Stefan Rusconi, Fabian Gisler, and Claudio Strueby are three well-acclaimed musicians who have played throughout the world. As a band they were formed seven years ago and they are already looking back over 250 concerts in Europe and Asia, performing not only at Jazzfestivals but also in a number of Independent-Clubs. Their close friendship and passion for music generate a harmonious sound, which contributes to their facing a growing fan community and increasing success.
With RUSCONI, Claudio, Fabian and Stefan have developed an individualized language of songwriting and soundscaping. Their unconventional combination of instruments, voices, and instrumental preparations makes them a band always good for surprises and exceptional live appearances — live appearances during which they create powerful yet distinguished soundscapes. While the three young men consider ‘sound’ as the core issue of their work, they also display a keen sense for the visualization of their music: music videos, stylish photographs, and sophisticated artwork in both record sleeves and website design. Their artistic sensibility has also been valued by others and has resulted in collaborations with renowned artists, such as Pipilotti Rist, Diana Scheunemann, and the collective “Zweihundfilm”.
In order to adapt to the changing musical environment around them, RUSCONI have decided to take over business themselves again while simultaneously maintaining a close relationship to their fan community.
The self-developed “manifesto” is the result of a critically engaged discussion and responds to the vast changes of today’s music industry and the abundance of digital distribution channels.
Piano, Space Echo & Sound Preparations, Backing Vocals. Listens to Sonic Youth, Paul Bley, James Blake, Flying Lotus, and Jason Moran. Is a master of Aerofly 5. Sometimes suffers from headaches. Lives in Berlin and Zurich.
Double bass, Distortion & Feedback, Backing Vocals. Is a fan of Dead Kennedys, Oscar Peterson, Sex Pistols, Richard Strauss, and Miles Davis. His greatest dream is to realize radio programs for children. Drives a Volvo 740 GLE Kombi and is based in Basel with his family.
Drums, Tape & Glockenspiel, Backing Vocals. A passionate cook. Might run out of cash to afford to go on holidays, but instead adores visiting concerts of Nils Wogram, Peter Fox, Keith Jarrett, Becca Stevens, and Bonnie “Prince” Billy. Lives in Zurich.