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THU 17/09



Tiroler Landestheater, Rennweg 2, Innsbruck


7.30 pm
Introduction Wolfgang Praxmarer, music journalist, in conversation withAndreas Schett and Wolfgang Mitterer


8 p.m.

Markus Kraler / Andreas Schett / Wolfgang Mitterer Tanz Boden Stücke (mit Wortansagen)


Franui Musicbanda
Wolfgang Mitterer prepared piano, electronics


Markus Kraler / Andreas Schett / Wolfgang Mitterer composition and editing


A production by Franui Musicbanda and the Foundation Mozarteum Salzburg in cooperation with Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, KLANGSPUREN Schwaz, Kölner Philharmonie, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen and Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele

“Franui goes Dancefloor“. Who would have expected that – after all those funeral marches? But even with modern means, the band only goes as far as the traditional dance floor, starting out from the high mountain pasture called Franui, from their own home at the end of a valley in deepest East Tyrol, where the dialect is strong and powerful and idiosyncratic. The programme includes dances by Schubert in a strange, unfamiliar guise, new arrangements of Béla Bartók’s notations of Hungarian folk music – with excursions to György Ligeti and Peter Eötvös, with detours via Mozart, Anton Bruckner and Richard Strauss, thought up and arranged by the “Franuiers” Markus Kraler and Andreas Schett, co-composed and painted over with improvisation and electronics by Wolfgang Mitterer, the guest from East Tyrol in this group. Of course such a mixture must be moderated, in the dialect of Innervillgraten, with surtitles in standard German, so that folk from the plains of North Germany can also get it – not to mention the other inhabitants of the Tyrol with their very wildly divergent accents. Andreas Schett: “Franui starts with the most everyday world, the world tucked away in the corner of the Villgraten Valley. Yet Franui is not regionalist. It does not need the Villgraten Valley at all, the Villgraten Valley can go to hell – all Franui needs is an occasional square metre of it – as a launch-pad.”