FM Trio

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FM Trio - Jazz Contemporary Jazz Avantgarde Jazz Live Act in Bern

FM Trio Short Info

Switching between bizarre soundscapes, original compositions and it’s reconstructions, while opening up polyrhythmical structures and strong melodic sequences at the same time – the members of FM TRIO share a strong mutual understanding in musical expression, which has grown out of more than five years of collective work and extensive touring through Europe. Focusing on blending interpretation and various replays of pieces with free form improvisation, the FM TRIO pursuits a well concerted balance between control and loss of control during every show.
„objects & animals“ contains excerpts from 2 live recordings in 2010 by the two German radio stations DEUTSCHLANDFUNK and SAARLÄNDISCHER RUNDFUNK and is released on bottomrecords. On this third album „objects & animals“, the FM TRIO presents 40 minutes of fresh and live recorded jazz music.

FM TRIO (CH)
fabian m. mueller / piano / *1983 / lives in Bern works as a composer and solo artist („monolog“, unit records, 2011) and focuses on combining traditional piano with inside piano playing. He received several grants from the cultural department of St. Gallen and Appenzell Ausserrhoden (CH).

kaspar von grünigen / double bass / *1982 / lives in Basel works as a bassplayer and composer in jazz, contemporary classical and electroacoustic music and rock in different bands and settings, alongside he is collecting field recordings for a long term project and organizes an ongoing concert series for experimental music in Basel.

fabian bürgi / drums / *1980 / lives in Bern works as a drummer and composer in different bands ranging from jazz and improvisation to more songbased and polyrhythmical black music, constantly extending his playing techniques with percussion elements. He was as well involved in creating music for several theater plays at the Stadttheater Bern.

DISCOGRAPHY
„moment“, 2007 (altrisuoni)
„scène libre“, 2008 (free download album)
„ligne libre“, 2009 (altrisuoni)
„objects & animals“, 2011 (bottomrecords)

TOURS AND FESTIVAL APPEARANCES
Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Spain, France, Sweden, Norway, Portugal

Among others: Unerhört Festival Zürich (CH), Bejazz Winterfestival (CH), Suisse Diagonales Festival (CH), Jazzfestival Saarbrücken (D), Jazzfestival Burghausen (D), Jazzfestival Herrenberg (D), Jazzfestival Madrid (E), Jazzfestival Grenoble (FR), Jazzfestival douro (PT), Moods Zürich (CH), Bejazz Bern (CH), Bird’s Eye Basel (CH), AMR Genève (CH), Jazzclub Unterfahrt München (D), Jazzclub Karlsruhe (D), Bogui Jazz Madrid (E)...

PRESS//
”Im Laufe der Jahre haben die drei Musiker im synergetischen Zusammenspiel zu einergeradezu traumwandlerischen Abgeklärtheit gefunden, die es ihnen erlaubt, sehr tief in Stimmungen einzutauchen und diese richtig auszukosten. Der Landbote, Tom Gsteiger (CH)

“Was beim FM TRIO besonders überzeugt, ist die Band als verschworene Einheit, die lyrische genauso wie avantgardistische Ausdrucksmittelsouverän ausbalanciert…eine faszinierende und schillernde Improvisationsmusik.” Jazzthing (D)

“Die CD (ligne libre) beginnt mit perkussiven Geräuschen, man spielt gerne mal im Flügel, nimmt sanfte Präparationen vor oder greift zum afrikanischen Daumenklavier. Ueberhaupt hört man öfter einen afrikanischen Einfluss, denkt eher an schwarze Jazzpianisten wie Randy Weston oder gar Abdullah Ibrahim denn and die üblichen Trioverdächten Jarrett und Evans. Eine fesselnde CD!”
Fono Forum (D)

Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Feinstruktur auf der einen Seite und Hochenergie, ja Ekstase auf der anderen, in diesem energetischen Bereich stecken die drei Musiker des FM Trios ihre Positionen ab.” DeutschlandFunk (D)

Switching between bizarre soundscapes, original compositions and it’s reconstructions, while opening up polyrhythmical structures and strong melodic sequences at the same time – the members of FM TRIO share a strong mutual understanding in musical expression, which has grown out of more than five years of collective work and extensive touring through Europe. Focusing on blending interpretation and various replays of pieces with free form improvisation, the FM TRIO pursuits a well concerted balance between control and loss of control during every show.
„objects & animals“ contains excerpts from 2 live recordings in 2010 by the two German ra...

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Past Gigs FM Trio

  • 09 | 2015 .... http://fmtrio.org/konzerte/
  • 01 | 2014 ..... http://fmtrio.org/konzerte/konzert-archiv/

Discography FM Trio

  • 2016 SATT Album | WhyPlayJazz
  • 2011 OBJECTS & ANIMALS Album | BottomRecords
  • 2009 LIGNE LIBRE Album | Altrisuoni
  • 2007 MOMENT Album | Altrisuoni

Media

  • Video FM TRIO // Strasse
  • Video FM TRIO - schublade
  • Video FM TRIO - er schläft
  • Sound tanz der baeren
  • Sound die spule

Origin

  • Bern CH

Founded

  • 2007

Members

  • Fabian M. Mueller Piano
  • Kaspar von Gruenigen Bass
  • Fabian Buergi Drums

Downloads / Press Releases