BUREAU BUREAU are Michael Cina (dr, vib) and Sonia Loenne (vox, p).
BUREAU BUREAU play experimental music that gravitates around poetry. We play duo concerts and work on several other projects: this year, we've composed a piece of slow music for an improvising Large Ensemble that tells of Glacier Melting (more of that here soon). Also we wrote some re-works of an ensemble of friends and played them at the Cologne Jazzweek. Right now we're working on a program about a churches reverb. In June, we've released our first album as a booklet.
Besides looking for new sounds, it is vital to us to be rooted in our time and to not lose touch with what's going on around us. Basically, we are an actual bureau for smaller and larger stories. And sound. Sound!
The project BUREAU BUREAU was awarded the ZKB Jazzpreis 2022. We've toured for the DKSJ Exchange Nights and were nominated for the Women in Jazz Award (Halle, GER) 2022. We've been lucky to play at nice venues and festivals, for example: JAZZNOJAZZ Festival Zürich, Moods Zürich, Cologne Jazzweek, bee-flat Bern, Jazzclub Leipzig, Chorus Jazzclub Lausanne, Club Knox Luzern, Jazzcampus Basel, Le Singe Bienne, in Darmstadt, Dresden, Chemintz…