Nicolas Buzzi is a composer, performer, and sound artist, born in Bern and is based in Zurich and Frankfurt. Buzzi works in the fields of music, installation, media, and performing arts, with a focus on activating spaces, ties, and verges, and on perspective, perception, time, and memory as well. Buzzi builds rigid conceptual constructs, dealing with human experiences of perceiving oneself and one's cultural, social, political, and spatial surroundings. Those constructs are defined in such ways that they allow to place concrete musical matter like sounds, textures, gestures, phrases or other processes in a free, sometimes intuitive manner inside them; in ways that it is possible to react to circumstances (such as moments or environments) and to integrate some of the aspects of the latter. The result is a sort of music that is often site-specific, performance-oriented, connected to acoustic phenomena and/or listening mechanisms.
Buzzi’s work is or was practiced or presented at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the HKW Berlin, at the Istituto Svizzero Milano, at NUP Tallinn, Kunstmuseum Basel, the NAC Lithuania, at the São Paulo Architecture Biennial, at Schauspielhaus Zurich, Taylor Macklin Zurich, Theater Basel, ZKM Karlsruhe.