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source: Luigi Caputo

The Musicbanda FRANUI is a 10 piece Austrian music ensemble from the east tirol village of Innervillgraten, featuring wind and brass players and string instruments. Franui became famous for their adaptation of songs by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Mahler. The ensemble sees themselves as a “transformer station between classical, folk, jazz and contemporary chamber music”, sometimes the classical original is lovingly celebrated in all its beauty, sometimes turned upside down, sometimes taken apart, enriched, painted over or taken further. At the same time borders are blurred between interpretation, improvisation, arrangement and (re)composition. In their concerts and music theatre productions they often collaborate with distinguished partners such as the singer Florian Boesch, the puppeteer Nikolaus Habjan, the author Hans Magnus Enzensberger or the actors Sven-Eric Bechtolf, Dörte Lyssewski and Peter Simonischek. Franui have been guests at internationally renowned theatres and festivals such as the Wiener Festwochen / Konzerthaus Wien, the Ruhrtriennale Duisburg, or the Bregenzer Festspielen.