Dedicated to the world-renowned XASAX quartet, composer Alex Buess presents this incredible modern piece for modular saxophone quartet. Drawing on a number of music styles, Buess composed this piece for 2 tenors and 2 baritones (TTBB). A multitude of extended techniques are employed, including multiphonics, slap-tonguing, growls, and even ‘dental’ notes – playing with the teeth on the reed. The resulting sonic palette is both extremely interesting for the audience and a serious challenge for even the most skilled quartets.
The ENSEMBLE PHOENIX BASEL will perform my work Phylum for solo Percussion, large ensemble and live-electronics at the SUDBasel on 2014-06-01/02.
The ENSEMBLE KONTUR will premiere my work Enigma for saxophone, violoncello, electric guitar/live-electronics at Gare du Nord, Basel on 2014-05-28 will be performed
Skuto for SABRE (SENSOR AUGMENTED BASSCLARINET) commissioned IGNM ZÜRICH will be performed on 2014-04-05 at the Walcheturm Zürich.
My new work Apsis for 8 Windinstruments and percussion commissioned by TAGE FÜR NEUE MUSIK ZÜRICH will be played in concert on 2013-11-17.
Sebastian Hofmann will perform my piece N.S.for percussion, electronics, tape and video (by Christian Lichtenberg) in severeal concerts with his new program “METALL-MAGNET” on 2014-1017 to 2014-10-30
New Work Shattered Grid for the ensemble WERKTAG (sxophone, piano, percussion, acousmonium and live-electronics): Concerts in November and December 2012
2012-05-04, Basel, Haus der elektronischen Künste: Percussion & Bytes. Concert organizsed by the Basel Symphony Orchestra Percussion Ensemble directed by Domenico Melchiorre. My percussion Trio Mind Machine (1993) will be performed.
On 2011-11-10/11/12: Jolt Festival – Terrains: I will be performing with Cortex (Daniel Buess – drums/electronics, Alex Buess – saxophones/electronics, Damian Bennett – bass and Stelarc – electronic sculpter and devices) Find the program here.
On 2011-07-10 the Fonos 21ensemble (Pablo Coello – saxophones, Carlo Mendez – bass, David Duran – piano and Diego Ventoso – drums play Metatron at the Festival Ludwig Streicher in Santiago de Compostela.
In preparation: a CD with selected composed works is planed to be released towards the end of 2014
A new work commisioned by the Ensemble Phoenix Basel: Vortex_V1.01 (for bassflute, piano, percussion, live – electronics and acousmonium) and Vortex_V2(for acousmonium) will be premiered on 2009-12-10 at Dampfzentrale Bern followed by concerts on 2009-12-13/14 at the Gare du Nord, Basel. This concert will be on air on 2010-01-14 on radio DRS2.
May 2008: the 16-17 CD Gyatso has been re-released in a remastered version by Weasel Walter with new extended liner notes by Jason Pettigrew (Alternative Press) on Savageland Records.
2008-03-19 radio SWR 2: Secondbroadcasting of my work AXIS_CORE for trombone solo, stringquintet, percussion and acousmonium performed bei the Ensemble Modern directed by Johannes Kalitzke at the Donaueschinger Musiktage 2007
Broadcasting radio DRS 2 on 2007-06-14: Concert by Cortex at the Mariahilfkirche Lucerne: Vacuum Theory I-XIII on 2007-04-27
The Ensemble Modern directed by Johannes Kalitzke performes my work AXIS_CORE commissioned by SWR/Donaueschinger Musiktage. The concert of 2007-10-20 is broadcasted live on SWR2 in 5.1. surround
On 2006-02-22 Savageland Records has released the first part of the 16-17 re-release series: it`s a three CD Box containing the first three 16-17 productions: Buffbunker and Hardkore (1984/1985), 16-17 (1987) and When All Else Fails (1989). The CDs have been remastered by Weasel Walter. They are available here.
On 2005-04-24 my work Y for saxophones and live-electronics will be premiered by Saxophonic (Lars Mlekusch – saxes and Thomas Peter – live-electronics) at Gare du Nord Basel.
On 2005-08-19/20 Phylum II – Puls_S=(1_1,2,3,9) for acousmonium (16 Speakers) is premiered at the Festival of Rümlingen.
Lucerne Festival 2005: on 2005-09-17 at KKL Lucerne – Ghosts of Schizophonia (commissioned by Lucerne Festival and Pro Helvetia) andPhylum both for large ensembles with live-electronics will be performed by Cortex and Ensemble Phoenix Basel directed by Jürg Henneberger