After the Austrian premiere of Christian Fennesz’s long-awaited new album, Agora, the Festwochen Bar in the Volkstheater will celebrate its opening with a concert of atmospheric music. Oliver Coates, a cellist and music producer from London, moves between experimental sound landscapes and lively melodies, while always remaining rooted in pop. And Miaux, master of elaborate keyboard tricks, presents music that is melancholy, minimalist and timeless.
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Oliver Coates is a cellist and music-producer from London. His concerts and records move through different arenas of sound, from searching experimental drone-scapes to sweet and upbeat tunes, firmly rooted in Pop. This versatility also shows in the number of collaborations and musicians Coates has already performed with in his career. The list of names includes luminaries as Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Laurie Spiegel, MF Doom or the Oscar nominated producer Mica Levi. With Levi he also recorded the beautiful LP Remain Calm, which was released in 2016. His most recent solo LP is Shelley's on Zenn-La, on the New Yorker RVNG Intl records. In 2017 he supported Radiohead at Old Trafford Cricket Ground and in 2018 he supported Thom Yorke across Europe and the US.
Miaux is the operating handle of Sarajevo born Belgian Mia Prce. Miaux is a mistress of elaborate keyboard shenanigans of a very soundtrackly nature. It is soaked with a haunted, lonely quality that touches the edges of mystery like a torch. Armed with a Casio and devastating song writing skills. Her music is minimal, melancholic and timeless.