Thomas Kessler

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Born in 1937 in Zürich, Thomas Kessler studied German and Romanic linguistics at the Universities of Zürich and Paris, composition with Heinz Friedrich Hartig, Ernst Pepping and Boris Blacher in Berlin where he founded his own electronic studio in 1965. In the following years, he was appointed as the director of the Berlin Electronic Beat Studio and musical director of the Centre Universitaire International de Formation et de Recherche Dramatiques in Nancy, France.

From 1973 until 2000 taught composition and theory at the Basel Music Academy where he created its electronic studio. Founder of Tage für neue Musik festival in Zürich, together with Gerard Zinsstag, and the live-electronic music festival Echt!Zeit with Wolfgang Heiniger in Basel. Currently lives in Basel and Toronto.
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Albums

AM 821.10 Appels - Voix Dans Un Vaisseau D'Airain - Froissements D'Ailes - Arsis Et Thésis / Lost Paradise - Violin Control — Thomas Kessler Levinas* / Kessler* - L'Itinéraire*, Charles Bruck Levinas* / Kessler* - L'Itinéraire*, Charles Bruck - Appels - Voix Dans Un Vaisseau D'Airain - Froissements D'Ailes - Arsis Et Thésis / Lost Paradise - Violin Control(LP) INA-GRM AM 821.10 France 1979 Sell This Version
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MGB CTS-M 98 Thomas Kessler — Thomas Kessler Thomas Kessler Thomas Kessler(CD, Album) Musiques Suisses MGB CTS-M 98 Switzerland 2006 Sell This Version
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BM 30 SL1715 Basler Komponisten New Music From Basle — Thomas Kessler Thomas Kessler / Brian Ferneyhough Thomas Kessler / Brian Ferneyhough - Basler Komponisten New Music From Basle(LP) Musicaphon BM 30 SL1715 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
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Compilations

MGB CTS-M 140 Grammont Sélection 6 - Schweizer Uraufführungen aus dem Jahr 2012 — Thomas Kessler Eric Gaudibert, Michael Pelzel, Michael Jarrell, Bettina Skrzypczak, Nadir Vassena, Thomas Kessler, Martin Jaggi, Hermann Meier Eric Gaudibert, Michael Pelzel, Michael Jarrell, Bettina Skrzypczak, Nadir Vassena, Thomas Kessler, Martin Jaggi, Hermann Meier - Grammont Sélection 6 - Schweizer Uraufführungen aus dem Jahr 2012(2xCD, Comp) Musiques Suisses MGB CTS-M 140 Switzerland 2013 Sell This Version