Fritz Hauser


Fritz Hauser, born in Basel in 1953, has developed solo works for drums and percussion, compositions for percussion ensembles, solo percussionists, orchestra and vocal ensembles, as well as sound systems, radio plays, film soundtracks and music for readings. His work is interdisciplinary: he works with lighting specialists, stage directors, architects and choreographers. In the field of percussion he works around the world with the principal soloists and percussion ensembles, such as Kroumata, Steven Schick, Keiko Abe and Nexus. He has recorded numerous CDs as a soloist and with a variety of ensembles. In 2012 Fritz Hauser won the City of Basel Prize for Culture and in 1996 the Canton of Basel-Country Prize for Music. During the summer of 2018 Hauser was composer-in-residence at the Lucerne Festival.