– Mischgewebe is a carefully chosen name for duo Bill Bühler and Melanie Danuser’s amorphous and atmospheric music. Translating to “blended weave”,...Read Biography
Mischgewebe is a carefully chosen name for duo Bill Bühler and Melanie Danuser’s amorphous and atmospheric music. Translating to “blended weave”, and recalling the image of complex many-coloured fabrics, the pair, who hail from Eastern Switzerland, bring an eclectic variety of influences to their sound. To listen to Mischgewebe is to journey through an experimental soundscape, built from trip-hop basslines, jazzy vocals, and dream pop melodies.
The duo treat writing and performing as a transportive moment. As the performers drift away into the music on stage, so too do audiences. To listen is to bend from one extreme to another. Mischgewebe is at times meditative and soft, enveloping, and drony, at times a soaring and pulsating web of guitar, electronica, and moving vocals.
Each element seems at one time to contradict itself, and yet, as a whole, these unexpected combinations work to beautifully test the limits of connectivity, not only between musical styles, but also between Melanie and Bill, and between Mischgewebe and their audiences.
Their performances are improvisatory and experimental, blending traditional musical instruments and equipment - synths, guitars, and keys, with completely liberated methods of sound-production. It is not unusual to see Melanie searching the stage for materials she puts in her mouth to alter her singing voice, from bottle caps, to lozenges, to pens.
Mischgewebe’s music is an invitation to forget yourself for a few moments, to leave your body, and to simply experience a moment of connection and elevation through your senses.