2022 «Get Going!» Portrait Series
Mario Batkovic is one of the most virtuoso and internationally renowned Swiss composers and musicians. The accordionist from Bern is involved in numerous projects, builds innovative instruments and experiments incessantly in the field of tension between pop, rock and contemporary music. In order to explore and create new sound spaces, incessant research, development, composition and experimentation are central to his work. Thanks to the «Get Going!» contribution, Mario Batkovic is now given one of the most important factors for creativity: time!
«Get Going!» has existed as a FONDATION SUISA funding offer since 2018. With this new form of a grant, creative and artistic processes that do not fall within established categories are given a financial jump-start. At monthly intervals, we present the eight recipients of the 2022 «Get Going!» grant individually.