|Born||28 January 1976|
|Died||10 March 2016 40)(aged|
|Genres||experimental, noise, improvised music, contemporary classical music|
|Occupation(s)||drummer, percussion player|
|Associated acts||MIR, CORTEX, NoiseZone, 16-17, My Daily Noise, Ensemble Phoenix Basel|
Daniel Buess (28 January 1976 – 10 March 2016) was a Swiss drummer, percussion player and sound artist from Basel.
A drummer is a percussionist who creates music using drums.
Basel is a city in northwestern Switzerland on the river Rhine. Basel is Switzerland's third-most-populous city with about 180,000 inhabitants.
He studied percussion at the Musikhochschule Basel with Siegfried Schmid and with Isao Nakamurain Karlsruhe. His studies included the traditional southindian percussion-music, specially the Mridangam from 1995 till 1998 and the Arabic percussion music during a three months residency in Cairo, Egypt from November 2007 till January 2008. He also worked as a percussion teacher at the Musikakademie Basel for many years.
The Hochschule für Musik is an institute of the City of Basel Music Academy in Basel, Switzerland. It owns the status of an advanced vocational university since 1999.
Karlsruhe's University of Music is a college of music in Karlsruhe, Germany. Originally the Baden Conservatory of Music, it was elevated to a Hochschule under the direction of Franz Philipp, who led the school from 1924 to 1942.
The mridangam, also known as Tannumai, is a percussion instrument from India of ancient origin. It is the primary rhythmic accompaniment in a Carnatic music ensemble, and in Dhrupad, where it is known as the pakhawaj.
Daniel Buess was involved in various groups and Ensembles in the realm of experimental and improvised music, such as the Ensemble Phoenix Baselof which he was a co-founder. He had been a core-member and solo-percussionist since its foundation in 1998. Other importantant acts are: CORTEX (with the composer, saxophone player and electronic-musician Alex Buess),16-17, Buggatronic (with James Hullick ), HOW2 (with the percussionist Daniel Stalder), B&B (with the flautist Christoph Bösch), MIR (with Papiro and Michael Zaugg) and NoiseZone (with Artur and Sebastian Smolyn)
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His drumming could be described as highly intense and energetic, archaic but nevertheless sophisticated and multitimbral: he tended to use electronic percussion devices as well as acoustic drums and percussion instruments. Daniel made an extensive use of his self-built percussion devices such as electronic metal shakers, percussive string instruments or electronically modified skin instruments.
On his regular tours through Europe, Asia and Australia, he performed at the most highly recognized festivals for experimental music such as Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival(2015), Lucerne Festival, Warsaw Autumn(2006), as well as at several underground-places, open spaces and independent venues.
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In 2010 he organized the Echo Festival in Belgradewhich was documented by a book as well as a CD. In November 2011 he curated and organized the very successful event TERRAINS: JOLT Swiss Australian Sonic Festival The live recordings of this festival have also been published on CD and vinyl.
In 2014, he released a solo album called "Pitch", dedicated to Zbigniew Karkowski at Pharmafabrik Recordings.
Buess died in early 2016, in his home town of Basel.
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