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Max Lässer

Max Lässer

Born in 1950 in Zurich city borough 7, Max Lässer has been a professional musician since the age of 22. He began playing the guitar in his teens and founded his first band, Nirvana Unit. His first musical years were based in folk music and Max played with a number of musicians, including Walter Lietha and Bode Band.

In 1978, Max released his first album, Songs, predominantly filled with English songs and his own instrumentals. Walter Lietha and Andreas Vollenweider were among those who contributed. In the mid-eighties, Max was part of Andreas Vollenweider & Friends, touring Europe and America. As well as his various jobs as a guitarist, Max also composed music for documentary films and several children's animated films.


HvG and ChristineIn 2002, Max Lässer started the Überlandorchester, bringing together eleven experienced modern folk musicians, including colleagues from his past such as Walter Keise and Hank Schizzoe, and performed at Expo 02 in Biel. It was here that he and Hubert von Goisern performed together for the first time at the "Alpinmusikabend" that Max arranged. Besides appearing with his own band for his Grenzenlos tour, Hubert sang and yodelled together with violinist and yodeller Christine Lauterburg, with Max accompanying them on guitar. The überlandorchester then went on an extensive tour through Switzerland. A DVD of the tour will be released in March. The überland project has certainly developed somewhat from the original soundtrack CD Überland for the Schweizer Fernsehen programme Heimweh - Wohin der Win uns trägt (Homesickness - Where the wind carries us). The CD featured many of Max's old musical colleagues and was instrumental but for one track, on which Büne Huber sang.

Then at the beginning of 2003, Hubert von Goisern invited Max to play on his new production: Trad II. Max joined the other musicians on Krippenstein, and will now be performing on stage as part of the band for the 2004 tour.