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Michael Fischer works as instant composition conductor with improvising orchestras / large ensembles / choirs for festivals and institutions in Europe, Canada, the USA and Japan.
Beneath his work with the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra which he initiated in 2004, focusing on collaborations with authors - mainly experimental lyrics -, Michael is invited as instant composition conductor to work with improvising orchestras and temporarily united large ensembles, to give workshops or to implement projects within interdisciplinary settings using his specifically elaborated praxis of 'instant composition conducting' (term by M. F.) which is based on a similar vocabulary of handsigns used by conduction-pioneer Butch Morris. With the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra Michael constantly works on relations of meanings of sounds in instrumental music, voice and the spoken word with protagonists of Austria's experimental literature scene with performances at Künstlerhaus Wien, 21er Haus/new Museum of Contemp. Art, Porgy & Bess a.m.o. In 2012 he was invited to put in practice a collaborative project for choir, percussion and electroacoustic music for the festival Wien Modern.





 

Brunnenpassage Summerparty
final event of a music project for refugees
icc for Brunnenchor and students

initialized by Brunnenpassage
first phase with Klangforum Wien
ArtSocialSpace Brunnenpassage, Wien 2018


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra & JumpIn!-Choir
open call project for participation
Wir Sind Wien.Festival
Reaktor, Wien 2018


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'Lovis Benté'
Künstlerhaus 1050, Wien 2018


BIO & VIO
'Interchange IV'
coop. project
Budapest Improvisers Orchestra
& Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
Harom Hollo, Budapest 2017


(super short) icc for Brunnenchor
10 Jahresfeier KunstSozialRaum
Brunnenpassage, Wien 2017


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra & JumpIn!-Choir
'Interchange III'
open call project for participation
Künstlerhaus 1050, Wien 2017


icc for Krakow Improvisers Orchestra
Cricoteka, Krakowa 2017


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'VIO : xs - invisible'
7 musicians & 5 invisible (three voices, cello, a-bass)
10 Jahre moozak - festival
WerkstattHalle Steinergasse, Wien 2017


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'Interchange II'
with guest conductor Josefa Alonso (Madrid)
& Michael Fischer
Künstlerhaus 1050, Wien 2017


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'Interchange I'
Fabrik (Seestadt), Wien 2017


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
with writer Ferdinand Schmatz

'ready for red'
butoh perf. part by Marion Steinfellner
Brut, Wien 2017


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
Exchange_ Planet VIO-3
Künstlerhaus 1050, Wien 2016


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
Exchange_ Planet VIO-2
video
Künstlerhaus 1050, Wien 2016


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
Exchange_ Planet VIO-1
Durchhaus Art Space, Wien 2016


Brunnenchor, Semier Insayif &
Vienna Improvisers small Orchestra

Brunnenpassage, Wien 2016


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
ZOOM! Festival
WUK, Wien 2016


Grand Groupe Régional d'Improvisation Libérée & Vienna Improvisers small Orchestra
Porgy & Bess, Wien 2016


icc for Bulbul & involving the audience Bulbul's 20th anniversary concerts
rhiz, Wien 2016


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'We could...'
Brunnenchor & Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
Künstlerhaus Wien, Wien 2015


icc - for Haydnorchester Eisenstadt
workshop and concert

OHO - Offenes Haus Oberwart/A 2015


10 Years V ! O - ' Momente der Gegenwart '
with authors Petra Ganglbauer, Dieter Sperl,
Peter Waugh,
Magdalena Knapp-Menzel, Fritz Widhalm
first 2 sets with authors and 18 musicians,
3rd set 36 musicians
brut Wien, Wien 2015


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'Inmitten, umgeben von Objekten'
concert at the legendary Plastikersaal
Künstlerhaus Wien, Wien 2015


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'Im Fluß des Möglichen'
Künstlerhaus Wien, Wien 2015


icc - workshop for Peabody Conservatory students
Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, USA 2014


icc for Organico Orchestra -
L'Aquila kid's choir and music students
il coro di voci bianche: 25 voices
l'orchestra d'Archi - studenti del conservatorio:
violins, violas, chello
l'orchestra della scuola media:
flutes, guitars, synth, drums
Renzo Piano Building - Auditorium del Parco
L'Aquila, Italy 2014


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'Musik für Gottes Lohn? - ein Irrtum Gottes!'
with authors
Magdalena Knapp-Menzel and Klaus Haberl
Kulturzentrum Cafe 7*, Wien 2014


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'Methodische Dichtung'
with authors
Gerhard Jaschke, Magdalena Knapp-Menzel,
Dieter Sperl, Peter Pessl
21er Haus - New Museum of Contemporary Art
Wien 2013


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'Am I here?’
with author Peter Waugh
video
Porgy & Bess, Wien 2013


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'Evocation For Lift-Off' with Thomas Havlik
performance integrating ‘remains of space’,
installation by Anna Mitterer and Matthias Buch
moe, Wien 2013


icc for Le GGRIL -
Grand Groupe Régional d'Improvisation Libérée

RMS 17 / Le grand soir / exposition
Galerie Le Paradis
Rimouski/Quebec, Canada 2013


icc for the temporarily united Rara Festival Orchestra
Rara Festival
Siracusa, Italy 2013


icc for Gis Orchester
Schl8hof Wels, Austria 2013


icc for Curva Minore Improvisers Ensemble
workshop & concert

Goethe Institut Palermo
Palermo, Italy 2013


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'This moment in time’
with author Dieter Sperl
Brick5, Wien 2012


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'Am I here?’
with authors Peter Waugh (1st set),
Magdalena Knapp-Menzel and Fritz Widhalm (2nd set)
video
WerkstattHalle Steinergasse, Wien 2012


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'blauflügler, … flügellos jedoch’
with authors
Petra Ganglbauer and Semier Insayif
Porgy & Bess, Wien 2012


icc for choir for the project
'coincidentia oppositorum'

choir, five electronic musicians
and percussion
Festival Wien Modern
Brunnenpassage, Wien 2012


icc for Genetic Choir Amsterdam,
four dancers and 17 musicians

of Amsterdam's improv. and contempor. music scene
Maarten Luther Kerk, Amsterdam 2012


icc for the temporarily united
Rara Festival Orchestra

video
Rara Festival
Palazzolo Acreide/Sicily, Italy 2012


icc at the first meeting of Styrian Improvisers Orchestra
Stockwerk Graz/A 2012


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra & choir
'einklang mitsprache’
project with amateurchoir and authors
Sakina (dt., kurd.), Magdalena Knapp-Menzel
and Gerhard Jaschke
Brunnenpassage, Wien 2011


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'Zur Morphologie der Plötzlichkeit II'
ceremonial of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the
Society of Fine Arts
Künstlerhaus Wien, Wien 2011


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'Zur Morphologie der Plötzlichkeit'
with author Gerhard Jaschke, opening of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Society of Fine Arts
Künstlerhaus Wien, Wien 2011


icc - workshop for Brunnenchor &
concert
Brunnenchor and
Vienna Improvisers Orchestra

Brunnenpassage, Wien 2011


icc - workshop & concert for
the Genetic Choir Amsterdam

Trytone Festival
Amsterdam 2011


icc for the temporarily united Full Group
25 musicians from London and Austria

V:NM - Verein Neue Musik Festival
Graz/A 2011


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
‘…alle sind wir…’
with author Semier Insayif (ger., arab.)
on migration and racism
voice, speech-, text fragments in:
wolof (african language), farsi (persian language), romanian, hungarian, kurdish and german languages
Lokativ, Wien 2010


Local & Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
with author Magdalena Knapp-Menzel,
10 amateur singers, local musicians and VIO
Festival ArtActs
St. Johann in Tirol/A 2010


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'Explosive Litaneien' with author Gerhard Rühm
on the occasion of his 80th birthday
video
ORF RadioKulturhaus, Wien 2010


icc for the temporarily united Frei-Heid Orchester
professional musicians and amateurs
Frei-Heid Festival
Stockerau/A 2010


icc - workshop with 70 students
Seiwa College/private University
Nishinomiya, Japan 2010


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'Aktuelle Berichte’
with author Gerhard Rühm
Porgy & Bess, Wien 2009


icc for Orquestra Música Espontánea Galicia
blast furnace casthouse open air at
Traumzeit Festival Duisburg
Germany 2009


icc - workshop and concert with 20 students
from classic and jazz classes
Bruckner ImprovisationsTage
Music University Linz/A 2009


icc - workshop & concert for Jazzseminar
Big Band Dornbirn

Hittisau/A 2009


icc for Orquestra Música Espontánea Galicia
Festival Deriva Jazz
Theatro Joffre, El Ferrol
Spain 2008


icc for Orquestra Música Espontánea Galicia
Sala Nasa, Santiago de Compostela
Spain 2008


icc - workshop for Orquestra Música
Espontánea Galicia

Conservatorio Superior de Música Vigo
Spain 2008


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'L'art brut préféré'
(from Jean Dubuffet)
with author Gerhard Jaschke
Festival Gugginger Irritationen
Art Brut Center Gugging, Maria Gugging/A 2008


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
with authors Semier Insayif (arab., ger.) and
Zwetelina Damjanova (bulg., span., ger.)
guest musicians from Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, England and Germany
within EU-proj. MELT:migration in Europe & local trad.
Festival SohoInOttakring
Brunnenpassage, Wien 2008


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'...1968...'
with author Rolf Schwendter
Aktionsradius Augarten, Wien 2008


icc - workshop & two concerts for F.O.C.O. -
Madrid improvising orchestra

which annualy invites another conductor to work with
Hurta Cordel -
XII. Festival Internacional de Improvisación
Madrid 2008


icc for F.O.C.O. - Madrid improvising orchestra
Casa de Los Jacintos, Madrid 2008


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'..die versteckte Buhlschaft oder von der Liebe zur Hand die dich füttert...'
with author Magdalena Knapp-Menzel
Kulturzentrum Cafe 7*, Wien 2007


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'...über maß und schnellen...'
with author Christine Huber
Offenes Haus Oberwart, Burgenland/A 2007


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'ich spreche nicht : illusionsgebiet nervenruh'
with authors
Magdalena Knapp-Menzel and Gerhard Jascke
video
Porgy & Bess, Wien 2007


icc - workshop & concert for the
temporarily united C. M. Festival Orchestra

22 participants
Creative Music Festival
Shiga, Japan 2007


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'.... ader ....'

with author Christian Katt
Kulturzentrum Cafe 7*, Wien 2007


icc - lecture 'architecture is frozen music’ & concert for
Jazzseminar Big Band Dornbirn

demonstrating music theory and orchestral structures
University for Architecture Vaduz
Liechtenstein 2006


icc - workshop & concert for
Jazzseminar Big Band Dornbirn

Dornbirn/A 2006


- and some more icc's for
VHS BigBand Heiligenstadt Vienna,
County Conservatory Eisenstadt/A, ...

 



il coro di voci bianche, l'orchestra della scuola media
e l'orchestra d'archi del conservatorio di L'Aquila, Italy




Vienna Improvisers Orchestra, Künstlerhaus Wien





Toronto Improvising Group, Array music space Toronto, Canada




https://ggril.wordpress.com/enregistrements-en-concert-live-recordings/




O.M.E.Ga., blast furnace casthouse, Traumzeit festival Duisburg





V.I.O. with Petra Ganglbauer and Semier Insayif,
Porgy & Bess, Wien





V.I.O. with Magdalena Knapp-Menzel and Gerhard Jaschke,
Porgy & Bess, Wien





Seiwa University, Nishinomiya, Japan





Vienna Improvisers Orchestra, WerkstattHalle, Wien





Orquestra Música Espontánea Galicia,
Sala Nasa, Santiago de Compostela, Spain





Orquestra Música Espontánea Galicia, Teatro Joffre, El Ferrol, Spain





F.O.C.O., Festival Internacional de Improvisación,
La Casa Encendida, Madrid





burning ... ,





... snorkeling ...




... and diving with O.M.E.Ga., Sala Nasa, Santiago de Compostela, Spain





Vienna Improvisers Orchestra with Gerhard Rühm, Porgy & Bess, Wien