Noise or Avant-Garde 17
by Gieri Battaglia
Gieri Battaglia is a jazz pianist military bugler,
and teacher, and lives in Rorschach.
“Musically Close to Zero 23
and Zilch” A Letter to
a Swiss Radio Studio
by Franziska Kohler
Franziska Kohler, author, reader, journalist
When Jazz Started to 27
Move in New Directions
in St. Gallen
by Richard Butz
Richard Butz, born in 1943, is a journalist,
author, adult educator, and culture mediator
in St Gallen. He manages the concert series
St. Gallen Has Not 33
by Hansruedi Fricker
H. R. Fricker, bom in 1947, is a conceptual artist
who lives inTrogen, Switzerland.
On the Sound Crocodile 63
from the Sittertobel or
How the Magnetic Fields
of an Electric Razor Came
to Be Behind the Altar
by Andres Bosshard
Andres Bosshard is a Swiss musician and artist
in the field of sound art and sound architecture.
Breaking the Code, or 69
Moslang and Andy Guhl:
Two Tinguelys of the
Art of Noise
by Johannes Anders
Johannes Anders, formerly a film technician
specializing in Etalonage/color grading and trained
as a music journalist has been writing about jazz,
new music, and related fields since 1970.
It's NotThat Simple 85
by Nicolas Collins
Nicolas Collins, artist musician, and lecturer
(School of the Art Institute of Chicago).
He Is Digging in the 89
by Richard Jean
Richard Jean, born in Sion, is a musician and a
guy with a camera in his hand who lives and works
in Valais, in the middle of the Swiss Alps.
Cracked Everyday Life 101
Thoughts on Kick
That Habit, a Film by
by Mike Bullock
Mike Bullock, musician, artist, and professor
(University of Massachusetts, Boston).
by Ralph Hug
Ralph Hug is a Germanist journalist, and author
with a focus on history, trade unions, politics,
and the Spanish Civil War.
Discovery, with the 127
Work of Voice Crack
eRikm is a Marseille-based artist.
by Konrad Bitterli
Konrad Bitterli is a curator and vice director
of the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen. He teaches
curatorial practice at the Zeppelin University
in Friedrichshafen. He also loves Westerns.
From Nothing to 139
Everything Notes about
Voice Crack in Chicago
by John Corbett
John Corbett is a writer and curator based in Chicago.
He was co-organizer of the Empty Bottle Series of
Jazz and Improvised Music from 1996 to 2005 and is the
author of Extended Play: Sounding Off from John Cage
to Dr. Funkenstein and several books on Sun Ra. He
co-founded the gallery Corbett vs. Dempsey in Chicago.
From the Innards of 141
by Christian Pauli
Christian Pauli studied ethnology, music ethnology,
and history at the Universities of Bern and Zurich.
Co-director of the Dampf zentrale cultural center.
Journalistic work and bass playing in the Swiss bands
Alboth! and Starfish.
Speed Up 143
by Konrad Bitterli
Not More Than Five 145
by Markus Detmer
Markus Detmer has been living and working in
Perpignan in southern France since 2011. In 1998
in Cologne, the musician and journalist established
the label Staubgold, with which he then moved to
Berlin in 2003. Along withTimo Reuber, he has been
playing in the electronic duo Klangwart since 1996.
Input, 1998-99 149
by Katharina Stoll-Cavelti
Katharina Stoll-Cavelti is an art historian and
primary school teacher and school supervisor in Wil,
Gunter Muller, eRikm, Voice Crack
by Konrad Bitterli
A Dazzling Flash, You 173
Jerk Backwards, After
The Shrill Noise There
Is Crackling, Cracking,
by Salome Schmuki
Salome Schmuki is a graphic designer based in St.
Gallen and Brussels. She works on her own research
into dyslexia and readability as well as with clients
in the field of contemporary art.
Or, of Dancing Light
and Drawn Sounds
by Charlotte Hug
Charlotte Hug is a composer, musician, and
visual artist who lives in Zurich and on the road.
She is known for her room scores with Son-lcons
and performances at special locations.
Student Questions after 205
Lecture by Andy Guhl at
the School of Design,
Jiangnan University, Wuxi
Notes byTabea Guhl
Tabea Guhl is a graphic designer and cultural producer
with an office based in Zurich.
Noise is Never Free 207
Mini Midi Festival Beijing
by Yan Jun
Yan Jun is an improviser and writer based in
Beijing, yanjun.org and subjam.org
Cracked Everyday 213
Voice Crack’s Art and
by Jason Kahn
Jason Kahn is a musician, artist, and writer.
He is currently based in Zurich.
“Andy Guhl: 225
Hacking the World”
by Dr. Mark Staff Brandi
Dr. Mark Staff Brandi, an artist and art historian,
was born near Chicago in 1955 and lives in
Trogen, Switzerland. He makes an aggressively
mongrel art, mixing painting, installation,
sequentiality (comics), sign-painting, and
What a Tremendous 231
Row! Encounters with
by Timo Reuber
Timo Reuber lives and works as a freelance musician
and author in Cologne. Concert performances
around the world as Reuber (solo) and in Klangwart
(with Markus Detmer).
Andy Guhl: Source of Art 237
by Alex Gamez
Alex Gamez graduated with a degree in optics
and optometry from UPC University. He works under
the moniker Asferico and founded “Stdrung," a
platform for electronic and experimental music and
visual arts in Barcelona. He manages the label
Flat Mate Music.
I love this error 243
by Yan Jun
Material from: Marc Namblard “The blog”
(translated by software), World of Warcraft,
National Geographic Azeroth forum.
Interview with 245
by Mario Gabola
Mario Gabola is a musician in the experimental
Neapolitan duo “Aspec[t]M with a degree in
environmental sciences. Founder of the label
Schoolchildren Research 249
by Cornelia Spillmann &
The artist@work program, organized by the
Department of Culture and the local education
authority, enables schoolchildren of all ages to
visit artists’ studios and encounter artworks in
the place where they are made. Stefanie Kasper
works as a freelance art historian and art mediator.
Cornelia Spillmann is an art mediator with a
focus on schools and education.
A Sounding Vision 251
Andy Guhl’s Synaesthetic
by Mike Bullock
The article appeared in Le Phare Magazine in
conjunction with the launch of the boo, Paris, 2014
Sound Reasons 257
A Sound Art Festival
by |sh Shehrawat
Ish Shehrawat (Ish S) is a composer, sound
artist, and producer based in Delhi.
by Jan Schacher
An artist-researcher, Jasch (Jan Schacher) is
active in electronic, exploratory, and contemporary
forms of music, live-performance, and media art.
His main focus lies on works for the stage and
exhibitions that combine digital media and gestural
The (Historical) Sound 261
by Peter Kraut
Peter Kraut studied history, sociology, and political
science. He works as a socila scientist, author,
organizer, and mediator across the entire spectrum
of contemporary music, at he point of intersection
between sound studies, visual arts, and pop culture.
He was co-curator of the exhibition A House Full
of Music in Darmstadt in 2012 and currently works
as a lecturer and leadin member of the Music
Department at the Bern University of the Arts (BUA)
Distilled from a 265
on November 5, 2013
by Peter Hubacher
Peter Hubacher lives and works in Herisau in the
Canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland.
He is joint owner of Keller-Hubacher.Architekten in
Herisau and was a member of the Swiss Federal
Art Commission from 2005 to 2011.
My first sonic Lok 267
Andy Guhl at the
by Nora Hauswirth and Pius Tschumi
PiuTschumi lives and works in Zurich and Chur
as an exhibition organizer and is a curator of the Bahn-
museum Albula in Bergun.
Nora Hauswirth, managing director of a photo agency,
has worked for Kunstumsetzung GmbH and for the
Bahnmuseum Bergun since 2011, in addition to freelance
project work in the field of photography / culture.