Diatribes -Cyril Bondi (floortom, objects) & d'incise (laptop, objects)
a duo of hyperactive improvisors from Geneva, Switzerland, since 2004 -
is defined by an assemblage of objects/percussions/electronics, a dense and laid sound, a tension between horizontality and cuts, an acoustic hyper-sensibility, a minimal language with a generosity of matter, layering textures and drones in a lively but stable way.
After a voracious youth exploring free jazz, noise, musique concrête and free improv, and many collaborations with international musicians such as Magda Mayas, Bertrand Gauguet, Robin Hayward, Dominic Lash, Partick Farmer, Derek Shirley and Hannah Marshall, Barry Guy, Keith Rowe, amongst others, they have chosen to focus on their own strict duo music. During the past year they have intensely toured across Europe and beyond (archive here).
Cyril Bondi and d'incise are both very active in the Swiss experimental scene, leading the Insub Meta Orchestra, a very large ensemble, and created in the Insubordinations label, netlabel & association (since 2006). Their unstoppable energy led them to build a strong network around these activities. They have other bands together, including Queixas (with Abdul Moimême) and Karst (with Abstral Compost and Luc Müller), and other occasional collaborations. Cyril plays solo and with the post-jazz trio Plaistow and d'incise plays solo, works on electro-acoustic set-ups and compositions, and does graphic designs.