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Agustí Fernández was born in Palma de Mallorca, where he studied piano. Later he continued his studies in Barcelona, France and Germany. His musical life changed when he discovered the music of Iannis Xenakis and Cecil Taylor, with whom he studied in 1978. His solo career exploded in the II Biennial of Young Artists Creators of Salonika (Greece) in 1987. He has performed in major festivals in Spain and Europe and composed music for dance, theater, film and television. He was director and founder of the Chaos Orchestra and director of Big Music Ensemble Workshop (Barcelona). He has also been a founding member of the collective IBA (Improvisadors Barcelona) with Joan Saura and Liba Villavecchia and director of the same until 2001. Fernández is a tenured professor of improvisation at Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) since 2001. Agustí Fernández has performed with: Beñat Achiary, Derek Bailey, John Butcher, Lawrence Casserley, Tom Cora, Marilyn Crispell, JADeane, Dani Domínguez, Gunda Gottschalk, Mats Gustafsson, Barry Guy, John Edwards, Teppo Hauta-aho, Graham Haynes, Susie Ibarra, Christoph Irmer, Klaus Janec, Peter Jacquemyn, Bern Köppen, Peter Kowald, Jo Krause, Ramón López, Paul Lovens, Mat Maneri, Wade Matthews, David Mengual, Wolfgang Mitterer, Lawrence D. Beñat Achiary, Derek Bailey, John Butcher, Lawrence Casserley, Tom Cora, Marilyn Crispell, JADeane, Dani Domínguez, Gunda Gottschalk, Mats Gustafsson, Barry Guy, John Edwards, now Teppe Haute, Graham Haynes, Susie Ibarra, Christoph Irmer, Klaus Janec, Peter Jacquemyn, Bern Köppen, Peter Kowald, Jo Krause, Ramon Lopez, Paul Lovens, Mat Maneri, Wade Matthews, David Mengual, Wolfgang Mitterer, Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, Sainkho Namtchylak, Lê Quan Ninh, Steve Noble, Tony Oxley, Evan Parker, William Parker, Günther Pitscheider, Jane Rigler, Joel Ryan, Wolfgang Reisinger, Jon Rose, Jordi Sabates, Mark Sanders, Joan Saura, Matthew Shipp, Paul Stouthamer, Omar Tamez, Emilio Tamez, Hans Tammen, Danilo Terenzi, Assif Tsahar, Liba Villavecchia, David Xirgu y Carlos Zingaro.

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