Lukas Lauermann + Alicia Edelweiss Trio
Lukas Lauermann - Cello & Electronik "Cello tones from a distant world, a concentrate of the most beautiful possible." (Falter Jahrescharts) Electronically enhanced, accessible - modern - classical compositions that fill the heart and brain. Lukas Lauermann, born 1985 in Vienna, works as a live and studio musician, arranger and composer with bands and artists such as Donauwellenreiter, Alicia Edelweiss, Soap&Skin, Der Nino aus Wien, Mira Lu Kovacs and Ritornell. Last works as studio musician for Wanda, André Heller and Tocotronic. Theater and performance projects with Gelatin, Saint Genet, and others are also part of his activities, as well as music productions for radio plays and film. Over 40 releases have already been produced in the course of collaborations. For some time now, the "probably most versatile and productive cellist in the country" (Der Standard). Concert tours regularly bring Lukas Lauermann to well-known venues all over the world, for example La Cigale Paris, Royal Festival Hall London, National Concert Hall Taipei, Burgtheater Vienna, Philharmonie Cologne, also festivals in Kazakhstan, Malaysia and Canada were already on his tour plans. Alicia Edelweiss - Vocals, Accordion, Ukulele Matthias Frey - Violin Lukas Lauermann - Cello Alicia Edelweiss is an Austrian-British musician based in Vienna. She began her musical career as a street musician, traveling throughout Europe for two years at the age of 19. In her search for freedom and traveling without money, she discovered her passion and talent for music pretty soon - at that time armed only with a guitar. She settled in Portugal for a while and recorded her first EP "I should have been overproduced" (2012)). The 7-track EP was heavily influenced by the anti-folk movement in New York, which gave her the courage to start songwriting. During her time in Portugal, she also started playing the accordion, which would become her trademark. Gradually bored with being a hippie singer-songwriter, she decided to return to Vienna to explore new ways of performing and telling stories. While performing solo a lot, she was also part of the nomadic folk-punk band "Old Trees" as an accordionist for their tours in 2015 and joined the band of Austro-pop singer "Voodoo Jürgens" in 2016, the same year she also released her self-recorded debut album "Mother, how could you - a sick tragic comedy in 10 acts". She has done solo DIY tours all over the Balkans, Austria, Germany, Poland, Great Britain, France, Spain and Portugal and collaborated with many different musicians, performers and circus artists. She has made performances such as "Completely fucked - a tragic anti-opera" (2016) or "I am a ballerina" (2018), in which she combines live music, dance and circus art all by herself on stage. Recently, a documentary film was made about her entitled "The Sound of Alicia Edelweiss" (2018), which follows her concerts and performances for a year and a half. In 2018, her performance at the prestigious 4-day Popfest Wien (Vienna Popfestival) accompanied by her new band for cello and violin was described as "one of the most touching, intimate and at the same time entertaining performances of das ganze Popfest. " Her long-awaited first professional studio album "When I'm enlightened, everything will be better" was just released in September 2019. The songs tell personal stories wrapped in the magical language of poetry, dreams, sagas - weaving tales of sublime inspiration, light-hearted humor, bittersweet irony and profound sadness that touch the highest and deepest chords of human experience: These songs stay with you.