Moondog - The Viking

August 30 at 9:00 PM — August 30, 2019 at 10:00 PM

Moondog (1916-1999) was a blind composer and musician working from the 1940s to the 1970s as a street musician in New York. His special rhythms and unusual instrumentations granted him international recognition. He nonetheless remained true to his origins: In 1974 he travelled to Germany at the invitation of Hessischer Rundfunk where he remained until his death 20 years ago - and among other places also worked in Hamburg: He organized his first concerts in cooperation with the Hungarian exile orchestra, on Markstraße he sold his poems and played drums and self-invented instruments on the street.
For these reasons Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival start its new series "Moondog" which takes up not only the music of this exceptional artist, but also his progressive spirit with experimental concert formats.

At the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof Swedish musician Stefan Lakatos (who Moondog himself taught how to build and play the Trimba, a triangular drum Moondog who was also know as the „Viking of 6th Avenue“ had developed himself) lets his music live on. Together with the young clarinet trio ClariNoir, supplemented by oboe and bassoon, he adds new timbres to the repetitive rhythms of Moondogs compositions.

More information and tickets on the website of SHMF