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20.11.2013
In October and November I was invited to play a couple of concerts in Austria and India with my dear friend, the south indian singer mind blowing Mahesh Vinayakram.

In our new project called "LOOP YOGA" we deal with indian and western spiritual music, an encounter of Indian Classical Music and Mantras with Gregorian Chants and Musica Sacra.

The good news is, that Mahesh will come to my festival KOMM.ST (www.komm.st) in May to perform with me on the

22nd of May at Pfarrkirche Anger - 8184 Anger - Styria, Austria

In case you can't make it, there will be soon released two videos of our latest production featuring Klemens Bittmann on violin and mandola.
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16.09.2013
I just had eight wonderful days floating around from one cinematic soundscape to another performing three shows with HINTERLAND in London.

Now I am staying with THE KITE WIZARD in Stoke Newington, North London working on an Art Book showing him being a part of my Festival KOMM.ST



My microphone stand at Stour Space in Hackney Wick
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08.09.2013

It is HINTERLAND-Time again!

Yesterday I arrived in London. Bernhard and me got immediately into exploring new sound worlds preparing for our three upcoming shows next week.

And we just released a new video with Bernhard on the Kalimba and me on the Indian Bansuri. To watch it just click here

Join us:

11.9.2013 l 8.30 pm l THE VORTEX JAZZ CLUB
11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ
www.vortexjazz.co.uk/

12.9.2013 l 7 pm l THE AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM
28 Rutland Gate London SW7 1PQ
www.acflondon.org/music/hinterland/

14.9.2013 l 1pm free afternoon concert l STOUR SPACE
7 Roach Road Hackney Wick E3 2PA
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01.05.2013

The festival KOMM.ST opens its gates again from the 10th till the 25th of May!

THEATER l CONCERTS l EXHIBITION l PERFORMANCES l AMAZING FOOD

30 artists from all around the world will gather for two weeks in the beautiful countryside of east Austria.

More infos on our website www.komm.st


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06.04.2013
I am really very glad to announce that in less than a two weeks time I am gonna release the first album with my band GEORG GRATZER & AMRIDAN called "ALBA" !

18.4.2013 @ PORGY & BESS - Riemergasse 11 - 1010 Vienna - Austria - 8:30pm
19.4.2013 @ DOM IM BERG - Schlossbergplatz - 8010 Graz - Austria - 8pm

The album cover shows our Singaporean dancer Hina Sarojini, beautifully painted by my dear friend Luisa Celentano.

Here is a YouTube video of one of the album tracks:
"AYMARA" l Traditional l featuring Hina Sarojini (Dance)

Please come, watch and listen!
(and maybe buy a CD !?! :-)

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24.03.2013
I just spent two weeks in London to launch a new project called HINTERLAND with the percussionist Bernhard Schimpelsberger. (www.bernhard.co.at) We were jamming, composing, experimentating, searching for new sounds and of course also recording.
Click on the following YouTube-link and you can watch and listen to the results! ENJOY !
www.youtube/HINTERLAND










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10.11.2012
We all had a fantastic time in China. Performing at the International Music Festival in Macao and after that twice at the New Vision Art Festival - Music Beyond Borders in Hong Kong was a very special experience.

Hong Kong television and radio RTHK did a fantastic job filming and recording one of our shows. Open air stage with Hong Kong skyline in the background!

Watch it now on YouTube: Kibba - Joy
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01.10.2012
I am looking forward a lot to performing again in China. It has been 8 years!
I ll go there with the ensemble GEORG GRATZER & BEEFÓLK.
Click here to watch on YouTube!
These are the shows:

2.11.2012 - 26th Macao International Music Festival
3.11.2012 - Music Beyond Borders l New Vision Arts Festival 2012
4.11.2012 - Music Beyond Borders l New Vision Arts Festival 2012

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29.06.2012
During my tour through India (December 2011 till March 2012) I also passed by in Mumbai to record some Soprano Saxophone on Lesle Lewis´ new album "Tanha Sa Hoon". I play on the second track called "O Jaana - Sha Na Na Na".
The CD is out now!
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01.06.2012
After last year my festival KOMM.ST took place for the second time in the middle of the beautiful Austrian countryside.
Through an artist in residence project called TEN DAYS TEN ARTISTS financed by the EU (European Union) it was possible to bring artists from Japan, France, Slovenia or Colombia to the festival. During two weeks we had an exhibition by W. W. Anger located in seven different places, theatre, concerts, and all together more than 20 artists performing, meeting people, working and enjoying this unique atmosphere.
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01.12.2011
Working on my new album, which is promoted by Kanakia Art Foundation and will be launched in December 2012 in India.
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