Matthias Bauer is a double bass player, improviser and composer based in Berlin. He is specialised in contemporary music, performed a large repertoire of solo compositions for double bass and is working with Berlin based new music ensembles. He performed with many internationally renowned musicians of the free improviser scene and took part in various ensembles and festivals. A central concern is his own solo performance incorporating the voice. Bauer has written music for smaller and larger ensembles as well as for theatre and dance.

current projects as improviser: • Solo • Alchimia Organica with Maria Lucchese • Duo with Floros Floridis • Up and Out with Harri Sjöström, Phil Wachsmann, Emilio Gordoa, Dag Magnus Narvesen • Berlin Art Quartet with Matthias Schubert, Matthias Müller, Reinhard Brüggemann • Dis/con/sent with Ernesto and Guilherme Rodrigues, Dietrich Petzold • Bauer/Bauer/Narvesen with Conny Bauer and Dag Magnus Narvesen;
former collaborations: Conny Bauer Quartet, Baby Sommer Trio, Sven Åke Johansson Quintet, Uli Gumpert Trio, Butch Morris Sky Scrapers, SPOK, Bauer 4, a.o.
and with Johannes and Conny Bauer, Thomas Borgmann, Willi Kellers, Georg Gräwe, Martin Blume, Hanns Reichel, Bill Dixon, Tony Oxley, Phil Minton, Luc Houtkamp, Alex Kolkowski, Axel Dörner, Rudi Mahall, David Moss, Peter Hollinger, John Rose, Shelley Hirsch, Wolfgang Fuchs, Paul Lovens, Tony Buck, John Butcher a.o.
discography (selection): • Berlin Abbozzi (FMP) Bill Dixon, Klaus Koch, Tony Oxley; • Kryonics (Emanem) John Rose, Alex Kolkowski; • Sven Ake Johansson Quintett (hatOLOGY) Axel Dörner, Rudi Mahall, Sten Sandell; • Bauer 4 (Jazzwerkstatt) Konrad, Johannes Bauer, Louis Rastig; • Die Harke und der Spaten (Umlaut Records) Sven Ake Johansson, Axel Dörner, Mats Gustafsson, Sten Sandell, Per Ake Holmlander, Raymond Strid; • Alchimia Organica (creative source rec.) Maria Lucchese; • spontan in granit (creative source rec.) solo; • up and out (amiranirecords) Phil Wachsmann, Harri Sjöström, Emilio Gordoa, Dag Magnus Narvesen; • The Gift (nobusiness records) Conny Bauer, Dag Magnus Narvesen;
festival appearances: Maerzmusik Berlin, musicaviva München, Biennale Venedig, nuovaconsonanza Rom, musique on scene Lyon, Angelica Bologna, Daegu Contemporary Music Festival, Wien Modern, Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf, Total Music Meeting Berlin, Kaleidophon Ulrichsberg, Météo Mulhouse, Akut Mainz, Ultima Oslo, Klangspuren Schwaz, Ujbuda Jazz Festival;

upcoming concerts

9.7.2021 | Potsdam, Kunsthaus | new music + solo
13.7.2021 | Altenkirchen | impro + Conny Bauer
21.7.2021 | Berlin, Kosek | impro + Dietrich Petzold
30.7.2021 | Berlin, A l'Arme Festival | impro + Lotte Anker, Sten Sandell
7.8.2021 | Glauchau, Schloßhof | impro + Bauer/ Bauer/ Narvesen
21.8.2021 | Potsdam, Sans Titre | new music + ensemble neue musik
26.8.2021 | Zepernik, Randspiele | new music + ensemble neue musik
25.9.2021 | Berlin, Winterfeldplatz | new music + solo
30.9.2021 | Berlin, MIM | impro + Bauer/ Bauer/ Narvesen
1.10.2021 | München, Schwere Reiter | impro + Sjöström, Lovens, Wachsman a.o.
8.10.2021 | Stralsund Kulturkirche St. Jakobi | impro + Conny Bauer
3.11.2021 | Potsdam Französische Kirche | impro + Alex Nowitz
4.11.2021 | Jena, Cafe Wagner| impro + Bauer/ Bauer/ Narvesen
7.11.2021 | Tolstefanz | new music + solo
8.11.2021 | Krefeld | impro + Bauer/ Bauer/ Narvesen

recent releases
2021 | Ulrichsberg | Petzold, Rodrigues, Rodrigues, Bauer | creativsource records
2021 | Dikeman/ Malfon/ Bauer/ Narvesen (LP) | Idyllic Noise
2020 | Lost Idols | Harri Sjöström, Matthias Bauer, Andrea Centazzo | Ictus Records
2020 | Hope Map | Ignaz Schick, Matthias Bauer, Tony Buck | Zarek
2020 | Sven-Åke Johansson's Quintet in Sweden | Dörner, Mahall, Sandell, Bauer, Johansson | SÅJ
2020 | The Gift (LP) | Conny Bauer, Matthias Bauer, Dag Magnus Narvesen | NoBusiness Records
2020 | Berlin Art Quartet | Schubert, Müller, Bauer, Brüggemann | unisono Records