Once again no cost or effort has been spared by the exhibitors to please their visitors with an impressive array of performances and music presentations. After all, at the HIGH END that is what it’s all about. We can even present some of these interesting live demonstrations and audiophile sounds to the visitors.
surrounTec– Atrium 4, room F131 4th and 5th May, at 2 pm and 4 pm
With the title of Live versus Reproduction – Myth and Recording Reality, the loudspeaker manufacturer surrounTec presents a very special type of contrast. Music enthusiast Meik Wippermann managed to acquire the exceptional young Austrian violinist Thomas Albertus Irnberger (www.thomas-albertus-irnberger.com). This artist is one of the few audiophiles amongst classical musicians. He has set up a small concert hall and a recording studio in Salzburg and has an international reputation with a whole host of recordings already on SACD and CD.
The son of a doctor and music teacher, Thomas Albertus Irnberger was born in 1985 in Salzburg Austria and began learning the violin at the age of seven. Due to his noticeably early talent, he was accepted as a highly-gifted student at the age of nine by the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Further studies led him to Bruckner University in Linz under Joseph Sabaini, where he completed his master’s degree with distinction. He also gained major artistic impulses from Mauricio Fuks, Alberto Lysy, Igor Oistrach, Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Grigory Zhislin. When playing, he follows his desire to create the sound most faithful to the original and to use instruments the composer intended so as to give the piece the original sound.
His discography includes works from Mozart, Paganini, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann and many more. The best recordings were produced with the sound engineer from Erlangen, now living in Vienna, Jens Jamin (www.jensjamin.com). He has worked for a number of small and big labels and belongs to the very best in his field. His previous CD and SACD productions cover works including Händel, Mahler, Mozart, Gál, Telemann and Haydn.
[nggallery id=46] Thomas Albertus
In an interview with Thomas Albertus Irnberger and Jens Jamin you can glimpse behind the scenes in today’s recording business and find out why concerts and music production cannot be compared with one another.
The presentations each take about an hour. Due to restricted places, visitors should register promptly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, 5th May 2012 at 5.30 pm
It doesn’t really matter how you interpret “close enough”. The fact is that the five musicians around B&M managing director and head engineer, Johannes Siegler, want to get especially close to their audience with the intensity of their performance. But that doesn’t mean the audience are supposed to clap along. Rather, the audience should feel the music just like the musicians. Until one and a half years ago, the band was just a trio, with Johannes Siegler, André Hammerschmidt (both guitar) and singer Martina Siegler.
In 2010, they were then joined by the double-bass player Jan Oestreich, followed by the percussionist Rolf Siefert a few months ago. The musical genre can be described as electro acoustic pop. Songs from Sting, Police, Van Morrison, Steely Dan or Norah Jones are reinterpreted and deliver a whole range of soulful ballads to fast grooves.
From 3rd to 6th May at 11 pm, 1 pm and 4 pm
Over the years, this has developed into a tradition: in the event room D111 (Atrium 3), alive stage is set up for the singer-songwriter to perform her latest Stockfisch album. High end audio equipment is also presented live and is just as fascinating for the audience as the chance to experience Stockfisch artists close up.
[nggallery id=47] Brooke Miller
This year the exceptional Canadian artist BROOKE MILLER is a guest in Munich: BROOKE MILLER is an extraordinarily talented guitar player and an insightful composer and lyricist. And the audience is in for a surprise, because there’s not much fuss when BROOKE MILLER sings. She isn’t interested in shouting, leaping or screaming. Instead she delivers her soft, fine melodies with her unshakeable sense of sincerity even more strongly. Like other great folk singers before her, BROOKE makes melodies and lyrics shine with simplicity. But her voice is not to be underestimated. When BROOKE MILLER sings, it has the same effect as looking you straight in the eye.
Brooke’s handcrafted style reflects the raw, wind-whipped character of her home town on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Although she grew up with folk music, she played and toured in punk bands as a teenager. She has won many renowned music prizes as a singer and guitarist in Canada and beyond, gaining a reputation as a well-respected artist.