A French and Swiss composer born September 3, 1970 in Geneva (Switzerland).
Drums, classical percussion, jazz, rock and improvisation have all been markers along the uncommon path of Denis Schuler. He gained a diploma in composition in Switzerland, in 2006, after studying with, notably, Nicolas Bolens, Eric Gaudibert, Michaël Jarrell and Emanuel Nunes.
His compositions bring together these multifarious influences in all genres: illustrative music, chansons, a marathon of improvisation and art music.
Denis Schuler explores in particular the relationship between sound and silence (Sept secondes arrêtées for percussion, 2010) and the limits of the sound world: breathing (Spring for bass flute, 2012, first performed at the Fondation Suisse in Paris; In-between for string quartet and orchestra, 2010, commissioned by the Orchestre de Genève), murmured sounds (Teh for soprano, oboe, guitar, percussion, violin and double bass, 2008, commissioned by the ensemble Vortex, premiered at the Maison de la Radio in Geneva), noises (En un pli for flute and percussion, 2011, first performed in Berlin), resonance (L’autre rivage for piano, 2015, commissioned by the Philharmonie du Luxembourg and the European Concert Hall Organisation).
Also a music programmer, he investigates the contents of concerts, the venues and their reception by the public.