musiker scheinen in ihrer Musik zusammen zu sprechen, zusammen zu träumen. 

Beide haben sich über Jahre spezialisiert und auf ihren Gebieten weiterentwickelt, ihren Ausdruck verfeinert. Und genau diese Farbigkeit und Individualität im Feinen macht ihre Musik zu einem innigen Erlebnis. Man spürt den Weg, den jeder Musiker schon gegangen ist und zusammen lassen sie das geheimnisvolle Dritte auf der Bühne entstehen und nehmen das Publikum immer mit auf diese Reise. 

Sehr fantasievoll, lustig und manchmal auch nachdenklich, laden die beiden Klankkünstler zu einer Reise ins Innen ein. 

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The evening with Philipp and Roger was soothing and charmed from the very beginning through to the very end. 

Thank you to all who came to experience this lovely concert with us!  

Richie Ros

11-06-2019

The life story of Richie Ros is a testament to the human spirit and to the cathartic healing nature of music. Growing up in a state run orphanage in Limerick city, Ireland, Richie recalls feeling confused as to why his life was unfolding in the way it was. It was on Richie's 11th birthday that his long sought after guitar eventually materialised from a teacher who taught him he’s very first song on the guitar “Johnny Be Good”. To cope with such emotional turmoil Richie began writing and performing his own songs and he developed his own inner world where his emotions were expressed through music.
 

Despite the trauma of his early years Richie has refused to let his past define him. Richie had no control over the events in his life but the one thing he did have control over was his attitude.
 

Fate found him David Odlum, Grammy Award winning producer formerly of The
Frames, who having liked the demo agreed to produce Richie’s Debut album “Odyssey” in the Black box studio, France. The album is fittingly called Odyssey – the journey of a young boy who in spite of all the odds stacked against him had worked to create his own fairytale. The music in his soul had, in his own words, finally “set him free”.


“Odyssey” will be released in 2019 and Richie Ros will be touring extensively, sharing his songs and stories with the world.

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It was a beautiful evening with lovely music, loud laughter, a good atmosphere and even a spontaneous Russian guest artist performing a song for us :)

Thanks a lot Riche for your sharing with us your beautiful music and inspiring story, and to everyone who came by and enjoyed the evening with us!

Reinis Jaunais

06-06-2019

Reinis Jaunais (also known as Reinis Young) has come here all the way from Latvia, Riga, he is a passionate traveler and even more passionate guitar player.

 

For many years Reinis has travelled all around the Europe, New Zealand, Australia and Asia sharing his exceptional guitar skills and original songs using different kinds of guitar playing techniques – including tapping, percussions, and finger-picking.

 

With his guitar performances, inspired by his travels, Reinis brings energetic performance to audiences and in his creative work he has released already five solo albums.

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Explore Error

31-05-2019

"Groove und Sounds, Rock und Noise, Melodien und Texturen: Explore Error bringen sie auf eine gemeinsame Spur. Das klingt so zugänglich wie experimentierfreudig. Mal rau, mal atmosphärisch, aber immer mit dem Anspruch, sich jedes Mal ein wenig neu zu erfinden. Die Musik kickt in den Körper und bringt die emotionalen Synapsen zum Flirren. Jeder Auftritt ist anders. Sporadisch werden Gäste eingeladen, die den Sound erweitern und ihre Impulse einbringen.

Das Projekt wurde im Frühjahr 2014 vom Gitarristen und Songwriter Raffaele Franco gegründet. Zum harten Kern von Explore Error gehört der versierte Sound-Engineer und Elektronik-Spezialist Tom Kuhn. Raffaele und Tom kreieren Soundteppiche, Klangebenen, orchestrale Collagen. Man nehme die Essenz von gutem ProgRock, filtere sie durch das alte Pink Floyd Universum, lasse sich von der Improvisation leiten und füge die Sounds und Beats der zeitgenössischen Elektronik dazu. Das Resultat ist ein psychedelischer Sound, der im Rock wurzelt und in die elektronische Zukunft reicht."

 

Pirmin Bossart, Musikkritiker, Journalist

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Thank you so much Raffi and Tom for this beautiful trip you took us on!

PRIVATE EVENT - A Baby Shower

26-05-2019

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PRIVATE EVENT - Peter's Geburtstag Fest

25-05-2019

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Duo Series - Zurbuchen & Cavelti

23-05-2019

Samea Cavelti, tanz

Christof Zurbuchen, alto-cl./efx

 

Schwindel-Swing und Gliedmassen-Funk. Pirouetten-Blues im Improv-Groove.

Hypnotisierend, einfach GENIAL!!  Danke VIELmals!  

Punkt3

18-05-2019

Tobias Pfister - Saxophon
Noah Punkt - El-Bass
Ramón Oliveras - Schlagzeug

En guete, Smakelijk, Bon Appetit, Schmecken lassen!
Warum nicht auch mal kulinarisch werden? Punkt3 schmeckt vortrefflich! Also die Musik ist ein wahrer Gaumenschmaus. Eine feine Balance von Süße und Säure. Jede_r sollte in den Genuss von punkt3 kommen. Jeden Tag. Dafür stehen wir mit unserem AlltagsbeköstigungsJazz. Ebenfalls: Jeden Tag. Zu unserer täglichen Routine gehört es – mit einer munter lustigen Geschichte auf den Lippen – nur die besten Zutaten miteinander zu vermengen; hier ein paar frische Vierteltöne, da ein halben Esslöffel Odd Meter, mitunter auch eine Prise blauer Noten und zu guter letzt ein schonend serielles Durchgaren. Serviert wird das Ganze als Dreigängemenü mit Saxophon, Bass und Schlagzeug. Alles Bio bis frugan. Genuss pur und immer linksdrehend und probiotisch.

Wohlbekömmlich ist dieser Hot Pot bestehend aus Tobias Pfister, Noah Punkt und Ramón Oliveras allemal. Dippen auch Sie ein und flößen Sie sich die wunderbarste und schmackhafteste Melange seit der Erfindung des Jazz ein.
En Guete oder der AlltagsbeköstigungsJazz ist Level zwei (2) des AlltagsbewältigungsJazz. Jetzt geht es an die ganz basalen Dinge des Alltages. Nicht mehr hochtrabende Philosophien und weise Worte: Bier und Fritten, belegte Brote, Mettigel. Was wirklich in den Küchen Europas passiert: ein Exklusivbericht, schonungslos, abgründig, yummy.

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Privat - Teamtag der Kinder - und Jugendsiedlung

17-05-2019

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The Black Elephant Band

15-05-2019

"Klingt irgendwie als hätte der junge Bob Dylan mit Tenacious D einen gehoben." 
(Rockberg e.V.)

"Schräger Antifolk mit Bart, Klampfe und Mundharmonika. Zum Verlieben!" (Arsch und Friedrich)

"Authentic and refreshing with the very rare gift of writing, playing and performing in a way that is absolutely complete within itself." (Stephanie Forryan)

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Koaloa

11-05-2019

The duo Koaloa express themselves through a deep cosmic indie universe. A dreamlike trip, always in harmony with intense and sincere emotions.

 

Signed with the independent label Sophie Records, Koaloa is THE indie duo to absolutely follow.

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Colourful, sparkly inspired beings.  A pleasure to have been able to welcome to the space. 

Board Game Night / Brettspiel Abend

09-05-2019

Keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events to see when the next one is coming up.

YuJoy

07-05-2019

Yujoy is a music project of a Russian born songwriter and composer Yury Avi.

 

The music directed from Heart to Heart. Music of Freedom. Music of the Soul. Music of the World.

 

The project combines together various influences of world music: indie rock, roots music, folk, funk, soul, reggae, hip hop and oriental music blended together in an inspiring and uplifting way.

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It's a pleasure to have been able to welcome Yury back again, the combination of his music and his photography allows for a colourful and charmed evening.  Thank you Yury for bringing YuJoy to The Phrontistery. 

Frauenkraftsingen

06-05-2019

Gemeinsam singen, improvisieren, in Klänge und Lieder eintauchen und sich von der Kraft des gemeinsamen Singens nähren lassen.

Ausstellung - Heilpädagogischem Zentrum Schüpfheim

03-05-2019

Im Heilpädagogischem Zentrum Schüpfheim arbeiten und wohnen Menschen mit kognitiver Beeinträchtigung. 

In 5 verschiedenen Ateliers gestalten die jungen Erwachsenen die unterschiedlichsten Werke, von Skulpturen mit verschiedensten Materialien über Malerei & Fotografie.

 

Am ersten Mai-Wochenende haben die 4 Künstler & Künstlerinnen  Benjamin Abgottspon, Eric Zimmermann, Jeannine Tschopp und Michelle Aregger, welche bereits national wie auch internationale unterwegs sind, ihre Werke in Luzern ausgestellt.

2A1N - 2 Acts 1 Night Brains for Breakfast & Tim O'Nell

02-05-2019

2A1N - 2 Acts 1 Night

 

Andy, from Brains for Breakfast

Equipped with a Guitar, Ukulele, Harmonica and a Bass player, Andy, from Brains for Breakfast, joined us for a (mostly) solo adventure at The Phrontistery.  It was a pleasure to welcome him, and his "Brummy" accent back to the store.

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Tim O'Nell

Was mit einem zufälligen und unverbindlichen Musikschul-Besuch vor etwa 8 Jahren angefangen hat, endete in einer nie endenden Romanze zwischen ihm, der Musik und seiner Gitarre.

Sein Motto: Weniger ist mehr. Nur er, seine Gitarre und die Zuhörer. Kein Schlagzeug, kein Bass – nichts.

Ivory Tusk

30-04-2019

Ivory Tusk is the stage name of Argentinean indie folk singer-songwriter Ezequiel de Lima. A true troubadour who has traveled through the United States, where he recorded his second EP "Zephyr" and Europe, where he toured for 6 months in 2017 to present his latest EP "Rising Lights" before settling in Barcelona in 2018.

 

His songs are intimate, evocative and powerful. Introspective lyrics sustained by fine and intricate guitar work have led him to different venues around Europe such as the Blue Bird festival in Austria, Live at Heart in Sweden, the support of Thomas Dybdahl in Vienna, the support of Justin Nozuka in Razzmatazz, to name but a few.

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What a beautiful concert and alltogether enjoyable evening we spent. Thank you Ezequiel for your powerful lyrics and beautiful, intricate guitar melodies.

Der Schwärmer

27-04-2019

Lass dich dem Groove dieser Welt für einen Moment lang entheben und geniesse die traumhaft melodiösen e-Bass Sound-Trips mit DerSchwärmer's Galaxy Gallery!

Gekonnt entrückt er sein Publikum nun schon seit zwanzig Jahren in Klangsphären mit Suchtpotential. Bist du einmal dort, hast du das Gefühl, auf einem fliegenden Teppich über den märchenhaften Orient bis nach Indien zu fliegen und wieder zurück... Endlich auch mit seinen neu entwickelten Bass-Drum- und Hi-Hat-Beats und den dazugehörigen Effekten zu hören – alles live und loopfrei. Sound, der dein Herz erwärmt, dich verzaubert und sanft wieder auf den Boden stellt... doch nun komm ich in's schwärmen... – der Mann mit dem e-Bass – lass dir diesen Musikgenuss nicht entgehen! k.l.

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What a journey through the landscapes of sound Roger's set is.  A must see, feel set.  Make sure you keep your eyes open for Der Schwärmer's next show.

Duo Series - Dotta & Zurbuchen

25-04-2019

Mario Dotta, electronics

Christof Zurbuchen, alto-cl./efx

Auf in tanzbare Hallen? Kunst und Unterhaltung?

 

Jedenfalls digital und organisch. Effektverzerrte Impro-Discothek.

Thanks a lot to Christof Zurbuchen and Mario Dotta for a beautiful set. It was a pleasure to listen and dance to your music.

Board Game Night / Brettspiel Abend

24-04-2019

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D.O.B

23-04-2019

"Tradition has it that the 23rd of April is German Beer Day. That’s the day, back in 1516, when the "German Purity Law" was first passed, and it is still in effect today. It’s actually the oldest food law anywhere in the world, and to this day it decrees that German beer can only contain 3 ingredients: water, hops and barley."  In honour of this tradition, we will be coming together at The Phrontistery to celebrate BEER.

Thank you to Peter and Wolfgang for the initiative and organisation of this fun evening - and thank you to Keimling and Brauerei Sutton for coming along and sharing your individual beer brewing journeys with us all - it was great to CELEBRATE BEER with you!   

Downpilot

21-04-2019

Abheben, abhauen, davon fliegen und niemals ankommen. Ständig in Bewegung bleiben, heimatlos und immer auf Achse. „Die nordamerikanische Kultur ist in gewisser Weise wurzellos“, behauptet Chefpilot Paul Hiraga. Während er für die früheren Alben seiner Band Downpilot, die sich Ende der 90er Jahre in Seattle gründete, die Texte schrieb, sang und Gitarre spielte, produziert er seit einigen Jahren seine Alben im Alleingang.


Im Lauf der Jahre hat Hiraga sich zu einem außerordentlich begabten Tonmeister entwickelt – auch sein neuestes Album „This Is The Sound“ (2018, Tapete Records) hat er alleine eingespielt und gemischt, nur in den Anfangsphasen unterstützt von seinen langjährigen Weggefährten Terry de Castro (Wedding Present), Mike Musberger (Posies) und Jeff Brown, Bandmitglied der ersten Stunde. Es gibt auf Downpilots Alben so vieles zu hören und zu entdecken, und alles hat hier einen ganz eigenen, kostbaren Platz.

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The Great Park

16-04-2019

Stephen Burch is a songwriter from England currently based in Germany.

 

After studying Fine Art in the west of England he relocated to Ireland to live and work on his family’s remote farm. Whilst waiting for large oil paintings to dry he began making music with acoustic guitars, the family piano, barn doors, brooms and chains. Long stories evolved. Later he moved to Germany and soon his lyrical, narrative songs bore the influence of the fields of County Cork and the old streets of Berlin. Images of persecution abound, songs of urgent travel and a search for home - the unifying theme is that of grave drama within ‘The Great Park’.

Stephen has toured Germany, The Netherlands, Greece, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Denmark and the UK. He has released over 18 albums on his own DIY label Woodland Recordings, a compilation through the German label Timezone, has provided music for several films and theatre pieces, and his songs have been covered on releases by Liz Green, Fee Reega, Kristin McClement, Squalloscope, Aaron Dall, The Sons of Noel And Adrian, Thirty Pounds of Bone and others.

He likes rooms with echo, train journeys, trams and girls on bicycles.

ENGLISH PRESS

"...wonderful and bewitching...Every song a story, every story full of heartbreaking beauty. Beauty that is in the words, in the stories and often hidden behind terrible things that are getting told" (Nothing But Hope And Passion)

"The Great Park paints wide landscapes of longing, with small but forceful words. Romanticism weaves its ways through the lyrics – arms are fled from, losses felt, snows considered, darknesses breathed." (Diary Of An Unborn Writer) 

"Intimate morose folk songs, rooted in a strange personal world of fields and birds and love and persecution." (Southcoasting blog')

"...this is a journey, a misadventurer's odyssey; it's vivid, it's elemental and the wounds are exposed. The road is pitted and merciless, stark and unyielding. The engrossing imagery will draw you in and repeated listening reveals new musical and lyrical nuances." (Nigel Johnson)

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It's an honour and a pleasure to welcome Stephen back to The Phrontistery - I find him to be a marvellous story teller and an extremely talented musician.  I hope you will join me in enjoying another glorious night out, but in with The Great Park.

Fumetto Festival - Futures of Comics

06-04-2019

Through reading sessionsartist talks, various workshops open to the general public and the production of a temporary library / reading space, Futures of Comics attempts to document and reflect on contemporary artistic practices with the goal to provide a resonating chamber for works and practices that are little known outside of comics communities.

Futures of Comics is directed by Ilan Manouach and its program for the Fumetto Festival is curated by Ilan Manouach and Jana Jakoubek.

PRODUCTION: 

Fumetto (Switzerland) 
Echo Chamber (Belgium)

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:

Ilan Manouach

 

CURATORS:

Ilan Manouach 
Jana Jakoubek

 

INTERNATIONAL GUESTS:

Kim Jooha (Canada)
Josh O'Neill (USA)
Francesc Ruiz (Spain)
Aarthi Parthasarathy (India)
Guillaume Dumora (France)

 

Thank you Jana and Fumetto Festival for bringing Ilan and the Futures of Comics to The Phrontistery!!  It has been an honour and a privilege to be host to such proactive, creative and inspiring minds.

LWD Presents: YOU are YOUR own BRAND

04-04-2019

A topic of discussion applicable to every aspect of our lives - Self Marketing - it feels a bit odd at times, but personal branding can help us to stand out from the crowd and navigate our road to success.

 

You are your own brand and your very own unique spins will make the difference.

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Linebug

03-04-2019

Linebug is an audio/visual collaboration between songwriter Line Bøgh and the painter and digital artist Christian Gundtoft. The live act is a cinematic concert where drawings and animations, tightly relating to the songs, are being projected up on the stage. Everything is handcrafted and created on the spot, and the mixture of music and live drawing creates a quite unique and intimate concert experience.

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I was incredibly excited to welcome this duo to The Phrontistery, especially as we are heading into the Fumetto season! Indeed, I was not disappointed, it was the most perfect way to start to this most colourful of seasons in Luzern.  I am humbled with gratitude.  Thank you.

Board Game Night / Brettspiel Abend

02-04-2019

Keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events to see when the next one is coming up.

Frauenkraftsingen

01-04-2019

Gemeinsam singen, improvisieren, in Klänge und Lieder eintauchen und sich von der Kraft des gemeinsamen Singens nähren lassen.

This Frontier Needs Heroes

28-03-2019

This Frontier Needs Heroes is the moniker of singer-songwriter Bradley Lauretti. Logging thousands of miles in his car, touring the great and small cities of North America and Europe, selling one record at a time, making one fan at a time. This determination and DIY ethos brought him on an epic journey around the world, playing clubs, houses, and festivals. One night with TFNH will run the gamut of all human emotions humour, hedonism, activism and heartbreaking sadness. From Folk-rock anthems, to psychedelic, alt-country-folk, to straight up storytelling you get it all.


Originally from Brooklyn, NY Brad is now based in Nashville, TN. He has performed at Folk Alliance International, Magnolia Festival, Hickey Fest, Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, Gram Parsons Guitar Pull, End of the Road (UK), Reeperbahn, Incubate, Athfest, Clean Water Music Festival, Connection Festival, Daytrotter, Savannah Stopover, WDVX Blue Plate Special, Stetson Kennedy Foundation Literary Landmark Celebration, and the winner of the Artsville Songwriting Contest.

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Board Game Night / Brettspiel Abend

27-03-2019

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Silhouette Tales

23-03-2019

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Die Luzerner Band Silhouette Tales ist spätestens seit ihrem Erfolg als SRF 3 Best Talent im November 2013 kein Geheimtipp mehr. Die letzte EP «Circle» (2015) lief in der SRF Serie «Seitentriebe» als Soundtrack. Jetzt liefert die Band neue, filigrane Songs, die aufhorchen lassen wie Signale aus fernen Welten. Das vierte Album «Moonshots» ist ein Griff nach den Sternen.

Produziert wurde das Werk von Greg Obrist und ein weiteres Mal hat Luk Zimmermann Ideen beigesteuert. Der Name «Moonshots» ist Programm: «Last November» nimmt einen mit auf einen Flug über karge Mondlandschaften, der Coversong «Those Were The Days» wirft einen sehnsüchtigen Blick zurück auf die Welt, wie sie früher war. Bei «Fly And Dive» sitzt man festgezurrt in der startenden Raumfähre, «Moonshots» katapultiert einen unsanft aus der

Umlaufbahn, bis mit «Tidal Wave» ein sphärischer Flug durch die Schwerelosigkeit beginnt. Die schemenhaften Texte über persönliche Geschichten und Erinnerungen unterstreichen den dunklen Sound der Band. Es ist die Stimme von Irene Althaus, welche melancholisch, stark und

gleichzeitig brüchig den Sound der Band prägt und einen fortträgt – bis zum Mond.

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Certainly by the time they were recognised as SRF 3 Best Talent in November 2013, the band Silhouette Tales from Lucerne had emerged from obscurity. Their latest EP, "Circle" (2015) was featured as the soundtrack to the SRF series "Seitentriebe". Now, the band has just released some new, filigree songs which sound like signals sent from distant worlds. With their fourth album "Moonshots", they reach for the stars.

The work was produced by Greg Obrist, and Luk Zimmermann has once more contributed his ideas. The name "Moonshots" says it all: "Last November" takes you on a flight over barren lunar landscapes, the cover song "Those Were The Days" gazes wistfully back at the world as it once was. In "Fly And Dive", you are strapped into the space shuttle for countdown, "Moonshots" catapults you roughly out of orbit, until a spherical flight through weightlessness begins with "Tidal Wave". The personal stories and memories which the text sketches in outline underline the dark sound of the band. It is the voice of Irene Althaus, melancholic, strong and yet fragile, which shapes the sound of the band and carries you away – all the way to the moon.

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It was such an honour to host these talented beings at The Phrontistery,  we were blown away by the power of Irene's lyrics and voice - so well collaborated with Greg's hand crafted musical tones.  Thank you for coming along and for sharing your spirits, your songs. 

Duo Series - Zurbuchen & Irma

22-03-2019

Sibylle Irma, live drawing

Christof Zurbuchen, alto-cl./efx

 

Schier senkrecht der Wald. Baumstämme kreuz und quer, mit Moos überwuchert. Ein Durcheinander. Stein und Schlag widerhallen. Die Schlucht menschenleer.

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It's the second time that Sibylle and Christof will present together for us at The Phrontistery, I am personally thrilled and can't wait to see what they come up with this time round. If you're interested in the collaboration of live art with live sound, this is definitely a date worth noting in your calendars.   

 

Doors Open 19:00 

Show Starts 20.30 (latest 21.00)

Price: Donation based

Board Game Night / Brettspiel Abend

21-03-2019

Keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events to see when the next one is coming up.

Happy New Year

20-03-2019

Nowruz is the day of the vernal equinox, and marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. It marks the first day of the first month (Farvardin) of the Iranian calendar. It usually occurs on March 21 or the previous or following day, depending on where it is observed.

 

The moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator and equalizes night and day is calculated exactly every year, and families gather together to observe the rituals.

In the absence of our own families, we gathered at The Phrontistery with co workers and some friends to enjoy some Iranian treats, some drinks and good conversation.

Thank you to all who showed up to partake in our celebrations and age old traditions. A special thanks to Mersedeh and Ali for collaborating to create this cultural exchange.

Dietrich Strause

18-03-2019

Dietrich Strause’s songs are a mix of timeless melody, literate lyricism, and a “virtuosic command of imagery.” (The Artery, WBUR)

 

His blend of midcentury modern pop and atomic-age folk has drawn comparisons to M. Ward and a young Paul Simon and has garnered him invitations to support folk luminaries such as Sarah Jarosz and Anais Mitchell, to indie pop acts like Darlingside and Lake Street Dive.

Dietrich was not just a talented musician, but also a very lovely human being, his songs told stories that spoke to the heart and relieved the mind. It was a pleasure to experience his set and to meet him.

PRIVATE EVENT - A Business Meeting

15-03-2019

Want to hire out The Phrontistery for your own private event? - Check out the FAQs and then just Reach Out to get the ball rolling. 

Board Game Night / Brettspiel Abend

13-03-2019

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Private - Film Club

12-03-2019

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Frauenkraftsingen

11-03-2019

Gemeinsam singen, improvisieren, in Klänge und Lieder eintauchen und sich von der Kraft des gemeinsamen Singens nähren lassen.

Sinclaire

08-03-2019

Birgit Pfister (1986, aus Luzern)

Sie ist für ihr Psychologiestudium nach Bern gezogen, wo es ihr so gut gefallen hat, dass sie geblieben ist. Trotz jahrelangem Geigenunterricht experimentiert sie heute viel lieber auf der Gitarre oder dem Klavier und singt dazu. Sie liebt Flohmärkte, Wein und inspirierende Gespräche.

Silvan Lipp (1982, aus Malters)

Er hat in Fribourg Geschichte, Wirtschaft und deutsche Literatur studiert, nennt heute aber Zürich sein Zuhause. Schon zu Gymi-Zeiten hat er in einer Band gespielt, für die er schon damals die meisten Songs selbst geschrieben hat. Er spielt Gitarre und Kontrabass – und liebt Johnny Cash, Whisky und Oldtimer.

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Wir kennen uns seit vielen Jahren und haben immer wieder von einem gemeinsamen Musikprojekt gesprochen. Nach vielen Jam-Sessions, in denen wir Cover-Songs interpretiert haben, entstanden dann im Herbst 2014 die ersten eigenen Melodien und Lyrics. Eifrig wurde mit viel Freude und Energie geprobt und beide liessen ihrer Kreativität freien Lauf. Und fingen an zu träumen. Und träumten weiter. Und nun versuchen wir diesen Träumen etwas Realität einzuhauchen – in Form von Sinclaire.

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Your melodies, lyrics and rhymes, combined with the beautiful dialogue of your minds, have left a firm and charmed imprint on the space and our hearts. Thank you!

Board Game Night / Brettspiel Abend

06-03-2019

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Beth Wimmer

01-03-2019

Beth schreibt mit viel Fingerspitzengefühl und Humor Songs über Menschen, das Leben, Träume und die Tücken der Liebe… Letztere zogen sie vor neun Jahren dauerhaft in die Schweiz.

 

Mit ihrer warmen eindringlichen Stimme und dem Mix aus Folk-Rock und Americana gewann Beth die Herzen des Europäischen Publikums schnell für sich.

 

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Duo Series - Zurbuchen & Biscette

28-02-2019

Lennox Biscette, congas

Christof Zurbuchen, alto-cl./efx

 

Die Inseln über dem Winde in den Alpen. Granit und Nebel im karibischen Meer.

 

GrisGris oder Yleggi? Voodoo und Hexentanz.

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The first of this years' Duo Series promised to be quite the musical adventure, and it was!  Hopefully there will be more of you there to join the festivities next time round!