Der Blick – new short Film

I am very exited to finish a covid 19 project. Its the third video, or more a short film I did now. It was a centered around lower Austria. With a covid 19 funding I realized an Idea about making a musical “swab” of it, filming, doing field recordings( w. Ernst Reitermaiers support!) and producing music around and with the different scenes. My wish was to get answers about the lockdown, anticipations, how things went, to learn and listen and see.
I am exited that there will be a premiere with a live audience ! I will play a solo show at the Sonnenparkfest in St.Pölten on Saturday September 5th – and they also do a film screening, and I could sneak my film in there! many thanks about that flexibility! So I will post a link here on Sunday, after the premiere with the movie to stream for all those who could not make it on Saturday!
meanwhile let me post a few stills from the movie:

beautiful skies, by Ernst Reitermaier
tunnel at the start in Tulln
how a train looks from down under
love the watery danube stones

KMET in Spielräume Ö1

I am happy to be part of a Spielräume broadcast in Ö1. Michael Neuhauser curated this with pieces that gained light and depth in the corona crisis. I could finish two new pieces for this.

KMET w. new live Videos on the Corona stage of derStandard

I am happy to announce to be part of the corona stage line up of derStandard. It´s been a fine platform to give musicians, writers and comedians a stage, since all real stages have been closed down for three weeks buy now. I find my self working in lockdown as a homeschooling teacher with 2 kids, a meal provider and musician off stage. So I was invited to finish a few pieces for Radio Ö1 which aired last Friday. Tomorrow Monday April 6th I will present 6 live recorded videos at derStandard stage. You can see it here

LEXIT live at WDR

Very happy to announce that the fabulous WDR 3 has adopted our award winning Radio Play LEXIT – and will air it at prime time – coming Wednesday, January 22nd 2020 at 19:04. You can tune in here. More infos about the team and play here

new things on the horizon

Dear readers, there is many fine new things coming up. On December 14th at 2 p.m. there is the premiere of “six seasons”part two in Radio Ă–1 – with the radio play “Die RĂĽckkehr der Yamaboushi oder Shifting Baselines” written by Ann Cotten. I was invited to create music to the same painting Ann choose and created her story for. Philip Scheiner put music and text and actors together for this one. You can stream it here, and it will be online for a few weeks on the Ă–1 Podacast. We are also starting to gather exiting ideas for a new radio play, writer Alexandra Pazgu and actor Roman Blumenschein. I am also very happy to be researching and thinking about a new play with Barbara Gassner and Ed Hauswirth after touring extensively with our piece ” Die andere Hälfte des Himmels”.

Ă–1 Radioplay winner LEXIT

We are very happy to be choosen by the fabulous audience of Ă–1 with our Radioplay LEXIT. We made the second price right after Superstar Felix Mitterer, who’s fan I have been ever since the launch of the Piefke Saga. Thanks to the fabulous Team of this production. It was a very uplifting experience and lots of fun !

Foto by Verena BrĂĽckner…you see KMET, Caroline Hofer(the author and director) and one of the speakers, Roman Blumenschein

Links to Ă–1 and Lexit:
announcement broadcast Premiere
and with short audio trailer
APA newsfeed: Den zweiten Platz bei der Publikumswahl zum „Hörspiel des Jahres“ vergaben die Hörerinnen und Hörer an „Lexit“ von Caroline Hofer. Katharina Knap (Lena), Claudia Kottal (mehrere Freundinnen), Valerie Pachner (Freundin) und Roman Blumenschein (Freund) erzählen in „Lexit“ Lenas Reise, die sie antritt, um ein paar Tage ohne Mann und Kind zu verbringen: Lena steht für eine junge Generation, die zwischen Lebensträumen und Zukunftswünschen ihre eigene Realität und Freiheit sucht. Die Musik dazu stammt von dem in Wien lebenden Sänger, Komponisten und Performer KMET.
link to the whole article

NEUES VOM HEXER

2018  has been a very colour and eventful one. I did compose music for a radio play for Ă–1 called „LEXIT“ by Caroline Hofer, played multiple solo shows and showings of the theater play „Die andere Hälfte des Himmels“. The renowned German Magazin “Akustik Gitarre“ feature me in their fall edition in an article called „Neues vom Hexer“. It spans from childhood to my latest release, and is well written. Enjoy :-) !

SHORTFILM showings

“Just in time” is a short film and the summer project of my friends from 86/60 teaming up with programmer Stefan Grassberger. I could contribute original music to it.  So far the film has made it to different festivals and competitions. Now there is a series of showings -maybe also near you.

BSL Kurzfilm Festival, Wien

16. Juni 2018, 14 Uhr: Kurzfilmfestival von Robert Auer mit Wettbewerbs-Charakter samt Vergabe eines Jury- und Publikumspreises im ältesten bespielten Kino Wiens. Infos & Tickets

zeitimpuls shortfilm festival, Wien

22. Juni 2018, 20 Uhr: Als Teil der VorfĂĽhrung internationaler Kurzfilme (Mobile Films International) im METRO Kinokulturhaus. Infos & Tickets

Vögele Kulturzentrum, Schweiz

27. Mai bis 29. September 2018: Unser Film ist der Teil der aktuellen Ausstellung »Ist gut nicht gut genug? – Warum fordern wir so viel von uns?« des Vögele Kulturzentrums in Pfäffikon. Einige Einstellungen sowie die Musik von KMET werden ebenfalls in einem art-tv-Beitrag gezeigt. Infos & Tickets

Sunlight International Film Festival, Berlin

1. Oktober 2018: „Just in Time“ ist in der Official Selection des Festivals und wird auch dort gezeigt werden. Mehr Infos

releaseconcerts

I am very happy how the release and all other shows went since march. There was a splendid sold out release show at the RKH and a lot more followed. In between I was blessed with a sold out show in Paris at the foundation Jerome seydoux pathe with the silent film.

Also our theater piece “Die andere Hälfte des Himmels” was played again at the Volkskundemuseum in Vienna, plus we went to the University of agriculture to perform it there, which was really fun! We will also appear at a new festival in Litschau on August 17 +18th with it.

Last week I played a release show in my hometown innbsruck which was a blast too. The ORF produced a nice little announcement for the show.

So I feel very blessed to be able to reach so many people, make news friends and fans. Thanks so much to everyone who came to see a show.

I already started working on new material, and I am loving the process already.

KMET ORF Tipp