Julian Sartorius

Julian Sartorius

Nomination 2014

Photo: Matthias Günter

Julian Sartorius, born in 1981, is a drummer and sound artist. After playing on Zurich-based singer-songwriter Sophie Hunger’s second album in 2010, he started a blog for which he recorded a new rhythm every day for a year using a variety of objects. He created amazing sounds with props including an electric toothbrush, and even made a toilet flush “sing”. He has a knack for constantly reinterpreting the sound of everyday items. This creativity is brought to bear in the 140 or so concerts he plays each year. As a solo performer, he can keep audiences transfixed all evening long with his sound rhythms. In groups such as the Colin Vallon Trio and with the British musician Merz, he playfully straddles the line between integrating into a larger whole and asserting his individuality. Sartorius has won the City of Thun Culture Award (2007) and the Canton of Berne “Coup de Coeur” award (2009), among others.

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