Sophie Auster Trio (USA)

She sings about strong women

Sophie Auster, the daughter of Paul Austers and Siri Hustvedts, lives herself out in music. Everything else is a matter of time.

The rehearsal begins late on this cold November evening. Sophie Auster, a petite woman in a golden brocade suit, nervously walks back and forth between stage and backstage before her concert. It is her first concert in Germany and the last on her small European tour for her third album "Dogs and Men", which was released in July.

The album, she says, was written by chance. The band One Ring Zero visited their father for a project, they got into conversation and decided to do something together. "This was the first time I sang in front of a microphone in a recording studio. But I was 16, still at school and didn't have time to write songs. Then we had the idea to make songs out of poems. At that time I read mainly surreal poetry. My father came to me and gave me his translations of French poets, which he had made when he was my age".


Sophie Auster: vocals
bass & drums tba

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May 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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