Kai Fagaschinski
(Berlin) | clarinet
Klaus Filip (Vienna) | sinus


K.F. and K.F began their intensive collaboration early in 2004 when Kai had the opportunity to stay in Vienna for a residency.
Fagaschinski plays his clarinet with an approach of sound and noise phenomena while Filip uses a laptop with material based on sine waves, which he can organise and manipulate in various ways.
The conjoined sound of the clarinet and sine waves result in a rich spectrum of difference tones and beat frequencies, which is a basic focus of the duo besides of a wide range of dynamics and pitches. The duo sound includes very transparent and quiet noise sections, droning clusters, beauteous harmonic chords and massive vibrating tone walls ... and near by no glissandi.
Their debut album Stand Clear (recorded in 2004, released in 2005 on Creative Sources) was highly acclaimed by critics and listeners. The cd is now long time sold out.
Los Glissandinos became Klaus' and Kai's most active and challenging live-band. They performed in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and U.S.A. including concerts at Konfrontationen (Nickelsdorf 2004), Musikprotokoll (Graz 2005 & 2008), Tonart (Bern 2005), Nits d aAielo i Art (Aielo de Malferit 2006), Erstquake (New York 2006), Renaissance Society (Chicago 2006), Musee d Art moderne et contemporain (Strasbourg 2007), Music Lovers' Field Companion (Newcastle 2007), Gateway To Oblivion (Montreal 2007), and Ftarri Festival (Kyoto & Tokyo 2008).

The collaborational quintet Los Glissandinos meets AMM plus Burkhard Stangl (with Eddie Prevost/ percussion, John Tilbury/ piano, and Burkhard Stangl/ acoustic guitar, amplifier & vibraphone) has been premiered at the Interface Festival in Berlin on September 27, 2007. As it has been a pleasureful experience, the group continued its work with a 2nd meeting at the Musikprotokoll in Graz on October 11th, 2008. Willing to play more concerts, unfortunately no organizer could be convinced to invite them.

After some busy years Fagaschinski and Filip slowed down the activities of their duo between 2009 and 2011 to concentrate on different projects. While Kai dedicated his time mainly to the composing clarinet duo The International Nothing and the handicapped pop quartet The Magic I.D., Klaus worked amongst others on new refinements of perception with Radu Malfatti.

For 2012 Los Glissandinos decided to come back, tour again together, incorporate the accumulated experiences and finally record their 2nd album "It Sounds Better Than It Is" for a release in 2013.