THE ART OF SOLO - Alicia Edelweiss (A) + Izy Riff (A)
Alicia Edelweiss is an Austrian-British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress and visual artist. She began her musical career as a vagabond street musician hitchhiking across Europe for two years. One could try to describe her music as chamber pop or freak folk, but this would not be an accurate description. would not do justice to its poetry, carefreeness, wildness, humour, depth, weirdness and beauty. Poetry and pop and a commitment to the strange are paired with a desire for unconditional independence. independence. The result is an impressive synthesis of the arts. After their debut with the EP "I should have been overproduced" and the home-recorded lo-fi album "Mother how could you? album "Mother, how could you", she released her first studio album "When I'm enlightened, everything will be better", with which she has already performed at numerous festivals in Europe. For years, she was a permanent fixture as an accordionist in Voodoo Jürgens' band, the "Ansa Panier", and is the winner of the Hubert von Goisern Culture Prize 2022 for extraordinary talent and perseverance.