Bertrand Denzler


Roko Crnić – e-bass (HR)

Bertrand Denzler – tenor saxophone (CH)

Marina Džukljev – piano (RS)

Tomaž Grom – double bass, electronics (SLO)

Jonas Kocher – accordion & artistic director  (CH)

Nenad Kovačić – percussion (HR)

Samo Kutin – hurdy gurdy (SLO)

Julien Mégroz – percussion  (CH)

Srdjan Muc – electric guitar, electronics (RS)

Tena Novak Vincek – violin (HR)

Robert Roža – electronics (RS)

Irena Tomažin – voice, electronics (SLO)


Initiated by Jonas Kocher, Šalter Ensemble is an electroacoustic ensemble of composers-performers-improvisers bringing together some of the most innovative musicians from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Switzerland. The ensemble performs pieces by Roko Crnić, Bertrand Denzler, Tomaž Grom and Robert Roža.

After a residency at Izlog Festival (Zagreb) in May 2017, Šalter Ensemble has played following festivals and venues/series: Izlog (Zagreb), Ring Ring (Belgrade), Cerkno Jazz (Cerkno), Ispod Bine (Split), Spazio Zephiro (Castelfranco Veneto), Zvokotok (Ljubljana). A concert in Switzerland is planned in 2019.

This project is produced by Association Bruit and co-produced by Zavod Sploh Ljubljana, Jazz Cerkno and Student Center/Izlog Festival Zagreb. Partners: Ring Ring Festival Belgrade and Ispod Bine Festival Split.

Šalter Ensemble is supported by Swiss arts council Pro Helvetia, SUISA Fondation, Fondation Henneberger-Mercier, Canton of Bern and City of Biel/Bienne.


Bertrand Denzler and Jonas Kocher also play occasionally as a duo.



Jonas Kocher


Zavod Sploh