The Coronavirus emergency touched us closely, forcing us to cancel the second edition of “La Quairmesse – Swiss Made Music”.
However, this did not stop our desire to share Swiss music, to share culture and to extract some music from the over 400 applications received.
We will return in 2021 with more desire to have fun, to entertain and to showcase the liveliest and most surprising Swiss music scene!
With the online project The Doorbell, artists open the doors of their home and show us their everyday life. A way for FOCE to be present even now, in this abnormal situation, between reflection and artistic performance.
In a moment that prevents the world of arts to organize events in their traditional form, FOCE wants to keep promoting culture through a digital project. With The Doorbell, guests of different origins, genres and fields, open the doors of their twisted everyday routine and discuss the impact of isolation on their art.
At the beginning there was poetry: Janine Cathrein wrote and wrote again, fascinated by the fact that she was able to translate feelings into words. She would have ended up being a journalist or with a violin at the conservatory, but she discovered the guitar. From that moment on she practiced and composed continuously, combining his words with sounds: this was the origin of Black Sea Dahu. Cathrein’s warm, dark voice is her trademark. She sings accompanied by cello, guitar, bass, keys and percussion in a mix of sounds and magic. The music that touches our feelings, gives strength, music that is authentic and tangible since it is made and played by real people. And regardless of future prospects, it becomes clear that in the end music will always remain.
The brothers Sam and Matt from Rome pack their bags, they leave Italy and they come to Switzerland. What sounds like the beginning of an adventure story turns out to be the starting signal of a successful duo: The two-man formation quickly grows up to a six-member band which has been on the road since 2015. Now, after more than 150 concerts and festivals throughout Europe – including the Gurten Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Taubertal Festival and many more – they released the new album “Everything.Now!”.
Since 2010, Flavian Graber unites various musicians and artists in his band We Invented Paris, reinventing his music as they go along. After the release of three albums, each flaunting its own style, having headlined several tours through Europe and having experienced the birth of his second child, Graber knows how to play to his strengths: he wrote an album with tunes that go right under your skin and make the world stand still for just a moment. His songs ring with our world’s unanswered questions and wrap listeners in their timeless sound.
Odd Beholder was founded in a bomb shelter in Dietikon. The duo develops their music from miniatures. Their debut EP “Lighting” features choir arrangements that range over three octaves and eerie field recordings. Daniela Weinmann wrote her songs in the flat of the artist Curdin Tones in Amsterdam. The final recording sessions took place in Berlin. Their live sound is characterized by minimalistic drum programming and analogue synth sounds.
4 podcasts, 4 languages, almost 2 hours of music.
From the beginning, the goal of La Quairmesse has been to unite the linguistic regions, under the common denominator of music.
A goal also shared by Rete3, SRF3, Couleur3, RTR, who fully embraced the cause
and wanted to give their valuable contribution with the podcasts “Tutti per 1” / “Tuts per 1” / “Tous pour 1” / “Alle für 1” that you find below.
Presented by Francois Küffer
Danitsa – Captain
Mält – Mon Amour, Amour
Sam Himself – Nobody
Alas The Sun – Absence of Time
Presented by Hana Gadze
Naomi Lareine – Get It
Marius Bear – Roots
Bumblebees – Dream Forever
The Animen – Modern Nostalgia
Presented by Danilo Bavier
Tawnee – United
Fiona Cavegn – Mona Lisa
Me + Marie – Another Place
Curdin Nicolay – Lat da Chavra
“MX3 Best of Tutti per 1”
In addition to the 15-minute podcasts in 3 languages, Rete3 went further, recording a 50-minute-long broadcast with a special selection of Swiss music.
Click on the “MX3 Best of Tutti per 1” podcast now and let the music keep you company.
Presented by Max Rossi
Tatum Rush – Gotta Good Dance
Baron.E – Danser dans le noir
Billie Bird – Les déferlantes
Chien Blue – J’aime le feu
Nadine Carina – December
Le Roi Angus – Tout ça
Len Sander – Woman on the Run
Marquise Fair – Love Can Be
Nic Gyalson – You Could Almost
Maryne – Overdose
Niece – Myself
Tawara – Horizon
Animor – Somebody Loves You
All videoclips of the songs are available here: link
Do you want to carry some Swiss music always with you? On our official Spotify channel we have prepared a playlist for you!
In addition, on YouTube you can see the videos of the selected songs!
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