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

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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

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,
Paal Nilssen-Love

OTOMO YOSHIHIDE &
HIROSHI YAMAZAKI

BARCELONA SERIES
Andrea Neumann, Axel Dörner,
Sven-Åke Johansson

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


l8 @ the bar:
DJs Melaku Belay & Andy Moor

Saturday, Nov. 12

 

2pm @ ImPavillon

ZIMT
Burkhard Stangl, Angelica Castello,
Gunter Schneider, Barbara Romen,
Kai Fagaschinski

 

3pm @ Minoriten

DIETMAR DIESNER SOLO

 

7pm @ Schl8hof

FRED FRITH & NATE WOOLEY &
LOTTE ANKER & KEN VANDERMARK

JON ROSE & GERRY HEMINGWAY &
BOB OSTERTAG

LASSE MARHAUG & OKKYUNG LEE &
C. SPENCER YEH

ANTI-HOUSE 4
Ingrid Laubrock, Kris Davis,
Mary Halvorson, Tom Rainey

JOOKLO MOE RASMUSSEN BAND
Virgini Genta, David Vanzan,
Mette Rasmussen, Guro Skumsnes Moe


l8 @ the bar:
Mischgeschick DJ Team

Sunday, Nov. 13

 

2pm @ Medien Kultur Haus

FRED FRITH & CHRISTOF KURZMANN


3pm @ Minoriten

JOELLE LEANDRE &
ELISABETH HARNIK

 

7pm @ Schl8hof

AMSTERDAM STRING TRIO
Ernst Reijseger, Maurice Horsthuis,
Ernst Glerum

CARLA KIHLSTEDT & ZEENA PARKINS &
MAGDA MAYAS

PETER BRÖTZMANN & HEATHER LEIGH

SARAH GAIL BRAND & MAGGIE NICOLS 
JOHN EDWARDS & MARK SANDERS


l8 @ the bar:
DJ tbc

 
 

Tickets

 

Ticket prices (full / reduced / member)*

Festival pass:
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.

TICKET RESERVATION

For reservations fill in you name & email and choose the number of tickets you want to purchase.

 

Accommodation


Please reserve your rooms in time!

THE YOUTH HOSTEL, THE BLACK HORSE INN, THE FESTIVAL HOTEL KREMSMÜNSTERERHOF AND THE HOTEL GÖSSERBRÄU ARE ALREADY FULLY BOOKED!

Please contact the other hotels on the right for available accomodation!

For further information on accomodation please contact the tourism office via www.wels-info.at or call 0043 7242 67722-22.

 

Getting there: Please use public transport or carpools!

Alter Schl8hof Wels
Dragonerstrasse 22
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.


 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Bundeskanzleramt Abteilung II/7, Land Oberösterreich Kultur, Kulturaktivitäten Wels

US Embassy, Arbeiterkammer OÖ, E-Werk Wels, Radio Ö1, Kulturplattform OÖ