2021 is the year of new challenges. Its an honor to be in this jury for the “Deutsche Akademie der darstellenden Künste” and select the radio play of the month every four weeks. A wild and challenging and fun journey to listen to many radisplays each month. So this month its “Dankbarkeiten” after a book by Delphine de Vigan. You can listen to it here and read bit about it on the SWR website
Very happy that our first original radio play is out there now! Take a listen to the full Radio play for another week now! stream of our play
The mighty Deutschlandfunk and Ruth Rousselange did a fabulous in depth portrait of it:
Many thanks to the wonderful team – Ö1, Elisabeth Zimmermann -production, Philip Scheiner -dramaturgy and the Kollektiv Weiter! Alexandra Pâzgu (words) and Roman Blumenschein(actor). It´s been a wonderful journey, many thanks! More to come…
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:
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.
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
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 Ö1 – with the radio play “Die Rückkehr 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 Ö1 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”.
We are very happy to be choosen by the fabulous audience of Ö1 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 !
Links to Ö1 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
2018 has been a very colour and eventful one. I did compose music for a radio play for Ö1 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 :-) !