Board of Klangbox
Patrick Schaffter - President
Anne-Catherine De Perrot - Member
Klangbox is an artistic organisation active in Switzerland and abroad and whose objective is to create bridges between music and all forms of expression (sport, dance, cuisine, architecture, theatre, astronomy, folklore, etc.).
Its originality and uniqueness result from the assimilation of these means of expression into each new musical project.
Mainly contemporary, improvised, classical or popular, music is the central axis around which the multiple possible artistic and spatial configurations are articulated.
Pascal Viglino is the current artistic director.
Klangbox performs throughout Switzerland and abroad (Landesmuseum Zürich, Festival du Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, Musikfestival Bern, Verbier Festival, Théâtre du Crochetan de Monthey, Dampfzentrale Bern, Verbier Art Summit, Pfingskonzerte Ittingen, Davos Festival, Petithéâtre de Sion, Germany, France, Egypt and Italy).
Tilt: can we start again? and Soledades, variations of solitudes, the new creations by Klangbox are currently on tour.
Klangbox was awarded the 2012-13-14 MusiquePro Scholarship
Klangbox is an official partner of the Nestlé Foundation for the Arts 2019-2020.
Percussionnist - composer - performer
Pascal Viglino received the 2012 Cultural Recognition Prize for Music from the Canton of Berne.
In 2015, he also received the Prize for Cultural Encouragement from the Canton of Valais.
Pascal Viglino studied classical and contemporary percussion, composition and musical theatre at the conservatories of Geneva, London, Barcelona, Berlin and Bern.
He has been a active member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra, the Orquesta do Algarve (Portugal), the Durban Philharmonic (South Africa), the Academia d'orquesta del Grand Teatre Liceu Opera (Barcelona),, ensembles with which he has performed in more than forty countries.
He regularly performs with various orchestras and contemporary music ensembles (Bern Symphony Orchestra, Eklekto Geneva Percussion Ensemble, Camerata Variabile, Zurich Opera, Camerata Bern, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Kammerorchester Basel, Ensemble Contrechamps, Kammer Neuemusik Ensemble Berlin, Kammerorchester Bern, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Bergen Philharmonic (Norway), as well as with other music ensembles.
He has been awarded various national prizes and scholarships.
Pascal Viglino leaded various artistic projects for the Verbier Festival, Musikfestival Bern, Festival Hik et Nunk, the Pfingskonzerte of Ittingen, the Davos Festival. He is also a composer for various musical theatre projects.
In 2011, he founded the artistic platform KLANGBOX and is its artistic director.
In 2015, he created XiViX Op. 1515 for Mannequins & Ensemble as part of the Pro Helvetia Foundation's international cultural exchange programme "Viavai, Switzerland-Lombardy". Project for which he collaborated with twenty Swiss and Italian artists, including the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan.
In 2016, he collaborated with the singer-uddist Wael Sami Elkholy to found the first Music-theater ensemble of the Middle-East, in Cairo-Egypt.
The latest shows of Klangbox, TilT: can we start again? and SOLedades, variations de solitudes are currently on tour.
In 2018 he was the guest artist at the Verbier Art Summit and he also performed at the Monte-Carlo Spring Festival of the Arts.
Pascal Viglino is a visiting professor in the Music Theatre departement of the University of the Arts of Bern.