On the heels of poignant simultaneous 12/30 Minneapolis (reformARTwest) & Vienna (reformARTunit) concerts dedicated to Sepp Mitterbauer (1946-2015), THE EDGAR ALLAN POE SUITE  (Sporadic Tangible Documents STD 2-4) is now available. (To order: Purchase Recordings.) Captured in concert May 15-17, 2015, the replicated/wav file limited edition recording celebrates the first North American ..read more

In May, 2015, trumpeter Sepp Mitterbauer, co-founder of Austria’s Reform Art Unit (est. 1965) made his first North American appearance at Minneapolis’ Studio Toile d’Angles alongside his comrade and RAU spiritus rector Fritz Novotny. His playing was as ebullient and indefatigably inventive as his personality was warm, open and giving. 6 months later he had ..read more

english : http://grisli.canalblog.com/archives/2014/10/09/32751482.html french : http://grisli.canalblog.com/archives/2015/10/09/32751500.html

snippet of “noise”


From a 2 hour + concert @ the Kitty Cat Klub 8/17/15 as part of the Tourniquet Noise Series curated by Kevin Cosgrove and Dolores Dewberry. (Thanks to Jon Copeland for taking the snapshot and getting the green light to post.)


Fritz Novotny and Sepp Mitterbauer are once again safely ensconced and active in Vienna. As much as I despise self-aggrandizement (or what can appear as such), and am not entirely comfortable with “blogging” in this manner, I must state that this was an amazing weekend filled with, quite frankly, spectacular music and deep camaraderie ..read more

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Trio/Sextet 1 (preface)


Trio (excerpt 1)


Trio (excerpt 2)


Sextet 1 (excerpt 1)


Sextet 1 (excerpt 2)


Sextet 1 (excerpt 3)


Sextet 1 (excerpt 4)


Sextet 2 (excerpt 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuetyx1-rS0

Sextet 2 (excerpt 2)


Sextet 2 (excerpt 3)


Nonet (excerpt 1)


Nonet (excerpt 2)


(Richard Mann: videographer [editing on “preface”]; Charles Gillett/Amy Myrbo: photos; Milo Fine: ..read more

Fritz Novotny and Sepp Mitterbauer will be featured in 3 concerts (May 15/16/17, 2015) at Studio Toile d’Angles. I will join  Fritz and Sepp for the first concert under the reformARTwest banner. (https://milofine.com/2014/04/20/a-bona-fide-member/) The remaining two evenings will spotlight the trio in sextet configurations with Elaine Evans/Daniel Furuta/Benjamin J Mansavage Klein on 5/16; and ..read more

“Earlier Outbreaks of Iconoclasm”, a 2 CD set on Emanem, has just been released. (Click here for the back story.) A limited number of copies will be available at upcoming concerts and from this website, with ongoing availability via Emanem and affiliated distributors.