Nevertheless the VIO developed its own praxis with parameters such as: no pre-prepared or agreed-upon parts/modules/designs; no rehearsals, just an introductory explanation of the hand signs and a brief try out before the beginning of the concert; absolute instant creation also by the conductor; the instant composition conducting is conveyed by quite few hand signs, about 15 only.
Within ever gender-parity oriented line-ups, the VIO brings together musicians (from about 30 countries) out of the scenes of acoustic and electro-acoustic free improvised music, jazz and contemporary composed music and collaborates with authors in experimental literature.
Guest at the legendary Moers Festival (2022), the VIO has also performed at Wien Modern, Artacts, Porgy&Bess or art spaces such as Künstlerhaus Wien, Belvedere21, Vienna Art Week Festival a.m.o..
The ensemble for Dec. 6th:
VIENNA IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA
NoWhere But Here I Partituren Im Jetzt
NIKA ZACH voice
ISABELL KARGL voice
SUN SUN YAP voice
SARA ZLANABITNIG flute
RADIM HANOUSEK bass clarinet
ELISABETH KELVIN bass clarinet
CLEMENS SALESNY bass clarinet
LISA HOFMANINGER bass clarinet
ALEX KRANABETTER trumpet
JOANNA LEWIS violin
EMILY STEWART violin
JUDITH REITER viola
LUKAS LAUERMANN cello
PETER HERBERT upright-bass
EDWARD REARDON sythesizer
VALENTIN DUIT drums
instant composition conducting - MICHAEL FISCHER
Artistic director Michael Fischer works on the language immanence of sounds and their dramatic evidence on tenor saxophone/feedback-saxophone, on soundscapes, and, as instant composition conductor for improvisation orchestras and temporary large ensembles for festivals and guest lectures in Europe, Canada, the USA and Japan.
The VIENNA IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA was founded by Michael Fischer in 2004; it is one of the earliest and continuously working impovisation orchestras in Europe.
Factory / Künstlerhaus Wien
Eingang Bösendorferstraße 10, 1010 Wien
Pay as you can
'NoWhere But Here I Partituren Im Jetzt' is part of the VIO project 'NowHere NoWhere I Partituren Im Jetzt' -
supported by Stadt Wien Kultur and BMKOES
ROTOR - is a series of events curated by Michael Fischer on experimentation, discourse and intermediality, starting from the broad topos of sound as an ephemeral, sculptural metaphor - its representations and discursive options. ROTOR is happening at Künstlerhaus Wien / Factory.