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QUANTACT is not only a story of music but, above all, a story of friendship. The quartet was born in 2018 in the context of an artistic residency offered by the AMR association in Geneva, which allowed Lausanne-based double bassist Cédric Gysler to compose new original music and to bring together on stage the group that would perform it, thus creating the QUANTACT quartet.


For this line-up, Gysler called around him musicians with whom he has been collaborating for many years: saxophonist Manu Gesseney, pianist Gabriele Pezzoli and drummer Francesco Miccolis.

The album 'Survenir' was recorded in September 2022 in the RSI studios in Lugano, is co-produced by Rete Due and released in 2023 by the record label Altrisuoni/PBR, which celebrates its its 30th anniversary this year.


The result of this collaboration between musicians from French- and Italian-speaking regions of Switzerland is a music about risk and trust. About mystery and poetry. About open boundaries between established structures and freedom. 

Cédric Gysler bass, compositions

Manu Gesseney alto saxophone

Gabriele Pezzoli piano

Francesco Miccolis drums




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Contact, booking, CD orders

Cédric Gysler

+41 78 663 50 11

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