Rudi Fischerlehner
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Rudi Fischerlehner
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Rudi Fischerlehner plays drums in various different musical projects that fall between improvised and experimental music, jazz and post-rock. He also composes and produces music for bands, film and performances.

Born in 1977 in Austria he was introduced to the drums in his childhood and started playing in bands as a teenager around Linz. Following a brief period studying classical percussion he moved to Vienna, travelled to Africa and China, spent a few month in New York and now resides in Berlin.

His current projects include the drum solo project 15 8 SLUM, Xenofox with Olaf Rupp and Ohlmeier / Khroustaliov / Fischerlehner. He also plays or has played with Gorilla Mask, Matthias Müller, Mia Dyberg, Joke Lanz, Zsolt Sőrés, Julie Sassoon, Fiium Shaarrk, Tonia Reeh, Tristan Honsinger, Matthias Schubert, Andreas Willers, Frank Paul Schubert, Erste Stufe Haifisch and many more.

Projects in which he features have been regularly invited to festivals and clubs internationally and featured on radio stations as Ö1, BBC Radio 3, SWR and Deutschlandfunk.

As a producer and composer for film soundtracks he contributed to movies by Ella Raidel, Johanna Kirsch and Katharina Lampert and was involved in the art, video or performance work of Alterazioni Video, Tarek Atoui (Berlin Biennale 8), Katrin Plavcak, Wilhelm Groener, Rainer Kohlberger and Haroon Mirza.

"Fischerlehner leaves no issue unattended as far as drumming is concerned, either underlining what his comrades do with conscious respectfulness or exploding into destructive bubbles of counter-rhythms and thump-and-bang punkiness when the going gets tough."
Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes

"Really great kit playing: intricate and inventive without being showy."
Chris Elcombe, BBC Radio 3

"He makes music as if he would produce chance."
Kristof Schreuf, Junge Welt

Discography and work overview

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