Aufmessers Schneide

Following a break, the septet led by bassist and composer Gregor Aufmesser will be back at the Vienna Jazz Fest to present their new album.

On their debut album “Orbs” (Jazzwerkstatt Records) they attempted to musically address four aspects of physics: mechanics, thermodynamics, the theory of relativity and quantum theory. Their sound reveals they are a classically-trained septet which bring new and unexpected aural colors to the audience. The interchange between chamber music passages and the big sound of the full band bring additional exciting moments. Following the concert, many will be asking themselves, “Is that what physics sounds like?”

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July 2019

PORGY & BESS Jazzclub

Porgy & Bess (actually, Jazz and Music Club Porgy & Bess ) is a jazz club in the Riemergasse 11 in the 1st district of Vienna. The club , founded in 1993 is considered " the most important jazz organizer and trendy meeting point " of the Austrian capital .

The program of Porgy & Bess speaks to a very large audience , about 70,000 guests a year ; is accordingly Jazz " understood very pluralistic ," and the program " even in fringe areas , such as electronic music , contemporary music and world music penetrated . " Many international artists , particularly from the U.S. space , see also Austrian musician here an opportunity to perform . The club also offers the stage for events, such as the award of the Austrian World Music Award.

Musicologist Christian Scheib According to the Porgy & Bess " at the same time essential for the development of the musical ( jazz ) reality of a City" and needs and uses ' plain commonplace as urban space music. " It creates itself " through artistic preferences, acoustic quality , capacity and real capacity, the necessary exclusion of other clubs. " Here, the different areas of the jazz clubs allow - the area in front of the stage with tables, upstairs gallery , a lateral area with a bar at counter - different intense concentration on the concert scene . For Jazzthetik Porgy & Bess is even a " traditional club . "

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