History of the project
Baggiani / Fischer met after a performance Michael Fischer did at the Theatershool in Amsterdam in 2003, initiated by Marcos Baggiani they ended up performing together that very evening at OT301.
Starting some projects shortly after this first meeting, they developed their work also within 'on-the-edge' experimental performances such as the Bimhuis' laboratory for music & dance impro 'The Meeting Point' (nowadays 'Monday match').
Along with them played great musicisians and performers such as Daisuke Terauchi, Tamaho Myiake, Hilary Jeffery, Felicity Provan, Wilbert de Joode, Ivo Bol, Alan 'Gunga' Purves, Erik Boeren, Gregory Kazaroff, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Burton Greene, Angel Faraldo and dancers Valeria Primost, Makiko Ito, Marisa Grande, Diana Gadish or Eileen Standley a.o. at venues like: Zaal 100, Loos Foundation-Den Haag, Bimhuis, Festival Artacts-St. Johann / A, MediaArt Fest Tussenland-Kasteel Groeneveld / NL, Trytone Fest, Touring Austria 2006, WUK-Vienna, Bethanienklooster, OT301, Theater Kikker-Utrecht, Kraakgeluiden/DNK...
Michael Fischer (*1963), viennese improviser/instant composition conductor; after finishing institutional studies in Vienna in 1990 expanded exploration of the saxophone and the harmony theory in jazz; his musical language is also based on studies of european improvised music, 'neue musik', free jazz and noise. By exploring the language immanency of sound, including the phenomenon of the feedback (since 1999) Michael Fischer is permanently working on new contextualisations of the saxophone. In 2005 he founded the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra which has one focus on merging spoken experimental poetry and musical textures; instant composition conductings for improvising orchestras at festivals in Spain, Japan, Germany, Austria. As acoustic and electroacoustic improviser Michael Fischer worked in collaborations and projects since 1996 with John Edwards, Hilary Jeffery, Michael Vatcher, Felicity Provan, Mark Sanders, William Parker, Irene Schweizer, Denis Charles, Peter Kowald, Daisuke Terauchi, Tamaho Miyake, Ito Atsuhiro, Ken Okami, Peter Jaquemyn a.m.o. Extended collaborations with writers in experimental literature, amongst them Petra Ganglbauer, Dieter Sperl, Dimitrij Prigow (t doyen of russian concept art), Gerhard Rühm (*1930, Wiener Gruppe) and with artists such as Marc Adrian (t avantgarde filmer, op-art) or Lore Heuermann (installation and performance artist) a.o. As ensemble leader and member, concerts and festival appearances throughout Europe, Japan, NY; his last Japan tour in 2010 included 14 concerts in 9 cities.
Marcos Baggiani was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1973. He started drumming at the age of 8. Seduced by different music genres (listening grunge and South-American folk, funk and free jazz) and influenced by his early contact with jazz-men in Argentina, he learned different music styles and played with many bands and projects. In 2001, after years of musical development in Bs.As. he moved to Amsterdam where he completed his formal studies (Master/Jazz) at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Enlightened by his encounter with the impro-music scene in Amsterdam, Marcos evolved as a very creative and powerful musician, versatile and joyful. Nowadays he’s co-leading The Ambush Party and the Celano/Baggiani group. Also remarkable is his work with Lily’s déjà vu or the "Royal Improvisers Orchestra". He has worked with great improvisers such as Ellery Eskelin, Sylvie Courvoisier, Michael Moore, Ingrid Laubrock, John Edwards, Ernst Rijsiger, Eric Boeren, Gorka Benitez, Yedo Gibson, Han Bennink, Daisuke Terauchi, Wolter Wirbos, Achim Kaufmann, Wilbert de Joode, Burton Greene, Andy Moor, Luc Ex, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Alfredo Genovesi, Natalio Sued and Harald Austbo among others. His work has been released on Trytone Label, DePlatenBakkerij, Riot Records, Musifactor, BAU and MDR.
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