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.
" 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
The Onkalo piece has been selected to appear in the compilation SWISS JAZZ no rules which was published in November 2016 in the English magazine Jazzwise. This compilation was on the playlist of British Airway and Swiss airlines on December 2016.
- Julie Campiche Quartet was nominate to represent Switzerland at the 12 Points Festival 2018 in Dublin
- Julie Campiche Quartet was nominate for the Montreux Jazz New Talent Award 218 and performed at Montreux Jazz Festival