Harpist Julie Campiche’s work is an on-going process of musical innovation. Through research and experimentation she has developed the use of electronic effects that enhance the scope of her improvisational work. She has a very personnel technique and her own musical language. Julie introduced her harp into the world of jazz and contemporary music in a very organic way. She now performs in numerous European clubs and festivals on a regular basis. Through her innate curiosity and desire for new experience she plays with groups that have diverse instrumentation and esthetics. Be it theatre or contemporary performance, octets or duos, compositions or free-style improvisation, Julie infuses her music with an urgent fragility.
In addition to her concerts as a performing musician, Julie recently discovered a great interest in composition. In 2016, Julie received the mandate from RTS (Radio Television Switzerland) to create the radio jingle Espace 2 which was on the air from September 2016 to March 2020. In November 2019, at the request of the Barena orchestra Capella Jenensis based in Jena, Julie wrote the music for a meeting between her quartet and a quartet of musicians from this baroque ensemble. In 2020, Julie had the pleasure of being one of the three composers of the Bodycity project, a multi-disciplinary show that took place in Lausanne as part of the Youth Olympic Games.
Her sound on the harp is very individual and captivating, her music from groovy to contemplative, from ambient to modern jazz, with deep musical content, at the same time accessible and challenging and rewarding when listening closely. And it can be all that in one song … without losing its magic!! Julie Campiche is sure an artist to have an eye on for the future!
All that jazz - Wulf Muller
14th February 2020
« More subtle, yet equally impressive, Swiss harpist Julie Campiche’s UK debut revealed a unique voice both in her electro- nically processed instrument and the style of her playing
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