percussionist / sound artist
Daniel Buess was a drummer, percussionist and experimental musician born in Basel, Switzerland. He was involved in a number of groups and ensembles in the experimental field, such as Ensemble Phoenix Basel, CORTEX and 16-17 (with Alex Buess), Buggatronic (with James Hullick) and more. Buess’ collaborations included artists, such as Antoine Chessex, Zbigniew Karkowski, Phill Niblock, Julio Estrada, Chulki Hong, Stephan Wittwer, Iancu Dumitrescu, Z'EV and many others.
Regularly touring through Europe, Asia and Australia, Daniel Buess performed at the most highly recognized festivals for experimental music, as well as at numerous underground spaces, open spaces and independent venues. His own independent projects and performances – which preferably took place at the more unusual spaces, such as car workshops or abandoned train stations – often made extensive use of self-made percussion devices, built from a wide range of innovative materials and electronic components.