Saturday, September 29, 2012




+ DJ Count0

September 29th, 2012 @ Bazillus-Club, Zürich
Doors: 20:00, Concerts: 21.00 

Regular ticket: CHF 30.-
Patron ticket: CHF 70.-

Please state at least the number & type of tickets and a name on behalf of which the reservation should be made.

With the Patron-Ticket you have the possibility to provide additional support for the concert evening as well as the whole platform. As a sign of our appreciation you will get a seat reservation with best view.

Please note that the capacity is limited. It is therefore highly recommended to use the ticket reservation!

Since his earliest memories of family journeys through desert state of Utah, Michael Northam has been intimately and directly inspired by vast geographies, severe weather and and other impressive natural events and places. This life long fascination of the phenomena of perception and experience faced with intimidating scales (large or small) continues to the foundation of his work with sound and images.
His work is the continuation of more than 15 years active art-life-travel which has brought him to visit, work with, and learn from over 90 artists from over 50 locations in 25 countries.

Currently using specially prepared instruments such as the Magnetic Table Harp (a controllable magnetic resonance machine that acts simultaneously as a stringed instrument, a large contact microphone and a tone processor) as well as computer processing, prepared recordings (such as potatoes frying, wind moving through trees and walks through foliage) and a range of sounding objects--Michael explores the no-man's land between improvisation and acousmatic composition. A delicate position poised in search of the ever elusive morphological 'flow' where sound and action melt together and the eidetic triggering of sound as pure material transcends playing into the territory of 'sonic compost'—that which feeds our insatiable need to listen deeper. 


Marcus Maeder is a sound artist and composer. He studied Art at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Lucerne and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Philosophy at the University of Hagen. Maeder runs the music label domizil, which he co-founded in 1996 with Bernd Schurer. He has worked as an editor and producer for the Swiss radio station DRS and has been working as a curator at the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology of the Zurich University of the Arts since 2005. His artistic work focuses mainly on computer music and the artistic and media extensions of the term. As an author, Maeder has written on a number of topics in the fields of sound art and digital media.


When singer Romanie Marty calls out, the musicians hark and follow. This time’s follower is pianist Marcus Rager who accompanies Ms Marty with an E-Churchorgan. Putting together drama and sacredness the duo invented „Sacral Chanson“. Tearful and fierce, heartwarming and melancholic, irritating but still well-known. Ça vous donnera la chair de poule! Mais oui!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012


MARCUS MAEDER and DEER HAPPY PLACE (with new setting) will support MICHAEL NORTHAM @ Bazillus, September 29th 2012.
count0 will be DJ at this evening.

HOLLOW BONE (the/his band) will support NADJA @ Bazillus, November 10th 2012.
Roger Rotor will be DJ at this evening.

Detail information will follow.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

12.05.2012 - SIEBEN / STROTTER INST.

The Lodge presents:

SIEBEN (England)
STROTTER INST. (Switzerland)
DJ Hollow Bone

05/12/2012 @ Bazillus Club, Zurich


There are some seats and tables in the (jazz) club.
The capacity is limited to 100 visitors.
It is recommended to use the ticket reservation!
Concert starts at 21.00 

Normal Ticket: CHF 30.--
The Patron-Ticket: CHF 70.--
With the Patron-Ticket you support the concert evening.
As a sign of our appreciation "The Lodge" likes to thank you with a seat reservation with best view. 



With kind support of Popkredit Stadt Zurich and Migros Kulturprozent!



Matt Howden about his project SIEBEN:

"I’ve developed SIEBEN so that I can play live without any backing. I use a loop pedal, a violin and my voice. I can start with a simple melody, add a bass part or two, some ‘drums’ by playing beats on various parts of the violin (‘kick’ behind the strings, ‘snare’ by slapping the body, and ‘shaker’ by scratching the pickup with my chin etc etc), harmonies and melodies over the top. Over this I can sing and play.

It’s been great doing this live, and I have really noticed that it has had much more effect on people in the audience. They can see the songs growing, right in front of them, and see how the layers of the song are made, as they start to build up."


After more than ten years of making music with turntables, tapes and loops the swiss based musician, artist, performer and architect Christoph Hess started in 1998 the project Strotter Inst. to concentrate just on the manipulation of turntables not using any records or sounds made by someone or something else.

Live, Strotter Inst. is generating dense sound- and rhythmstructures by using five modified and manipulated lenco-turntables and various cut or scotched records. The music ranges from a low-fi rumble changing into concrete clicks and scrapes, followed by epic drones and multilayered broken beats to fall back into tricky bass-meditations. The anacronistic machineries have dual roles as objects and as instruments. The first live impact is as installations, then the sounds start to grab the listeners' attention. The auditive level surpasses the visual one. Therefore, the optical comprehension of how the sound is generated plays an important role. In spite or probably because of the analogue creation the structures produce a contemporary and accurate athmosphere in space and time. Strotter Inst. prefers to play in the middle of the audience. The installation is set up especially for each room. Except for the PA, Strotter Inst. brings along all the material he uses. The basic structures for every gig are noted. The set is adapted for each rooms conditions and depends upon the uncertain behaviour of the machines. So each live appearence becomes an acoustic original.

Sieben / Strotter Inst. Flyer

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

current concert announcement

some few news, to break the silence:

STROTTER INST. will support SIEBEN @ Bazillus, Mai 12th 2012.
Hollow Bone will be DJ at this evening.

MICHAEL NORTHAM will play live @ Bazillus, September 29th 2012.

NADJA will play live @ Bazillus, November 10th 2012.

Support acts and detail info will follow!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

12.05.2012 - SIEBEN (uk)

SIEBEN (Matt Howden)
...will play live at the next The Lodge evening.

12/05/2012 @ Bazillus Club, Zurich

Doors 20:00 // Concerts 21:00
Space and seating are limited. Make your reservation now.

flyer and more information will follow...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Happy New Year

Hello everybody,

Happy belated new year everyone! We hope you made it through safely and are ready for another cycle around our star.

We're sorry for the somewhat lengthy silence (even though we think silence is essential sometimes ;)

Due to various personal matters we had to take an extended break from any activities. So, to whomever is out here that cares: We are still here!

Actually, we are currently working on some new events this year but it's still too early to disclose any details yet. Only this much: We are looking forward to an exciting year 2012!

Stay tuned!