In addition to numerous open-air live performances, Bardentreffen gives its audiences an opportunity to experience a selection of musicians from the official festival programme in dialogue. For our series “Encore – Musicians in Dialogue”, guests from all over the world are invited for informal chats with journalists, far from the festival bustle. In a 30-minute interview, the journalists will try to lure the musicians into giving an insight into their everyday lives. This year, the talks will be held in Burgtheater, in the Hall of Honour of the Old City Gall, and in Herrenschießhaus.
Artists invited include Bukahara (moderator Nadia Kailouli), Shantel (moderator Andreas Radlmaier), Nedim Hazar with Eko Fresh (moderator Alexander Jungkunz) and Maxi Pongratz (moderator Daniel Peter). In the context of the screening of his documentary, Kimmo Pohjonen (moderator Daniel Peter) from Finland has also been invited to a talk.
About Kimmo Pohjonen
The Norseman has no reservations, whether about Finnish folklore or Jazz. With his accordion, he plays Jimi Hendrix and he is on a par with the Chronos Quartet. A documentary shows Kimmo Pohjonen as a punk in swimming trunks diving into a hole in the ice on the Baltic Sea, just to get out of the water again with his squeezebox and get on with it.