||Who is Bernard Fichtner?
One could try to answer that question just by listing a few facts and leaving it at that . Something like: Bernard Fichtner is a Canadian born professional musician, or, to be more exact, a guitarist. He learned his craft at Berklee College of Music and has worked as a freelancer for many years.
He performed in numerous jazz clubs, sat in the orchestra pit
for many musical productions, enjoyed the fresh breeze at festivals
and the dusty atmosphere of small theaters, acted the part of
Niki Sullivan in Buddy Holly for three years, was co-recipient
of the Flensburg art award for an experimental jazz project
"Dances & Images", enjoys teaching, went on tour
with various artists, is in demand as a studio musician, composes
and arranges, writes music for films and has recently produced
his own instrumental-CD "Points of View “.
Just as biographical data says little about a person, his music does not fit into definite categories. " I have fun playing with sounds and forms," says Bernard Fichtner, " and then something original and authentic usually happens when the music evolves into a form. That´s the seriousness at having fun." He talks about "bringing creative energy into a context and trying to synthesize it."