Acme Studios — Thomas K. J. Mejer

Supporting Artists since 1972

Thomas K. J. Mejer

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Thomas K. J. Mejer is a composer and saxophonist based in Lucerne, Switzerland.

As a composer, Thomas concentrates on tuned sounds, noises and anatomic rhythms such as heart pulse and breathing patterns. His compositions have been played by Allegri Quartet, BBC Singers, Ny Dansk Saxfon Kvartett, Cambridge New Music Players, Vision Saxophone Quartet, basel sinfonietta and Moscow New Music Ensemble.

Concentrating on the contrabass-saxophone, Thomas has played with KONTRA-Trio, TwoTubax, Nashi Dela, Masul and the Chicago-based wind ensembles 774th Street Quartet and Keefe Jackson’s Likely So.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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