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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.





 

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


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


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


Brunnenchor, Semier Insayif &
Vienna Improvisers small Orchestra

Brunnenpassage, Vienna 2016


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
ZOOM! Festival
WUK, Vienna 2016


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


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


icc - for Haydnorchester Eisenstadt
workshop and concert

OHO - Offenes Haus Oberwart 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, Vienna 2015


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'Inmitten, umgeben von Objekten'
Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna 2015


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'Im Fluß des Möglichen'
Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna 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*, Vienna 2014


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


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


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'Evocation For Lift-Off' with Thomas Havlik
performance integrating ‘remains of space’,
installation by Anna Mitterer and Matthias Buch
moe, Vienna 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, Vienna 2012


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


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


icc for choir for the project
'coincidentia oppositorum'
concert for choir, five electronic musicians
and percussion

Festival Wien Modern, Brunnenpassage
Vienna 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, Austria 2012


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


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


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

Brunnenpassage, Vienna 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, Austria 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, Vienna 2010


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


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


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


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


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


icc - workshop & concert for Jazzseminar
Big Band Dornbirn

Hittisau, Austria 2009


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
'L'art brut prefere'
with author Gerhard Jaschke
Festival gugginger irritationen
Art Brut Center Gugging, Austria 2008


Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
part of EU-project MELT - migration and local tradition with authors Semier Insayif (arab., ger.) and
Zwetelina Damjanova (bulg., span., ger.) and
musicians from Romania, Poland, England & Germany
Soho in Ottakring / Brunnenpassage, Vienna 2008


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


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

which annualy invites another conductor to work with
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
'ich spreche nicht : illusionsgebiet nervenruh'
with authors
Magdalena Knapp-Menzel and Gerhard Jascke
video
Porgy & Bess, Vienna 2007


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

22 participants
Creative Music Festival
Shiga, Japan 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, Austria 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





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