Cinematic Microscenes

Georg Gratzer & beefólk (Austria)

2/11 (Friday);8pm     Macao Cultural Centre Small Auditorium     Tickets: MOP 250, 200

Georg Gratzer, Woodwinds
Klemens Bittmann, Violin, Mandolin and Vocals
Christian Bakanic, Accordion, Percussion and Vocals
Christian Wendt, Upright and Electric Bass
Jörg Haberl, Drums and Vocals

Stefan Bauer, Sound

Scene 1: Caleo (Latin: ignited, glowing)
Scene 2:
The Wider White (the Nordic vast)
Scene 3:
Banyan (Asian fig tree)
Scene 4:
Arash (Persian name, famous bowman in mythology)
Scene 5:
Susa (a combination of numbers, 53343-53343-34435333)

Georg Gratzer & beefólk, a group of musicians who define their output as “expressive poetry from the next generation”, was formed in Graz, Austria, in 2001. Inspired by European chamber music and jazz, as well as by Asian sounds, the group’s eclectic style has been dubbed “Zappa-folk”, “chamber-music jazz” and “modern Austrian world music”. The roots of this unique approach lie in the various journeys made by Georg Gratzer to China and India for the study of Chinese instruments like the dizi and the hulusi or the Indian bamboo flute, the bansuri.

Georg Gratzer & beefólk’s energetic and theatrical performances, founded in sophisticated arrangements and technical brilliance, have taken world audiences by storm. The group has participated in major jazz festivals in Europe and has, so far, released three albums.

Join Georg Gratzer & beefólk in a journey across continents and musical genres. Don’t miss the unique sounds of this original band. Just sit back and enjoy the musical journey!

Duration: approximately 1 hour, no interval