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

22.2.2021 | Krefeld, Stadthalle | impro + Bauer/ Bauer/ Narvesen
2.3.2021 | Berlin, UMU | new music + ensemble unitedberlin
16.3.2021 | Tolstefanz | new music + solo
7.4.2021 | Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie | new music + ensemble unitedberlin
9.4..2021 | Berlin, Konzerthaus | new music + ensemble unitedberlin
18.4.2021 | Dresden, Hellerau | new music + ensemble unitedberlin
1.5.2021 | Ulrichsberg Kaleidophon | impro + dis/con/sent
8.5.2021 | Berlin, Konzerthaus | new music + ensemble unitedberlin
23.5.2021 | Weimar Frühjahrstage | new music + asianart ensemble
29.5.2021 | Berlin, Winterfeldplatz | new music + solo
4.6.2021 | Berlin, Zionskirche | new music + ensemble unitedberlin
20.6.2021 | Berlin, Villa Elisabeth | new music + Lucchese, Paté, Badczong
1.7.2021 | Berlin, UdK | new music + ensemble unitedberlin
5.8.2021 | Berlin, A l'Arme Festival | impro + Lotte Anker, Sten Sandell
30.9.2021 | Berlin, MIM | impro + Bauer/ Bauer/ Narvesen
1.10.2021 | München, Schwere Reiter | impro + Sjöström, Lovens, Parker, a.o.