Acme Studios — Jacques Demierre

Supporting Artists since 1972

Jacques Demierre

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Jacques Demierre is a pianist, vocal performer, composer and improviser.

Jacques has written numerous pieces for ensemble and voice. His critical reflection develops a transversal and interdisciplinary conception of music, which has led to collaborations with a variety of different musicians from diverse backgrounds.

Jacques has produced projects in numerous international contexts, spanning concerts, audio pieces, site specific installations and collaborative performances. He was the laureate of the Ville de Genève Music Award (2007) and laureate of the Swiss Music Prize (2018).

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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