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Einige Pressestimmen

 

2016

Tagesanzeiger (Kritik 'Wo ist Mo?')

Jazzpodium (CD Kritik Luca Sisera Roofer 'Prospect')

 

2015

NZZ (CD Kritik, Konzertvorschau 'Billiger Bauer, Herbstlieder')

Bad Alchemy (CD Kritik Billiger Bauer "Herbstlieder")

 

2013

Aargauer Zeitung (Premieren-Kritik 'BlackMagicBullet')

SRF 'Haben Sie Töne?'

Musik + Theater (Reinmar Wagner über L'HOMME QUI RIT)

SRF Kultur Kompakt (Beat Blaser über L'HOMME QUI RIT)

Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Alfred Zimmerlin über L'HOMME QUI RIT)

Aargauer Zeitung (Markus Christen über flussaufwärts)

 

2012

Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Konzertkritik Billiger Bauer 'Herbstlieder')

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (CD-Kritik ZJO 'Song')

Aargauer Zeitung (CD-Kritik ZJO 'Song')

Schwäbisches Tagblatt (Konzert-Kritik ZJO 'Song')

Kulturtipp (Portrait von Urs Hangartner)

Radio DRS 2 (Isa Wiss über 'Song' - Interview von Beat Blaser)

 

"(...)Inzwischen organisiert die Kerngruppe im "Mullbau" gegen 45 Konzerte im Jahr.(...) Die Sängerin Isa Wiss hat die Kinderkonzerte lanciert, die monatlich stattfinden und auch von den Kindern und Eltern der "Lindenstrasse" geschätzt werden. Da drängen sich im "Mullbau" schon mal bis zu siebzig Personen.(...)"

WOZ MUSIK (Fredi Bosshard)

(Eine Beilage der Wochenzeitung WOZ Nr. 42 18. Oktober 2012)


2011

Neue Luzerner Zeitung (Portrait von Pirmin Bossart)


2010

Kulturmagazin (Kinderkonzerte)

Kulturmagazin (Kulturköpfe 2010)

Jazz'n'More (Lucerne Chicago Connection - Jazzfestival Willisau)

Neue Luzerner Zeitung (Sopstock)

Kulturmagazin (Sopstock)

 

"One would not imagine diminutive Isa Wiss performing the kind of amazing growling-and-gargling tones and spiteful hysterics heard in Sopstock. Hailing from Switzerland, like her comrade Unternährer, this girl is a most welcome revelation, possessing the qualities that typically define a worthy virtuoso of the vocal cords. She uses them all in a Shelley Hirsch / Ute Wassermann / Phil Minton hybrid which touches on a multitude of guttural aspects with brainpower and irritability depending on the moment, but also with a dose of grace. Not to mention the irony and the onomatopoeic bravura - the ranting swapping of invectives (Léandre-style) in "Cyn" is a veritable comic masterpiece. Even when a couple of stereotypes try to rear their ugly heads - the Donald Duck-ish "Londing" for example, or the mandatory track with unnatural laughter that seems to be a requirement for every avant singer - Wiss reduces the excess of obviousness with an indescribable plus that renders amusing what was expectable. Unternährer is a very fine, sensitive player, the tuba an ideal complement with lots of invigorating timbral facets, absurd pitch fractioning and equally hilarious traits. But it is clear that his role here is that of creating the ultimate complement and the episodic interference to the clamorous manifestation of Wiss's talent, the actual billboard of this recording."

Paris Transatlantic Magazine, summer 2010 (Massimo Ricci)

 

2009

"Swiss vocalist Isa Wiss, who's been in town since February as part of a sister-city program Chicago maintains with Lucerne, has an extraordinary range: she's sung electro-pop and straight jazz equally convincingly, and when she improvises freely her repertoire of nonverbal sounds is as deep as the vocabulary of any instrumentalist. On an unreleased recording with Swiss tubaist Marc Unternahrer (of the Chicago Luzern Exchange) she sounds like Phil Minton or Diamanda Galas, though she has a greater affinity for conventional opera than either - her gasps, cries, and glottal eruptions are some of the most abrasive and inhuman I've ever heard, and she delivers them with meticulous control. She's been working with many local improvisers during her stay, and for her final performances in town she'll play with several of them. Headlining is a trio of Wiss and clarinetists Jason Stein and James Falzone (vibist Jason Adasiewicz will sit in for a few pieces), which I've already heard via some gorgeous unreleased studio recordings; on the written-out tunes, the horn players caress her sweet, abstract melodies with their own astringent yet lyrical lines, and on the improvised pieces she masterfully complements Stein and Falzone with gorgeous floating tones and jagged, consonant flurries..."

Chicago Reader, May 21, 2009 (Peter Margasak)

 

2008

All About Jazz (Sha's Banryu)

Ensuite Kulturmagazin Ausgabe Zürich (Sha's Banryu)

 

2006

Irish Times (Beginning To End)
Entlebucher Anzeiger (Duo Wiss/Sisera)
Irish Times (Beginning To End)

2005
Südostschweiz (Interview mit Isa Wiss)

2004
Kulturmagazin (Dashes 'Blades Of Grass')

2003
Der Landbote (Interview mit Isa Wiss)
CD-Taufe SchnoZgroup (Chadafö)
Churer Magazin (SchnoZgroup)
Hoerbar, Jazz 'n' More (SchnoZgroup 'Chadafö')

© Isa Wiss 2015