Simple melodies embedded in virtuoso piano playing, a collage of musical styles from classical music to jazz to funk – Walter Fischbacher’s repertoire has matured throughout a career spanning decades. Now for the first time he steps on the stage as a soloist: unvarnished, straightforward, and without a net.
Originally from Austria, Fischbacher as lived in New York for over 20 Years. His touring schedule includes farflung countries from India via Nigeria to Canada – as a band leader, as a duo partner, and as sideman. His solo repertoire? Music that has organically grown through years of honing his skills, writing, producing. Personal sounds that let the soul take flight.
Hearing one of Clemens´ Solo Performances is a unique experience by itself. An exciting journey where the performer might gets as surprised as the listener both not knowing where the journey might go to. By homogenically amalgamating composed and improvised parts Orth starts providing access to another space the listerner is mercilessly soaked into.
Clearly rooted in the tradition of Jazz Music Orth´s influences are reaching from classical counterpoint, elegiac neoromantisicm up to avantgarde and free playing underlined by refreshing rhythmical structures often inspired by african, balcan and indian music.