Acme Studios — Johannes Rühl

Supporting Artists since 1972

Johannes Rühl

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Johannes Rühl is an ethnologist and curator of music programmes based in the Onsernone Valley in Ticino, Switzerland. His diverse research projects focus on Switzerland's traditional musical heritage and the conditions under which it is changing.

From 2009 to 2019, Johannes directed the international music festival Alpentöne in Altdorf. At the same time he was active in alpine folk music research at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and held numerous teaching positions at universities in Switzerland and abroad. As a curator, he is particularly interested in new sounds and experimental forms that deal with the heritage of traditional music.

Johannes supervises projects and music programmes for numerous cultural institutions and festivals including Label Suisse, Zwingli-Jubiläum Zurich, Festival Rümlingen, Philharmonie Berlin, Rudolstadt-Festival, Música de Alturas in Lima and most recently for the Makan Cultural Centre in Cairo.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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