-Startet as Singer in different Rock – Funk – and SoulBands in the
80tis, before he changed into Jazz and free improvised Music.
Bands like „Dead Zone“ ore the „Marco Käppeli Selection“ was his
First experiences in that kind of Music.
-Later he played as musician in many Bands and Projects together with Fredy Studer, Christy Doran, Joseph Bowie (Defunkt), Tim Berne, Jim Black, Muthuswami Balasubramoniam, Reto Weber, Bänz Oester, Bobby Burri, Dave Doran, DJ Olive (Sonic Youth), etc.
-Actualy Bands are „Christy Doran’s NEW BAG“, „Asita Hamidi’s BAZZAR“, „WAL“, „LUNCHBOX“, Duo with Albin Brun and also SOLO.
-Amstad was Touring In South America (Brasil, Peru, Argentina, Venezuela, Bolivia), Madagaskar and South Africa, India, Vietnam, Canada, the US and the most europien Countries.
He also get Workshops at the Konservatory of Hanoi (Vietnam),
and some Musicscools in South America.
He played also with traditional Musicians like the Phon Lang Orchestra Hanoi, and Musicians in Dakar (Senegal) and Bolivia.
-Amstad Teaches in The Highscool for Music in Luzern/Switzerland, singing overtone and throat singing as well in his own specific style.
-1996 „Werkbeitrag“ of the City of Luzern
-1999 „Anerkennungspreis“ of the City of Luzern
-1999 Award for the best Filmmusic (industriemovie) at the Filmfestival of Locarno (ch)
-2004 Jazz-Award from the „Zürcher Kantonalbank“
I just awoke and remembered that I had a dream you were in last night. Probably from watching one of those performances that you posted, so thanks again! And you said you don't visit the US anymore. ; )
freu mich auf dein konzert in dresden am nächsten wochenende.
würde gern danach bei einem kaltgetränk ein paar worte mit dir wechseln.
haste zeit? und wie erreiche ich dich?
lieber gruß, jan
Hi Bruno, Shade Law like your music and she wrote me you are awesome. Is it okay for you that she made this video with a sequence of your great song &raqu;Bad Thoughts%laquo; - please let me know if it is okay for you. And do you have actually more downloads of your CD culture shock? It is a great pity that easyjet was not able to realize your fly from Switzerland to Berlin. All the best - Jens
maybe we can meet us again in Taucha. I left Berlin since one and a half year and live now in a small town near Detmold. The lift is quite better here now in Bad Meinberg instead of the big city Berlin.
All the best, Jens"