16 June 2012

Vogeltennwiese • Johann-Staud-Straße 80 • 1160 Wien

Up to Nature

Loose Lips Sink Ships

Loose Lips Sink Ships is a collective of Viennese singer-songwriter friends founded by cellist and singer Meaghan Burke (Cheating on New York), songwriter Werner Kitzmüller (who just recently sent his critically acclaimed album “Evasion” out into the world), Simon Usaty (Protestant Work Ethic), and multimedia instrumentalist David Schweighart (Tupolev). They were quickly joined by the wonderfully weird violinist Matthias Frey (Sweet Sweet Moon) and artist Mimu Merz. They mostly play unplugged, which makes them all the more unreserved. The mixture between honest kitsch, straightforward irony, and acoustic instrumentation is reminiscent of some sort of modified Wienerlied (Viennese-based folk music). Loose Lips Sink Ships tenderly calls its music Viennese Hyper Ballad or Biedermeier Punk.

Up to Nature is a co-production of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival Kuopio, Black Box Teater Oslo, brut Wien, Inbetween Time Bristol, and Maska Ljubljana. In co-operation with the Wiener Festwochen. With the kind support of the European Commission.

Admission free


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