gaudenz badrutt began his career as a pianist in the field of contemporary classic music. for the past 15 years, he has worked as an electronics musician in the field of improvised and experimental music. he is known mainly as one half of electro-acoustic duo “strøm” (with christian müller), as well as for his duos with hans koch and jonas kocher. his music relies on a very instrumental use of computer/live sampling and electronic devices.badrutt has also collaborated with burkhard beins, michael vorfeld, norbert möslang, dieb13, and diatribes, among others. he presently lives in biel, switzerland.founded in 2009, the kocher-badrutt duo explores the relations between the accordion’s electronic sounds and the instrumental potential of electronic equipment. they create a fragmented and tense sound universe, always open to the present moment and random accidents.