Smallforms w/ Michael Fischer x Sirius Electrique

the monthly series of smallforms seeks to support contemporary and experimental forms of music which require an attitude of listening.

in collaboration with the artspace

Friday 18.10.19
Doors: 20h
Music: 20h30

★ Michael Fischer
Michael Fischer works on the speech immanence of sounds, their sculptural and dramatic evidence, in contemporary improvised and experimental music/noise/soundscapes on tenor saxophone, violin and conducted instant compositions.
In 1999, he began to integrate the electroacoustic phenomenon feedback into his instrumental work and developed a unique technique and an exclusively analog, non- effect-based instrument the feedback-saxophone: micro- and macro-movements of the instrument / body, creating the texture within an dialog of the sonic reflections of the space. Further development of this instrument at ZKM / Karlsruhe followed by a presentation at the ZKM ‚Globale‘-Festival. He has worked with outstanding artists and early key-figures in improvised music, as well as significant artists in experimental poetry, conceptual art, visual poetry and dance/performance.

In 2004 he launched the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra and works as instant composition conductor with numerous international large ensembles/choir for festivals, universities a.o. Performances, tours, guest-lectures all over Europe, Libanon, Japan, the USA and Canada.
Collaborating with writers in experimental literature since 2003, he established a radio and live setting with 3 CD-players for ad hoc soundscaping in cooperation with readings of experimental and sound poetry with performances for festivals and international houses of literature; rcent performances at Beat Museum San Francisco, Beyond Baroque L.A. or ORF Kunstradio.
Guest-lecturer at University of California Irvine, Newcastle University/UK, Peabody Institute – The Johns Hopkins University/USA, University for Architecture Vaduz/LI, University of Applied Arts/A, Bruckner University/A, Seiwa University/J, Conservatorio Superior Vigo/ES, Goethe Institut Palermo a.m.o.
Performances all over Europe, Libanon, Japan, the USA, Canada – Irtijal Festiv. Beirut, ReMap4 CAMP Athena/GR, Festiv. Internacional de Improvisación Madrid, Festiv. Wien Modern/A, Donaufestiv./A, MAK – Museum of Applied Arts Wien, Bunka Kaikan Tokyo, Sonic Circuits Festiv. Washington DC, High Zero Festiv. Baltimore, Coaxial Arts L.A., Festiv. Globale ZKM Karlruhe, POL-Festiv. Neue Musik Frankfurt, Festiv. Kaldeidophon/A, Elevate Festiv./A, Festiv. ArtActs/A, Festiv. Konfrontationen/A, Moozak Festiv./A, CM-Festiv. Osaka/J, Urbanguild Kyoto, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, STEIM/NL, Knitting Factory NYC, Vortex Jazz Club London/GB, Beat Museum/San Francisco, Red Room Baltimore, Array Space Toronto, Auditorio Parco Renzo Piano Building L’Aquila/IT a.m.o.

★ Sirius Electrique
Sirius.minimal (electrique) ist die elektrische Version eines Langzeit-Duos von Sara Zlanabitnig und Milly Groz – Benannt nach Sirius („Hundsstern“), dem hellsten Stern am Abendhimmel.
Zlanabitnig und Groz improvisieren frei zwischen stehenden Klängen, flimmernden Loops und Geräusch-Ballungszentren.
Hier liegt kein Hund begraben, er leuchtet elektrisch in die Nacht.

Sara Zlanabitnig – Querflöte & Effekte
Milly Groz – Tasten


smallforms is a platform and music label for contemporary and experimental forms of music which require an attitude of listening. the monthly series consists of recording sessions in the afternoon and concert/live set in the evening (curated by gustavo petek) joining forces with electronic allies, spoken word, spinning tunes or sweet stuff of pop culture (curated by alisa beck) that may lead to the underworld (or hell).

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von SKE, BKA und der Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien.

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