© Sophie Le Meillour

/// Project created in 2016

Repertoire: original compositions
Direction: Julie Campiche

This quartet composed of Swiss musicians of the new generation proposes a music where the electronic effects of each instrument are intertwined in delicate yet powerful acoustic space, balancing structured passages with open improvisations. This uncluttered ‘electro-acoustical’ experience leaves room and scope for a wide range of exciting possibilities.

These four companions have been on the road throughout Europe for five years. Their great complicity blossoms in their music, in which the ensemble is greater than the sum of it's parts. With a balance of great finesse, they push their limits to deepen their sound universe.

Throughout, there are dramatic shifts in sound also, due in large part to Campiche’s motivations for her music. Her musical language is drawn from her generation's most urgent concerns; stockpiles of radioactive waste, the media’s incessant flow of news, and identity in a digital world. Taken as a whole, these themes infuse her music with a determined yet urgent fragility that is as compelling as it is reflective.

/// Line-up

Leo Fumagalli - saxophone & FX
Julie Campiche - harp & FX
Manu Hagmann - double bass & FX
Clemens Kuratle - drums & FX

/// News

new album 'You Matter'
released on Nov 4th, 2022
on ENJA Records - pre-sale here 

/// Collaborations

Baroque ensemble & Julie Campiche Quartet
The baroque ensemble Capelle Jenensis met the Julie Campiche Quartet for a spectacular concert in Jena on November 2019. The resulting concert/journey begins with baroque yet culminates in jazz. There are unexpected lyrical interludes along the way!
This project won 1st prize at the Nacht Klang of Musikfest Erzgebirge and the radio Deutschlandfunk Kultur will produce an album with this music.

Julie Campiche Quartet feat. Vanessa Pahud
After the success of their collaboration for the Flash Info video clip, the trapeze artist Vanessa and the Julie Campiche Quartet performed live on the occasion of a special creation for the Winterfestival in January 2020. This show will be back on the stage again soon. To be continued!

/// Press

" More subtle, yet equally impressive, Swiss harpist Julie Campiche’s UK debut revealed a unique voice both in her electronically processed instrument and the style of her playing. " 

" As regards bands which particularly impressed me, the combination of harp with saxophone, bass and drums in Julie Campiche’s Quartet stood out; they created a very attractive and distinctive sound."
Tony Dudley-Evans - London Jazz News, concert review at 12 Points Festival- September 5th 2018

>> Press review - Julie Campiche Quartet

/// Highlights

  • 1st prize at the Nacht Klang of Musikfest Erzgebirge with the baroque orchestra Capella Jenensis
  • nominate to represent Switzerland at the 12 Points Festival 2018 in Dublin
  • nominate for the Montreux Jazz New Talent Award 218 and performed at Montreux Jazz Festival 
  • appears on both compilation: CD SWISS MUSIC - JAZZ IX (2020) and Swiss Jazz No Rules (Jazzwise Nov. 2016) 

/// Video clip 'The Other's Share'

/// Julie Campiche Quartet plays 'Fridays Of Hope' / April 2022

/// Julie Campiche Quartet plays 'Aquarius' / April 2022

/// Teaser New Music - played in a preview showing during the 2021 JazzContreBand festival


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