Biography

  • Richar FilzRichard Filz was born in Wr. Neustadt. After the final exam, the Matura, he studied drum set and Latin percussion at the University of Music in Vienna with Prof. Fritz Ozmee at the Music Academy Of Vienna with Prof. Grassmann. In 1991 he passed the exam for the Diploma for Jazz Percussion with distinction. He also attended the “Drummers Collective New York”. In 2008 he passed the Jazz drumming master exam at the Conservatory Vienna University (M.A.)

  • Co-operation with: Threeo, Rick Margitza, Bob Berg, Bob Mintzer, Kei Akagi, Erich Kleinschuster, Austrian Jazzorchester, David Hasselhoff, Viktor Gernot, Arabian Waltz, Richard Graf, Sigi Finkel, Albert Kreuzer & Rubberfinger, Joseph Bowie, Jon Sass, Macheiner/Barnert/Filz, Walter Chmela, Swing Time Bigband, die Dorftrommler, Lester Bowie Austrian Brass Fantasy, Uwe Kröger, Frank Hoffmann, Marko Simsa, Andy Baum...

  • He performed in 85 CD productions and at jazz festivals in Jakarta, Warschau, Montreal, Wiesen, Leverkusen, Getxo, Wien, Hradec Kralovec, New York...

  • He is the author of numerous educational works. In 1998 he published the collection “Rhythm, Sound & Colour” for percussion ensembles (Peer Musikverlag Hamburg). He is co-author of the “World Music Ensemble” volume "Cuba" (Universal Edition/2000); author of "Vocal Percussion 1-3" (Universal Edition 2002/03), "Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme - Vocal Percussion in der Klasse (UE 2006), "Rhyth:MIX 1 +2 - Rhythmisches Klassenmusizieren" (Helbling 2008/2009), "Rhythmus für Kids 1 + 2" (UE 2008/2010), "Magic Groove Box" (Helbling 2010) and of the paperback editions "Groove Karaoke" (UE 2003) and "Rhythm Coach Level 1 + 2" (UE 2004/2007); 2009 he published the educational DVD "Vocal Percussion Basics" (UE 2009). publications in several music periodicals (Drum Heads, Pamina, Mip Journal, Klasse Musik, Musik & Unterricht...)

  • R.F. is the leader and initiator of the ensemble “Richard Filz Geräuschkünstler “, who were awarded several prizes ( The Austrian music school promotion prize in 1998, and he was the prize winner of JEUNESSE “find it” in 2000). He is the leader of the “Walk & Groove” ensemble "Die Dorftrommler". In 2005 he founded the multicultural percussion /vocal group “Rhythm Xing”. Since 2006 he has had many solo performances of the programme “ur:laut”. 2009 he started the a cappella project: "Richard Filz & Acoustic Instinct".

  • Since 1997 R.F. has been teaching at the J.H. music academy in Eisenstadt, at the music universities in Vienna, Graz and Salzburg, and  has been lecturing on an international scale.

  • In 2003 he was the prize winner of the cultural award of Lower Austria.
  • In 2006 he was awarded the first prize of culture by the city of Wr. Neustadt
  • In 2008 he was awarded the VDS mediaprice for "Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme"

Publications

  • "Rhythm, Sound & Colour" für Percussion-Ensemble (Peer Musikverlag Hamburg/1998)
  • "Cuba" World Music Ensembleband (Universal Edition/2000)
  • "Vocal Percussion 1" (UE 2002)
  • "Vocal Percussion 2" (UE 2002)
  • "Vocal Percussion 3" (UE 2003)
  • "Groove Karaoke" Vocal Percussion Einstiegsband (UE 2003)
  • "Rhythm Coach Level 1" Rhythmustraining für Instrumentalisten, Sänger und Tänzer, Taschenbuch (UE 2004)
  • "Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme - Vocal Percussion in der Klasse" (UE 2006), ausgezeichnet mit dem VDS Medienpreis 2008!
  • "Rhythm Coach Level 2" Rhythmustraining für Instrumentalisten, Sänger und Tänzer, Taschenbuch (UE 2007)
  • "Rhyth:MIX 1 -Rhythmisches Klassenmusizieren" (Helbling 2008)
  • "Rhythmus für Kids - eine spielerische Entdeckungsreise mit allen Sinnen" (UE 2008)
  • "Rhythm Voices" (UE 2009)
  • "Vocal Percussion Basics - DVD" (UE 2009)
  • "Rhyth:MIX 2- Beatboxing, Handshakes, Raps" (Helbling 2009), ausgezeichnet mit einer VDS Medienpreis-Empfehlung 2010!
  • "Rhythmus für Kids 2 - Rhythmusspiele und Performancestücke für Spielgruppen und Klassen" (UE 2010)
  • "Magic Groove Box - Die Cajon in Spielgruppe und Klasse" (Helbling 2010)
  • Publikationen in Musikfachzeitschriften (Drum Heads, Pamina, Mip Journal, Klasse Musik, Musik & Unterricht...)

Selected Discografie

Richard FilzThreeo - special guest: Rick Margitza (1993)
Universum Soundtrack (1993)
The Austrian Jazz Orchester (1994)
Threeo - Racing Time (1995)
RICH ART - Contemporary Classical Guitar (1997)
Albert Kreuzer & Rubberfinger - Calling the Spirit (1998)
Threeo Live! feat. Bob Berg (1998)
Macheiner/Barnert/Filz - New Aspects of Cutting Wood (1999)
Richard Filz´Geräuschkünstler - Kraut & Rüben (1999)
Walter Chmela - Visionen (2000)
Fra Ghitarra – drunter & drüber (2000)
Albert Kreuzer & Rubberfinger – 2Hip2Hop (2000)
Richard Filz´Geräuschkünstler - Das Küchentrommelkonzert (2001)
Trio 57 Plus - Austrian Gospel Mass (2002)
Albert Kreuzer & Rubberfinger - Mira (2003)
Arabian Waltz - White Caravan (2004)
Artett – Salsa, Jazz (2005)
Christina Zurbrügg – Jetzt (2007)
Christina Zurbrügg – Best od Yodeling (2009)
Rhythm Xing - Resperanto (2009)
Simpson/Paschke/Scheitz – Frauen ohne Gedächtnis (2010)

 
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