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5/8erl in Ehr’n

5/8erl in Ehr´n, Bandfoto für das Album "Duft der Männer", 2017 © Astrid Knie

Founded in 2006, 5/8erl in Ehr’n has developed its own musical style: “Viennese soul”. The constellation of double bass, acoustic guitar, Wurlitzer, and accordion makes for a special timbre; the mix of jazz, soul, and blues for a unique flair. Since its … read more »

5K HD

5K HD (c) Hanna Fasching

5K HD is the moniker of Austrian jazz band Kompost 3 and singer Mira Lu Kovacs of Schmieds Puls. They combine jazz, sound experiments, pop, and cinematic surprises. The ensemble is also expert at creating a subtle kind of funk. This supergroup, that doesn’t … read more »

Agnes Heginger

Agnes Heginger, Portraitfoto © Dorothea Wimmer

There are musicians and artists who never conform to any type of categorization and with their full body of work vehemently oppose any kind of expectation imposed on them. One of these intrepid musicians is Agnes Heginger, who without doubt belongs in … read more »

Agnes Hvizdalek

Agnes Hvizdalek, Portraitfoto © Lisi Charwat

Agnes Hvizdalek is an improvising musician originating from Vienna’s experimental music scene. She has been based in Oslo since 2008. From an early age, Agnes Hvizdalek has dedicated her life to new music and her fascination with the human voice. She celebrates … read more »

Ángela Tröndle

Ángela Tröndle, Portrait © Severin Koller

From the very begging of Ángela Tröndle’s life, it was clear that she would find her love and profession in music. As the daughter of two musically active parents (mother a cellist and the father a violinst and bratsch) the singer, pianist … read more »

Anna Anderluh

Anna Anderluh is a vocalist, composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist whose fragile, thought-provoking songs combine playful experimentation and improvisation with the accessibility of pop music. Her lyrics, in English and German, offer a lighthearted critique of modern life. She likes to accompany her … read more »

Aramboa

Aramboa, Pressefoto © Michael Inmann

Downbeat, Triphop, IDM, Neo-Soul, Bass Music, Dupstep, Jazz – that are all insufficient terms, if you want to describe the sound of Aramboa. The real essence of the musical style the Austrian producer Moritz Scharf and voalist Elena Shirin want to create … read more »

BartolomeyBittmann

BartolomeyBittmann (c) Max Parovsky

The bridge that the two string musicians Matthias Bartolomey (cello) and Klemens Bittmann (violin, viola, mandola) draw in their diversified musical renditions, ranges from classically-oriented chamber music, through various sidesteps towards jazz, to accents of rock and pop. As BartolomeyBittmann they share … read more »

Caitlin Smith

Caitlin Smith (c) Elisabeth Feryn

CAITLIN SMITH is a Canadian composer and writer based in Vienna. Her practice mines a wide variety of musical genres, exploiting both concrete and abstract aesthetic techniques to convey sung and spoken material on themes related to disability, feminism, and social inequality. … read more »

Christian Bakanic

Bakanic (c) Julia Wesely

Christian Bakanic, an Austrian accordionist and composer, studied folk music at the Johann Joseph Fux conservatory in Graz, classical accordion at Graz University of Arts and has already made his mark as a jazz musician in Austria. His musical approaches and experiences … read more »