Munich's urban landscape will once again resonate with the allure of the Alps as the "Alpenrausch" festival returns to Gasteig HP8 on July 29th. Offering a remarkable blend of traditional alpine tones and contemporary sounds, this unique festival promises an extraordinary experience for music and nature enthusiasts alike. Best of all, admission is free!
Date and Venue:
July 29, 2023 - 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Celebrate Alpine Culture in the Heart of Munich:
At "Alpenrausch" festival, expect an enchanting fusion of archaic sounds and multimedia elements. The festival's innovative program juxtaposes traditional yodeling with modern percussion and even techno beats played on the alpine horn. Five vibrant stages will host an array of music, workshops, mountain films, and a climbing wall to cater to every visitor's interests. Stefanie Boltz, the curator of the event, assures that the previous year's successful concept will be reprised to captivate visitors once again, enticing them to embrace the mountains.
Unforgettable Performances Await:
The festivities commence with an open-air concert at Kulturkraftwerk Plaza at 2:00 PM. Leading the inaugural performance is the talented Jakob Steinkellner, accompanied by the Saiten- und Tanzlmusi ensemble from the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (HMTM). Steinkellner, a master of the Styrian harmonica, promises to impress the audience with his extraordinary musical prowess, blending traditional alpine sounds with modern influences in his compositions.
The musical extravaganza continues with a lineup of diverse acts:
- Grapha, the miniaturized big band from Tyrol, swings into action with their jazz tunes at 3:30 PM.
- Eiger Mönch & UrSchwyz, a quartet of empowered musicians from Switzerland, showcases their unique fusion of traditional folk and modern string music at 5:00 PM.
- Marcel Engler, alias Loisach Marci, introduces his distinctive "Alphorntechno" at 7:00 PM, combining Bavarian landler, hip-hop, blues, and electro beats with the melodious notes of the alpine horn.
- The evening crescendos with the Austrian duo Attwenger at 9:45 PM, offering a captivating blend of classic dialect music infused with punk, hip-hop, rock, and electronic sounds.
A Day of Extravaganza for All Ages:
In addition to captivating performances, "Alpenrausch" provides a host of interactive activities for everyone to enjoy. Learn the art of Bavarian dance through a workshop conducted by renowned dance master Magnus Kaindl at 3:00 PM. For those intrigued by the enchanting world of yodeling, deeLinde and Jojo Gansch will take you on a Jodel-Spaziergang (Yodel Walk) along the banks of the Isar River at 6:00 PM.
Families are in for a treat with Café Unterzucker, a well-known musical ensemble catering to children's entertainment with humorous tunes and catchy melodies at 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM.
Immerse Yourself in Alpine Cinema and Music:
The "Attwengerfilm," a documentary showcasing the trailblazing yet reclusive musical duo, sets the stage for Attwenger's performance at 4:00 PM. Immerse yourself in world music with Dengl & Kahlert's mesmerizing performance on hackbrett and percussion at 5:30 PM.
Unearth the World of "Alpenrausch" Festival:
Explore the wonders of traditional Swiss folk music with Albin Brun & Kristina Brunner at 3:00 PM in Saal X. Witness a harmonious fusion of Brazilian music, alpine folk, and jazz by deeLinde and Emiliano Sampaio at 4:45 PM. Brace yourself for an alpine instrumental art-pop journey with Sinfonia de Carnaval at 6:30 PM. Conclude the day with the unforgettable punk spirit of Attwenger at 9:45 PM.
Let Alpine Vibes Enchant You:
Immerse yourself in the musical splendor of Federspiel, an Austrian septet expertly combining traditional brass music with modern elements. Be sure to secure your free tickets in advance through MunichTicket for the performance at Isarphilharmonie at 8:00 PM.
Don't Miss Out on the Alpenrausch Festival:
With a splendid amalgamation of music, dance, films, and interactive activities, "Alpenrausch" festival at Gasteig HP8 promises an unforgettable experience for all ages. Embrace the spirit of the Alps amid the bustling metropolis of Munich, celebrating both tradition and innovation. Come and join the festivities as the festival beckons you to revel in the beauty of alpine culture!
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