|Joana Aderi: Vocals, Keyboard, Electronics
Joy Frempong: Vocals, Keyboard, Electronics
John Edwards: Double-Bass
Daniel Sailer: Double-Bass, Devices
Fredy Studer: Drums, Percussion
PHALL FATALE was founded in spring 2008 by drummer Fredy Studer, together with Joana Aderi, Joy Frempong, John Edwards and Daniel Sailer.
|The instrumentation is eccentric: two double-basses, two female vocalists, keyboards, electronics and drums.
The individual voices of the singers merge with strident electronic sequences into the organic powerhouse of the two double-basses and drums. Powerful hardcore packets of groove and spoken word are juxtaposed with meditative soundscapes that tell stories.
The music bridges the gap between song and improvisation, the pulse presses forward - resulting in a contemporary pop aesthetic.
PHALL FATALE played concerts in Switzerland and Germany and performed at the following festivals: Moers, Schaffhausen, Krakau, Willisau, EAR WE ARE in Biel, AVANT ART FESTIVAL in Wroclaw, ONZE + in Lausanne, TAKTLOS in Zürich and METEO in Mulhouse.
|Joana Aderi, born in Schaffhausen, is a Swiss vocalist and composer.
Her main interest lies in organic combinations of natural and electronic sounds, both in her electropop band SISSY FOX as well as in her experimental solo performance EIKO.
She has written several pieces for the concept art duo KNOWBOTIC RESEARCH and is a memeber of the Zurich multumedia crew PULP NOIR.
Joana Aderi has a Master’s degree from the NTNU jazz department Trondheim, Norway.
After many years abroad she is now living in Switzerland again.
|Joy Frempong is a vocalist/composer with a rich background in electronica, urban music, jazz & improv, and a very personal approach to electronic music.
Joy has performed & recorded with the likes of electro-dub band Filewile, hip hop combo Infinite Livez vs Stade (Big Dada) and more, and has been touring internationally with her band OY (Crammed Discs) since 2010 (Montreux Jazz, Eurockéeenes de Belfort, Paléo Nyon, SxSW, Sonar Barcelona, Jazzfestival Montréal, …)
Joy is now based in Berlin.
|John Edwards has always been involved with a wide diversity of musical styles and situations. At home with composed and improvised music he is one of the busiest musicians on the scene. He is involved in dozens of projects and groups, performing at major festivals throughout Europe as well as in Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Canada, Russia ...
With the Stellari String Quartet he performed and gave master classes at the Luzerne Contemporary Music festival.
Probably best known for his work with Evan Parker, John Butcher, Peter Broetzmann, Roscoe Mitchell, Wadada Smith, Sonny Murray etc, he has been in groups such as God and B-shops for the Poor, while at present continues to collaborate with electro-accoustic composer John Wall,Robert Wyatt, Spring Heel Jack, FunDaMental and play in groups with Mulatu Astatke, Louis Moholo, Marshall Allen,Ingrid Laubrock, Charles Hayward, to name a few... In contemporary dance he worked with Virgilio Sieni,The Cholmondeleys and Featherstonehaughs for many years, Mal Pelo, Fine Kwiatkowski and others...
He features on close to 200 recordings. His solo CD "Volume" on Evan Parker's PSI label received critical acclaim. John Edwards lives in London.
|Daniel Sailer, study of the contrabass at the Music Academy of Basel. Since 1999 active as a versatile free-lance musician. Playing in many ensembles/orchestras. Collaborations with important interpreters. Many premieres of contemporary works.
Appearances as soloist. Transcriptions of demanding works originally written for violin.
Many projects in the impro/noise-division of which the most important ones are:
O'HALDENRAMM: Trio with Werner Lüdi and Peter Conradin Zumthor(until 2000) KRAKATAU: Trio with Marc Lardon and Peter Conradin Zumthor(until 2005) PLUTONIUMTRANSPORT, later renamed POL (since 2005) FRACHTER: Low end at 125 dB. Various line-ups, since 2010 with Flo Götte
Awards of the City of Chur and the Kanton of Graubünden.
|Fredy Studer is an autodidact. His music performances since the early seventies have been as eclectic as his freelance activities with musicians, ranging from „A“ as in John Abercrombie, to „Z“ as in John Zorn.
For the past 45 years, he has performed all over the world. Current groups and projects include: the hardcore chamber music trio KOCH-SCHÜTZ-STUDER; the JIMI HENDRIX PROJECT with Christy Doran, Erika Stucky and Jamaaladeen Tacuma; OM; a trio with Katharina Weber and Fred Frith; URUMCHI; the percussion trio with Robyn Schulkowsky and Joey Baron and THE JASPER VAN'T HOF QUARTET. Studer also works as a freelance drummer and performs a limited number of select solo concerts.
Fredy Studer was one of the first drummers to incorporate open improvisation and groove into his style. He has honored with numerous prizes and awards.
His works and collaboration has been documented on more than 100 recordings.
He lives in Lucerne, Switzerland.