Since 2005, the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra has been the first major ensemble in Austria to represent a specific form of experimental composition and complex improvised music, picking up on a discourse involving novel concepts of organising sound. Impromptu compositions transmitted by hand signals and created in co-operation with writers of experimental literature inform the orchestra’s unpredictable soundscapes. Michael Fischer, who launched the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra in 2005, acts as an instant composition conductor with improv orchestras and transient major ensembles in Europe, the United States, Canada and Japan. In November, brut will open its doors for this ensemble for the first time, hosting an evening full of experimental new discoveries.
Head of orchestra
Petra Ganglbauer, Peter Waugh, Magdalena Knapp-Menzel, Dieter Sperl, Fritz Widhalm
Isabell Kargl, Boglarka Babiczki, Nika Zach, Liselotte Lengl, Claudia Cervenca, Lise Vinberg, Mara Kolibri, Susan Blanarik
Nikolaos Afentulidis, Eric Arn, Robert Brunnlechner, Margarethe Deppe, Fredl Engelmayr, Angelina Ertel, Wolfgang Fuchs, Clementine Gasser, Alexander Gheorghi, Jakob Gnigler, Christian Gonsior, Irene Kepl, Didi Kern, Herbert Lacina, Sandro Miori, Martin Mallaun, Diego Mune, Tahereh Noorani, Stefan Nussbaumer, Wolfgang Reisinger, Judith Reite, Bernhard Spahn, Christof Spanring, Nino Stelzl, Alessandro Vicard, Beate Wiesinger, Michael Zacherl, Werner Zangerle, Bernadette Zeilinger
Kindly supported by the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs.
Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Wien