Jonas Kocher Lehrbeauftragte/r
Bern University of the Arts
Freie improvisation BAII
- Jonas Kocher (*1977) is a sound artist and accordionist working with personalities from various backgrounds and in numerous artistic and social contexts all over the world. He has a strong interest in process oriented works, unstable situations and improvisation. His regular collaborators are musicians such as Joke Lanz, Axel Dörner, Jacques Demierre, Hans Koch, Gaudenz Badrutt, Tomaž Grom or Bertrand Denzler. He also has the chance to work sometimes with Radu Malfatti, Irena Tomažin, Kasper T.Toeplitz, Christof Kurzmann, Christian Kesten, Michel Doneda, Kai Fagaschinsky and many others.
As sound artist he has realized works that are situated between composed theatre, installation and concert pieces. Jonas Kocher has been invited to present his work as accordionist or composer by major festivals such as Festival Météo Mulhouse, Festival Le Bruit de la Musique, Music Unlimited Wels, Ring Ring Festival Belgrade, Cerkno Jazz Festival, Sanatorium of Sound Festival, Sokołowsko, Sound Disobedience Ljubljana, Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf, Unerhört Festival Zürich, Musik Festival Bern, Umlaut Festival Berlin, Festival Sound Around Kaliningrad, Biennale Zagreb, SMC Lausanne, Festival Sonic Circuits Washington, Art Biennale Thessaloniki.
Language skills and intercultural knowledge
- French - Native or bilingual proficiency
- German - Full professional proficiency
- English - Full professional proficiency