In alphabetischer Reihenfolge
In alphabetischer Reihenfolge
Anja Kirig (1977) has been working as a trend researcher for the Zukunftsinstitut (Future Institute) since 2004. Her lectures focus on the new lifestyles and their specific need structures. She explains and substantiates the trends and developments in an illustrative and true-to-life manner.
We can marvel here – after a break of 17 years – at the sonorous reunion of a band which made waves worldwide in the 1990s. The octet used wind, string and plucked instruments to marry Alpine folk music with Stravinsky, Weill or Rota – this is more or less how it was described back then.
Elina Duni is a Swiss-Albanian singer. Having been signed to ECM Records since 2012, her hallmark combination of traditional Albanian folk songs and jazz has lead to worldwide critical acclaim.
The Anatomy of melancholy is the debut project of Costa-Rican/British violinist Emily Stewart. It is based on the 17th century book of the same name by English writer Robert Burton, a classic literary work that explores melancholy from a psychological, historical, and philosophical point of view.
Helmut Wittmann, born in 1959, lives in the Fischereck house at the foot of the legendary Kasberg mountain in Almtal valley, Upper Austria, and has been a full-time storyteller for 30 years.
In times of a global pandemic, stigmatisation of groups and ethnicities is a sad truth. One-sided reporting and cheap propaganda are feeding hate, exclusion and biased opinions about “others”.
In her Solo-Project „MILLYCENT“ Milly Groz transforms herself into a free floating bubbly energy ball, that surfs between the waves of popular music, dadaism and free tonality. Seemingly effortless she places her own songs between old disco hits.
This supergroup from Vienna is damn serious about one thing for sure: Having fun! MY UGLY CLEMENTINE brush off the dust from those 90s guitars you liked so much back then.Their post-punk approach is one of blending pop catchiness, mischievous guitar interplays and cheerful hooks, creating a remarkably fresh and elegant strain of indie rock.
2018 was a special year for Opas Diandl from South Tyrol, as they celebrated their ten-year anniversary. Ten years on stage for a group who found their place between Alpine traditions and all the other musical influences brought in by each individual musician, as well as their jaunty joy of playing, their charm and versatility.
Large jazz ensembles have become a rarity. One of the consequences of the decline in wages in the last decade has been the loss of a culture that has shaped the history of one of the greatest musical inventions of the 20th century:
The Scheibbser3er is a singing group from Scheibbs in Lower Austria. 3er because the singers Gudrun Schagerl, Elisabeth Handl and Gerda Hengstberger sing traditional yodellers and folk songs in three part harmony. They prefer wearing dirndls which doesn´t mean that they allow themselves to be forced into a corset.
Curtain up for the Smoochy Choir! Never heard of it? This is what ‘Schmusechor’ translates to. The glittering pop choir from Vienna takes their audience by storm with passion and vibe, affinity for cuddling, and a certain pinch of sex appeal.
Sketchbook Orchestra is an ensemble 14 members strong, established by saxophone and clarinet player Leonhard Skorupa. Conjuring up a wide musical horizon his compositions oscillate between boppy rhythms and convoluted Modernism. All Interpreted by a lineup of high-profile instrumentalists and soloists.
"You don't have to be invulnerable to be strong. Quite the opposite." The album "Alles Bleibt" is a close-up of a crisis caused by the feeling of not functioning. And about overcoming it. Sober and clear in all her vulnerability, Violetta Parisini sings of a life that is unsettling and painful and yet entirely worth living.