creative all-rounder with a sense of community
Ubiquitous and creative, Louis Jucker – singer, songwriter, theatre musician, producer and curator of events – is an indispensable part of the Swiss musical scene. Born in 1987, in La Chaux-de-Fonds, he studied architecture before building up his multifarious do-it-yourself activities as a practicing "full-time punk musician". As the powerful voice and frontman of the mathcore band Coilguns, he has toured all of Europe and beyond. He composes theatre music and poetic folk songs for himself and his growing entourage of artists; tinkers with his homemade instruments and special recording techniques, and works on cross-disciplinary projects with visual artist Augustin Rebetez and actors Joël Maillard and Camille Mermet, among others. In 2015, he received an invitation to the Cité internationale des arts in Paris. In autumn 2020, he published his musical self-portrait ("Something went wrong"), a retrospective of the first 30 years of his life and career. Louis Jucker is a founding member of the Hummus Records label and the Indago association – a production platform interconnecting artists across genres through workshops, recordings and performances. He is currently working on the fourth edition of “some of the missing ones”, a participative festival scheduled for 22 - 24 May in Freiburg im Üechtland.