NASOM - THE NEW AUSTRIAN SOUND OF MUSIC 2018/2019

NASOM – THE NEW AUSTRIAN SOUND OF MUSIC 2018/2019

The 25 nominations for the sixth edition of “The New Austrian Sound of Music” (NASOM) for 2018/19 have now been made public. NASOM is a funding program for Austrian artists supported by the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA). Federal Minister Sebastian Kurz is particularly excited by the quality of the nominees: “The young musicians are an excellent representation of the breadth and diversity of Austrian music. It is particularly fortunate that this year many artists from the genres of pop/electronic and jazz have applied.”

A panel of experts worked together with mica – music austria and Austrian music universities to identify the five best acts in the genres of classical music, jazz, pop/electronic, contemporary music and world music. NASOM was initiated by the BMEIA 15 years ago to support newcomers in the Austrian music scene. The 25 acts will receive support from the Austrian embassies and consulates of the BMEIA in their performances abroad. This includes suggestions of promoters and festivals as well as the organisation of concerts. The support provides a significant jump-start to young musicians on the way to international performances.

For 2018-19, the following ensembles were chosen:

CLASSICAL MUSIC:

Karner und Wagner
Pacific Quartet Vienna

Stratos Quartett
Trio Immersio
Vivid Consort

JAZZ:

First gig never happened
HI5
Month of Sundays

Sinfonia De Carnaval
Woody Black 4

WORLD MUSIC:

Alpine Dweller
Die Wandervögel
Golnar & Mahan
Kusimanten
Turumtay Zaric

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC:

Airborne Extended
Duo Siedl/CAO
Kevin Fairbairn
Nimikry

Vier halbiert

POP:

Hearts Hearts
Koenig
Leyya
Lukas Lauermann
Soia

Download the program brochures:
Link:

Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres (BMEIA) / Auslandskultur

BMEIA NASOM