Not your grandparents' Schrammelmusik!
Profundkontra is Martina
Engel on viola and Emmerich
Haimer on harp
guitar (the Viennese kontragitarre). Despite the
instrumentation, this is no tourist-y waltz music, but
modern "experimental" acoustic cross-over (experimental in a good
way). The couple of Piazzolla tangos
included may give you an idea of their energy and style, but won't
prepare you for their imaginative original compositions and jams. Check
Contra-guitar and viola on an extreme crossover mission: the unusual
Viennese duo PROFUNDKONTRA draws a melodious bow from passionate tango
and energetic rock to classical ballad, twisted blues and crazy waltz.
The contra-guitarist Emmerich Haimer, from a renowned wine-producing
else should they meet but in Vienna, this fantastic musical and cultural
melting pot on the nexus of western and eastern Europe The outcome of
this very special Viennese mélange is acoustic freestyle that does not
mince matters: their first CD "Ui" (Austrian-German for:
"Gosh!") tells vibrant stories about love and death, good and
evil, spellbound castles and the craziness of everyday life. And like
life in Austria's capital is, everything is just a little way-out, a
little morbid, a little obscure but actually crystal clear, somewhat
blue but actually a laugh, funny but actually quite serious...
the end, life's a waltz!
Engel studied classical viola, jazz and composition in
Haimer is a self-taught guitarist and composer from
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