JULIE CAMPICHE QUARTET
/// Project created in 2016
Repertoire: original compositions
Direction: Julie Campiche
After 8 years with critically acclaimed ensemble Orioxy, in 2016 Campiche assembled a new generation of Swiss musicians for her eponymous quartet. All four musicians employ electronic effects which intertwine in a 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.
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 generations 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.
Debut Album - Release in February 2020 by Meta Records
The baroque ensemble Capelle Jenensis met the Julie Campiche Quartet for a unique 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!
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!
" 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
- 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)