Searching for Traces – Lukas Ligeti

“Every kind of music is danceable, if you understand what the music is about,” proclaims the New York-based composer and percussionist Lukas Ligeti, who was born in Vienna. Really any music? Even a piano sonata by Boulez? “Yes!” The conviction with which … read more »

Portrait: Friedrich Cerha

In recent decades hardly anyone has influenced Austrian music as intensely as Friedrich Cerha. He may be best known as a composer, who works with a variety of styles and repetitively inspires with new ways of composing and yet claims to have … read more »

Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City (19th – 22nd May 2010) is the largest music festival and industry conference in the North of the UK.  Every May, Liverpool Sound City presents over 300 artists from over 20 different countries, in 30 city centre venues to … read more »

Naked Lunch

Sometimes the eligible listener has to wonder where indie-rock bands get their peculiar names from. There are the typical “The -” bands, inspired by legendary British formations, bands with names that come from confusing and sounding word-collages of home, family name, favorite … read more »

Material Records

Wolfgang Muthspiel, one of the most prestigious and successful jazz musicians in Austria, is a man of deeds. In the year 2000 he founded his label Material Records, which step was based on the sole fact that in the process of recording … read more »

Session Work Records

Christoph Pepe Auer is known as a musician who likes to take risks. Not only musically. Disappointed by the insufficient and unsatisfactory label landscape in the area of creative, contemporary jazz and improvised music, the bass clarinetist took the matter into his … read more »

Hans Platzgumer

The Munich-based Tyrolean is a musical jack-of-all-trades. The indie band HP Zinker originated from his creative genius just as well as Convertible, Queen of Japan and its resurrection in the form of King of Japan. Besides that he was a member of … read more »