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Bruno Spoerri

Bruno Alexander Spoerri (born 16 August 1935) is a Swiss jazz and electronics musician.

Born in Zurich, he studied applied psychology in Basel and Zurich. He played the saxophone as a student, and toured with the Modern Jazz Group Freiburg in Germany and Switzerland. In the early 1960s, he worked as a psychologist and career counsellor. He experimented with electrified saxophone and published the album Voice of Taurus in 1978.

Discography

  • Jazz-Rock Experience (Deram, 1970)
  • Glückskugel (Finders Keepers Records, 1971–1980)
  • Container (1976)
  • Voice of Taurus (Gold Records/Inzec 1978)
  • AX+BY+CZ+D=0 (1983)
  • Zürich Tenors (FFO 1983, with Ernst Gerber, Fernando Fantini, Richard Lipiec, Umberto Foletti, Rolf Cizmek, Hans Brunner)
  • Albert Mangelsdorff - Bruno Spoerri - Christy Doran - Reto Weber: Shake, Shuttle and Blow (Enja, 1999)

Awards

  • Jazz Festival Zürich 1954: First Prize for Saxophone and Band
  • Jazz Festival Düsseldorf (Deutschland) 1956: Second Prize for Alto Saxophone with Modern Jazz Group Freiburg
  • Jazz Festival Zürich 1958: First Prize for Bigband
  • International Advertising Film Festival Cannes 1965: First Prize for TV-Spot Bic (Produktion Televico)
  • American TV and Radio Commercials Festival 1971: Clio for TV-Spot Riri
  • 1973 Filmpreis der Stadt Zürich
  • 1979 First prize in Ars Electronica Linz for Demonstration of Lyricon
  • 1992 Featured Guest Composer bei der International Computer Music Conference San José
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