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Fritz Hauser
Fritz Hauser
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Artist Biography

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  • Band/Affiliation: Independent
  • Country: Switzerland

Born 1953 in Basel, Switzerland, Fritz Hauser has developed his sound language in the most varied ways. With solo concerts, in different small and large groups, in multi media projects (theatre / dance / film / radio / architecture), and with numerous recordings, he has contributed to the development of the drumset from a mere timekeeper to an instrument. His concert tours have taken him around the world.

Fritz Hauser has commissioned and performed works from different composers. Among these numerous works for drumset solo ( a.o. by John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Rob Kloet, Bun Ching Lam, Joey Baron, Stephan Grieder, Pierre Favre, Mani Planzer, Robert Suter, Warren Smith, Franz Koglmann, Art Clay...)

In the area of improvised music he has collaborated with a whole list of musicians. Urs Leimgruber, Joelle Leandre, Marilyn Crispell, Christy Doran, Lauren Newton, Patrick Demenga, Michael Askill...

He has a steady collaboration with dancer / choreographer Anna Huber as well as with the architect Boa Baumann.

Since the Stockholm International Percussion Event 1998 he has worked with various percussion soloists and - ensembles all over the world: Kroumata, Steven Schick, Keiko Abe, Synergy Percussion, Speak Percussion, Nexus...

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