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Filz Richard

General Information

Year of Birth:  1967
Place of Birth:  Wiener Neustadt
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Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1985 - 1991

Drum Set and Latin Percussion (Walter Grassmann)

1985 - 1991

Drum Set and Latin Percussion

1991

diploma in jazz drums with distinction

2008

conclusion of the jazz percussion master studies

2012

graduation, topic of the dissertation "Rhythm Coaching - Aspects, methods, comparison" (German title: "Rhythm Coaching - Aspekte, Methoden, Vergleich")

Drummers Collective

Activities

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drummer, vocal percussionist, teacher and author

"Die Dorftrommler" Walk & Groove Ensemble: leader and initiator of the ensemble

Rhythm Xing - multi Cultural percussion & Vocal ensemble: leader and initiator of the ensemble

ur:laut - Rhythm is it!; Soloproject

Richard Filz´Geräuschkünstler: leader and initiator of the ensemble

Rhythm4 - Die Body Percussion-Stimme-Sensation: leader and initiator of the ensemble

publication of numerous articles in professional drum journals (Drum Heads), and in music education journals (Mip Journal, Pamina, Klasse Musik, Musik & Unterricht ...)

lecturers at the Music Universities in Vienna, Graz and Salzburg

teaching in the fields of jazz drums, rhythm training, didactics and teaching practice

international lecturer

participation in more than 95 CD-productions

concerts and tours with Threeo, Rick Margitza, Bob Berg, Joseph Bowie, Bob Mintzer, Kei Akagi, Erich Kleinschuster, Austrian Jazzorchester, Sigi Finkel, Viktor Gernot, Uwe Kröger, and others

collaborations with David Hasselhoff, Sandra Wells, Friedrich Philipp, Macheiner/Barnert/Filz, Oskar Klein, James E. Moore, Christian Pogats, Viktor Gernot, Katharina Stemberger, 4 Saxess, Erich Kleinschuster Qartett, Rick Margitza, Zipflo Weinrich, Johann Pinter, Eva Marold, Stella Jones, Andreas Steppan, Patricia Simpson, Siegrid Hauser, Herbert Ottahal, Bernd van Ham, Joachim Moser, Tony Perez, Swingtime Big Band, Hans Hausl, Trio 57 Plus, Marjorie Vance, Juci Janouska, Lala Brooks, Sandy Rose, Gustavo Aguilar, RICH ART Ensemble, 4 Front, Bob Berg, Andreas Pirringer, Mark A. Lotz, Rikki Stricker, Aidan Bell, Ines Reiger, Richard Österreicher, Gert Bienert, Karl Hodina, Hans Salomon, Mo, Hallucination Company, Lia Andes, Walter Chmela, Albert Kreuzer & Rubberfinger, Chorus Sine Nomine, Martin Fuss, Wr. Sängerknaben, Eva Haag, Michael Stach, Axel Fischbacher, Bob Mintzer, Stefan Heckl, Horst Hausleitner, Gabriel Guillen, Criss Cross, Mariaelena Fernandes, Herby King, Harald Sulzbacher, Monika Stadler, Thomas Gensthaler, Raoul Herget, Sigi Finkel, Bernd Gradwohl, Uwe Kröger, Marika Lichter, Herwig Gratzer, Andy Baum, Marko Simsa, Lester Bowie Austrian Brass Fantasy feat. Gerald Brazel, Mischa Krausz, Christina Zurbrügg, Mamadou Diabate, Gerhard Reiter, Fernando Paiva, Nina Proll, Martin Kellner, Maria Bil

numerous performances at jazz festivals in Jakarta, Warschau, Montreal, Wiesen, Leverkusen, Getxo, Vienna, Hradec Kralovec, New York ...

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
2003

cultural award for music

2006

cultural award for music

2008

Verband Deutscher Schulmusiker: media award for the production of "Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme"

2010

Verband Deutscher Schulmusiker: media award for the production of "Rhyth:MIX 2"

2015

Best Edition Award for Production of "BodyGroove Advanced"

Description of Style

musician, composer, author

Discography, Projects

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)
  • "Body Percussion - Sounds and Rhythms" (Alfred Music Publishing 2011)
  • Publikationen in Musikfachzeitschriften (Drum Heads, Pamina, Mip Journal, Klasse Musik, Musik & Unterricht...)
  • "Rhythmus aus der Schultasche" (Helbling 2012)
  • "BodyGroove Kids 1-Body Percussion für 6-10 Jährige" (Helbling 2012)
  • "BodyGroove Kids 2-Body Percussion für 9-13 Jährige" (Helbling 2013)
  • "Trommeln mit Kids" (RhythmOne 2014)
  • "BodyGroove Advanced-Body Percussion für Fortgeschrittene ab 13 Jahren" (Helbling 2014)
  • "Rhythm Start-Ups für Chor und Klasse" (Helbling 2014)
  • "Bum Bum Clap" (RhythmOne 2016)
  • "COMPLETE RHYTHM METHOD" (RhythmOne 2016)

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Contact, Links

Language:  German
Website:  www.filz.at
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