Hubert von Goisern

Hubert von Goisern
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Hubert von Goisern was born in Bad Goisern in 1952. In 1987 he founded the Alpinkatzen and began deconstructing alpine folk music. He is considered the inventor of the so-called “alpine rock”. Numerous musical projects in the area of tension between world and folk music, between tradition and modernity. His tours and musical journeys have taken him across Europe, the USA, to the Arab area, to Tibet and Africa.

From 2007 to 2009 he toured with a concert ship from Linz along the Danube to the Black Sea and along the Rhine to the North Sea, with the participation of over 100 musicians from 12 countries. The Brenna tuats tour in 2011 became one of the most successful of his career, and in 2015 the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards winner himself was seen on the big screen with the biographical documentary Brenna tuat’s schon lang. In 2018, the Hubert von Goisern Culture Prize was founded, and in May 2020 his first novel, Flüchtig, was published. The new studio album Zeiten & Zeichen will be released on August 28, 2020, and Hubert von Goisern will be back on tour in 2022.

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The Salzkammergut from Anarchy to Ziehharmonika

Acoustic assaults of a special kind

Unannounced and with changing line-ups. Hubert von Goisern will perform as a street musician in all 23 municipalities during the Capital of Culture Year.