Strotter Inst.

Real Name:
Christoph Hess
After more than ten years of making music with turntables, tapes and loops the swiss based musician, artist, performer and architect Christoph Hess started in 1998 the project Strotter Inst. to concentrate just on the manipulation of turntables not using any records or sounds made by someone or something else.
With five old manipulated Lenco turntables Strotter Inst. creats polymorph sound- and rhythmstructures. Inspite or probably because of the analogue sources the structures produce a contemporary and accurate athmosphere in space and time – somewhere between noise, bruitism, beat and meditative soundscapes.
The work is based on the „Strategie des Zurückbleibens“: which means observe the ideas of avantgarde, find out what is contemporary, what is relevant, what is redundant and what is just ridiculous. Finally try to do the same by anachronistic techniques while people are blended by hipness and the possibilities of new tools.
His live performances generate a dense sound and rhythmstructures by using five modified and manipulated lenco-turntables and various cut or scotched records. The music ranges from a low-fi rumble changing into concrete clicks and scrapes, followed by epic drones and multilayered broken beats to fall back into tricky bass-meditations.


er_cd_010 Strotter Inst. - Monstranz album art Strotter Inst. Monstranz(CD, Album + Flexi, 5", S/Sided, Cle) Everest Records er_cd_010 Switzerland 2004 Sell This Version
PG017, hint 05 Strotter Inst. - Minenhund album art Strotter Inst. Minenhund(CD, Album) Public Guilt, Hinterzimmer PG017, hint 05 US 2009 Sell This Version
ACPE 1001 Strotter Inst. - Live At Echokammer album art Glauser* & Strotter Inst. Glauser* & Strotter Inst. - Live At Echokammer(CDr, Album, Ltd) Attenuation Circuit ACPE 1001 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
DIV_027 Strotter Inst. - Griesgram / Querulant album art Strotter Inst. Griesgram / Querulant(Cass, MiniAlbum, Ltd) Divergent Series DIV_027 US 2016 Sell This Version
HG1701 Strotter Inst. - Miszellen album art Strotter Inst. Miszellen Hallow Ground HG1701 Switzerland 2017 Sell This Version
er_lp_087 Strotter Inst. - Entortung album art Strotter Inst. Entortung(LP, Ltd, Num) Everest Records er_lp_087 Switzerland 2018 Sell This Version
AVLP 001 Strotter Inst. - Bile Noire album art Strotter Inst. / Peter Vukmirovic Stevens Strotter Inst. / Peter Vukmirovic Stevens - Bile Noire(LP) Arpaviva Recordings AVLP 001 France 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Toll 003 Strotter Inst. - Schlepper album art Strotter Inst. Schlepper(12", Etch) Tollerort Organisation Toll 003 Switzerland 2001 Sell This Version
IS 002 Strotter Inst. - ANNA/ANNA album art Strotter Inst. ANNA/ANNA(7") Implied Sound IS 002 US 2006 Sell This Version
er_ep_033 Strotter Inst. - Bolzplatz album art Strotter Inst. Bolzplatz(10", EP, Ltd) Everest Records er_ep_033 Switzerland 2009 Sell This Version
none Strotter Inst. - Blendwerk Live #1 album art Strotter Inst. Blendwerk Live #1(Lathe, 7", Ltd, Sin) Not On Label (Strotter Inst. Self-released) none Switzerland 2021 Sell This Version
er_lux_099, er_sp1_099, er_sp2_099 Strotter Inst. - Blendwerk album art Strotter Inst. Blendwerk(7", Ltd, Num + Flexi, 7", Ltd, Num) Everest Records, Everest Records, Everest Records er_lux_099, er_sp1_099, er_sp2_099 Switzerland 2021 Sell This Version


none Strotter Inst. - Widerhall album art Strotter Inst. Widerhall(7xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Echomusic none UK 2012


none Strotter Inst. - Live Act At Oblo album art Strotter Inst. Live Act At Oblo(CD) 1000+1 TiLt none Greece 2005 Sell This Version