Gerhard Rühm (*1930) is considered one of the most outstanding protagonists of the international concrete poetry and sound poetry. He is composer, author and visual artist and co-founder of the legendary 'Wiener Gruppe'.
The Vienna Improvisers Orchestra, launched by Michael Fischer 2005, consequently dedicates itself to conducted instant compositions (real time compositions, structured by a director), hence a method which has been developed in different ways for Improvising Orchestras in european cities since the 70ties. More than 120 artists, musicians in improvised music, jazz and classical contexts as well as independent rock or electroacoustic music and guests from abroad were involved til December 2010. The Vienna Improvisers Orchestra also often collaborates with authors, main focus experimental lyrics. m.fischer.wuk.at/VIO.htm