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kai fagaschinski

clarinetist Ι composer/performer Ι organizer Ι dj Ι nightwatch
* 6.10.1974 in dannenberg/elbe (d)

the berlin-based clarinetist and composer/performer focuses on a subtle musicality of sound and noise phenomena. his music is rooted in abstractness, including increasingly an insidious expressivity and a pre-melodic quality. he works on the borderline of composition and improvisation, with a preference for long-term collaborations.

his projects are los glissandinos with klaus filip (cd: stand clear, creative sources 2005), the international nothing - clarinet duo with michael thieke (cd: mainstream, ftarri 2006), the magic i.d. (song project with margareth kammerer, christof kurzmann & michael thieke), here comes the sun with gunter schneider & barbara romen, kommando raumschiff zitrone with christof kurzmann (cd: first time ever i saw your face, quincunx 2006), duo with burkhard stangl, duo with bernhard gal (cd: going round in serpentines, charhizma 2005), rebecca with michael renkel (cd: rebecca Ιtwo variationsΙ, charhizma 2003), no furniture with boris baltschun and axel dörner (cd: no furniture, creative sources 2003), and (exceptionally) solo.

he performed his music in austria, belgium, canada, czech republic, denmark, england, france, germany, italy, netherlands, poland, russia, slovenia, spain, switzerland and u.s.a., including concerts at amplify (berlin 2004), donaueschinger musiktage (donaueschingen 2007), erstquake (new york 2006), gateway to oblivion (montreal 2007), jazz a mulhouse (mulhouse 2007), konfrontationen (nickelsdorf 2004), liebesliederwettbewerb (berlin 2004), musee d´art moderne et contemporain (strasbourg 2007), music lovers´ field companion (newcastle 2007), music unlimited (wels 2006), musikprotokoll (graz 2005), musiques innovatrices (saint-etienne 2007), neia musik (mulhouse 2007), nits d aielo i art (aielo de malferit 2006), renaissance society (chicago 2006), sammlung essl (klosterneuburg 2005), tonart (bern 2005), turning sounds (warsaw 2005), uchiage! (berlin & vienna 2004), etc.

kai has been the commander of raumschiff zitrone from 2000 to 2006, joined by christof kurzmann in 2002. recently both commanders have been retired and closed the legendary raumschiff zitrone which has presented concerts of countless international artists. in 2001 he co-initiated together with gregor hotz berlin´s experimental music platform www.echtzeitmusik.de.

kai was artist-in-residense at quartier21 (part of museumsquartier wien, vienna) in 2004. as a result of fruitful collaborations and good friendships vienna feels like a second home for him.