Veronika Kumar started studying piano in Ljubljana and made her way to Amsterdam, where she finished a bachelor's degree in jazz vocals. Currently, she is programming her way through a master's degree in Live Electronics. Working on different projects and exploring frequency and movement, she is curious to develop her sound and style of writing, which is constantly shaping and fluctuating — gaining inspiration from nature and driven by questions unanswered. She is a bandleader of K: collective and MaLinE, where she tries to bring her vision into being.
Pioneer of the hang (handpan), captivating musician Manu Delago has been a fixture of Björk's live lineup and has also toured with The Cinematic Orchestra and Olafur Arnalds. Further, he earned a Grammy-nomination for his work on Anoushka Shankar's album Land of Gold. Manu Delago released several albums on UK based labels Tru Thoughts & One Little Independent Records and is touring the world with his own ensembles -
from duo to orchestra performances.
On acoustic-electric journeys Austrian musicians Anna Widauer and Chris Norz tell the story of a
sad balloon, search for eternal beauty in artificial languages. They travel in dreamy fantasies from
the purple fields of France to a tiled insane asylum. The work of the duo is shaped by Chris Norz's rythmic and compositional diversity. In combination with Anna Widauer's touching lyrics that reflect her affinity for literature, the musicians develop very personal and unconventional songs. Though highly emotional, the music stays authentic in it's simplicity.
Music industry constitutes an important driving force of the European culture. Over the last few decades, it has changed significantly, being now at a point of rethinking itself. Especially now, this industry is facing challenges that are putting its future at risk. The ongoing crisis has unearthed the already existing problems of our sector that need to be addressed systematically and holistically. Footprints is a new collaborative project that aims at reforming the music sector and introducing the values of social, economic and environmental responsibility to its activities.
Klangspuren Schwaz Festival
The Klangspuren festival was founded, dedicated to contemporary music and avant-garde music, in Schwaz, in 1994by Thomas Larcher and Maria-Luise Mayr. The festival commissioned around 200 orchestral and ensemble works as of 2020, including compositions by Georg Friedrich Haas, Helmut Lachenmann, György Kurtág, Johannes Maria Staud, Olga Neuwirth, Beat Furrer and Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Performing ensembles have included the Ensemble Modern, the Klangforum Wien, and the Ensemble intercontemporain.
I've been working in the music industry for two decades now. Classically started with living the rock'n'roll dream in my teenager years and promoting shows with friends in my hometown Innsbruck in Austria, I moved to Vienna and London to study musicology, got into tour management and took on several more tasks over the years such as live booking, PR & label activities. Based on those experiences and a gaining international network within the industry I'm proud to be representing a very talented pool of musicians and composers based in Austria and the UK.
contact: tom tanzer artist management / Innsbruck, Austria email: mgmt(at)tomtanzer.com / phone: +43 660 659 35 89