Radu Malfatti

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Radu Malfatti.

Radu Malfatti (born December 16, 1943 in Innsbruck ) is an Austrian trombonist of free jazz and improvised music, who is increasingly active as a composer.

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Malfatti attended the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz from 1965 to 1970 , where he studied trombone with Eje Thelin . Between 1970 and 1972 he lived in Aachen and Amsterdam and worked with Paul Lovens , Peter Kowald , Arjen Gorter and Paul Rutherford . In 1972 he moved to London, where he became known in particular with Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath , but was also co-leader of Nicra (with Nick Evans ) and played and recorded with Elton Deans Ninesense , but also in a duo with Harry Miller improvised with Derek Bailey , Evan Parker , Paul Lytton , John Stevens , Trevor Watts , Phil Wachsmann and Hugh Davies . From 1976 he lived in Zurich and Florence and played with Stephan Wittwer , Irène Schweizer , Pierre Favre , Tristan Honsinger , Sean Bergin and Roscoe Mitchell . In 1978 he moved back to Amsterdam to work with Misha Mengelberg , Fred Van Hove , Maarten Altena , Tony Oxley and Ulrich Gumpert .

Between 1981 and 1983 he decided to live in East Berlin, but not only played with Hanno Rempel and Andrew Voigt from there, but was also a member of Barry Guy's London Jazz Composers Orchestra , Georg Gräwes GrubenKlangOrchester , Willem van Manens Contraband , Andrea Centazzos Mitteleuropa Orchestra and the King Übü Orchestrü by Wolfgang Fuchs . He then lived in Cologne, where he formed his ear box and u. a. worked in a duo with Carin Levine , in a trio with Phil Wachsmann and Phil Minton , as well as Graewe, Ernst Reijseger and Gerry Hemingway , but also with Burkhard Stangl , Paul Lovens, Melvyn Poore and Horst Grabosch . Today he lives in Vienna.

Since 1981 he has been busy composing; he writes primarily for chamber music ensembles and has been a member of the Wandelweiser group since 1994 .


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