Polyhedron – One body with different surfaces, angles, lines and corners, yet it remains one geometrical figure.
As different as the members of this band and their musical background, as different are the influences that are exerted on shaping Polyhedron's music. Instead of striving for one sound ideal, the music is all about the game with metres, shapes and form, expectation and surprize. With no bass, the members switch roles to fill that gap, explore alternate possibilities. Clichées may be touched, are often satirised or even bewept.
From Neuchâtel to Berlin, from Appenzell to Oberbayern, this band is combining differences. The quartet of trombone, trumpet, keys, drums and electronics met at the Hochschule der Künste, Bern (CH) in the spring of the year 2016 and has since then performed concerts in Switzerland and Germany. In 2019 Jonathan Salvi joined the band on Vibes and replaced the piano, adding a whole new flavour to the sound, dreamy spheres and clearly attacked beats.
The pieces are often based on raw compositions by Josephine Nagorsnik but the mood and spirit is brought to life by the band members that have a fine feel for the intended musical content: The container is filled with each musicians ideas, until it is one product by all instead of one person – therefor the musical piece created should be considered to represent all single members of the Polyhedron: One figure with different minds behind it.
Polyhedron is currently working on the release of their first EP "Uhrenvergleich", which will be out in fall 2o2o.
Josephine Nagorsnik (comp/tb/electronics) (DE)
Jaronas Hoehener (tp/electronics) (CH)
Jonathan Salvi (vib) (CH)
Felix Wolf (dr) (DE)
Past: Louis Laury (synth), Justin Ray Pecquet (synth)
Listen & Watch Online
Sa, 23.09.2018 | OBG Solidarisches Wohnkollektiv | Heidelberg (DE)
Fr, 22.09.2018 | Subbotnik | Leipzig (DE)
Tue, 22.08.2017 | Peter Flamingo | Grosse Schanze, Bern (CH)
Mon, 06.03.2017 | SonarraumU64 | PROGR, Bern (CH)
Tue, 14.06.2016 | With Pipeline | Kulturhof Schloss Köniz, Köniz (CH)
Tue, 24.05.2016 | With Oh My Deer! | ONO, Bern (CH)
Sa, 21.05.2016 | With Krawall | Kulturcafé, Baden (CH)
Sa, 29.04.2016 | With BUMshankar | Punto, Bern (CH)
Sa, 05.03.2016 | Shit & Schein | Dampfzentrale, Bern (CH)
In december 2019 Polyhedron went to the studio of the Hochschule der Künste, Papiermühlestrasse in Bern, Switzerland to document the outcome of more than five years of playing together, in a recording session.
The result is an exciting, four track EP with compositions by Josephine Nagorsnik, each one of them being very distinguished from the others by nature of composition, mood and texture.
To match her auditive imagination, she comissioned Nicholas Luchack, Winnipeg (CAN) to design the album cover, which will be made public in early summer 2020. It reflects the compositional ideas, such as the titles.
Along with the release there will be a studio-video for the full track "Ghost In The Mirror".
The tracks are mixed and ready to be mastered. Polyhedron is currently searching for a label to work with.