Laurent Méteau’s METABOLISM

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UTOPIA
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UTOPIABuilding on a remarkable start since its inception, with thanks to their debut album “reanimation“ (2013) as well as appearances in crazy surgeon outfits, the seven members of Laurent Méteau’s METABOLISM will present their new album UTOPIA this November. Several international tours, along with participation in prestigious events including the ZKB Jazzpreis 2012, radio show JazzZ on Espace 2 in 2013, the Label Suisse festival 2014 and Suisse Diagonales Jazz 2015 has allowed the band to focus on the fundamentals. No more masks, no more scalpels! The new direction for these former doctors dressed in green and turquoise leaves room for a more interactive form of expression, where each musician’s personality enhances the compositions of bandleader Laurent Méteau. Drawing inspiration from architectural avant-garde styles like the Japanese Metabolist movement, Laurent Méteau has designed the new pieces’ plans, leaving space for his bandmates’ talents alongside his utopian vision of the music. A musical renewal captured in the mountains of east Switzerland, in a house temporarily transformed into a recording studio. Limited technical equipment, analog post-production ; Laurent Méteau’s METABOLISM’s fascinating universe is materialised on the self produced UTOPIA LP, which will be released with a tour in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Czech Republic from the 3rd – 18th of November 2015.

 

 

line up

Laurent Méteau, electric guitar & composition
Adrien Guerne, tenor sax
Nils Fischer, bariton & soprano sax
Ingo Hipp, soprano & alto sax
Philipp Schlotter, rhodes
Samuel Huwyler, electric bass
Jwan Steiner, drums

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upcoming shows

No shows booked at the moment.

past shows
Date City Venue Country
Tour: release tour new album “UTOPIA”
18/11/15 Pohrsdorf (Dresden) Saxstall Germany
Time: 5:00pm.
17/11/15 Jena Café Wagner Germany
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Wagnergasse 26.
16/11/15 Weimar C.Keller Germany
Time: 10:30pm.
15/11/15 Praha Jazz Dock Czech Republic
Time: 9:00pm.
14/11/15 Bern Stubenkonzert – Adresse auf Anfrage Switzerland
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Theaterplatz. contact us for informations!
12/11/15 Luzern Neubad Switzerland
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Kollekte. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Bireggstrasse 36. Bistro Bühne
11/11/15 Karlsruhe KOHI Germany
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: 7€ – wochenmitgliedschaft. Address: Werderstr. 47.
10/11/15 Gent Damberd Belgium
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: free. Address: Korenmarkt 19.
08/11/15 Brussels Café Roskam Belgium
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: free.
06/11/15 Winterthur ESSE Musicbar Switzerland
Time: 8:15pm. Address: Rudolfstrasse 4.
05/11/15 Saint-Imier CCL Switzerland
Time: 8:00pm.
04/11/15 Lausanne RTS Espace2 – émission JazzZ Switzerland
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: Tél. +41 (0)58 236 19 99. Address: Av. du Temple 40. Live radio show – entrée libre sur inscription : More information
03/11/15 Freiburg i.Br. Waldsee Germany
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: free.
08/08/15 Môtiers Festival Hors Tribu Switzerland
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: 18.- / 25.- CHF. Age restrictions: All Ages.
07/08/15 Le Pont Jazz en Rade Festival Switzerland
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Sur-les-Quais 47.
Tour: Suisse Diagonales Jazz Festival
10/02/15 Zürich Moods im Schiffbau Switzerland
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: 30.- chf. Age restrictions: All Ages. SUPPORT: HELY
07/02/15 Vevey Live in Vevey @ L’Oriental Switzerland
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
22/01/15 Schaffhausen Kammgarn Switzerland
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: 25.-/20.- chf. Age restrictions: All Ages. SUPPORT: EXHALE HOUSTON
18/01/15 Muri Musig im Ochsen Switzerland
Time: 8:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
17/01/15 Lugano Jazz in Bess Switzerland
Time: 10:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
15/01/15 Frick Meck Switzerland
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: 20.-/15.- chf. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Tour: Narcosis Tour 2014
08/11/14 Montreux Décal’Quai Switzerland
Time: 9:00pm.
07/11/14 Rottweil Alte Post Germany
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: tba. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Flöttlinstorstrasse 8.
06/11/14 Emmendingen Schlosskeller Germany
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: free. Address: Schloßplatz 1.
02/11/14 Freiburg i.Br. Jazzlounge Rieselfeld Germany
Time: 8:00pm.
30/10/14 Bern Mahogany Hall Switzerland
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: 20.- / 10.- chf. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Klösterlistutz 18.
27/10/14 Zürich EXIL Switzerland
Time: 9:00pm.
24/10/14 La Chaux-de-Fonds Les Murs du Son / Le Petit Paris Switzerland
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: tba. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Rue du progrès 4.
20/09/14 Lausanne LABEL SUISSE @Le Romandie Switzerland
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Place de l’Europe 1a. LABEL SUISSE More information
01/08/14 Freiburg i.Br. Zelt-Musik-Festival / ZMF Germany
Time: 10:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
31/07/14 Bern BeJazzSommer Festival Switzerland
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Rathausplatz.
Tour: Reanimation Tour 2014
09/04/14 Neuchâtel Bar King Switzerland
Time: 8:45pm. Admission: Free. Address: rue du seyon 38.
03/04/14 Biel/Bienne Literaturcafé Switzerland
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: tba. Address: Obergasse 11.
02/04/14 Basel Bird’s Eye Switzerland
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: tba. Address: Kohlenberg 20.
01/04/14 Basel Bird’s Eye Switzerland
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: tba. Address: Kohlenberg 20.
Tour: Reanimation Tour 2013
07/12/13 Jena Kunsthof Germany
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: 8.- / 5.- €. Address: Ballhausgasse 3. EPILOGKONZERT
06/12/13 Weimar Kasseturm Germany
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: Eintritt frei. Address: Goetheplatz 10.
05/12/13 Stuttgart Kiste Germany
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: 5.- €. Address: Hauptstätter Straße 35.
04/12/13 Karlsruhe KOHI Germany
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: 5.- €. Address: Werderstr. 47.
03/12/13 Chur WEEKLY Jazz @ Marsoel Bar Switzerland
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: 22.- / 15.- chf. Address: Süsswinkelgasse 25.
27/11/13 Lausanne RTS Espace2 – émission JazzZ Switzerland
Time: 10:40pm. Address: Av. du Temple 40. Radio live show
19/09/13 Aarau Jazzclub Aarau – Alte Reithalle Switzerland
Time: 9:45pm. Admission: tba.
04/06/13 Luzern Jazzkantine Switzerland
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: free. Address: Grabenstrasse 8. Jwan Steiner’s Master Abschluss Konzert
Tour: CD release Tour 2013
24/04/13 Frauenfeld Jazz:Now im Eisenwerk Switzerland
Time: 8:15pm. Admission: 28.- / 18.- chf.
20/04/13 Saignelégier Café du Soleil Switzerland
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: 25.-/20.-/15.- chf.
19/04/13 Bienne / Biel UFO Switzerland
Time: 11:00pm. Admission: 15.- chf.
18/04/13 Luzern Gewerbehalle Switzerland
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: Eintritt frei.
17/04/13 Lahr Blue Notes Germany
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: Eintritt frei.
16/04/13 Freiburg i.Br. Waldsee Germany
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: Eintritt frei.
15/04/13 Weimar C.Keller Germany
Time: 10:30pm. Admission: Eintritt frei.
14/04/13 Erfurt Presseklub – Jazzy Sunday Germany
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: Eintritt frei.
13/04/13 Stans, Nidwald Stanser Musiktage / Jazzlager Switzerland
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
11/04/13 Vevey Le Bout du Monde Switzerland
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: entrée libre.
10/04/13 Bern Ono Switzerland
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: 25.- / 15.- chf. Address: Kramgasse 6.
08/04/13 Zürich EXIL Switzerland
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: 20.- / 10.- chf.
04/04/13 Schaffhausen dolder2 Switzerland
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: Eintritt frei.
03/04/13 Winterthur Theater am Gleis Switzerland
Time: 8:15pm. Admission: Eintritt frei.
06/06/12 Luzern Jazzkantine Switzerland
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: Eintritt frei. Address: Grabenstrasse 8. Master Abschluss Konzert
01/06/12 Zürich Moods im Schiffbau Switzerland
Time: 9:00pm.
23/02/12 Winterthur ESSE Musicbar Switzerland
Time: 8:30pm. Address: Rudolfstrasse 4.
22/02/12 Baden Prima Vista Switzerland
Time: 8:30pm.
10/01/12 Zürich Moods im Schiffbau Switzerland
Time: 9:00pm. ZKB Jazzpreis
01/05/11 Fribourg Le CINTRA Switzerland
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: entrée libre. Address: Boulevard de Pérolles 10.
19/02/11 Vevey Le Bout du Monde Switzerland
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: entrée libre.
Tour: DKSJ Tour 2010
02/10/10 Zürich Mehrspur Switzerland
Time: 9:30pm.
01/10/10 Lausanne Aula de l’EJMA Switzerland
Time: 8:00pm.
28/09/10 Basel Bird’s Eye Switzerland
Time: 8:30pm. Address: Kohlenberg 20.
27/09/10 Bern Sonarraum U64 Switzerland
Time: 8:30pm.
28/04/10 Luzern Jazzkantine Switzerland
Time: 9:00pm. Address: Grabenstrasse 8.

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