"This duo is a state where inner and outer reality are merging by poetic resonance; taking care of the mutual musical being created within the flow of the common creational moment." M.Fischer
“For me, playing with Michael is like surfing: you have to be in the moment, the wave has it’s own life, the universe is flowing and you have to stand on your feet and ride it!!” M. Baggiani
Baggiani / Fischer met after a performance Michael Fischer did at the Theaterschool in Amsterdam in 2003, and, initiated by Marcos Baggiani, they ended up performing together that very evening at OT301, one of the hot spots of Amsterdam's experimental music scene.
Yet shortly after this first meeting, it became clear to them they would collaborate extensively, also staging 'on-the-edge' experimental performances -such as the Bimhuis' lab for music & dance impro 'The Meeting Point' (nowadays 'Monday match')-
Besides their duo work they played along with musicians and performers such as Daisuke Terauchi, Hilary Jeffery, Felicity Provan, Wilbert de Joode, Tamaho Miyake, Joe Sorbara, Ken Aldcroft, Rob Piilonen, Kyle Brenders, Ivo Bol, Alan 'Gunga' Purves, Burton Greene, Erik Boeren, Gregory Kazaroff, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Angel Faraldo, the Genetic Choir Amsterdam and have also performed with dancers Eileen Standley, Valeria Primost, Makiko Ito, Marisa Grande or Diana Gadish a.o.
Since 2003 they have played at festivals and venues like Bimhuis Amsterdam, Sonic Circuits Fest. Washington, Hungry Brain Chicago, Festival Artacts St. Johann /A, MediaArt Fest - Kasteel Groeneveld Barn, Moozak Fest. Vienna, Array Music Toronto, DNK Kraakeluiden Amsterdam, Trytone Fest, Het Bethanienklooster, Zaal 100, OT301, STEIM Amsterdam, Theater Kikker Utrecht, Austrian Cultural Forum NYC, Blue Tomato Vienna, Highwire Gallery Philadelphia, Redroom Baltimore, Toledo Bellows Ohio, Loos Foundation Den Haag etc.
Michael Fischer (*1963), Viennese musician-composer in the realm of improvised music/noise/soundscapes, on saxophone, violin, conducted instant compostions, cd-players/mixer.
Since 1999 working on the implications of the electro-acoustic phenomenon feedback, i.e. elaborating the feedback_saxophone (Solo Album, Extraplatte 2002).
He has collaborated with John Edwards, Mark Sanders, Hilary Jeffery, Michael Vatcher, Alessandro Vicard, Felicity Provan, Joao Castro Pinto, Jacek Kochan, Wolfgang Fuchs, Daisuke Terauchi, Tamaho Miyake, Atsuhiro Ito, Peter Jacquemyn; earlier with Irene Schweizer, William Parker, Denis Charles, Peter Kowald a.m.o.
He performed with artists/artist collectives like Marc Adrian (op-art, exp. movie), Dmitri Prigow (russ. conceptualist), Eileen Standley (video), Gerhard Rühm (co-founder of 'Wiener Gruppe'), Valeri Scherstjanoi (sound poet), Dieter Sperl (author), The Meeting Point Amsterdam, Baby-Q dance comp. Tokyo a.m.o.
Performances at venues and festivals throughout Europe and Japan.
In 2005 he launched the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra, since then developing his individual praxis of instant composition conducting (term by M.F.), cooperations with austrian writers, focus experimental poetry, exploring the common grounds and images of articulation and sound.
As instant composition conductor he works with international large ensembles/choir (FOCO Orquesta Madrid, Orquesta de Musica Espontanea Galica, Rara Festival Orchestra, Curva Minore Orchestra Palermo, Connected For Lift-Off Amsterdam, Le GGRIL Rimouski/CAN a.o.) in Spain, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan; in 2012 he did an instant composition conducting with choir for the renowned festival Wien Modern.
Guest lectures, workshops a.o. at Anton Bruckner University Linz, Conservatorio Superior de Musica Vigo, Goethe Institut Palermo, University for architecture Vaduz, Seiwa College Nishinomiya/Japan.
Marcos Baggiani (*1973), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 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, and after many 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, working on sound and communication as basic tools for improvisation. Nowadays he’s co-leading The Ambush Party, the CBG and bAgg*fisH. Also remarkable is his work as a member of Lily’s déjà vu or the "Royal Improvisers Orchestra".
Marcos Baggiani has worked a.o. with Ellery Eskelin, Sylvie Courvoisier, Michael Moore, Ingrid Laubrock, John Edwards, Ernst Rijsiger, Eric Boeren, Gorka Benitez, Han Bennink, Daisuke Terauchi, Wolter Wiorbos, Felicity Provan, Achim Kaufmann, Wilbert de Joode, Burton Greene, Andy Moor, Luc Ex, Yedo Gibson, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Natalio Sued or Harald Austbo.
He is part of Trytone collective and between 2006 and 2012 he was in charge of the collective’s program at Zaal 100 Amsterdam. His work has been released on Trytone label, DePlatenBakkerij, Riot Records, Musifactor, BAU and MDR. Appearences at Moers festival, North Sea Jazz festival, Banlieuebleues, Molde Jazz Fest, Buenos Aires Jazz Fest, Berlin Music Week, a.o.