Bosshard Andres (bio ENG)

Andres Bosshard - Foto: Dominik Landwehr

Andres BosshardFoto: Dominik Landwehr

Born in 1955, Andres Bosshard lives and works in Zürich, Cologne and Vienna and permanently collaborates with the IGNCA institute in New Delhi.

Bosshard studied musicology, flute and art history in Zürich. He has also worked as a music teacher and a sound master. His activities in the visual arts eventually brought him to experimental theatre, sound installation, making his own electroacoustic musical instruments and realizing his own improvised pieces. 

In 1985 Bosshard co-founded the improvisational ensemble "Nachtluft", with which he toured Japan in 1987. In the same year, he presented his first extensive project, "Staudamm in Fusio", in which he turned a giant dam into a huge sound reflector. 

In the 1990s, Bosshard undertook several study journeys to India and Pakistan, and later taught at the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne. To this day, he teaches courses at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, where he is a docent in the field of new media. 

As an artist, Bosshard works on the interface between contemporary music and visual art; he himself often describes his art in terms of "audio architecture". 

Selected projects

1987 Staudammkonzert/Klangstaudamm Fusio Valle Maggia
1990 Klangbrücke Bern
1994 "Manandrbandr/Dreamnights", sound instalation at the Sonambiente Festival Berlin
2000 Expo Hannover: "Wasserspuren"
2001 Klangbrunnen Gutstrasse Galaxy Zürich
2002 Expo-Projekt Klangturm Biel
2003 Giardino Sonoro La Limonaia dell'Imperialino Firenze
2004 "Mythen von Berg und Wasser", with Luzerner Symphonieorchester conducted by Christiana Armiga
2006 Klangpark Stuttgart for New Music Worldfestival in Stuttgartu
2006 "mmmoses and aaaron's llasttt tape" for Festival+ Staastoper München 

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