Different Beat is a programme exclusively dedicated to Fritz Hauser – a ‘portrait’ of the Basel­ born composer, passionate about experimenting with percussion. We Spoke ensemble developed a close and extended collaboration with the composer over the past years, playing and recreating his music in diverse contexts. This programme was recorded for the Spanish Label Neu Records and the album will be released in December 2015.

The album will be launched on the 6th of January 2016 with Fritz Hauser at 7.30pm at H95 Raum für Kultur, Horburgstrasse 95 in Basel. Concerts will also take place on the 7, 8 and 9th of January 2016, at 8pm. Have a look at the our upcoming events!

The diverse programme grasps onto two fundamental aspects of his production, which is oriented towards minimal sound atmospheres, sometimes in an open and freely improvised way, sometimes entirely written out and precisely ordered.


Dishes (2014)
Second Thought (2011)
As We Are Speaking (2004)
Die Klippe (1995)

Fritz Hauser, Switzerland

Fritz Solo (improvised set)



Composer: Fritz Hauser
Direction: Serge Vuille
Production: Neu Records (Santi Barguñó) and We Spoke (Serge Vuille and Julien Mégroz)
Percussion: Fritz Hauser, Serge Vuille, Julien Annoni, Olivier Membrez and Julien Mégroz


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