MUSIC UNLIMITED 30 - CELEBRATION!
“Wels is a Mecca for adventurous music aficionados.”
allaboutjazz.com, November 2014
“The unlimited Festival in Wels, Austria, is one of the best places to explore free and creative, genre-bending music.”
Freejazzblog.org, 13. Jänner 2016
2016 is an anniversary year for music unlimited: the festival celebrates its 30th edition. For this reason, musicians from sixteen nations will gather in Wels/Austria on the weekend from November 11th to November 13th. Together with an equally international audience, they will follow their common idea of cultivating the art of listening in genre-bending musical journeys.
With enthusiasm, passion and deep conviction the festival team works year after year to bring new developments in contemporary music to Austria. The festival presents a broad range of styles from rock to jazz, from free jazz to improvisation, from new forms of European art music to traditional sounds. The film-maker Siegfried Fruehauf once summed up the spirit of the festival accurately by stating: “The promoters look beyond the horizon of the well-known, because they want to reach what is over and above possible.“
The 30th edition of music unlimited literally offers “world music”. Artists from all five continents will present their diverse approaches to creating and processing sound on five stages across town. However, any anniversary also affords an opportunity to look back: Since 1991, the program of every other festival edition has been arranged by an internationally renowned musician. This year, many of these former curators will present their current work in new, often unheard projects. Also, performers who played at the first ever festival edition in 1987 can be found on the line-up: Guitarist Gunter Schneider will play with his new ensemble Zimt; the Amsterdam String Trio around cellist Ernst Reijseger will play with the same cast as they did 29 years ago.
The creative tension between continuity and innovation remains crucial for the 30th anniversary edition.
Preliminary Program (might be subject to change)
Friday, Nov. 11
7pm @ Schl8hof
ETHIOPIAN NIGHT feat.
THE EX & FENDIKA & ZERFU DEMISSIE & CIRCUS DEBRE BERHAN
Andy, Terrie, Katherina, Arnold,
Melaku Belay, Zinash Tsegaye,
Endris Hassen, Misale Legesse,
Nardos Tesfaw, Zerfu Demissie
MATS GUSTAFSSON & NU ENSEMBLE
Mariam Wallentin, Anders Nyqvist,
Mats Gustafsson, Joe McPhee,
Christer Bothén, Agustí Fernández,
Kjell Nordeson, dieb13,
Per Åke Holmlander, Jon Rune Strom,
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten,
OTOMO YOSHIHIDE &
Andrea Neumann, Axel Dörner,
l8 @ the bar:
DJs Melaku Belay & Andy Moor
Saturday, Nov. 12
2pm @ Medien Kultur Haus
Burkhard Stangl, Angelica Castello,
Gunter Schneider, Barbara Romen,
3pm @ Minoriten
DIETMAR DIESNER SOLO
7pm @ Schl8hof
FRED FRITH & NATE WOOLEY &
LOTTE ANKER & KEN VANDERMARK
JON ROSE & GERRY HEMINGWAY &
LASSE MARHAUG & OKKYUNG LEE &
C SPENCER YEH
Ingrid Laubrock, Kris Davis,
Mary Halvorson, Tom Rainey
JOOKLO MOE RASMUSSEN BAND
Virgini Genta, Mette Rasmussen,
Guro Skumsnes Moe, David Vanzan
Sunday, Nov. 13
2pm @ ImPavillon
FRED FRITH & CHRISTOF KURZMANN
3pm @ Musikschule Wels
JOELLE LEANDRE &
7pm @ Schl8hof
AMSTERDAM STRING TRIO
Ernst Reijseger, Maurice Horsthuis,
CARLA KIHLSTEDT & ZEENA PARKINS &
PETER BRÖTZMANN & HEATHER LEIGH
SARAH GAIL BRAND & MAGGIE NICOLS
JOHN EDWARDS & MARK SANDERS
Ticket prices (full / reduced / member)*
3 days - € 89 / 75 / 63
One day ticket:
Friday - € 35 / 30 / 25 | Saturday - € 32 / 27 / 23 | Sunday - € 29 / 25 / 21
For reservations, please use the form on the right or mail to info(at)musicunlimited.at.
A limited number of reduced tickets at the price of €49 is available here. (Please tell us why you need a special discount and we will try to give you the reduced ticket.)
* Reductions are available for students, people in military or alternative service, unemployed people, people on maternity/paternity leave, retirees as well as members of Club Ö1 and owners of the AK-Leistungskarte (at box office only).
Membership cards are available at the price of € 25 (reduced € 12) and grant a minimum 10% discount to all events by KV waschaecht. Membership cards for 2017 are valid starting from Nov 11, season tickets are valid from Jan 1 to Dec 31.
For reservations fill in you name & email and choose the number of tickets you want to purchase.
Please reserve your rooms in time!
If you want to stay in the youth hostel, you can make your reservation right away via e-mail to info(at)musicunlimited.at or by calling 0043 7242 56375.
If you want to stay at hotel Hotel Gösserbräu, make your reservation by mailing to info(at)musicunlimited.at (we have a small number of rooms reserved for festival-visitors).
Another hotel with special festival rates is Boutique Hotel Hauser ****, contact via office(at)hotelhauser.com.
For further information on accomodation please contact the tourism office via www.wels-info.at or call 0043 7242 67722-22.
For backpackers we also offer the opportunity to sleep for free in a room full of matrasses right behind the main venue Alter Schl8hof.
Getting there: Please use public transport or carpools!
Alter Schl8hof Wels
A - 4600 Wels
48.1585223 N | 14.017457 E
From railway station:
Take front exit, turn right on Schubertstrasse, at intersection with Vogelweidestrasse turn left, at intersection with Dragonerstrasse turn right.
From exit Wels-Ost:
Take B1/Linzer Strasse towards city center, at intersection with Dr.-Koss-Strasse turn left, at intersection with Dragonerstrasse turn right.
From exit Wels-West:
Take B1/Salzburger Strasse towards city center, at intersection with Dr.-Koss-Strasse turn right, at intersection with Dragonerstrasse turn right.