Acme Studios — Philippe Kocher

Supporting Artists since 1972

Philippe Kocher

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Philippe Kocher is a Swiss musician, composer and researcher. He studied piano, electroacoustic music, music theory, composition and musicology in Zürich, Basel, London and Bern. His work encompasses instrumental and electroacoustic music as well as sound installations. His artistic and scientific interests lie in algorithmic composition and computer-generated music and art.

Philippe works at the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST) in Zürich as research associate and software developer, as well as at the Zürich University of the Arts as lecturer for music theory, composition, and computer music.

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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