ABOUT JOLT IN SWITZERLAND
In 2011 JOLT will begin presenting projects through offices or HUBS around the world. In each HUB JOLT has appointed an Organiser who is resident in the region. JOLT has been involved as a project partner in Switzerland with the sound art ensemble the Swiss Australian Collectables. Both JOLT's Director, James Hullick, and JOLT's Swiss Organsier Daniel Buess played with the Swiss Australian Collectables, and it was through working with the Collectables that the connection was made. The Basel HUB will be directing JOLT activities in Switzerland in collaboration with JOLT's Melbourne based home office. Curatorially, the BASEL:HUB's focus is on sonic arts events that exist outside of mainstream aesthetic frameworks.
SWISS JOLT ORGANISER
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.
SWISS JOLT PROJECTS
SWISS AUSTRALIAN COLLECTABLES SWISS TOUR 2007
BUGGATRONIC IN AUSTRALIA 2009
BUGGATRONIC IN JAPAN 2010
SWISS JOLT CONTACT
JOLT ORGANISER, BASEL