Sebastian Lexer & Christoph Schiller - Luftwurzeln

"Acoustic instrumentation at its most traditional meets digital processes even as they are still being developed. The warmth of a vibrating string meets itself mirrored back altered significantly by computer transformation. Keys sometimes depressed, at other times they sit untouched, bypassed my musicians leaning over them. Old ways of doing things meet new ways." - The Watchful Ear


Sebastian Lexer / piano +

Christoph Schiller / spinet


Recorded by Giovanni La Rovere and Tom Mudd at As Alike As Trees Festival, 2011, The Rag Factory, London. Mixed and mastered by Sebastian Lexer. Design by Myuh Chun. 

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1. Luftwurzeln - 42:25

Sebastian Lexer

Sebastian Lexer rewires the ultimate nineteenth-century drawing room mechanism with twenty-first-century technology to create a music that hovers inbetween times, exploiting the tension between the automatic and the intentional, making any firm sense of space thrillingly uncertain. 

Christoph Schiller

Christoph was born in Zurich, Switzerland. Musical studies with Georges Janzer and Bruno Giuranna. He was the winner of the Soloist's Prize 1976 of the Swiss Musician's Association. Performs as a soloist with such conductors as Erich Leinsdorf, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Armin Jordan, Myung-Whun Chung, Eliahu Inbal. Chamber music partner of Martha Argerich, Felicity Lott, Bruno Canino, Heinz Holliger, Antony Pay, Mischa Maisky, Aurèle Nicolet, the Sine Nomine, Smetana and Prazak Quartet. He is currently professor for Viola and Chamber Music at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. Master Classes in Europe, North and South America. Jury member at International Competitions. Conductor with Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. In 2016 he is awarded the «Golden Bow» by the Foundation Swiss School of Violin making in Brienz.