Category:Fritz Novotny

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Austrian musician and composer Fritz Novotny (*1940-11-21 in Vienna, Austria) formed the free jazz and modern music ensembles reformARTunit (RAU) in ~1965, which is conducted by himself eversince. The groups however appeared under several names and in highly varying instrumentations.

In late 2012, Novotny created the umbrella term reformARTmusic to summarize all their appearances on stage.

To describe their way to create music whilst performing, and without focusing on soloists, Novotny uses the term improcomposing (composing by improvisation).