Lubomyr Melnyk 'Fallen Trees' (UKR/CAN)

He is one of the most extraordinary pianists of our time: Lubomyr Melnyk. On December 7, 2018, Erased Tapes will release Fallen Trees, the new album of the musical force of nature, who has dedicated his entire life to the piano and is also known as the "prophet of the piano" because of his unique sound language.

He himself celebrates his 70th birthday only a few days after the release, and even though the album title sounds like an autumn mood, Melnyk has no signs of slowing down or even retiring: Celebrated by critics, he most recently appeared as co-headliner at the celebrations for the 10th anniversary of Erased Tapes at the Berlin Funkhaus as well as at the London Royal Festival Hall - and his following is now, after so many years, not only global and bigger than ever, but also continuously growing. Only now is his career developing that dynamic, that incredible pull that his unique piano playing has always distinguished.


Lubomyr Melnyk: piano

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April 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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