A Portrait of the Very Dynamic Nonconformist «Ü-Musik» Composer Lucas Niggli

Tom Gsteiger
«Sometimes a music arises which hulls itself, which runs through itself, transforms itself on the go, grows out of itself, gains height, which builds bridges over the whole of the twentieth century. In turning towards the most varied currents and letting them flow together, Niggli is far ahead.» Thus describes writer Peter Weber the music of Lucas Niggli, who as «Ü-Musik» nonconformist eludes the usual division between work and leisure and is active in various formations (among others Big Zoom, Steamboat Switzerland) and music cultures (jazz, hardrock, contemporary music).

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