Since 2004, the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra has been the first big ensemble in Austria to represent a specific form of experimental composition and complex improvised music, thus entering a discourse on novel concepts of sound organisation. Ad-hoc designed structures conveyed via hand signals and co-operations with authors of experimental literature are the most characteristic features of the orchestra’s unpredictable soundscapes. In a complex web of relations in terms of both content and agents, an area of tension is opened that allows self-referential collective phrasing and shaping of musical texture and process. Michael Fischer, who launched the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra in 2004, has worked as an instant-composition conductor with improvising orchestras and temporary mega-ensembles in Europe, the United States, Canada and Japan. After his fulminant brut-premiere in November 2015, the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra ignites this time with Ferdinand Schmatz linguistic fires with his orphic sketches, then, out of silence, a performance of Marion Steinfellner (Kazuo Ohno, Charlotte Ikeda), whose spin will be in turn runway for the exploartory widnesses of the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra.
Instant Composition Conducting, Leitung Michael Fischer Literatur, Rezitation Ferdinand Schmatz Performance Marion Steinfellner Voice Boglàrka Bàbiczki, Isabel Kargl, Nika Zach Flute Tahereh Nourani Recorder Bernadette Zeilinger Bass-Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone Elisabeth Kelvin Bass-Clarinet & Soprano Saxophone Philippe Lauzier Tenor Saxophone Jakob Gnigler Trumpet & Trombone Christof Spanring Trombone Mario Vavti Acoustic Guitar Diego Mune Violine Alexander Gheorghiu Upright Viola Klara von S. Cello Margarethe Deppe, Clementine Gasser Contra-Cello Maresuke Okamoto Acoustic Bass Nina Polaschegg, Peter Herbert E-Bass Eric Normand Scivolo Michael Zacherl Turntables Wolfgang Fuchs Drums Valentin Duit