Federspiel © Maria Frodl
Divinerinnen © Theresa Pewal
All the ensembles in this cycle are rooted in a local musical tradition and yet strive to reach out into the wider world. The Grundlseer Geigenmusi brings Irish sounds along with Polka, Steirer and Landler, Square Waltz not only Viennese Waltz but also a pinch of Jazz, the Styrian string trio Netnakisum dedicates itself this time to its musical roots and the wind formation Federspiel takes a look beyond Austria to Eastern Europe and Latin America. The young singer and trombonist Rita Payés offers Catalan lullabies as well as jazz and bossa nova. The Curly Strings reinvent Estonian musical culture with their stringed instruments, and The Moynihans reinvent Irish folk with fiddle and bagpipes. Talisk from Scotland, Celina da Piedade from Portugal and Sturm und Klang from Styria open up different approaches to harmonica instruments. The new ensemble Divinerinnen traces the Viennese musical tradition of the last century with traditional instruments.