Inès - Steve Octane Trio - Première: Nuithonie 26 mai 2021

Née d’une rencontre entre trois passionnés de musique live mâtinée de bidouille technologique, Inès marque le retour en fanfare de François
Gendre, Vincent Perrenoud et Michael Egger sur les planches de Nuithonie.

En démontant-trifouillant-remontant le moindre objet du quotidien, ils le transmutent en instrument aussi improbable que jubilatoire. Entre sculpture contemporaine et récupération bricoleuse, le résultat de leur recherche assemble antiquités déglinguées et technologies contemporaines, couplées aux microcontrôleurs, servomoteurs et autres mini-explosifs synchronisés dont ils sont coutumiers, pour embarquer les spectateurs dans une transe poético-tonitruante. Un spectacle-concert incontournable, générateur à la fois de bon son et d’émerveillement.

Nuithonie Fribourg, salle Mummenschanz

Mercredi 9 décembre - 19h00 - PREMIERE
Jeudi 10 décembre - 20h00
Vendredi 11 décembre - 20h00
Samedi 12 décembre - 20h00

Nouvelles dates:
Mardi 25 mai - 19h00 supplémentaire
Mercredi 26 mai - 19h00 - PREMIERE
Jeudi 27 mai - 20h00
Vendredi 28 mai- 20h00
Samedi 29 mai - 20h00

Performance musicale: François Gendre, Vincent Perrenoud, Michael Egger
Son: Luigi Rio
Chorégraphie: Vincent Perrenoud, Michael Egger
Mise en scène: Julien Schmutz
Administration: Anne-Sophie Cosandey
Photos/vidéo: Charlotte Walker
Production: Steve Octane Trio
Coproduction: Equilibre-Nuithonie – Fribourg
Avec le soutien de Etat de Fribourg, Loterie Romande, Agglomération de Fribourg

Vente des billets individuels dès le 15 septembre 2020 à 14h00:

TURN OUT - 11.02.2017 avec Cie. Fabienne Berger & Hubeskyla


11.02.17 Une création qui va enflammer la scène de Nuithonie !

Fabienne Berger invite le groupe de rock expérimental Hubeskyla, le créateur vidéo Michael Egger, les danseuses Caroline de Cornière, Margaux Monetti et Marie-Elodie Vattoux autour d’une collaboration inédite. TURN OUT, qui peut tout aussi bien signifier éteindre, révéler, s’arranger ou rassembler, questionne la relation de la danse avec la puissance du son et de l’image. Quatre performeuses, quatre corps-instruments se confrontent à une musique hypnotique et des expérimentations vidéo débridées. De cette rencontre émerge une osmose énergétique où les langages scéniques se complètent, se répondent ou résistent sans se paraphraser. Une véritable explosion sensorielle à ne pas manquer.

Nuithonie, Villars-sur-Glâne
11 février 2017 à 20h, première


concept, chorégraphie, danse Fabienne Berger / danse et collaboration chorégraphique Caroline de Cornière, Margaux Monetti, Marie-Elodie Vattoux / musique Hubeskyla : Lionel Gaillard (guitare), Mathias Bieri (guitare), Fabrice Seydoux (batterie), Christophe Jaquet (voix), Duri Darms (pedal steel, farfisa) / création vidéo Anyma (Michael Egger) / régie lumière François Gendre / régie son Grégoire Pasquier / coordination production Xavier Munger / assistant répétitions Jean-Nicolas Dafflon / administration, communication Sandra Sabino

co-production Cie fabienne berger, Equilibre-Nuithonie-Fribourg

soutiens. Etat de Fribourg, Loterie Romande, Fondation Ernst Göhner

Gestes Ephémères @ Visarte 150 anniversary


  • Gerald Zbinden – Guitar
  • Woytek Klakla – Painting
  • Michael Egger – Video

Saturday 17. september 2016 20h
Place Python, Fribourg

Gérald Zbinden plays the guitar

Woitek Klakla paints to the music on a specially constructed glass table.
A camera underneath the table records his ever evolving work.
Michael Egger adds structure and feedback by means of his new image-instrument called Video-Zither.

And the circle closes as the musician inspires himself by the stream of images he receives..

Gestes Ephémères in Konstanz - Kritik von Dr. Johann-Peter Regelmann

Kritik von Dr. Johann-Peter Regelmann zu unserer Performance mit Gestes éphémères in der Galerie Bagnato am 22. September 2012:

Traduction française…

Kritik Dr.Regelmann.pdf

Videobass in India - some impressions

30 November - Festival Opening Day

The Festival main site at the National Gallery of Modern Art, where all the screenings take place

Some of the beautiful festival posters.

Waiting for the venue to fill up…
Unfortunately the 16mm film reels for the Adolfas Mekas retrospective are still stuck in India’s customs waiting for endless signatures (and maybe some bak-shish?), but Pola Chapelle managed to bring another copy of the opening movie ‘Hallelujah The Hills’ in her luggage. There were a lot of sound problems that made the screening somewhat painful and on the third reel the image got more and more blurry - first I thought it was a problem with the 16mm projector and I felt really sorry for the projectionist, but it turns out that it was a really strange lab error, only on this copy of the film. Looks like the guy that developed the film went for a coffee break or something and didn’t realize that the shutter got stuck, resulting in a strange vertical motion blur and double exposure, with the shutter occasionally blocking out parts of the image. Looked quite like what we sometimes do with the videobass and I liked this part of the film most.. ;-)

1 December - Checking out Bangalore and workshop preps

We didn’t want to bring all the material for the workshop over from Switzerland, so the plan was to go shopping in Bangalore for the rest of the electronics parts and especially to find some old security cameras, TV’s and camera viewfinders to tinker with, but:

All electronics shops are closed because of a strike in protest of the government plans to allow for more than 50% of foreign direct investment in retail. Although we can understand and stand behind this decision, we’re a little bit pissed because we should absolutely get some supplies for our workshop tomorrow…

Fortunately we can source some old small black and white TVs at the market in Shivajinagar. Even though one of the TV-Repairman we go to wants to convince us that the era of CRTs is over. For about 15 minutes discussion, which ended somewhat like this:
- “Everybody is going to use LCD now - what do you want with CRTs?”
- “It’s just to open them up and play with them. For educational purposes”
- “No use for educating people about CRT, it’s all about LCD now!”
- “So why do you have all these CRTs in your shop?”
- “For educational purposes.”
We should have made an interview with the guy. Some blocks further we found another shop and I let Yashas do the negotiations:

2 December: The workshop at Jaaga

Jaaga Creative Common Ground is a cool project in the heart of Bangalore, it is an open space (both literally and symbolically). A social and collaborative place for a wide range of forward thinking people. Anyone can apply to use the space at no charge, assuming their event is open to all and has social, environmental, technological or artistic value.

Maïté checking out Jaaga’s modular architecture, a space built from pallet rack shelving, that evolves with the needs of its “inhabitants”.

Vertical Gardens @ Jaaga

The workshop turned out good, even if the beginning was a bit chaotic because we didn’t have all the material we needed… The time was very short as well - but despite all odds, in the end there were some funny noises coming out of self built synthesizers and oscillators directly modulating the magnetic coils of TV sets…
I’ve also brought a miniature, battery powered version of the Synkie (just the sync-splitter and the resyncer in one module) that I left to Bidisha, an enthusiastic participant, who from now on will be the Synkie’s ambassador to India…

Participants hacking TV sets and building oscillators and Maïté preparing for the performance tomorrow

Bidisha playing with the MicroSynkie and a self-made touch-controlled oscillator.

3 December - Performance

The place where we are playing at 7 High Street is a very nice early 20th century english one story building that normally serves as an office for an urban think-tank that goes by the same name. Created in 2009, 7 HIGH STREET THINK TANK is an non-profit organization, involved in operational research for the development of urban strategies, public governance, climate change and sustainable development.
For the ending party of the festival they moved out all of the furniture, making lots of space and nice white walls for us to project onto.

Bidisha preparing her magnificent LED matrix

Playing with Yashas Shetty was intense and inspiring. We played 3 sets, the second one ended in a dramatic break because of a power outage happening at just the right moment… Marc Dusseiller occasionally joined us, and the audience seemed really captivated throughout the whole performance. Below are some excerpts - a badly edited bad recording but better than nothing:

3 Dec At 7 High Street from Michael Egger on Vimeo.

Thanks a lot to Shai and the crew at Experimenta and also especially to ProHelvetia, Swiss Arts Council for making this happen.

Videos: Analog Visuals Labor @ Electron Festival

Synkie video channel on Vimeo

For the first 4 Days we installed our Analog Visuals Labor at the Bâtiment d’art contemporain, where we exposed the Synkie and continued to work on it. For the Vernissage we performed live with Nikki Neeke.

Mohammed also filmed our gig at the last evening of the Electron Festival at the Usine de Genève. Live Acts were Lion Youth, Moritz von Oswal, Kalbata, OBF ft. Danman G Kenny Knotts & Warrior Queen.
All Analog Visuals by Michael Egger, Flo Kaufmann & Max Egger, onstage with their newest Synkie system.

Analog Visuals Laboratory @ Shift Festival Basel

Shift Festival Basel.

Michael Egger & Flo Kaufmann

realtime analog video processing

  • Ausstellung: Do 28. / Sa 30. / So 31.
  • Talks: Sa 17.30 h / So 15.00 h (Ausstellungshalle)
  • Live visuals: Freitag 29. Oktober
    u.a zu Bruno Spoerri (CH) mit Oy und Flo Götte - Electric Risk

analog visuals and laboratory at the shift festival basel

Michael Egger und Flo Kaufmann machen analoge Visuals, ganz ohne Computer. Sie benutzen dazu alte Videosynthesizer und Geräte aus den 1970er- und 1980er-Jahren, allen voran dem EMS Spectre von 1974 aus der Referenzsammlung von AktiveArchive (Hochschule der Künste Bern), der von Kaufmann restauriert wurde.

Zudem haben sie zusammen mit Max Egger einen eigenen analogen Videoprozessor entwickelt: Der SYNKIE ist ein modulares System zur Bearbeitung von analog Videosignalen in Echtzeit - ein Bildinstrument - vergleichbar mit den berühmten Moog Synthesizern aus den 60er und 70er Jahren, aber für Videobilder.
Eine Art Neuerfindung von Technik der Vergangenheit welche zum ersten Mal einem breiteren Publikum gezeigt wird. Weltpremiere !

Michael Egger und Flo Kaufmann werden ihre Instrumente in der Ausstellung als Laborsituation aufbauen, weiter daran arbeiten und in öffentlichen Talks den Zuschauern vorstellen, sowie am Freitag die Konzerte in der Konzerthalle visuell begleiten.

Analoge Echtzeit-Videos fernab vom allgegenwärtigen (modul8) vj’ing.

visuals labor


Oengel - schöner wohnen für alle

Création vidéo pour “Öngel, schöner wohnen für alle”, performance sur plusieurs jours entre installation, action et théâtre, où le public est invité à créer une ville imaginaire en carton.
Rote Fabrik Zürich : Février 2005
dieTheater, Vienne: Séptembre 2005
Conception et réalisation: Beatrice Fleischlin et Nicolas Galeazzi

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Dans le cadre de Maïs#2 festival / cultures urbaines, un workshop - culture digitale - organisé par l’association Contredanse sur théme “apprivoiser les nouvelles technologies dans la danse”. Avec pour intervenants InterfaceZ, Popsongs, [ a n y m a ].
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Umwelt 3

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Théâtre/pérformance d’après Samuel Beckett, mise en scène Gabriele Gawrysak,
conception et réalisation vidéo par [ a n y m a ], présenté au Belluard Bollwerk International, La Bâtie, Genève, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris.

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