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Cor Fuhler (1964-2020) : Associate Artist

A Dutch/Australian eclectic musician interested in all things to do with music and art.

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Artist website: http://www.corfuhler.com/

Composer, multi-instrumentalist, improviser, instrument builder, artist and inventor Cor Fuhler's (1964-2020) practice was an interdisciplinary one, crossing into installation, dance, puppetry, comic strip, music theatre and site-specific performance.

Active from the mid-1980s, as his work took him on numerous tours around Europe, Canada, the USA, Indonesia, Japan, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand, and his recordings were released internationally. Prior to his move to Australia, he was active in many capacities in Europe, including the director of the Corkestra; co-director of Doek-foundation; co-curator of the electronic music series 'Kraakgeluiden'; chairman of the Union of Dutch Improvisers (BIM); and board member of the Dutch Arts Council.

He was a conservatorium-trained pianist, guitarist and experimental electronics player as well as a sound artist, and recognised as one of the world's foremost authorities on extended piano techniques. His work was shown in Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam, 2005), Holland Festival (2003, 2006) the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (various, 1990 - 2000), Qwartz (Paris, 2009), Serpentine Gallery (London, 2003), Huis a/d Werf (Utrecht, 1999), and festivals world-wide.

In 2010, Cor Fuhler relocated to Australia and became an active researcher with interests in the relationship between improvisation and composition, compositional multiplicity, corporeal kinetic installations, altered pianos, Fluxus, magic and mystery in music, acoustic ecology, music & health, and the music of Sun Ra.

Recently, Cor composed for Ensemble Offspring; Anna McMichael - Zubin Kanga/Tamara Anna Cislowka (violin - piano); his own jazz quartet 'Jump'; and the Splinter Orchestra. His works have been performed at Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory music, Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, Peninsula Summer Music Festival, Tyalgum Music Festival, MONA FOMA, Tectonics Adelaide (Adelaide Festival of Arts), NOWnow Festival 2016, and Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Cor Fuhler died on 19 July 2020 in Turramurra, NSW.

More information about Cor Fuhler is available at www.corfuhler.com.