Alain Rieder
Switzerland
Alain Rieder shares his time between live and studio playing, and teaching the drumset, in Switzerland and abroad.

Born in Geneva in 1955, he first studies cello for about ten years.

An autodidact drummer from the age of 15, he decides to concentrate on drumming at 20.

A graduate from PIT (Percussion Institute of Technology - Musicians Institute, Los Angeles) in 1982, he goes through diverse phases of personnal practice and teaching, that lead him to write the drum book "Time Manipulation".

Alain has played and/or recorded with :

Frank Gambale (Montreux & Antibes Jazz Festivals 1989, JazzIn Concert - DRS TV 1992, with Jimmy Earl, Tom Coster & Mike Fahn.

Fritz Hauser (Perspectives Percussives - La Btie, Festival de Genve 1993)

Ruud Wiener ("The Go- Between")

The ensemble of Centre International de Percussions.

Grafitti - Haakon Graf's Band w/Terje Gewelt (Haakon Graf's Grafitti has also released a CD with Dennis Chambers & Gary Grainger)

French pop/rock group Quai des Brumes (two singles : "Le Baiser qui Tue", "Dommage qu'on soit Pacifiques" - CBS/Epic).

Chris de Burgh (TV); Ronan Keating (TV).

Robin Kenyatta.

Zappa Special (a group playing covers of FZ's compositions).

Stryge; Angle; BlueBird & the Sky; Paolo Bellinati; Handle With Care; Pascal Auberson; Alain Monney; Moncef Genoud; Jacques Demierre; Olivier Rogg & Philippe Dragonetti; Nicolas Hafner; Christie K; Diana Miranda; The Munch; JFM the Inguitarissable, Zep'n'Greg.
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