Strotter Inst.

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

Singles & EPs

Toll 003 Strotter Inst. - Schlepper Cover-Design Strotter Inst. Schlepper(12", Etch) Tollerort Organisation Toll 003 Switzerland 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
IS 002 Strotter Inst. - ANNA/ANNA Cover-Design Strotter Inst. ANNA/ANNA(7") Implied Sound IS 002 US 2006 Diese Version verkaufen
er_ep_033 Strotter Inst. - Bolzplatz Cover-Design Strotter Inst. Bolzplatz(10", EP, Ltd) Everest Records er_ep_033 Switzerland 2009 Diese Version verkaufen


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


none Strotter Inst. - Live Act At Oblo Cover-Design Strotter Inst. Live Act At Oblo(CD) 1000+1 TiLt none Greece 2005 Diese Version verkaufen