Swiss Invasion: domizil and ICST Zurich in SF this weekend

From Luc at Swissnex:

swissnex San Francisco with the support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and various key partners, chief among which the good folks at VOLUME, are proud to present a very rare West Coast appearance by the Zurich-based label and electronic sound arts platform domizil, along with their research partners at the ICST Zurich (the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technologies, part of the Zurich University for the Arts).


swissnex and VOLUME have put together three densely packed evenings of performances, taking place at the San Francisco Art Institute for two nights in a row this coming weekend, and an L.A. date next week at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions).

In addition to presenting domizil performers Marcus Maeder, Bernd Schurer, Thomas Peter and Jasch, and the tape works of the ICST’s German Toro-Perez, Daniel Bisig, Philippe Kocher and Martin Neukom, these three evening also bring a great roaster of West Coast performers together, including Steve Roden, Mem1, Kadet Kuhne, Loren Chasse, Sutekh, and Overlap’s own Christopher Willits. Best of all: these shows are all FOR FREE

Our full program (check back for updates!) is available here:

Read more about the events at:

SFAI website

LACE website

VOLUME website

And be sure not to miss this one, especially if you are in the MaxMSP community:

swissnex is also planning a series of academic presentations and workshops around the work done at the ICST, in which domizil fully participates (in fact, the label also releases quite a bit of recorded research items from ICST – all available on CD or for free downloads under a Creative Commons license on the domizil website):

– one such session will take place at SFAI next Monday, September 28, at 8pm, and is open to sound students and researchers at SFAI and at all other institutes in the Bay Area. It’s free as well, please join if you can!

– swissnex is then organizing one sessions in its own space at 730 Montgomery Street in downtown SF, on Tuesday, September 29. This session (1pm to 5pm) is a great opportunity to get together and to discuss research and tools by the ICST, in domains such as ambisonics (Ambisonics externals for Max MSP and others) and Interactive Swarm Spaces while also broaching on historic perspectives about electronic music in Switzerland and beyond.

TO SIGN UP FOR THIS ONE, PLEASE SIMPLY EMAIL SWISSNEX ( TO SAVE YOUR SEAT. We aim at getting a good, focused crowd with a minimum of knowledge in the topics at hand for this one, and participants will also get free entrance to the domizil “vecherinka” party event we will be holding the night of that day (regular admission price is $7.00). Hope to see you here!!

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