Buess Daniel

Daniel Buess (dr) studied at the Musikhochschule Basel with Siegfried Schmid and with Isao Nakamura in Karlsruhe. Studies in traditional southindian percussion-music, specially the Mridangam from 1995 till 1998 and in Arabic percussion music during a three months residency in Cairo, Egypt from Nov. 2007 till Jan. 2008.
Daniel was and is still involved in various groups and Ensembles in the realm of experimental and improvised music, like “Ensemble Phœnix Basel” of which he is a core-member and solo-percussionist since its foundation in 1998, “CORTEX” (with the composer and electronic-musician Alex Buess), “16-17”, “HOW2” (with the percussionist Daniel Stalder), “Katarakt”, “Ensemble für neue musik Zürich”. “B&B” (with the flautist Christoph Bösch), “Ensemble Piano&Percussion Stuttgart”, his own Noise/Rock-Trio MIR (with Papiro and Michael Zaugg).His collaborations include artists like Alex Buess, Hany Bedair, Daniel Stalder, Zbigniew Karkowski, Kasper T.Toeplitz, John Duncan, Jürg Henneberger, Michael Wertmüller, Phill Niblock, Julio Estrada, Christoph Bösch, Volker Heyn, Thomas Lauck, Tim Hodgkinson, Papiro, Michael Zaugg, Iancu Dumitrescu and many others.
At his regular tours through Europe, Asia and Australia, he performed at the most highly recognised festivals for experimental music as well as at several underground-places, open spaces and independent venues.
In most of his own independent projects and performances which preferably happen at unusual places like car-workshops, Daniel makes an extensive use of his self-made percussion devices, built of different materials and electronics.
Occasionally, particularly in Asia, he gives master classes on electronic coffee-cans. He has various Radio and CD productions to his credit.


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