Künstlergespräch: Maxi Pongratz (GER)
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 Maxi Pongratz
Playing together with Kofelgschroa from Oberammergau, he has earned himself the groovy reputation of being an oaf in all situations in life. People compare the poetry of Maxi Pongratz to the cryptic quirkiness of Karl Valentin. His Dadaist dialect songs somewhere between accordion and anarchy need no electricity at all. As an old hand at touring, he knows the potholes of this world.