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An eclectic and undoubtedly innovatory composer, trumpeter and investigator of electronics, Markus Breuss is an emblematic figure of the creative freedom.
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An eclectic and undoubtedly innovatory composer, trumpeter and investigator of electronics, Breuss is an emblematic figure of the creative freedom. A traveller that alternates every year his stay in Spain with long periods in India, he combines, in his music, the remotest influences with a drastic review of popular music from electronics, collage and chamber music compositions. His contemporary background and the constant interest for eastern music turn him into one of the most singular composers and multi-instrumentalists of the European musical scene. He is the founder of one of the most interesting Spanish groups: Clónicos. As improviser are interesting his works with Scorecrackers and lately with Kalimpong Trio.
Born in Alstatten (Switzerland) in 1956, he is a recognized performer, composer, and developer of his own sound by making electronic-acoustics instruments and diversity experimentation in the music sphere. This eclectic composer and multi-instrumental performer who establish his residence in Madrid (Spain) in 1982 is certainly the most emblematic and liberal figure of the spanish vanguard. Markus Breuss is the only possible and concrete personality representing the passage between the noise to the post-noise in the spanish contemporary music. He has register more than 90 tunes including electronic-acoustic music and Chamber music. In 1962 by the hand of his father Joseph Breuss, trumpet player member of the Symphonic Orchestra of Switzerland who teach him the music that bring him to start as a trumpet player in the Opera of Saint Gallen (Switzerland) with Aida of Verdi. All this background and his continuos interesting for the oriental music make this mixture and contrasting artist one of the most vanguard multi-instrumentalist and revolutionary figure in the European panorama.
He has collaborated with groups such as: Margind Band, Moslang-Guhl Duo, Big Band AMADS, Luis De Pablo, Malcom Goldstein, Taller de Música Mundana, Luis Paniagua, Llorenç Barber, Fátima Miranda, Sergi Jordà, Big-Band of Tolosa, Christian Marclay-Günter Müler, Finis Africae, Mil Dolores Pequeños, etc.
He performed in pretigious places as: Fundación Joan Miró (Barcelona), Arco (Madrid), Cycle of Experimental Music (Universidad de Valencia), Jorge Kreisler Gallery (Madrid), Biodealdia eta Muzak-Crash (Guipozcoa), Spanish Jazz Festival of Copenhagüe (Dinamarca), Festival Hispano-Mexicano of Contenporary Music (Madrid), Autumn Festival (Madrid), Muestra Internacional de Teatro (Valladolid), Jazz Festival of Moers (Germany), Swiss Club (Switzerland), Actual Festival (Logroño), New Spanish Music Festival (Sevilla), Madrid-Paralelo Festival (Madrid), Transformadors (Barcelona), En el Limite Festival (Santander), Espacio P (Madrid), Gràcia Territori Sonor (Barcelona), Círculo de Bellas Artes IV International Festival of Electroacoustic Music (Madrid), Hurta Cordel I Festival of improvise music (Madrid), Association Contrabajo (Huesca), Jazz in Málaga (Málaga), Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), National Auditorium of Music (Madrid), etc.

Samuel B. Jr.

 
 
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  • Seguridad y Televisión (cassette, Cloned Tapes, 1984)
  • Tubes and Cubes (cassette, Toracic Tapes, 1989)
  • Desnudo (Hyades Arts, 1992 / Doronko Records, 2000, cassette - CD)
  • Awake Hu (CD, CEDI, 1999)
  • Zwei Kompositionen (CD, Doronko Records, 1999)
  • Muda na Kenshin - Devoción Inútil (CD, Doronko Records, 2000)
    Compilations:
  • Richard Kimball es inocente (partes l a lV) (Schwarzkopf", cassette, Toracic Tapes, 1989)
  • Entschlüsse ("Franz Kafka", cassette, Hyades Arts, 1991)
  • An Urban Meeting ("Audioscope", CD, Geometrik, 1992)
  • The Return of Monster Magnet ("Unmatched Evangelio 2º", CD, Hall Of Fame, 1997)
  • Modelo Piloto 2.5 (Book-Record "Laboratorio", El Europeo, 2001)
  • Markus Breuss_Nilo Gallego: LeonCage (CD, Doronko Records, 2001)
  • Conferencia sonora (CD, Doronko Records, 2002)
  • Tsukiko Amakawa_Markus Breuss: Slow & Hard (CD, Doronko Records, 2003)
  • Markus Breuss_Tsukiko Amakawa: 7 pm Eastern Wartime (CD, Doronko Records, 2003)
  • Breuss Arrizabalaga Quintet: Concert for Kowald (CD, Hazard Records, 2003)
  • Breuss Arrizabalaga Quintet: Nfamoudou-Boudougou (CD, Hazard Records, 2004)
  • Faktor Bossar (Breuss_Amakawa): Days of Cries and Poses (CD, Doronko Records, 2005)

with Clónicos:

  • Aspetti Diversi (LP/CD, Linterna, 1985)
  • Figuras Españolas (LP, Gasa, 1988)
  • Copa De Veneno (CD/LP/cassette, Ed. Cúbicas, 1990)
  • Esquizodelia (CD, Triquinoise, 1995)
  • Clónicos/1996 - El mundo del fin del tiempo (Soundtrack) (CD, Doronko, 2001)
  • Burnt Hits (CD, Doronko, compilation, 2002)

with OCQ:

  • OCQ (LP/CD, Linterna, 1986)
  • Metalógica (LP, Linterna, 1988)

with Scorecrackers:

  • Eating Flowers (CD, Por Caridad, 1997)
  • x2 d2 (unpublished track on "Trienni" CD, G3G/Talp Club, 1999)

with Kalimpong Trio:

  • Washi Chiyogami (CD, Hazard Records, 2000)

Gregorio Kazaroff - Iñaki Rios - Markus Breuss:

  • En el Albergue de Peregrinos (CD recorded -live- in León, Doronko Records, 2002)

 

 
 
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"An advice from Mrs.Variety..." (José Ramón Rubio - EL PAÍS)

"Markus Breuss, autre 'bricoleur' genial qui use de la trompette de poche et du didjeridoo... Une approche autre et raisonnablement moderne du son." (Philippe Renaud - IMPRO JAZZ)

"Markus Breuss has sometimes been labelled as a combination of Pink Floyd with Stockhausen..." (J.M. Nativa - EL PAÍS)

"Flowers of the improvisation among the galaxies, the 'zip' sound, the dizzy rhythm. Essential." (Antonio Murga - ROCK DE LUX)

"Markus Breuss, the director of Clónicos -the purest formation of the avant-garde scene in Madrid- left us completely astonished with a collection of unexpected sonic registers." (Karles Torra - LA VANGUARDIA)

"A sublimation of the sonorous abstraction through the most beautiful chaos, near from the total nirvana... Upsetting and magisterial." (Luis Llés - DIARIO DEL ALTO ARAGON)

"...wahnsinnige und beeindruckende Musik...Die sechs ausgeflippten Spanier leisteten geistige und körperliche Schwerstarbeit, ihr Konzert wirkte wie eine einmalige Aktion, die einen völlig in den Bann zog." (M.Heinisch - SKUG, Wien)

"Actually, a model recital with no concessions; a recital that does not abund at all." (Miguel Jurado - EL PAÍS)

"Dalla Spagna, Markus Breuss con i deliziosi Clonicos ha offerto uno spettacolo vivacissimo, impeccabilmente eseguite nell´allegra 'finta confusione' del palcoscenico." (Michele Mannucci - MUSICA JAZZ)

"...that scenic self-confidence that makes his multi-instrumental spectacles to be something hardly to trivialize." (Luis Martín - EL MUNDO)

"We must label this Swiss musician, who was born in Altstätenn, as indispensable in the Spanish avant-garde musical scene. An unclassifiable self-taught person and a prototype of the current Renaissance music, Markus Breuss is guaranteed by more than 150 compositions of a very different Nature: chamber music, electro-acoustic, jazz, experimental rock, computer music and sound tracks for theatre. As an interpreter, he plays the trumpet, the tuba, the keyboards, the percussion and the fliscorno(sic.); besides, he also plays toy instruments, samplers, tapes, record players... and self-made instruments." (Antonio Murga - MUSICA GLOBAL)

"The East and its spicy flavours; jazz with experimental tradition; the gestural and the scenic matter; the sincere musical event of an improvisation with street musicians; the searching for the ancestral instruments made of bone or of the noble metal from the Tibet's mythical lutery (sic.). The ancestor and the spontaneity of the musical affair are closely bound together , generating Markus Breuss as a musician that does bind himself only from a quiet passion..." (Gonzalo Fernández - notes for the programme of "Lost and Hidden Items", open in 1999 in Museo-Centro de Arte Reina Sofía)

 

 

 
 
 
   
 
 

E de Europa (excerpt)

A Dash of Mace (excerpt)

 
 
 
 
   
     
 
 

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