FRED FRITH guitar
FRANZISKA BAUMANN voice
MICHEL WINTSCH keyboards, piano
LIONEL FRIEDLI drums
Almost exactly ten years ago, the Quartet WHISPERINGS released its first CD. At that time, the drummer Bernard Trontin of The Young Gods was with the party. Now, Whisperings whispers further and develops a new sonic identity in the current formation in a playful way at the borders between improvisation, contemporary jazz, rock and composed music.
The second CD will be released beginning of the year 2013. We want to use the publication as an opportunity to plan concerts in the Europe and abroad.
The special incentive for WHISPERINGS is the fact that all four musicians have their own history and orientation, different, but related. It is a meeting of four profiled improvising musicians, with Franziska Baumann from Berne, Michel Wintsch from Geneva, Lionel Friedli from Biel and Fred Frith from San Francisco California. The latter spends part of the year in Basel, where he directs the master of improvisation since 2011.