Beat Frei
Beat Frei
alias B.free, is a self-taught musician born in Basel, Switzerland. Despite the fact that he learned to play the piano,
the accordeon and the famous Swiss Basler drum when he was a child, he never wanted to study music at any academy
to keep his mind free. As a teenager, he travelled the world playing all kinds of music in different bands.
With the increased availability of the personal computer in 1989 came new ways to create, arrange and sample music.
Beat became totally dedicated to the new medium, putting together sounds in new, different and unusual ways to create
new worlds of music. In 1995 Beat started his own record label, with Chris Air and Manuel Montanana,
for minimal house music. The label is driven by innovation and the commitment to create unusual new music and sounds.
In 1998 he gratuated in sound engineering and started to work for the Theater Basel.
During this time, Beat created many different pieces of music for theatre, Die Brandstifter (Stefan Bachmann)
film Spaziergang & Leben ist Glückspiel (Benjamin Aellen), television news jingle (Tele Basel) and
also music for ballet for choreographer like Sandra Schöll, DV8, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Richard Wherlock.
2014 ESPIRAL music for choreography from Alba Carbonell Castillo , premiere in march (Kopenhagen)
2014 EP WUT release on Dirtycat records
2013 sound for Benjamin Aellens film *Leben ist ein Glücksspiel*, music for his film *RIVEN* 2012 Music for Stone[D] Theatre Basel
2011 Release of the album KL[o]NG on ITunes
2011 Music for Switch, the first work for Phoenix dance theatre by Ballett Basel Artistic Director Richard Wherlock.
2010 New CD [HI.MAT] available on ITunes
2010 Music for theatre "DNA" directed by Elias Perrig for Theater Basel
2009 Music for "Schnauze Schätzchen ich muss zielen" directed by Susanne Hising for Theater Basel
2008 Music for DV 8 Physical Theatre Tour 2008/2009
2007 Music for Sandra Schölls Dance Performance BIOTOP
2006 Music für Sandra Schölls Dance Performance POLARFISCH world release at Warteck in Basel
2005 Music for Sandra Schölls Dance Performance Reflecting Female Bodies
2005 New CD "Chronisch" available on ITunes
2004 "Happiness" Radio Play on the occasion of the TREIBSTOFF Theatre festival in Basel
2004 Music founded for the radio play "Actionkids and the explosive" www.chinderwaelt.ch
2004 When the sleep escapes the humans - Dodgy stories from Daniil Charms at Theatre Basel
2003 Offensive Sad - Presentation at Nachtcafe Theatre Basel
2002 Album the Nugenes, never released but listen your self
2002 FREEZONE, (projectstudio). several projects with ANNABOLIKA , KAT, CP and several RMX's
2002 DANCEHALL, a Detroit-track, successful in Hong Kong (Cash)
2002 Music for "Biedermann und die Brandstifter" Theatere-Basel. Directed by Stefan Bachmann.
2000-2002 The RANDOMKINGS played live soundtrack to "METROPOLIS" Film Fritz Lang [1926].
2000 Rauminstallation im Sudhaus Warteck "Weekend of the allstars"
1998 MINIMALWORKZ II @ MAS
1998 composed the trailer "punkt 10 " for Telebasel
1997-98 Drum`n`bass Remix from a Song of the band "Cropcircles"
1997 MO-RECORDS (M. Montanana and C.Ruegg )release of 3 progressive CD’s ATON / KLIMA / DJANCE
1997 MINIMALWORKZ I release from a collection of 12 minimaltechnosongs
1996 Remix from 2 Songs of Daenu Siegrist [RMX]
1996 release of African Fly a Housetrack on Vinyl under the name B•FREE
1995 recording of the album INCANTATIONS [cd and videoclips] with Dale Powers
1992-93 various recordings and concerts with BOMBAX
1990 "Soundnet 111 " with FIDO Koelliger (midistudio)
1986 Schlagzeugspektakel Fritz Hauser
1974-85 div. Bands as the drummer, LIMIT, Manic Peter & the Souldamage Club, The Bank, BOF, Falling Moon etc.