Full of energy and depth
Swiss music prize 2018
Born in Aarau in 1962, musician Dieter Ammann leads a double life. In his jazz-funk guise with Donkey Kong’s Multi Scream, he improvises at dazzling speed on bass, trumpet and keyboards. As a composer, he writes at the very slowest of tempos, creating complex pieces rich in detail. His orchestral work “Core – Turn – Boost” at the 2011 Lucerne Festival was a major international success. Bursting with pulsating energy and sonic creativity, his works deliver a profoundly physical listening experience that is very rare in new music.