Johannes Fischer & Fritz Hauser
Johannes Fischer and Fritz Hauser play as a duo rarely but when they do, then all the more intensively. Their common basis is an enormous understanding of sound, noise, space and time.
At the Überschlag Festival they will make a church space resound at a late hour — a space that beautifully depicts the duo’s enormous dynamics and richness of sound.
Expect surprising spatial movements, condensed moments and explosive climaxes. The music will be a mixture of concept, improvisation and composition.
Born in 1953 in Basel, Switzerland, Fritz Hauser devises solo programmes that he performs worldwide.
In the field of percussion he plays and works with percussion soloists and groups all over the world and has released numerous CDs as a soloist and with various ensembles. Whether compositions for percussion ensembles and soloists, chamber orchestra, choir, radio, radio plays or music for films and readings, Fritz Hauser’s portfolio is diverse.
He has also worked across varied disciplines such as with lighting designer Brigitte Dubach, director Barbara Frey, architect Boa Baumann and choreographer Kinsun Chan.
He has also developed sound installations for the Architekturmuseum Basel, Castel Burio Italy and the Foundation van Gogh in Arles, among others.
Johannes Fischer is celebrated by the press as the sound magician among percussionists, who touches his audience with lightness, impulsive joy of playing and sensitivity. His approach to music is from the performer’s point of view, as composer, improvising instrumentalist, teacher and conductor. In addition to his solo activities which have already taken him to major concert halls around the world as well as to numerous orchestras and festivals, his collaboration with musicians from a wide variety of backgrounds is of great importance.
Johannes Fischer has received numerous awards and scholarships which include prizes at the German Music Competition, and 1st prize and four other special prizes at the 56th ARD International Music Competition in Munich. In 2009 he was appointed as a professor at the University of Music Lübeck.
Johannes Fischer | Fritz Hauser Percussion
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