Limmat is the second CD from Günter Müller, Jason Kahn and Christian Wolfarth, following their first album Drumming released in 2005 on Creative Sources. Recorded during one afternoon in Kahn’s Zürich studio, “Limmat” features three unedited improvisations melding microsounds, percussive mastery and swaths of noise and static into a mesmerizing whole.
Originally from Los Angeles, Jason Kahn has lived in Europe since 1990. He has performed or recorded with musicians such as Günter Müller, Norbert Möslang, Kim Cascone, Arnold Dreyblatt, Steve Roden, Dieb13, Richard Francis, Ryu Hankil, Jon Mueller, z’ev and many others. He ran the Cut label from 1997 to 2008, releasing 25 albums. Limmat is his second release on Mikroton, following an album Planes, a duo with Asher, released in 2009.
Günter Müller, formerly a percussionist and known for his unique explorations of the possibilities of drums and percussion using electronic devices and self-built instruments, now concentrates on his setup of two iPods and electronics. For thirty years he’s been a part of innumerable projects, including long-term musical dialogues with many musicians like Jim O’Rourke, Norbert Möslang, Andy Guhl, eRikm, Oren Ambarchi, Toshimaru Nakamura, Keith Rowe, Ralph Steinbrüchel, Philip Samartzis, Alfred 23 Harth, just to name a few. He also runs the critically acclaimed FOR4EARS, a label for improvised music. This is his second release on Mikroton, following his solo album cym_bowl, released in 2009.
Christian Wolfarth is a Swiss percussionist, active on the international jazz and improv scenes for thirty years. He studied with Billy Brooks at the Swiss Jazz School, with Pierre Favre at Luzern Conservatory and composition with Siegfried Kutterer. He’s played extensively with many musicians like John Butcher, Michel Doneda, Axel Dörner, Barry Guy, Charlotte Hug, Urs Leimgruber, Werner Lüdi, Evan Parker and is a member of such diverse projects as Mersault (a trio with Tomas Korber, Christian Weber), Tell (a duo with Joke Lanz), Vorwolf (a duo with Michael Vorfeld).