Acme Studios — Urs Leimgruber

Supporting Artists since 1972

Urs Leimgruber

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Urs Leimgruber is a Swiss saxophonist, performer and composer. His musical and sound work develops itself in improvised and contemporary music, and he is the author of numerous pieces for ensembles.

Urs has worked on solo and group projects as composer or saxophonist all over the world. As a saxophonist, he has collaborated with Jacques Demierre, Barre Phillips, Thomas Lehn, Dorothea Schürch, Fritz Hauser, Joëlle Léandre, Fred Frith, Evan Parker. Urs was a Co-founder of the Swiss Group OM in the 1970s. His work is published by ECM, HatArt, INTAKT, Creative Works Records, Jazzwerkstatt-Berlin, PSI, Victo, Unit.

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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