The ZusammenSpiel has been founded in 2001 by Matthias Winkler (painter) and Daniel Küffer (musician, composer). Ever since, these two innovative artists have been following an innovative path searching possibilities and formats how to use their art forms in the context of live communication events for corporations and institutions of all kind. Integrating art and corporate culture, they have created a large number of methods and techniques which are truly unique. Every project is an individual and tailor made concept for the specific topics of the client which has lead to amazing flexibility and experience. For their live performances, Matthias Winkler and Daniel Küffer expand their line up with further musicians, presenters, actors or other artists in order to create the perfect team.
Matthias Winkler - painter
Matthias Winkler, born in 1966, is living in a former cinema in Münsingen near Berne, Switzerland. After a training as a educator, he took classes at the artschool “Schule für Gestaltung, Bern”. Since 1991 he has been working as a independet artist showing his works in Thun, Berne, Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Essen, Munich, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Lissabon and New York. His art is lively, refreshing and colorful. As a creator and innovator within the ZusammenSpiel, he translates fact content into visual concepts, performing live at a custom made reproduction table allowing to beam his paintings on any size of screen. His works are also known from his designs for the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2001 and for Swiss watchmaker Swatch.
Daniel Küffer – musician, composer
Daniel Küffer was born in 1966 into a family dedicated to music. In 1993 he graduated from the Swiss Jazz School in Berne with merits. Soon after he gained major reputation as a soloist, composer and band leader releasing six personal CDs and performing on more than 200 recording sessions. Being one of the top Swiss sax players, he also works regularly for major TV shows with live bands and has been directing musical programs for major corporate events. Since 2001 he has been working with Swiss harp virtuoso Andreas Vollenweider and other international acts. His composing and sax playing are dedicated to rhythmic and melodic precision however deeply rooted in a deep emotion and intuition.