Ramón Oliveras

Ikarus

Ramón Oliveras

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About

Paiste Artist Since
August 2014

Nationality
Switzerland

Main Affiliations
Ikarus
JPTR
Dalai Puma

Other Affiliations
Bee Johnson
Skyfour

Website
www.ramonoliveras.com

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Videos & Pics

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IKARUS | EFG London Jazz Festival 2020
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Biography

Ramón Oliveras is a drummer and composer from Zurich. He graduated in 2014 with a Master of Arts in jazz drumming and in 2020 with a Master of arts in contemporary composition at the Zurich University of the Arts. He focuses on his contemporary groove jazz quintet IKARUS, with whom he has released three albums on Nik Bärtsch’s boutique-label Ronin Rhythm Records, is included in the priority program of the Swiss artist council Pro Helvetia since 2020, and is touring Europe and Japan regularly. His duo JPTR, reduced to drums and vocals, released their first album in 2017 and performed at prestigious Swiss festivals such as the M4Music, Schaffhausen Jazz Festival and Lethargy Zurich. Ramón is part of the trio DALAI PUMA, founded in 2019, which celebrates queerness, Dadaism and pop with weird indie rock. He is also an author of the future audio play Weissverschiebung (together with Tobias Pfister and Noah Punkt), composes and plays music for contemporary dance productions, is supporting the Verein auf Utopieverdacht and is the PR strategist for the label Ronin Rhythm Records. Residencies, scholarships und prizes: – 2020 Scholersship SMV und C. & A. Kupper-Stiftung – 2020 Uncool Residency, Poschiavo CH – 2019 Prize Atelierestiendium Berlin from the Kanton Zurich – 2017 Composer Exchange, Liszt-Institute, Budapest – 2015 Residency, Maison des Artistes, Chamonix – 2013 Price of the fondation Friedl-Wald – 2013 Hirschmann scholership for extraordinary performance

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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, trashy, papery, low. Wide range, complex and moody mix. Soft and buttery feel with a very wobbly and vibrant response. Fairly defined stick sound over a dark and cloudy wash. Perfectly suited for quieter musical settings such as blues, jazz and acoustic styles. Very user-friendly for percussive use and classical mallet application.

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    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson

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