Categories
Festivals

Group Décor Sonore in Graz

Décor Sonore playing a traffic sign in Graz, Austria

At the beginning of the festival La Strada I watched the French group Décor Sonore playing in the streets of the city using hand rails, barriers, traffic signs and even balcony rails as instruments. By the way the German word for beginning is ‘Anfang’.

Categories
Festivals

Gipfelklänge 2013 in Mostviertel

The festival ‘Gipfelklänge’ in Mostviertel offered two days of hiking through the landscape of nature park Eisenwurzen while listening to music at some places along the hiking tour.

Categories
Festivals

Tini Kainrath at the Gipfelklänge 2013

Tini Kainrath and band at the Gipfelklänge 2013

A nice finale for the Gipfelklänge 2013: Having a jazz brunch with Tini Kainrath and band. The concert took place on the grounds of a former Hammerherrenhaus (Building for the owner of a hammer mill), which is part of the theme park Mendlingtal. More…

Categories
Festivals

Musikverein St. Georgen/Reith at the Gipfelklänge 2013

Musikverein St. Georgen am Reith playing in Mostviertel, Austria

The 2nd day of the ‘Gipfelklänge’ started with a concert by a brass-band in front of the Hotel Fahrnberger. No chance to sleep any minute longer in the cosy ‘Genießerzimmer’ of the hotel. The Genießerzimmer are special rooms promoted in the area of the Austrian state Lower Austria. More…

Categories
Festivals

Florianer Tanzlgeiga at the Gipfelklänge 2013

Florianer Tanzlgeiga playing in Mostviertel, Austria

At the end of a long day of hiking we listened to the Florianer Tanzlgeiga sitting inside an inn and having some pigling for dinner. The group played pretty lively so some guests started to dance spontaneously.

The Floriani Tanzlgeiga offered an interesting mix of music. They played classic pieces as well as local ballads. The ladies sung the local songs in a broad dialect which made the event even more cosy.

Categories
Festivals

Klaus Trabitsch at the Gipfelklänge 2013

Klaus Trabitsch playing in Mostviertel, Austria

Next station of the festival ‘Gipfelklänge’, next surprise: Klaus Trabitsch and his band are playing together with the a capella trio Insingizi next to a mountain hut named Kitzhütte. After several very humorous and spirited songs, a local joined the group with an odd instrument.

Categories
Festivals

A capella trio Insingizi at the Gipfelklänge 2013

Trio Insingizi singing in Mostviertel, Austria

Next station of the ‘Gipfelklänge’: After climbing up a steep path we were rewarded with several songs done by the A Capella Trio Insingizi from Zimbabwe. More…

Categories
Festivals

Group Saxofour at the Gipfelklänge 2013

Saxofour playing in Mostviertel, Austria

The hiking tour with music named ‘Gipfelklänge’ has started. After a small hike along a lot of fodder meadows and fruit trees we came across this group called ‘Saxofour’. While having local tidbits bought at a nearby farmer house as lunch we all had a good time by listening to their spirited music.

Categories
Festivals

Catch-Pop String-Strong at the Gipfelklänge 2013

Catch-Pop String-Strong in Göstling, Austria

Jelena Popržan and Rina Kacinari playing at the opening of the festival ‘Gipfelklänge’. A duo who plays Balkan folk in a very fun way.

Categories
Festivals

Ruhrtriennale in Bochum

Stage at Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum, Germany

The Ruhrtriennale is an annual music and arts festival in the Ruhr area of Germany. The locations of the Ruhrtriennale are generally industrial heritage sites like the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum, the Zeche Zollverein or the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord.

Categories
Festivals

Vienna on a very stylish day

Laundress in Vienna, Austria

Today the topic of #FriFotos is labeled #Style. That reminds me of a strange encounter in Vienna some years ago. It started with two ladies who walked in front of me. At that time I thought: Pretty stylish but a bit dated. But this is only the beginning of the story…

Categories
Festivals Reenactments Roman Empire

Roman wedding in Carnuntum

Reenactment of a Roman Wedding in Carnuntum

During a Roman festival at the archaeological park of Carnuntum I watched a reenactment of a Roman wedding. That way I learned about the tradition, that the Roman bride is cloaked. More…