Jürg Solothurnmann, presently active with:
Concerts, festival appearances and tours in Switzerland, France, Germany, Czechia, Romania, Italy, Sweden and Russia.
Collaborations with various artists (documentary film, acting, modern dance, instant poetry, painting and art performance.
Dance and art performance, documentary film, acting, instant poetry, installations & painting
Improvised music for sacred services.
Jürg Solothurnmann played with John Tchicai, Eddie Boyd, Hermann Keller, Günter Sommer, Joe Sachse, Hannes Bauer, Tony Scott, John Fischer, Bernd Konrad, Pinguin Moschner, Alex von Schlippenbach, Dieter Glawischnig, Günter Heinz, Uli Kieckbusch, Vinko Globokar, Pauline Oliveros, Ekkehard Jost, Bernhard Arndt, Heinz Erich Gödecke, György Szabados, Mihaly Dresch, Karoly Binder, Jan Wallgren, Kristian Blak, Han Bennink, the Moscow Tri-O, Valentina Ponomareva, Harry Tavitian, Corneliu Stroe, Anca Parghel, Muneer Abdul Fatah, Ellen Christi, Michael Nick, Thierry Madiot, Xavier Charles, Barre Phillips, Pierre Favre, Evan Parker, Franz Hautzinger, Burkard Stangl, Michael Jefry Stevens, Lê Quan Ninh, Ahmad El-Sawy, Nehad El-Sayed Ghazy, Yue Ling Ling, Saadet Türköz many other international musicians and
he performed with many Swiss soloists and bandleaders such as Mani Planzer, Hans Kennel, Hans Hassler, Heiri Känzig, Fredy Studer, Werner Lüdi, Urs Blöchlinger, Wädi Gysi, Jacques Widmer, Roland Schiltknecht, Olivier Clerc, Daniel Perrin, Christian Graf, Ian Gordon-Lennox, Katharina Weber, Michel Wintsch, Hans Anliker, Christian Wolfarth, Heinz Geisser, Dieter Ulrich, Daniel Studer etc.
Potage du Jour - an "instant composition" chamber trio with Franziska Baumann, voice, flute, a leading exponent of electronic and new music improvisation, and Christoph Baumann, a prominent jazz pianist/composer of Switzerland. Concerts in Romania (2002), Germany and Switzerland. Dance performances with Valérie Métivier, Toulouse/France.
Transit - an improvising quartet with Michael Jefry Stevens (Memphis/TN & NYC), piano, Daniel Studer, bass, and Dieter Ulrich, drums, referring to jazz and contemporary chamber music experiences.
Next! - the quartet (instant compositions) with the adventurous Beat Unternährer, tb, and Christian Hartmann, bass, from (Lucerne) and Dieter Ulrich, drums (Zürich).
Zone Franche with Ian Gordon-Lennox, trumpet, tuba, Vinz Vonlanthen, guitar, live elecronics, and Beatrice Graf, drums, trash percussion - a new quartet with musicians from Geneva lustfully enacting the free trade of stylistic influences and of cultures. First concert: International Jazz Festival Constance/Germany (2004).
Evan Parker & September Winds (improvisations and moving soundscapes) a wind quintet with Evan Parker founded in 2000 by Peter A.Schmid specializing for large spaces with a long reverb (churches, industrial and exposition halls, subterranean, cisterns, caverns, caves etc.). Several tours in Switzerland and Romania (2005).
Free Sound Ensemble Bucharest, a non- or multi-idiomatic improvisation unit with the young reknowned composer Irinel Anghel (piano, electronics, ethnic instruments) and Andrei Kivu (cello, mixed instruments) and changing guests such as Matthew Mitchell (NZL & HU), g, and Franziska Baumann, voc.