Alex Buess

* 1954

Alex Buess is a musician, saxophonist, composer, producer and audio engineer who was born in Basel. He collaborates (has collaborated with) Stephan Wittwer, Paul Schütze, Kevin Martin, Peter Brötzmann, William Parker, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Bill Laswell, Kevin Shields, Tim Hodgkinson, Michael Wertmüller and many others.
He plays in the groups ICE, GOD, Phantom City, the Bug, Sprawl and his own group 16-17. Buess has written compositions for various contemporary music ensembles and also works as a producer and sound engineer. His compositions are performed at home and abroad.
Alex Buess has received various prizes and sabbatical years including those offered by the Musikkreditkommission of Basel City in 1992 and the Robert Thyll-Dürr Foundation in 1998.
He has appeared at various festivals including Huddersfield New Music Festival (England), Rostrum for Electroacoustic Music (Austrian/Swiss contribution 1997 Radio DRS 2), Tampere Festival (Finland), Musique Action Vandœuvres-les-Nancy (France), Taktlos 1995 (CH), Tonart Festival 2000 (CH), Festival de Musica Contemporanea in Quito (Ecuador), and the Encuentro de Compositores Bolivianos in Sucre (Bolivia).
Buess's work reflects his experience with electronic technology, written contemporary music, film music, new mixing and production techniques and computer music.

Alex Buess


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Ensemble Phoenix Basel
Jim Grimm: Kammerkonzert
Beat Furrer: still
Fausto Romitelli: Cupio dissolvi
Jorge Sánchez-Chiong: Veneno 5
Alex Buess: Ghosts of Schizophonia
(Ensemble Phoenix Jürg Henneberger)


Grammont Porträt MGB CTS-M 106
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 203
Price CHF: 30.-

Marcus Weiss
Thomas Müller: Secco
Alex Buess: ATA 9 für vier Sopransaxophone
Franz Furrer-Münch: Aufgebrochene Momente
Marcus Weiss: Withe Frames
Daniel Weissberg: So long
Thomas Kessler: Inselmusik
(Trio Accanto: Marcus Weiss; Yukiko Sugawara; Christian Dierstein; XASAX/Paris; Matthias Würsch)


Musiques Suisses MGB CTS-M 86
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 96
Price CHF: 30.-



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