ALMA was born in 2011, since then they have playfully been combining down-to-earth folk music with complex arrangements in a trip through world history. They play a music that comes directly from the soul and aims at the public's own sleeping roots.
Creativity, spontaneity and fun are the prime ingredients of the compositions, arrangements and performance of the Austrian brass and woodwind ensemble FEDERSPIEL.
The GROSSMÜTTERCHEN (means “Grandma”) HATZ & KLOK is a humorous "Worldjazzfolkskapop-Quintet". Their influences are drawn from Klezmer, Balkan Folk, Latin American and from classical music. Their debut album "Gallato" was presented at the International Klezmore-Festival 2011. Since spring 2016 they tour with a new 5 piece line up.
HOTEL PALINDRONE is an Austrian acoustic quartet that “houses” music traditions from Austria, shaken and stirred with many other European roots, with jazz and classical music.
Amongst old paintings and manuscripts "Ramsch & Rosen" search for old tunes. A layer of dust carefully wiped away and what they discover usually turns out to be a treasure. Gems to the heart, ears and mind – and maybe just a hint of kitsch.
In autumn 2016 the duo RAMSCH & ROSEN (Engl.: Rummage & Roses) fulfilled their wish of expanding their instrumentation by a piano and a bass. This not only coined an "extended version" of RAMSCH & ROSEN but also created a completely new and expanded world of sound with unlimited possibilities, offering new ways of developing traditional music, improvisation, and composition.
BLOWZABELLA is a genuinely unique band that makes an inimitable, driving, drone-based wall-of-sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional folk music and song.