new solo work
I'm working, composing and whatevering on new solo pieces for the hurdy-gurdy. Luckily I've been asked to release it at NY based label Evergreene Music soon, probably within 2013. [apr 2013]
It has been a true party to work on "Das Schloss" by Kafka together with friends Sandy Lopicic and Klemens Lendl & David Müller aka "Die Strottern" and the lovely and brilliant ensemble of the theatre. It's currently played at Salzburger Landestheater for only a few more times. [apr 2013]
Salzburger Landestheater | Sandy Lopicic | Die Strottern
Inspired by "Der Leiermann", the last song of Schubert's "Winterreise", I have arranged all 24 songs of the cycle by Franz Schubert for voice and hurdy-gurdy. Nataša Mirkovic - de Ro and me have recorded the complete "Winterreise" in 2010 for the german label Raumklang. Release date was oct/nov 2010 [aug 2011]
raumklang.de | more...
DLM - Duo Loibner Mütter
I have recently started to play music with Bertl Mütter, trombonist and idol from my early days in music. Our sounds seem to like each other. I'm happy to announce it as an ongoing collaboration. [nov 2011]
muetter.at | more...
Fidibus is the name for all projects together with quartertone-trumpet master Franz Hautzinger dedicated to improvisational composing and the joy of playing together. Recent partners are Jörg Mikula and Jarrod Cagwin.[aug 2010]
franzhautzinger.com | myspace.com/joergmikula | jarrodcagwin.com | more...
Ajvar & Sterz
Ajvar & Sterz is a duo program with my favorite singer Nataša Mirkovic - de Ro. We play songs from the balkans and the alpine countries, which affect us emotionally (which we love;-). In our arrangements for voice and hurdy-gurdy we try to treat the original with care - not to loose the particular character of a song - but also with fun.
The CD "Ajvar & Sterz" was released in summer 2006 and can be ordered at galileo-mc.com.
A CD release concert at Porgy & Bess (Vienna) has been recorded and can be listened to at emap.fm.
produccionesefimeras.com | galileo-mc.de | mirkovic-dero.com | emap.fm <stream> | ikkz.at | more...
This years program of the jazzbigbandgraz "Urban Folktales...And A Rose!" got recorded on CD and will be released soon. And there are more shows scheduled for 2012. [nov 2011]
Ljodahått is the ambitious project following an idea of norweigan actor Magne Håvard Brekke. With 10 musicians from Norway, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK we are creating songs out of outstanding norweigan lyrics of the past 1000 years. You will have to listen to it in order to understand ;-)
The CD "Eg Stend Eg, Seddu" is now released (feb 2012) and available on emusic or iTunes. We will heva CD release tour end of february, beginning of march 2012 in Germany. Oslo and Paris will follow soon. [feb 2012]
thedesecrivains.com | matthiasschellenberg.eu | facebook.com | emusic.com
Das Wirtshaus im Spessart
I play the stage music for "Das Wirtshaus im Spessart - morphing the cold heart" by Hauff/Staatsmann together with Xell (oboe, clarinet, guitar) for the next season at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar. For us two (plus live-looping) the second musical-like part is quite a challenge and fun to play. Director of the play/show is Sandy Lopiæiæ. [nov 2011]
DNT Weimar | xellmusic.com | lopicic.com
Immer noch Sturm
"Immer noch Sturm" is a text by Peter Handke, braught to stage this year for the Salzburger Festspiele, with an ensemble of actors and actresses of the german Thalia Theater Hamburg, directed by Dimiter Gotscheff. I play the music together with old time college Sandy Lopiæiæ. The play will be performed at Thalia Theater Hamburg and at the Burgtheater Wien during this season. [aug 2011]
salzburgerfestspiele.at | lopicic.com
collection of hurdy-gurdy compositions
I'm starting to collect post 1900 compositions for hurdy-gurdy and information about these.
If you know about any pieces please see the following link. [aug 2011]
Carl Nielsen Academy of Music
I'm now part of the folk department of the Syddansk Musikkonservatorium in Odense, Denmark, having one (!) student for hurdy-gurdy. [aug 2010]
"passages" is a collection of solo-hurdy gurdy-pieces originating in atmospheres and traditions I came across on my travels. A CD was released in 2006 as: "Matthias Loibner, Vielle à roue, Autriche" at cinq planètes (cat.no. CP07271) and is available at cdmail.fr.
This album has been choosen for the Austrian Radio 1 (Ö1) Pasticciopreis in september 2006.
The recording was done in a renaissance-castle with the beautiful name "Schloss Tausendlust" in Höllberg close to where I lived.
cdmail.fr | more...
La Noblesse Rustique
La Noblesse Rustique is dedicated to original compositions for hurdy-gurdy in the 18th century in France by composers such as Dupuits, Bouin, Baton or Ravet. The program is performed by two hurdy-gurdies and basso continuo. The other hurdy-gurdy is played by Canadian singer and instrumentalist Tobie Miller.
Tobie Miller | more...
lira organizzata is a project initiated by the Ensemble Baroque de Limoges with the aim of reconstructing the "organized hurdy-gurdy" in order to perform and record the works by Haydn, Pleyel, Orgitano and others for this rare and complex instrument. Two instruments have been successfully made by Wolfgang Weichselbaumer in 2004. A first CD with works by J. Haydn for two lire organizzate is released at laborie classic and alredy awarded with the "Choc du Monde de la Musique".
We have finished the recordings for a second album with only pieces for the lira organizzata (Haydn, Anonymous [the so called Mozart or "concerto di napoli"], Orgitano). They should be released around new year 2010.
new sound samples | weichselbaumer.cc | ebl-laborie.com | naive.fr |
the TIMEPROJECT is a huge live-music installation with the objective of looking beyond the edge of time. Four bands from the north, east, south and west of Europe come together in the open air to overcome - together with the audience - those fundamental physical and cultural laws governing duration and distance on the quest for new dimensions and expierences.
The bands are Snö (SE), Mitsoura (HU), Palyrria (GR) and familha artus (FR).
The world premiere of the timeproject took place in june 2008 at the Oerol festival in the Netherlands. Another show took place in Graz, Austria at la strada, 6th to 8th of august 2008. I'm sure there will be a next time.
"timeproject" is a coproduction with IN SITU - the European network for artistic creation in public areas, financed with the support of the European Commission, La Strada in Graz, Austria and the TerschellingĹs Oerol Festival.
Snö | mitsoura.net | palyrria.com | familha.artus.free.fr | Oerol | la strada | in-situ| more...
Zykado is a duo with my favorite percussionist Tunji Beier [southindian percussion, drums, noise] and me, trying to explore the borders of improvised music. We are both using live looping tools in our performances.
Our new CD with recordings from various places in Austria is finished and now available at www.galileo-mc.de. Thanks to our friends at produccionesefimeras.com.
We have taken part in sloppy seconds, which we think is a funny idea. We admitted a 10th of a second excerpt of each of the 10 numbers on our CD.
zykado.com | tunji.org | produccionesefimeras.com | galileo-mc.de | sloppy seconds | more...