Soundwaves Music Workshop

Contemporary Folk

19. - 25. July 2020

The waters of lake Lunz may be still, but we won’t be silent, that’s for sure.

The sound waves music workshop is set in the wondrous and natural atmosphere of the Herdengl organic farm and lets you experience Austrian and international music traditions, broaden your own repertoire and learn how to arrange pieces in small ensembles and how to write your own tunes.
The workshop is targeted at musicians of all instruments who have a good command of their instrument already, and who are curious about alpine folk music as well as international folk and yodelling, composition and improvisation.

In an inspiring and relaxed atmosphere, we will be singing, yodelling, fiddling and jamming.
The soundwaves music workshop is embedded in the bustling of the wellenklænge festival. This includes free admission to the concerts and also participation in some of the events, for example our ball night in the Rothschild Glassalon.

Julia Lacherstorfer (AT) – Fiddle, Yodelling, Ensemble, Management & concept

Johanna Kugler (AT) – Fiddle, Yodelling, Ensemble

Sophie Abraham (NL) – Cello, Ensemble

Clara Tesch (DK) – Fiddle, Ensemble

Michal Zak (PL) – Flute, Clarinet, Shawm

Director: Julia Lacherstorfer

In cooperation with Musikfabrik NÖ and the Danube University Krems!


On application, you can choose between the following three groups, depending on your skill:

1 Basic = You are skilled with your instrument, but need several repetitions to memorise melodies.

2 Advanced = You are very skilled with your instrument and are able to memorise melodies quickly, even without sheet music.

3 Ensemble = You play an accompanying instrument (e.g. guitar, cello, double bass, accordion) or want to learn how to play your instrument as an accompanying instrument or how to play good counter melodies. In this group we will learn how, as a rhythm section, we can give the most beautiful touch to the learned melodies.

You will have three hours of class in your group every day. Although the groups stay the same, the instructors will switch between groups, to give you the chance to learn from all of them. In addition to the regular classes there will be workshops in the afternoon, where you can give new ideas a try. We will also organise several fringe events and you will have plenty of opportunities to perform.