Cyril Bondi

Bondi Martel Schiller

Cyril Bondi — indian harmonium, pitch pipes, harmonica
Pierre-Yves Martel — viola da gamba, pitch pipes, harmonica
Christoph Schiller — spinet

The word tse comes from a mountain dialect spoken near Geneva. It means “here.” Early musical instruments by their nature have a stronger materiality and immediacy than their modern counterparts. Cyril Bondi, Pierre-Yves Martel, and Christoph Schiller draw on these qualities to produce a textured, meditative sound that is unprecedented. Created on the spot, only using the simplest conceptual maps, this is music born of collective imagination and the sorcery of improvised performance.

Photo by Mehdi Benkler, 2019