Biography

Immersive drone noise and powerfull sonor landscape from Vallée de Joux – These main projects are Convulsif & OLO

Loïc Grobéty is an international musician, bassist, composer and producer. He resides at Le Pont, Vallée de Joux, Switzerland. He has been touring with his bands and projects for 10 years in countries such as Nepal, Cuba, Europe, China, Vietnam and Russia. He has just released Extinct with his rock band Convulsif on the prestigious independent rock label Hummus Records (Emilie Zoé, Louis Jucker, Qoniak, Coilguns…). For 25 years, he has been playing on the underground scene and has recorded 20 sound productions and played more than 1000 concerts. The region is not left behind as he has been the director/curator for 10 years of the festivals Hors Normes and Jazz en Rade. These two events are very important for the Swiss and international scene. In 2019, he obtained a CAS Manager socioculturel dans le domaine des musiques actuelles.

He is frequently assisted for his projects by institutions : Pro Helvetia, le Canton de Vaud, la Fondation Suisa, SIS, Nicati De-Luze, Fondation Paul Edouard Piguet, FCMA.

COLLABORATIONS
Antoine Chessex, Devin Gray, Jean-Pierre Schaller, Marc Jufer, Christian Müller, Kurt Liedwart, Boris Shershenkov, Alexei Borisov, Brinstaar, Christoph Schiller, Gaudenz Badrutt, Jamasp Jhabvala, Maxime Hänsenberger, D’Incise, Primasch, Grégoire Quartier, Cyril Bondi, Vinz Vonlanthen, Eric Fischer, Daniel Maszkowicz, Didier Séverin, Fabrice Pittet, Adriel Rüfenacht, Abstral Compost, Obake, Idal, Artk, Dominique Frey, Coralie Lonfat, Claude Schneider, Maxence Sibille, Sébastien Pittet, Francesco Miccolis, Marc Olivier Savoy, Adriel Rüfenacht…

EVENTS & FESTIVALS
Bad Bonn, Cave12, Ebullition, Silver Club, La Coupole, Bikini Test, Amalgame, Usine Genève, Caves du Manoir, Sedel, Le Bourg, SAS, Sedel, Industrie45, Z7, Espace Noir, Kuzeb, Ground Zero, Le Périscope, La Locomotive, Magasin4, DOM, Espace B, Walcheturm, Klubi, Nouveau Monde, Chorus, Casino de Montbenon, Jazzkantine, Le Singe, Embobineuse…

Kilbi Festival, Paléo Festival, Pod’Ring Festival, Hors Normes Festival, Jazz en Rade Festival, Festicheyres, Silence Festival (Népal), Rock am Wind, Zasavje Noisefest International (Slovenie), Les Nuits du Beau Tas (Belgique), Luff Festival, Willisau Festival, Barbarie Festival, Festival du Gibloux, Dao Xuan Festival (Vietnam), Inversia Festival (Russie)…

THEATRE MUSIC
OUT4 Festival – False Flag, la Manufacture, Lausanne 2017
«Le mélange de vrai et de faux est énormément plus toxique que le faux pur.» Paul Valéry

LIVE SCORE FOR FILM
Cabiria – Giovani Pastrone, Italie, 1914, 169min, Walcheturm and Filmstelle (Zürich), Le Bourg (Lausanne) / Convulsif
The Man Who Laughs – Paul Leni, USA, 1928, 107min. Walcheturm (Zürich) / Convulsif