Music-singles freed from dust

music-singles freed from dust

Their band name "ramsch und rosen" julia lacherstorfer and simon zochbauer "borrowed" from a viennese old goods store. Not only because the two austrian musicians like the piece; it is also symbolic for their music. "In the store there are many things that at first sight seem old and dusty. But when you remove the dust from them, underneath there is something very nice", tells julia lacherstorfer. She and simon zochbauer have a similar approach to music: they interpret old folk songs in their own way. On sunday evening the duo performed in the schuttbau in rugheim.

In new formation

Chairwoman Barbara Goschenhofer of the "culture" association, which provides cultural momentum not only in the hofheim district of rugheim, announced the musicians with the remark that julia lacherstorfer had last year she was already thrilled when she performed with the band "alma" had performed there.

So it was not a surprise that the cultural association also presented them with the duo "ramsch und rosen", which was founded in 2011 invited to the schuttbau. "Folk music of the present – between the past and the present" is the motto of the duo. Julia lacherstorfer plays violin, simon zochbauer trumpet and zither. They also sing, and especially in polyphonic singing their voices harmonize very well. Occasionally, they are accompanied by a tanpura or a shruti-box, two indian instruments that are only set up and then produce a long lasting sound. "She doesn't do much, but she does it well", simon zochbauer describes the tanpura.

Free interpretation possible

The songs that the two play are mostly traditional folk songs. Some of them come from the collection of joseph sonnleithner, who performed there at the beginning of the 19th century. Archived old songs at the beginning of the twentieth century. There were some instrumental pieces to listen to, but also sung lyrics. The band ranged from funny lyrics and dances to sad songs, for example about a woman who is worried about her sweetheart who has gone to war. Some of the songs were written by the composer bela bartok, who was inspired by folk songs for his compositions. "He has been dead for over 70 years now", reported simon zochbauer. "For him it's not so good, for us it's practical." because the copyrights to the artist's life's work have now expired, and it can be freely interpreted. One of the pieces they played was described by simon zochbauer: "it is bitonal". That means: every instrument plays in a different key – and it still somehow works out." his bandmate quickly replied: "and it is intentional!"

In addition, the two had some pieces in the program, which julia lacherstorfer had written herself. Her title "fog refers to the landscape of upper austria covered with many fields and the fog, which the musicians symbolized with very atmospheric sounds. Another song is called "memento mori", often quoted with the request to think of one's own mortality. "When i get caught up in the small things, it should give me a view of the big picture again", she says and calls the piece a "pension song", alluding to their mother who often worries about her future. "Storm before the calm" is a song "about arguing, which is sometimes very important". The title describes that in a quarrel often comes a moment of silence, when everything is said.

Encores and wine

After the official part the musicians were handed two bocksbeutel and said: "for two bottles of wine we play two more songs." from the audience came the call: "get more wine"!" "larabrett", a dialect expression for a board made of larchen wood, is a song about the cycle of life, because both cradles and coffins are often made of this wood.
With rough applause, the audience forced the two to do one more encore. "Normally we do the quiet things at the end so that it's over then. But that did not work for them", Simon Zochbauer.

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