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Friendly Takeover

Friendly Takeover 10 – João Carlos Pacheco

«Los(t) Pachecos» / Strotter Inst.

For his «Friendly Takeover». João will open the folder «Los(t) Pachecos» on his computer. There he stores musical leftovers for which there is no purpose yet: Improvisations with instruments, journeys with modular systems, sound extravaganzas, even interpretations of open scores by ‘real’ composers. It's a kind of acoustic junkyard and every now and then he sifts through it and discovers exactly the right sound for a particular situation. Let's see what sounds he finds for this «Friendly Takeover».

On this evening, Strotter Inst. becomes the sound keeper of the Bar du Nord: Strotter Inst. creates dense sound and rhythm structures live with prepared turntables. The spectrum ranges from soundscapes to polyrhythmic eruptions. The anachronistic sound bodies play optically and acoustically. Analogue processing makes current sound structures comprehensible. Processed records and modified pickups are used, e.g. with violin strings or sewing needles.


João Carlos Pacheco, Strotter Inst.


Konzertsaal: João Carlos Pacheco (*1988): Terry Riley - Keyboard Study #2 (1965)
Los(t) Pachecos 2024 version

Bar du Nord: Strotter Inst.


CHF 35.-/25.-/15.- (free choice at the box office or in advance)
Free admission applies to persons with residence permit N, F or S. / CHF 5.- students of the Hochschule für Musik FHNW and the Musicology Seminar of the University of Basel / CHF 10.- members Colourkey and children under 12 years.




New Pricing Policy

With the start of the season 22/23, a new pricing policy will apply at Gare du Nord.
Guests can now choose their own admission price between three different price levels.
CHF 35.- / 25.- / 15.-


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Persons with a residence permit N, F or S.

Students of the Academy of Music FHNW and of the Seminar of Music of the University Basle will still enjoy an entry fee of CHF 5.-.
Colourkey holders and children under 12 years will pay CHF 10.-

Season tickets

Prices freely selectable CHF 350.- / 250.- / 150.-
The season tickets include almost all events of the season 22/23.

Benefits of a season ticket: You can collect your ticket at the evening door and do not need a reservation. The seats for holders of season tickets will be blocked up to 15 minutes prior to showtime.

Season tickets are available for purchase at the door or can be ordered via →E-Mail

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