1st Int. KlangFarben music festival 'The Art of Solo' - Day 2
16:00 - ADZIX - Unterer Stadtpaltz - Public concert, free admission
Avantgarde pop with guitar, vocals and electronics from Kufstein.
17:00 - Al Cook - Culture Quaertier Kufstein
Al Cook, born on 27.2.1945 in Bad Ischl, appeared in 1964 at the age of 19 for the first time in front of a larger audience. After his career as a Rock n Roll singer failed due to the zeitgeist of that time, he came into contact with the archaic blues by chance and occupied its variety of styles as a personal means of expression. Al Cook taught himself all varieties of historical blues, but it wasn't until 1970 that "Working Man Blues", the first blues LP produced in Europe by a white non-American, made him a local star. In 1974 the "Jazzpodium" chose him as the most authentic blues artist of white skin color. After long years as a soloist and a detour to Rockabilly in the 80s, he again gave concerts as a solo musician. The music consists mainly of his own compositions in the style of blues classics, which have their foundations in the tradition of the 20s and 30s. The program also includes a demonstration of archaic blues forms, which lead between the concert parts into the world of the old south. The artist was awarded the Golden Cultural Medal of the City of Bad Ischl in 2005 and the Golden Medal of Honour of the City of Vienna in 2006 for his services to the founding of a local blues scene.
18:00 Uhr - Alicia Edelweiss - Culture Quarter Kufstein
Alicia Edelweiss about herself: On her journey through Europe as a street musician, the Welsh-Austrian Alicia Edelweiss made it to Portugal, among other places. There, as a singer-songwriter, she began to sing about her travels and the dubious figures that appeared on them, not to mention the pain of having to live with herself. Since these ridiculous events, she no longer shares her music and her love on the street without exception! Lyrics full of self-irony, her grandmother's guitar, the voice of an angel, the abused - but nevertheless charming - English language, a heart-rending accordion, a touch of comedy and theatre, performance and grotesqueness. With these inconspicuous means Alicia Edelweiss lets the audience have part of her insanity - be it through her peculiar way of telling stories or through exorcisms, quiz shows and interviews with her mother. For some reason, Alicia has now moved away from the hippie-contaminated streets of Barcelona and the rotting stages of Portugal, back to pure, shiny, glowing Vienna! Maybe because she is a money whore.
19:00 Fågelle (SWE) - Culture Quarter Kufstein
Vocals, Guitar, Electronics. In Fågelle's music layers of noise and fragile sound constructions meet pop melodies. With her sophisticated combination of pedals, synthesizers and samplers, she dives into sounds and textures that she plays and experiments with until an irresistible, poetic song emerges. Fågelle sees herself in a field between sound art and pop, which gives her astonishing creative scope and creates puzzles because she cannot be assigned to any particular scene. "Tamed by such acoustic honesty, the audience remains frozen, hypnotized, for the entire duration of this flawless performance". David Lindengrün, The Message, Austria
20:00 - Ian Ethan Case - Culture Quarter Kufstein
Ian Ethan Case is one of the new superstars among the acoustic guitarists of our time. His special tapping technique allows him to make his double necked guitar sound like 2 instruments including rhythm section at the same time. At his live concerts he plays his 18-string double neck guitar and up to six other guitars, which he also uses as percussion instruments or as a sound body for his voice. With his loop devices he creates melodious, orchestral and rhythmic soundscapes, which unfold a hypnotic pull. An unforgettable, almost magical musical sound experience.
21:00 - Theo Bleckmann - Culture Quarter Kufstein
Theo Bleckmann (* 28. May 1966 in Dortmund) is a German jazz singer and composer who works in the border area of jazz, new, electronic music and performance. He was nominated for the Grammy and awarded the ECHO Jazz of the German Phono Academy. Bleckmann has received the Bessie Award, the Gershwin Award (for the composition Chorale #1 for Eight Voices) and awards from Arts International, the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He was also nominated for the Grammy Award 2010 in the category "Best Classical Crossover Album" for his interpretations of Charles Ives' songs. For his album refuge trio he was awarded the ECHO Jazz "Singer of the Year" 2010. Bleckmann is Professor of Jazz Singing at the Manhattan School of Music and Assistant Professor at New School, New York University and Queens College, New York City. In his solo program, he uses loop devices, electronics and his voice to create orchestral sound worlds.
22:00 - Adam Ben Ezra - Culture Quarter Kufstein
Double bass phenomenon, multi-instrumentalist and YouTube sensation, or to put it another way: Adam Ben Ezra. A man's best way to move his instrument from the traditional background to the well-deserved front edge of the stage. The term "multi-instrumentalist" is often overused, but in this case it couldn't be more appropriate. Adam started playing the violin at the age of five and guitar at nine. Over the years, he expanded his "arsenal" with piano, clarinet, oud, flute and cajon, mostly autodidactically. However, at the age of 16 it was an introduction to playing the double bass that really changed his life when he immediately fell in love with the rich sound of the instrument. Whether Adam plays original material or his beautifully crafted cover arrangements, Adam Ben Ezra is like a creative force of nature that can transform a space full of strangers into lifelong fans in one moment. With a clever combination of effects and pedals, Adam transforms his "notes" into a loop with the aim of creating an authentic wall of sound worthy of a small orchestra. With his debut album "Can not Stop Running" he not only presented himself as a virtuoso performer, but also as a sensitive composer without musical boundaries, combining elements of jazz, rock and world music to create exciting, fascinating and versatile new facets.