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History

2019 „EndWend – WendEnd“ by Valentin Vecellio (Komposition) and Manfred Züfle (Text) with „trioZ“, Margrit Schenker, Irina Schönen. First Performances at Luzern, Zürich, Schaffhausen, Frauenfeld and Ascona

2017 „Jeux Circulaires“ at Katholische Kirche Affoltern am Albis

2017 „Run, Freeze, Dance“. Tour in Switzerland and Ukraine (Kviv, Odessa, Lviv).

2017 DRUCKMITTEL and Kontra-Trio. Five days of first Performances at „Festsaal der Maskenliebhaber Gesellschaft der Stadt Luzern

2016 KONTRA-Trio with „Orchester Emmen“: First performance of „Lamento di Papa Marcello“ for String Orchestra and KONTRA-Trio by Madeleine Bischof with extracts of „Missa Papae Marcelli“ by Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

2016  at the festival „Poznanska Wiosna Muzyczna“ Musical Spring, Poznan (Pol) with „Run, Freeze, Dance“ First performances of compositions by Karmela Tsepkolenko (UA), Julia Rüffert (DE), Rafal Zapala (PO).

2015 KONTRA ⇄ Valentin Vecellio. First performances of „Jagen“ by Valentin Vecellio.

2013 „Stravinskij Revisited“. Tour with Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble MCME.    First performances of compositions by Thomas K. J. Mejer (CH), Vladimir Gorlinskij (RU), Katharina Rosenberger (CH), Vladimir Rannev (RU), Roland Moser (CH). Concerts in Moscow, Perm, St. Petersburg, Zürich, Luzern, Boswil, Basel.    

2012 KONTRA ⇄ Moritz Müllenbach. First performances of „Infra“ by Moritz Müllenbach. 

2011  at the festival „Two Days And Two Nights Of New Music“ Odessa (UA) with „Flutter, Chatter, Puff“

2010  release of the CD „Jeux Circulaires“ (see Discography).

2009  „Himmlische Tinkturen“ by Madeleine Bischof. A roomcomposition for 49 flutes and the KONTRA-Trio. First performance 09.05.09 in context of „transit09“ at the Jesuitenkirche Luzern/Lucerne.

2009  „Jeux Circulaires“ by Leo Bachmann. Concert installation for the KONTRA-Trio and 8 loudspeaker. First performances 09.06.–11.06.09 in context of „transit09“ at the Bourbaki Panorama Lucerne.

2007  at the festival „Neue Musik in Delmenhorst“. With „Ilomba“ by H.-J. Hespos (DE) and other compositions.

2007  release of the CD „Vulnerable Spaces“ (see Discography).

2005  at the „Fest der Innenhöfe“ in Freiburg im Breisgau (DE)

2004  release of the CD „Phill Niblock“ (see Discograpy).

2004  tour with the „Tri o`Trang“ (NO) in Switzerland (Olten, Amden, Luzern, Malters).

2004  IGNM Zürich: One night with music by Alvin Lucier and Phill Niblock

2004  „Panorama“ by Leo Bachmann. Concert installation for the KONTRA-Trio and 9 loudspeakers. First performances in Baden, Luzern, Zürich

2003  at the festival „Saxophonia“ in Riga (LAT). Following tour in Latvia

2002  release of the CD „Frank Denyer“ (see Discography).

2002  „Moments Musicaux“ Aarau with „Klangausstellung“ and „Held Tones“

2001  at the festival „soundways“ in St. Petersburg.  Swiss compositions by Alfred Zimmerlin, Urban Mäder, Thomas K.J. Mejer. Followed by a tour in Russia. (with Marc Unternährer/tuba).

2001  Tour in England (Dartington, Bristol, London) with the program „Resonances“.

2001   „Different Drones“: Tour in Bali (Indonesia) (with Bobby Burri/contrabass instead of tuba)

2000  „Different Drones“ at the „100. Schweizerisches Tonkünstlerfest“ in Engadin (CH)

2000   „Different Drones“ at the New Music Festival „Music factory“ in Bergen (NO)

2000  „Different Drones“ at the festival „trance and drones“ (Minimalism former and today) Freiburg i. Br. (DE)

1999  release of the CD „diligent places“ (see Discography).

1999  „Höllische Konturen“ by Thomas K.J. Mejer. Tour in Switzerland.

1998  first performance of  „Wanzen-Serenade“ by Thomas K.J. Mejer „Schweizerisches Tonkünstlerfest“ Geneva.

1997  „to be held for a long time“ at „1. Fest der Künste“ at „Tim Buktu“ in Luzern/Lucerne 

1996  release of the CD „Compositions for Contrabass-Saxophone“ (see Discography).

1992  first activities as the „KONTRA-Trio“ by Madeleine Bischof, contrabass-flute; Thomas K.J. Mejer, contrabass-saxophon; Leo Bachmann, tuba