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Friday, March 23, 2012, 7:00 p.m.


For the first time ever, the Austrian cult favorite duo known as Attwenger will be performing at select locations throughout the United States.

Following their showcase at Austin’s South By Southwest Festival, they will add a few concerts in New Orleans, LA, followed by a series of performances in New York, including this event at Deutsches Haus at NYU, which will also feature a conversation with the two artists.

Markus Binder (drums, vocals, jew’s harp)
Hand-Peter Falkner (button accordion, vocals)

After this evening's concert, Attwenger musicians Markus Binder and Hans-Peter Falkner will sit down with Michael Kleff and Deutsches Haus director Martin Rauchbauer to talk about contemporary folk music in the German-speaking world.
Michael Kleff is an award-winning radio producer, radio host, journalist, and author who lives in Bonn, Germany, and New York City. His varied professional pursuits focus on world music and politics.

The music of Attwenger, who are sometimes referred to as the anti-folk music-duo, is an unusual combination of Austrian Folk music and electronic music with lyrics sung (and rapped) in a rural Austrian dialect. The name Attwenger comes from an old four-lined stanza, that was played in regional broadcast and later appropriated by Markus Binder and Hans-Peter Falkner. After the concert, Markus Binder and Hans-Peter Falkner will engage in a conversation with Michael Kleff and moderator Martin Rauchbauer on contemporary folk music in the German-speaking world.


March 13. - 15. 2012 Showcase at SXSW, Austin, TX
March 16. - 18. 2012 Concerts in New Orleans, LA (venues tba)
March 22. 2012 DROM New York, 9:30 PM
March 23. 2012 Deutsches Haus at NYU, 7:00 PM

In cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum.

DAAD sponsored event.

Made possible through the generous support of Air Berlin.

Events at Deutsches Haus are free of charge. Please let us know which event you would like to attend by sending us an email to Space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event. Thank you.