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 was 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 • 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, Dag Magnus Narvesen • Der Dritte Stand with Matthias Müller, Rudi Fischerlehner • ACM with Céline Voccia, Anna Kaluza • Sog with Lina Allemano, Uwe Oberg, Rudi Fischerlehner • Unzeit Quartett with Frank Paul Schubert, Céline Voccia, Joe Hertenstein • Masual with Alex Nowitz, Sukandar Kartadinata
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; • Der Dritte Stand with Matthias Müller, Rudi Fischerlehner; • ACM with Anna Kaluza, C
éline Voccia; • Unzeit Quartett with Frank Paul Schubert, Céline Voccia, Joe Hertenstein;
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

26.10.2024 | Luckenwalde, Klassmo | + Bauer/ Bauer/ Narvesen
19.10.2024 | Berlin, Primobuch | + Alchimia Organica
25.9.2024 | Berlin, Hošek Contemporary | + Almut Kühne, Wieland Möller
21.9.2024 | Wiesbaden, Walkmühle | + Sog, Lina Allemano, Uwe Oberg, Rudi Fischerlehner
20.9.2024 | Münster, Cuba | + Sog, Lina Allemano, Uwe Oberg, Rudi Fischerlehner
19.9.2024 | Schorndorf, Manufaktur | + Sog, Lina Allemano, Uwe Oberg, Rudi Fischerlehner
25.8.2024 | Kemlitz, Kunstverein | + Alchimia Organica
20.8.2024 | Berlin, REH | + Simon Rose
17.8.2024 | Dönkendorf, Kulturgut | + Warnfried Altmann
10.8.2024 | Klempenow Burg | + Conny Bauer
3.8.2024 | Altlangsow, Schul und Bethaus | + Alchimia Organica
17.7.2024 | Berlin, Hošek Contemporary | + Elo Masing, Ulrike Brand



recent releases
2024 | Unzeit Quartett | Frank Paul Schubert, Céline Voccia, Joe Hertenstein | Trouble In The East Records
2023 | München | Petzold, Rodrigues, Rodrigues, Bauer | creativsource records
2023 | Sog | Lina Allemano, Uwe Oberg, Rudi Fischerlehner | creativsource records
2022 | ACM | Anna Kaluza, Céline Voccia | AUT Records
2022 | Soundscapes Festival # 3 Munich2021 | Fundacja Sluchaj
2022 | Der Dritte Stand | Matthias Müller, Matthias Bauer, Rudi Fischerlehner | not applicable
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