Ernst Molden & Das Frauenorchester

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December 2023

In May 2020, Sibylle Kefer, Marlene Lacherstorfer, Maria Petrova and Ernst Molden met in the Cselleymühle, in Oslip/Uzlop, Burgenland, to record their second album together, supervised by Kalle Laar and Thomas Pronai. Since their debut "Dei Schwesda waand" was created two years earlier in the same place, the circumstances have changed radically. Ernst Molden and the women's orchestra belong to a forbidden trade in times of pandemic. When they met each other again after months for nightly rehearsals and finally for the recording session When they meet, the four of them aren't even sure whether they're actually allowed to do that. Under the pressure of the circumstances, ten wild songs are ultimately created. "Murderer band," says Ernst Molden happily, "we've never been this bad before." Somehow logically, they call it Band released their second record “Neiche Zeid”.

The band
SIBYLLE KEFER, born in 1976 in Bad Goisern, in the Upper Austrian Salzkammergut. Singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and music therapist. Member of the legendary Ausseer Hardbradler for years. Part of the Ernst Molden Band since 2006. Several albums with his own songs, most recently HOB I DI (Bader Molden Recordings).

MARLENE LACHERSTORFER, born in 1982, grew up in a family of musicians in Bad Hall, Upper Austria. Bassist for the style-defining band Velojet for years. Plays, among others, in the award-winning new folk ensemble ALMA, in the touring band of the German singer Clueso and in the highly acclaimed new pop project PRESSYES by Velojet founder René Mühlberger. Since 2008 working with Ernst Molden.

​MARIA PETROVA, Bulgarian drummer and percussionist based in Vienna. She has worked with Madame Baheux and the Vienna Tschuschenkapelle, among other things, and has been drumming with the women's orchestra since 2016.

ERNST MOLDEN, born in 1967, songwriter and poet, lives with his family in Vienna-Erdberg

Program and cast

Ernst Molden: guitar, vocals
Sibylle Kefer: guitar, flute, vocals
Marlene Lacherstorfer: bass, vocals
Maria Petrova: drums, vocals

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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