Daniel Mouthon studied at Zurich Conservatory, taking degrees in piano with Jürg von Vintschger, in vocals with Kathrin Graf and in composition with Gerald Bennett. Since 1985 he works as a composer, mainly in the fields of musical theatre and multimedia. As an improvising and interpreting vocalist he performed a.o. works of Luciano Berio, John Cage and Peter Maxwell Davies. He teaches at the University of Zurich and does research work for the 'Institut für Theorie der Gestaltung und Kunst (ith)' at HGKZ (Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich). In 2010 Daniel Mouthon was awarded the city of Zurich’s bursary.