Past Events

2020...

Joshua Tecumseh Shooting Star Cielo

01-07-2020

Joshua Tecumseh Shooting Star Cielo, otherwise known as Josh, turned 48 on 02 July 2020 and EVERYONE was invited to join his celebration of his Art, Exploration and LIFE at The Phrontistery - with the bonus of a ​Mini Food Workshop - We very quickly learned how to make Vietnamese Summer Rolls and did indeed fall in love with the flavour explosion of this raw Vegan delight. Josh also brought some Hawaiian treats (Pupu's) for us all to enjoy.  

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Despite the incredible rainstorms outdoors a group of us gathered to celebrate and support Josh on his artistic endeavours, we were rewarded with the tastiest of treats - new skills - new inspiration and a surprise free flowing expression of song and music from Josh's friend Ramon.

 

Thank you to Josh for bringing this all together!! -  Josh plans to host some mono printing workshops in the upcoming weeks. Keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events page to see when the next adventure is lined up.          

OPEN Chooseday

15-06-2020

This Tuesday was a super quiet evening, I was reading alone for an hour before one by one a hand full of super familiar and friendly faces came to keep me company; we talked, we laughed, we played some instruments, shared creations, stories and world views that's how we saw the night through.

 

Keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events page to see when we are next open if you'd like to come along. 

*Self Service, donation based - no card or TWINT payment possible - old school rules, the Piggy awaits you - paper notes are welcome too. :P

One More Night

25-06-2020

"One More Night" was a mini-music festival hosted by Aston Millard - a pianist and guitarist who plays a mix of folk and rock, Ben Koblmiller with his eccentric mixture of folk and noise, Ugo Tholomé’ and his jazz inspired sad rock, Lúcás Rohan, a multi-instrumentalist writing 80s rock songs on his laptop and indie/folk/rock musician Simon Michalek, who coordinated the entire event.

 

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What a marvelous experience this was. I am inspired by the creative, collaborative and vivacious spirit that this group of talented beings brought to the space. 

 

Thank you dear Simon, I am delighted you chose The Phrontistery to host this show.

Finissage - Karin Stettler

23-06-2020

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Einladung zur Ausstellung mit Bildern und Skulpturen Von Karin Stettler

"Kreativität ist Intelligenz, die Spass macht!" Albert Einstein

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Invitation to an exhibition of pictures and sculptures by Karin Stettler

Finissage 24 June 2020 17.00 - 20.00

Stoppel & Bart

18-06-2020

Weder Fisch no Vogel


..zwei pflegeleichte Profis aus dem Thurgau mit zwei Westerngitarren, einer Dobro und gelegentlichen Mundart-Gesangseinlagen lieben es, ein aufmerksames Publikum mit ihren nicht alltäglichen Eigenkompositionen und Interpretationen zu überraschen. «Stoppel & Bart» sind ein Gitarrenduo, welches ständig Themen, Riffs und improvisierte Soli einander hin- und herwirft, oft in rasendem Tempo, mitreissend, feurig.. ab und zu aber vertrackt und ungewöhnlich - immer aber groovig und wieder befreiend..dazwischen lernt man die Musiker kennen mit humorvollen Geschichten und ehrlichen, spassigen Erklärungen, wie der eine oder andere Song entstanden ist..oder von welchen Vorbildern sie gewisse Songs "geklaut" und zu ihren Eigenen gemacht haben.

„«Stoppel & Bart», alias Christoph Battaglia und Jürg Meili, kombinieren schnelle Gitarren- Riffs mit schillernden Rhythmen, um einen Stil zu kreieren, der sich in der Performance ihrer Songs sowohl an Flamenco-Klängen, als auch beim Jazz und Blues bedient..und irgendwie klingt ihre Musik auch öfter wie Led Zeppelin."

 

Tom Schmid, TomTom Prodöktschens, ESSE Musicbar Winterthur
Manfred Ferrari, Postremise Chur

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Sunshine, rain storms, barbecues and a birthday - the back drop to the show that Stoppel & Bart brought to the room. Finger picking good!!  Thank you to absolutely everyone that was part of the very first concert evening after the Covid shutdown.  

Open TUESDAY

15-06-2020

Once again the front room and large table were reserved for a Warhammer Group, the back spaces and the Grotto remained at everyone's disposal.

 

Another lovely night out but in. 

 

Keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events page to see when we are next open if you'd like to come along. 

*Self Service, donation based - no card or TWINT payment possible - old school rules, the Piggy awaits you - paper notes are welcome too. :P

Thirstday

10-06-2020

The very first Thirstday after the COVID19 shutdown ♥  What a Thirstday that was!! 

The front room was reserved for a gathering of politically engaged strong (mostly female) minds - their mission - the creation of Posters for the BLM peaceful protest, which is scheduled on Saturday 13 June 2020.  

 

Meanwhile, the Grotto was mostly occupied by a surprise Birthday Party group, who made their own Photo booth and birthday buffet(including a home made Polish birthday cake)in celebration of Janka's 18th birthday. 

 

To add to the dynamics of the evening, Roger (Der Schwärmer) offered a spontaneous kitchen concert.

 

There were so many different activities happening at the same time but the whole space, including the front of the shop, remained at everyone's disposal.  The cake was shared outside of the birthday group, everyone was invited to make a poster, or to enjoy Roger's show.

 

It was truly a lovely night "out" but "in" at The Phrontistery. 

Thank you for bringing your gathering along to last night's reality -  it is one that I shall treasure for a long time. 

 

Keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events page to see when we are next open if you'd like to come along. 

*Self Service, donation based - no card or TWINT payment possible - old school rules, the Piggy awaits you - paper notes are welcome too. :P

Open on TUESDAY

08-06-2020

After a loooooong Covid19 sleep The Phrontistery opened up it's door once again. ♥

The front room and large table were reserved for a Warhammer Group, the back spaces and the Grotto remained at everyone's disposal.  It was so nice to see people meeting and greeting each other at the space again, bringing their own instruments, children, songs, ideas and friends along.

 

A lovely night out but in. 

 

Keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events page to see when we are next open if you'd like to come along. 

*Self Service, donation based - no card or TWINT payment possible - old school rules, the Piggy awaits you - paper notes are welcome too. :P

Vernissage - Karin Stettler

12-03-2020

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Einladung zur Ausstellung mit Bildern und Skulpturen Von Karin Stettler

"Kreativität ist Intelligenz, die Spass macht!" Albert Einstein

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Invitation to an exhibition of pictures and sculptures by Karin Stettler

Vernissage 13. März 17.00 - 20.00

Öffnungszeiten:

vom 13. März bis 26. März 2020

sonntags 14 - 17 Uhr oder nach Vereinbarung (076 446 8661)

Chakra Workshop - Karin Stettler

10-03-2020

Möchtest Du mehr über Chakras, Aura und Energien in und um Dich erfahren und einen besseren Umgang damit bekommen? Dann freuen wir uns, dich an diesem spannenden Vortragsabend zu begrüssen!

An diesem Abend erfährst du Wissen über deine Chakras und deine Aura und wie du Befindlichkeiten und Gefühle besser verstehen und  steuern kannst. Du lernst durch einfache Übungen, wie du deine Chakras öffnen und schliessen und dein Energiefeld (Aura) sowie das anderer Menschen besser wahrnehmen  kannst. Anschliessend liest Karin, wenn du Fragen hast, in deinem Energiefeld und die Energien deiner Chakras.

Martina Linn

05-03-2020

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1991 in den Bündner Bergen geboren, wächst Martina Linn mit urchiger Schweizer Volksmusik auf und jodelt bereits mit elf Jahren auf grösseren Bühnen. Mit vierzehn entdeckt sie ihre Liebe zu Pop und Folk, zu Eva Cassidy, Neil Young und Laura Marling. Sie beginnt Songs zu covern und sich selbst auf der Gitarre zu begleiten, um mit sechzehn ihre ersten eigenen Lieder zu komponieren.

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Born 1991 in the hills of the ,Bündnerland’ Martina grew up with earthy, traditional Swiss folk music and was already yodelling on big stages at the age of eleven. At fourteen, Martina discovered her love for folk and pop music, Eva Cassidy, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. She began performing cover songs, accompanying herself on the guitar, and composed her first song at sixteen.

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What a talented musician with a beautiful voice, touching lyrics and a powerful force.  Sebastian Schwarz joined as a special guest which allowed for even more depth to the show.  Thank you for the great evening.

Trio Series - Grimm, Gonzales Cuevas & Zurbuchen

04-03-2020

Willi Grimm, Didgeridoos / Spontan: Iñigo Gonzales Cuevas, Djembe / Christof Zurbuchen, Alto-Clarinet

Die Inseln über dem Winde in den Alpen. Granit und Nebel im karibischen Meer. Klanglandschaften. Mit den Füssen in der Erde, mit dem Kopf im Universum.

GrisGris oder Yleggi?

 

Voodoo und Hexentanz.

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What a special evening, thank you to Christof for organising and Willi Grimm for coming all the way from Bern and thank you to Iñigo for jumping in the last minute to ensure we could still experience our first Trio Series of 2020.

PRIVATE EVENT - Werbeclub Apero

02-03-2020

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

STAUNTOWN #2

29-02-2020

It’s STAUNTOWN! The charming, tricky Sunday-Night-Soirée with Emu & Dani.

 

Ein magisches Get-Together für Fremde, Freunde, Freigeister, und Supernerds. Das Motto des zweiten Stauntowns: Magie & Gemetzel

Keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events page to see when the next one appears!  

PRIVATE EVENT - SURPRISE!

28-02-2020

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

Eine musikalische Lesung mit Knarf Rellöm

27-02-2020

„Wir müssen die Vergangenheit endlich Hitler uns lassen“.

 

Ein Sammelsurium seiner Texte für und über Musik, Zeitungen, Radio und Unveröffentlichtes.

Unvergesslich!

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The Lorenzo Show and Jam

26-02-2020

Musik und Gedichte mit Lorenzo Manfriani mit Akustische Jamsession!

Es war TOTAL Schön!  

 

Keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events page to see when Lorenzo is back!

2A1N - Johnny Campbell and Mäkkelä

20-02-2020

2A1N - Two Acts One Night 

Johnny Campbell

A fast, ruthless, uncompromising sound which lends its influences from far and wide. Johnny is also a humorous storyteller and recalls stories of touring from twenty countries and counting where he's plied his trade. Embracing traditional music from Europe and sometimes frantic Bluegrass style picking, Johnny performs mostly self penned inspiring songs of protest, migration and debauchery.

''One of folk’s brightest rising stars'' Bright Young Folk

''Johnny's got the personality to compliment the courage of his convictions'' The Living Tradition

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Mäkkelä

Songwriter/performer Mäkkelä and his multiple manifestations. Folk's Worst Nightmare Collective, Mäkkelä & The Holycopters, The Goho Hobos, The Très Biens, Church Of The Blue Nun and all other collaborations

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An alternative reality was on offer at The Phrontistery for all those who wanted to be out but away from the BIG BANGS and BOOMs of Fasnacht.  Thank you to Fabio and Iñigo who enthusiastically hosted the evening, making it possible for the guests and the musicians to share a charming evening in the confines of The Phrontistery. 

Scar Polish

19-02-2020

Berlin-based Scar Polish, moniker to British-born Robin Fisher, is the final product of a transition phase. Taking an indie rock upbringing and switching things up with the inclusion of deranged electronics, Scar Polish takes a new musical leap into dream psychedelia, gritty sampling and ethereal soundscapes, yet keeping it playful, personal, lo-fi to its fullest and, most importantly, doing DIY justice.

 

"The psychedelic era turned upside down, driving through blips and bloops, and dragged experimental fits. So is Robin Fisher's project, or Scar Polish to the intimate. Fill your glass, get your favourite psychotropic, and have a good trip." - The Blog That Celebrates Itself

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How lucky we are to have been able to experience this creative being live in action.  He experienced quite the journey on his way to The Phrontistery, which added an intense touch of gratitude to the realities lived. 

 

Thank you Robin for braving the terrain to reach us and for your explosive creative expressions! BIG THANK YOU to each of the guests who came along to share the evening!  You filled the space and my heart with your active participation in co-creating this super evening!!!

Oort Cloud

13-02-2020

Valentine's Day 2020 at The Phrontistery offered an outer-world journey into the unknown via the performance by Oort Cloud.

 

Thank you to all who joined us for this wonderful group date.

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Schwebende Berge
Antiker Schnee
Ausgebreitet im Interstellarer Raum

 

Der äusserste Rand des Sonnensystems
 

Einsam
Stürmisch

Cyrill Ferrari (Gitarre) 

Johanna Pärli (Kontrabass) 

Michael Cina (Schlagzeug) 

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Floating mountains
Antique snow
Spread in interstellar space

 

The outermost edge of the solar system
 

Lonely
Stormy

Cyrill Ferrari (Gitarre) 

Johanna Pärli (Kontrabass) 

Michael Cina (Schlagzeug)

Bite of Art

07-02-2020

new realm of social, creative and gastronomic experience!

A magical journey of creating, painting, eating, drinking and socialising together for an evening packed with art, food, bliss and loving people in the heart of Lucerne.

 

Paint your own masterpiece under the professional yet playful artistic instruction of Philipp Gurtner, whose teaching will guide you through all obstacles of getting your ideas onto a canvas to call it your very own creation and mastery after this evening. Be open. You will be able to forget the struggles of life for this wonderful evening.

 

Things to bring with you for the evening:

1. Enthusiasm, curiosity and willingness to paint the masterpiece you always wanted.

2. A4-sized printout of a picture of your choice. This will be used as the base for the painting you will create at this ArtBite event. A digital photo reference might be printed in the phrontistery as well.

3. An appetite for Bite-sized snacks that will be made available for you on this journey of artistic discovery through in-between food tasting with a raclette machine for bite sized Pizzas.

 

EQUIPMENT

A photographical reference/template, easels, canvases, palettes, cups, pencils, erasers, brushes, colours, aprons.

 

Guests can eat and drink before, during and/or after the workshop in the "bar" or kitchen.

 

Workshop Teacher: Philipp Gurtner 

Hostess for the evening: Neda Moasser (The Phrontistery) 

 

ABOUT PHILIPP

Philipp hass been working as a freelancing artist for a decade now and has organised and directed several humanitarian mural painting projects in international children's aid organisations in addition to classical landscape and portrait painting. He is also engaged in illustrating children's books and spiritual board game designs.

 

Fine Art as well as Street Art belong to Philipp's deepest passions. Combining them with an educational and mediating value has led him to his independence. He loves nothing more than to let people immerse themselves in this incredibly exciting creative culture, not only to show them the meditative healing that lies in art and painting but also to teach people and let them be part of a new learning process. "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. All you need for it are a few tools, a little instruction and a vision in your mind."

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Keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events page to see when the next one is happening. 

Mokoš

06-02-2020

Ready for some Female Pirate Folk? 

Come along to The Phrontistery for an adventure with the Mokoš - it promises to be a right old adventure!!  I am personally super excited about this upcoming show! Here's a taster of what you have to look forward to 

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Das Piratinnen-Folk Duo Mokoš nimmt dich mit auf eine Reise in tiefe Gewässer.


Sie erzählen Geschichten aus dem Leben – z.B. von Piraten, die entdecken dass sie die Welt mit Kunst verändern können, von einer Elefantin, die in einem Apfelbaum fest steckt und sich nach Gemeinschaft sehnt und von einer Katze, die ihren eigenen Weg geht und allen Widerständen trotzt.

Mokoš ist die Wunderwelt von Laura Scammacca, die mit ihrer unverwechselbaren Stimme und ihrem imposanten Auftritt Augen zum Austrocknen bringt weil man vor lauter Staunen das Blinzeln vergisst. Und von Mirjam Gosteli, die mit ihren Trommeln den obligaten Sturm über das Piratenschiff fegen lässt und mit dem Akkordeon süsse Datteln in die Luft wirft.

Seit 2019 sind sie zusammen auf ihrer mokošken Reise, die unter dem Motto: “Wir machen was wir wollen” steht.


Was z.B. bedeutet, dass sie auch mal in Gummistiefel und Bademantel auf der Bühne stehen, beim Strassenmusik machen auf dem Boden liegen weil die Menschen von unten lustiger aussehen und sie ab und zu brandneue Songs ins Set schmuggeln, die sie während dem Konzert zum ersten Mal zusammen spielen. Mit der vollen Überzeugung:
“Lieber Apfelmus als Perfektionismus!”

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All I can say is...one show is not enough - if you ever have the chance to see this duo play, watch TAKE IT. 

Open Mic & Jam

05-02-2020

Iñigo & Tim arranged the second 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. 

Awesome. 

Keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events page to see when the next one pops into the calendar - note the date and come along! 

Board Game Night / Brettspiel Abend

03-02-2020

Bring your own board game with you or choose from the handful of easy games available in store.

 

Alternatively, pick up a book to read, or some paper to draw.  The space is essentially yours to make your own...

 

Self Service, donation based.

Keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events page to see when the next Random Opening is. 

LILY

01-02-2020

Lily stellt sich der Herausforderung der Improvisation.


Nach Lust und Laune verwandelt sie Stücke in Rockhymnen oder verliert sich in minimalistischer Geräuschemalerei. Dabei summt sie eingängige Melodien und landet auch ab und zu im Kitsch. Kaum denkst du Lily durchschaut zu haben, verdreht sie dir mit einer neuen Spielerei den Kopf.
Lily macht was sie will...

Lily sind

Cyrill Ferrari (git.)
Mirjam Hässig (voc.)
Nicolas Wolf (drums)
Johanna Pärli (kb, comp.)

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Such a divine musical adventure.  Thank you for the beautiful evening and the memories it created that will be contained within the confines of the space and our hearts for many moons to come.

Board Game Night / Brettspiel Abend

28-01-2020

Bring your own board game with you or choose from the handful of easy games available in store.

 

Alternatively, pick up a book to read, or some paper to draw.  The space is essentially yours to make your own...

 

Self Service, donation based.

Keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events page to see when the next Random Opening is. 

Wolf & Moon

26-01-2020

Dream Folk duo Wolf & Moon are modern day storytelling nomads who have released debut album ‘Before It Gets Dark’ in 2019. Wolf & Moon’s music lives of the dichotomy of their voices and marries dreamy indie folk with electronic elements that invites you to slow dancing and day dreaming. They just have toured Australia, USA, England, Ireland, Germany and The Netherlands in support of the new record.

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It was beautiful Sunday evening at the Phrontistery as soon as Wolf & Moon walked through the door - talented, charismatic, genuine and charming.  Delightful in every way, we do hope they will come back again!    

The Black Elephant Band

22-01-2020

It's not the first time we had The Black Elephant Band in the house, and it won't be the last. Each time we have shared a different exchange - always entertaining, always great! 

The Black Elephant Band is the one-man-project of Jan Bratenstein, singer/songwriter from Nuremberg, Germany. His music has been compared to a drunken night with Tenacious D and a young Bob Dylan. Kimya Dawson, Jonathan Richman, Andrew Jackson Jihad and The Homeless Gospel Choir are other popular comparisons. Sort of anti-folk, they say:

 

"Acoustic-Folk at its best." (blueprint magazine)

 

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

 

„I like the satirical lyrics.“ (Fred Cole)

 

„Weird anti-folk with beard, guitar and harmonica. To fall in love with!“ (Arsch und Friedrich)

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Thank you to Jan and all those who came back to visit us and to all of you  who came along for the first time, you made the evening the fun filled and energised reality that we lived!!

STAUNTOWN #1

18-01-2020

It’s STAUNTOWN! The charming, tricky Sunday-Night-Soirée with Emu & Dani.

 

Ein magisches Get-Together für Fremde, Freunde, Freigeister, und Supernerds. Das Motto des ersten Stauntowns: Ausprobieren!

It truly was magical in every way, keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events page to see when the next one appears!  

PRIVATE EVENT - Saunaboot Unite

10-01-2020

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

Mantra Singen mit Ishantu

10-01-2020

Mantra bedeutet übersetzt Spruch, Lied oder Hymne. Im Wort Mantra sind die beiden Silben Mantram (Geist) und tram (Schutz, bzw. Instrument) enthalten.

 

Es wird wiederholt gesungen wie in einem Loop und bringt den Geist in einen Zustand der Ruhe, Klarheit und Harmonie. Singer-Songwriter und Soundhealer Ishantu lädt zum Mantra Singen ein, für alle die bereits Mantras singen und auch für alle, die es noch nie gemacht haben und einfach mal mithören und/oder mitmachen wollen. 

Keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events page to see when the next gathering will take place. 

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