Currents Festival

Uraufführung «Cataclysm» für Bläser und Elektronik

Noémi Büchi

«Electronic, symphonic maximalism that goes right through you.»

Noémi Büchi ElectronicsJoan Jordi Oliver SaxophonGrace Juliet Macdonald SaxophonAxel Kolb TromboneFilipa Salazar Horn
"I have no specific intention with the music. I want to move something. If something moves physically, that's enough for me". In fact, it's not just the speakers that Noémi Büchi makes vibrate with her musical experimentation. As a listener, you often can't help but let the rhythm of the beats and the orchestral melodies flow through your arms and legs, tracing them with your whole body. The 33-year-old Zurich native's pieces are also always an exploration: Noémi Büchi takes everyday objects, elicits the sounds and tones from them, records them with a microphone, combines them anew at the mixing desk and, through abstraction, variation and the addition of classical, folk or jazz music, creates a symphonic sonority that surprises and arouses curiosity. No two listening experiences are the same; a new musical universe could open up behind every note.
Noémi Büchi studied electroacoustic composition at the ZHdK as well as musicology and German studies. She was awarded the City of Zurich Culture Prize in 2022. The sound artist has composed a piece for the Currents Festival, which she will premiere at Moods Club on March 9 with an ensemble of various musicians that she has put together herself.

With the festival pass for CHF 90, you can attend all concerts of the Currents Festival from 6 to 9 March 2024 at Exil and Moods.
  • Accessibility

    The lower floor of the club is at ground level and accessible without steps. There is one accessible bathroom which can be used with a Eurokey. The bar is not accessible and is approximately 1.20 metres high. Sensory stimuli: Most concerts are accompanied by moving lights and smoke. For sold-out or well-attended concerts, it is worth arriving early. Are you unable to stand for a long time or do you need other support for your visit? Then get in touch by email or phone: or 044 276 80 00.

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  • Additional information about the tickets

    Moods members are guaranteed admission to every event until 30 minutes before the concert starts. Only shows with a high demand require a reservation. The corresponding concerts are marked on the website with "Member-Reservation".

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  • How to reach Moods

    Moods is reached via the main entrance of the Schiffbau at Schiffbauplatz. We recommend arriving by public transport (streetcar 4 or 8 / bus 72, 83 or 33 to Schiffbau; S-Bahn to Hardbrücke station and from there approx. 2 minutes on foot). Parking spaces are available under Hardbrücke and in the Pfingstweid-/Hardstrasse parking garage.

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