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Lüscher Fredi

(30. 12. 1943)

Lüscher Fredi
Lüscher Fredi
Weiermatt 5
CH-8926 Uerzlikon
Schweiz

Tel: 41 (0)44 764 39 89
Fax: 41 (0)44 764 39 89
Internet: www.altrisuoni.com/pub/artist.php?code=7

Biography
Initially a language teacher and self-taught jazz pianist Fredi Lüscher has been a professional musician since 1985. His main interest lies, besides the art of improvisation, with the compositions of Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Carla Bley, Jimmy Giuffre amongst others. Lüscher performs in a duo together with Nathanael Su and in a trio together with Marco Kaeppeli and Daniel Studer.
Festivals and tours:
Primer Festival International Montevideo (1992), Festival Intime II (Radio DRS II/1993), Ton Art Bern (1994), Le Jazz se fait label Paris (1997), Jazzherbst Konstanz (1998), Canaille Frankfurt (1998), Jazzfestival Schaffhausen (1998), Festival ALTRISUONI Balerna (1999). Tours in Iran (2001 and 2002), Festival Unerhoert! Zurich (2003 und 2004). Ellington/Bley/Monk - Programme with Nathanael Su (as) (2005).
1998 until 2000 - Newsletter editor of the ‘Schweizer Musik Syndikats’ (occupational union of Swiss improvising musicians)
Since 2000 - Contributions to the ‘mhs aktuell’ (Lucerne School of Music’s newsletter)
2002 - Project manager of a research project at Lucerne School of Music (faculty III) into the aquisition of jazz and improvised music by the stations of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation and composer of a study bearing the same name.
Fredi Lüscher occasionally writes a column with a musical and cultural theme in the WOZ newspaper.


Work list
Impro-Pre-Duke (1993)
for flugelhorn, piano, double-bass and percussion
Duration: 9' 30"
Manuscript
Lied im Altholz (1997)
for piano and clarinet
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Fangflug (1997)
for piano and clarinet
Duration: 2' 30"
Manuscript
Eulenliebe (1997)
for piano and clarinet
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Horizon (1997)
for piano, double-bass and percussion
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Solo Suite (1997)
for piano, double-bass and percussion
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Bibliography
Lüscher, Fredi: Wie wird am Radio über Jazz und Improvisierte Musik gesprochen?, Verlag Musikhochschule, Luzern 2004
Ensembles