Fluctuations – music for tenor saxophone and electromagnetic fields

If you are in Vienna the weekend of 24.02- 26.02. there is a lot of events what you have to see. But there is something on our foxus – Michael Fischer and Franciszek Araszkiewicz will do a live music performance for tenor saxophone and electomagnetic fields. 25.02. in Zentrale, Neulerchenfelderstrasse 52, 1160 Wien

“With Fischer’s use of extended techniques and feedback system as well as Araszkiewicz’s electronics governed by
real-time scanning of electromagnetic fields and brainwave activity the performance will show the variety of this unique instrumentation: from noise and drone structures to ambient sounds.” they announced in FB event.


Michael Fischer

Exploring the sound of speech in various musical textures and their structural implications, connecting Michael Fischer’s research on the overtone behaviour of the saxophone and extended techniques on sound production, turned his interest to the unstable electro-acoustic phenomenon feedback in 1999 and he started to research on this cosmos of sound and its unpredictable paths. Since then it is an ongoing process to develope further techniques for the feedback_saxophone, how Michael Fischer calls the whole range of techniques he uses: micro finger-movement, balancing the feedback by analysing the environmental resonance, adjusting distances by active movement, catching, fixing or let go, voice implication, percussive manipulating. The first document on this process, cd ‘solos’ 2002, was very positively reviewed by The Wire magazine. Since then the feedback_saxophone was performed at festivals and venues throughout Europe, Japan, in the USA, Canada and Beirut/Libanon. In 2010 it was the focus of a three weeks’ tour in Japan with 12 concerts within diverse settings and interdisciplinary constellations.

Franciszek Araszkiewicz

Franciszek Araszkiewsz creates instrumental, vocal-instrumental, electroacoustic and audio-visual compositions as well as interactive installations, in addition to conceptual art and film music.

Studied composition at the Academy of Music in Krakow (2009-2013 under direction of Krzysztof Knittel, 2013-2015 in class of Marcel Chyrzyński). Currently continues his PhD studies in field of composition at Academy of Music in Krakow.

His works have been performed at, among other, International Electroacoustic Music Festival Musica Electronica Nova 2015, the 27th 26th International Festival of Kraków Composers (2015,2014), Festival Audio Art (2015, 2014, 2011), AXES Triduum Muzyki Nowej (2012), Festival Kultura 2012 in Warsaw as well as Athens Video Art Festival 2013 (with Anna Petelenz). His interactive performance Matchpoint: Sound of Brain was presented in Munich as part of artist-in-residence in Villa Waldberta program in 2015. He is a laureate of several composers competitions (1st prize ex aequo during the 11th Tadeusz Ochlewski Competition organized by PWM Edition in 2013, for a piece Monster Group Number for soprano and electronics; 1st prize at the international Concorso di Composizione Pianistica 2014 Giorgio e Aurora Giovanni Fondazione for his work Study of Chaos for piano for four hands et al.). His awards for compositions include Avenir Grant bestowed by Arnold Schönberg Centre in Vienna, Creative Scholarship of the City of Kraków for music 2014, the Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for students of arts universities for outstanding achievements in artistic creations 2014 and composer-in-residence Kulturkontakt Vienna 2016.

More about Zentrale:

Zentrale is a place for networking and distribution of art, found in the processes, presentations and performative interventions room. The focus is on the edges of artistic development and research, which deal in the widest sense with sound, sculpture and / or process. In addition to exhibitions, concerts / performances and workshops, the Zentrale is also a place for exchange and discourse with a connected archive for phonograms and artists’ publications.

Hope see you there, this Sat 18:00


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