An approach to 150 years of musical history from the Alps: on Steilklänge Hubert von Goisern has gathered jewels from six alpine countries. From classic to the unusual - the compilation offers an exciting introduction to alpine culture.
Traditions, musical ones in particular, are sources of inspiration, friction and monuments of agreement. Or they can be the opposite: demarcation and exclusion. When Hubert von Goisern was asked to curate a selection of music from across the Alps for an exhibition on Franz-Josefs-Höhe on the Grossglockner High Alpine Pass, it was a welcome opportunity to once more take a close look at the musical heritage of alpine culture.
Österreich: Oben und Unten
Filmmusik by Hubert von Goisern
This autumn renowned director Joseph Vilsmaier's new film Osterreich: Oben und Unten will be coming to the silver screen. The documentary is a journey through Austria, showing the beauty and character of all nine provinces from the ground and from the air. The film's soundtrack was created by Hubert von Goisern and will be released on the album Filmmusik in October.
Hubert von Goisern: New album and Tour 2014
Hubert von Goisern is his own man. He has consistently avoided complacency and has unerringly gone his own musical way - for more than 25 years. In the early 1990s the Austrian became known as the inventor of alpine rock. His Hiatamadl broke through the conventions of alpine folk music and brought tradition up-to-date. Pop music was once more what it should be: music for the people. Music from the people.
Travelling, exploring foreign cultures are creative challenges and inspiration for Hubert von Goisern. He was drawn to travel to Asia and Africa, he has sailed a cargo ship converted to stage along the Danube to the Black Sea. He returned with a rucksack full of ideas and sounds, withdrew, gave rise to new songs.
In 2012 he landed his first number one hit with Brenna tuats guat, which he acknowledged with placid pride - after all, he had not done anything musically different from before. What came next was the most successful tour of his career. Followed by a break: Hubert von Goisern hasn't performed live on stage since December 2012.
And now? Back to the beginning. Hubert von Goisern doesn't like to repeat himself. His unpredictability is what is particularly exciting about Austria's most versatile sound ambassador. A new studio album is currently in the works. And finally: Hubert von Goisern & Band live on stage.
Hubert von Goisern on tour: Tourplan 2014
Hubert von Goisern creates music programme for Großglockner
The project on the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe bears the title Alpenliebe. It also bears the signature of Hubert von Goisern, who has curated a listening experience for the exhibition with more than an hour of music and sounds from across the alpine region - from France to the Vienna Woods.
Together with a broad spectrum of contemporary art from around 20 artists this multifaceted listening experience marks the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss and will be officially opened on 11th June. The exhibition will then be open to the public from the 12th June at the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe visitors' centre on the Großglockner High Alpine Pass.
Alpenliebe - Free admission | Open daily from 12th June 2014, 10am - 5pm | More info
Live album: Im Jahr des Drachen
Live double album
2012 was Hubert von Goisern's hitherto most successful concert year. On the Brenna Tuats Tour he and his band criss-crossed the German-speaking countries and played 101 concerts to more than 300,000 thrilled fans.
Now you can relive the magic of the tour with the live double album Im Jahr des Drachen. It holds on it eighteen atmospheric memories in song form and will be released on 21st June 2013.
New chart entry, Week 27: Austria #10 | Germany #53
Honorary prize at the Amadeus Awards 2013
After great success at the Amadeus Awards in 2012 when he won two awards in the Album of the Year and Pop/Rock categories, Hubert von Goisern has been honoured again for his music this year too. At the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards gala in Vienna on 1st May, an honorary Amadeus Award was awarded to Hubert von Goisern in recognition of his music that continues to cross genres and bring people together. Hubert was unable to attend the ceremony and gave his thanks via video message.
TRAD - Special Edition Box Set
More than eleven years ago Hubert von Goisern fulfilled a long-held wish to record a collection of traditional Austrian folk tunes and songs that had accompanied him since childhood. The result was the successful album TRAD, which was followed two years later by a second volume, TRAD II, recorded in an abandoned hotel on Krippenstein mountain.
The new TRAD Special Edition Box Set contains not just these two special albums, but also the double release Ausland, consisting of a live CD from the Trad Tour that took HvG and his band through the German-speaking region in 2004 and the DVD Warten auf Timbuktu. This documentary follows Hubert on his journey to Mali, where he performed to an international audience among the sand dunes at the Festival au Désert and with ngoni-virtuoso Bassekou Kouyaté and balafon maestro Kele Tigi in the capital city Bamako.
Entwederundoder: the songbook
With the Entwederundoder songbook you now have the chance to play Hubert von Goisern's compositions for yourself! The new 32-page book contains the score for all the songs from HvG's hit album, from chart topper Brenna tuats guat to the instrumental piece Über-Unter-Ober-Österreicher, as well as a great poster of the band.
A must for all those who love to sing and play!
Entwederundoder Songbook | Out 16th August 2012 | Amazon
It burns all day long - biggest open air concert in 2012
14th July 2012 in Spielberg in Styria will be a unique day: Hubert von Goisern will be giving a concert there in a spectacular setting! Where usually the fastest motorsport takes place, the stage will be set for the most powerful programme of his career.
The Red Bull Ring, once known as the most beautiful and fastest racetrack of Formula 1, brings the myth of motorsport to life: from 9am visitors will be able to take part in various driving experiences. Between 4pm and 7pm show acts will delight the crowds on the asphalt and in the sky - until the musical part of the evening begins: HBMC, the holstuonarmusigbigbandclub, will present their happy, relaxed groove. From 8pm Hubert von Goisern will be on stage with his band - live, direct and full of unbridled joy in their music. "It burns" with all the songs from the current album Entwederundoder. And with the best of more than 20 years of alpine, constantly reinvented music, with driving rock rhythms and beautiful ballads. Unparalleled.
Amadeus Austrian Music Awards 2012
All the big names of the Austrian music business gathered at the Vienna Volkstheater for the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards on 1st May. After a long stay in the charts with his album Entwederundoder, Hubert von Goisern was able to take home not just the award in the category Pop/Rock, but the prize for Album of the Year too. Together with his band Hubert also celebrated the evening on stage, playing Suach da an åndern before an enthusiastic crowd. In just a few weeks, the band will be back on the road, continuing the Brenna Tuats Tour through Austria and Germany.
Read more: Amadeus Awards
ENTWEDERundODER on vinyl
For all those of you still running a record player: ENTWEDERundODER is also available as a longplayer / vinyl release. The cover contains not just the vinyl record, but also the audio CD with the same songs. So those of you who want both formats need only buy the LP. [Amazon]
Gold and platinum for Entwederundoder
At the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg in December Hubert von Goisern was awarded precious metal in the form of two gold discs and one platinum for his current single and album. The new year 2012 soon brought with it platinum for the single and double platinum for the album.
The album Entwederundoder was in the charts for fifty-six weeks, six of those at number 2, while the single Brenna tuats guat spent thirty-four weeks in the charts, spending five of those weeks at number 1. The song has also been in the German charts for 41 weeks.
Hubert von Goisern: ENTWEDERundODER
The exciting new album Entwederundoder and chart-topping single Brenna tuats guat from Hubert von Goisern
Top of the charts! Hubert von Goisern's new single Brenna tuats guat was at number 1 in the Austrian charts for five weeks! The CD single will be out on 4th November with not just the studio version, but also a previously unreleased live recording of the song. The album Entwederundoder stood at number 2 for three weeks and has now been awarded platinum! In Germany the album also achieved HvG's hitherto highest chart placing at number 13 in this country. On 13th January 2012 the Special Edition of Entwederundoder will be released, with a DVD containing the Tavern Tour film and Brenna tuats guat video.
Find out more about the album: Tracklist, Videos, Interviews, Lyrics ...
Streamlines: A Logbook
Stromlinien - Ein Logbuch by Hubert von Goisern
A musical bridge through Europe along the Danube:
the logbook of the tour
This book tells the story of the journey that Hubert von Goisern and his friends undertook on a cargo ship converted to a stage ship. With a floating, musical, singing village, as he called it, he sailed the Danube upstream and downstream through new Europe, from the centre to the very edges, from Linz to Rotterdam and down to the Black Sea.
He tells of encounters with people along the river banks, of musical colleagues from a dozen different countries, of joint concerts, of the longing for freedom and distance and of a vision: unity in diversity.
Music is the common language and the message. And Hubert von Goisern is an artist who carries this out into the world, who looks for understanding and exchange across all boundaries. And so he sets off on journeys, off to uncharted territory and returns time and again as a new person.
Stromlinien - Ein Logbuch by
Hubert von Goisern
published 14th May 2010
Further information: Stromlinien