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"Fischerlehner leaves no issue
unattended as far as drumming is
concerned, either underlining what his comrades do with conscious
respectfulness or exploding into destructive bubbles of counter-rhythms
and thump-and-bang punkiness when the going gets tough."
Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes
"Really great kit playing: intricate and inventive without being showy."
Chris Elcombe, BBC Radio 3
"Fischerlehners krummtaktiger Swing ist total abgespeckt, Ockham´s
Rasiermesser in Aktion. Rhythm, isn´t it?"
Rigobert Dittmann, Bad Alchemy
Fischerlehner shows a micromanager’s regard for detail, supplying
constant percussive embellishment, but remains centrally committed to
outright drum abuse ... fusing ferocity with finesse ..."
Neil Hobkirk, Wall of Sound
"Er macht Musik, als würde er Zufälle herstellen."
Kristof Schreuf, Junge Welt
Rudi Fischerlehner plays drums in various different musical projects
that fall between improvised and experimental music, jazz and
post-rock. He also composes and produces music for bands, film and
Born in 1977 in Austria he was
introduced to the drums in his childhood and quickly started playing in
bands as a teenager around Linz. Following a period studying classical
percussion he moved to Vienna, travelled to Africa and China, spent a
few month in New York and now resides in Berlin.
His current projects include Xenofox
with Olaf Rupp, RMF with Rupp and
Matthias Müller, La Tourette with Tonia Reeh and Fiium Shaarrk.
Rudi works or has also worked in collaboration
with Gorilla Mask, Parrot´s Feathers with Matthias Schubert and Antonio Borghini, Julie Sassoon Quartet, Erste Stufe
Haifisch, Andreas Willers, Tristan Honsinger, Dominique Pifarely, Ingrid
Laubrock, Frank Paul Schubert, Zsolt Sőrés, Sound8Orchestra, Bonaparte and many more.
Projects in which he features have
been regularly invited to important
festivals and clubs worldwide and featured on radio programmes such as
Ö1, BBC Radio 3 and Deutschlandfunk.
As a producer and composer for film
soundtracks he contributed to
movies by Ella Raidel, Johanna Kirsch and Katharina Lampert and was
involved in the video or performance work of Katrin Plavcak, Wilhelm
Groener, Rainer Kohlberger, Haroon Mirza and Tarek Atoui.
Portrait in freistil #66
A L´Arme Festival Berlin /D
Berlin Biennale 8 /D
Kaleidophon Ulrichsberg /A
Jazzfestival Saalfelden /A
Elbjazz Hamburg /D
Transmediale Berlin /D
Fusion Festival Lärz /D
Rewire Den Hague /NL
London Jazzfestival /UK
Jazzwerkstatt Peitz /D
Basics Festival Salzburg /A
Brechtfestival Augsburg /D
Tsuki Jazzfestival Aarhus /DK
Approximation Festival Düsseldorf /D
Imaxina Sons Vigo /SP
Vancouver Jazzfestival /CAN
Ottawa Jazzfestival /CAN
Edmonton Jazzfestival /CAN
Halifax Jazzfestival /CAN
St. John´s Jazzfestival /CAN
Kingston Jazzfestival /CAN
MIB Jazzfestival Bremen /D
Moozak Festival Wien /A
Jazzjuice Aarhus /DK
Jazzmeeting Berlin /D
Jazzfestival Cheltenham /UK
Lydfestival Aarhus /DK
Contemporanea Udine /IT
Moving Silence Athens /GR
Jazz and More Sibiu /RO
Emerge and See Berlin /D
Stimmenfang Festival Nürnberg /D
Belluard Bollwerk Fribourg /CH
F-ire Festival London /UK
Jazzwerk Greiz /D