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Memplex

Memeplex (German: Memplex) is a term with its roots in biology. A memeplex is the socio-cultural counterpart to a gene complex in biology. The quintet that bears this name sees itself as a generator of musical patterns — albeit in an extremely catchy form. Improvisation and composition are co-equals here, and provide a base camp for excursions to the outer fringes of jazz. All of which allows plenty of room for different sounds — playful, weird and funky!

Golnar & Mahan Trio

Multi-instrumental, multi-lingual and multi-cultural: Golnar & Mahan is the very definition of a cosmopolitan band. Strongly influenced by the music of Iran, these musicians have made a speciality of blending jazz with other sounds: elements of oriental folk, polyrhythms with an odd number of beats, and Afro-Cuban music. Golnar Shahyar’s powerful voice combines part-spoken, part-sung tribal vocalisations and scat singing with Tahrir, a particular form of yodelling from the Near East. Mahan Mirarab plays in a funky yet delicate style, teasing hypnotic phrases from his double-necked guitar. The duo deliver a unique and powerful sound, and their compositions and improvisation have redefined the paradigms of World Music and jazz. Golnar & Mahan are joined by the versatile Austrian percussionist Amir Wahba — a combination that promises to break down the barriers and throw wide the gates of musical convention.

  • Band: Memplex
  • Trumpet: Mario Rom
  • Tenor saxophone: Werner Zangerle
  • Piano/Wurlitzer: Philipp Jagschitz
  • Double bass: Walter Singer
  • Drums: Niki Dolp
  • Trio: Golnar & Mahan Trio
  • Guitar & fretless guitar: Mahan Mirarab
  • Vocals, guitar: Golnar Shahyar
  • Percussion: Amir Wahba
  1. September 2019

  2. October 2019

    Schubertiade
    Schorny in the MuTh

    • Schorny in the MuTh

    Maria Radutu & Eno Peçi: Piano & Dance
    combining dance and music

    • My favorites 2

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

    Helen Schneider: Movin‘ On
    Songs from her latest CD Movin‘ On

    • My favorites 1

    The Goldberg Variations
    Piano Matinée with Hafez Babashahi

    Swan song x 2: Schubert & Bruch
    Bartolomeys in the MuTh

    • Bartolomeys in the MuTh

    Memplex / Golnar & Mahan Trio
    Welcome to the fringes in the MuTh

    • Welcome to the fringes in the MuTh

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

    double check
    Roman Pfeffer & Roland Reiter / Modulart in The MuTh

    Pilgerfahrt zu Beethoven III
    Florian Krumpöck in the MuTh

    • Florian Krumpöck in the MuTh

    Gezeichnet (Signed): Franz Schubert 2019
    The Vienna Boys' Choir presents a portrait of a composer

    Gezeichnet (Signed): Franz Schubert 2019
    The Vienna Boys' Choir presents a portrait of a composer

    Simply Quartet
    Next Generation in the MuTh

    • Next Generation in the MuTh

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

  3. November 2019

    Simsa Fünf / Ángela Tröndle & Pippo Corvino Quintet
    Welcome to the fringes in the MuTh

    • Welcome to the fringes in the MuTh

    Haydn – Berg – Brahms
    Minetti Quartet in the MuTh

    • Minetti Quartett in the MuTh

    Big Fat Clarinet Mob
    Schorny in the MuTh

    • Schorny in the MuTh

    Träume (Dreams – in German): Dostoevsky & Rachmaninoff
    Bartolomeys in the MuTh

    • Bartolomeys in the MuTh

    Butcaru & Steude
    Volkhard Steude in the MuTh

    • Volkhard Steude in the MuTh

    Schütz, Ottensamer & Traxler
    Daniel Ottensamer in the MuTh

    • Daniel Ottensamer in the MuTh
  4. December 2019

  5. January 2020

    Große Kammermusik – Great chamber music
    Christian Altenburger in the MuTh

    • Christian Altenburger
  6. February 2020

    Vienna – Berlin #2
    Daniel Ottensamer in the MuTh

    • Daniel Ottensamer in the MuTh

    Atalante Quartett
    Next Generation in the MuTh

    • Next Generation in the MuTh

    The Benny Goodman Story
    Schorny in the MuTh

    • Schorny in the MuTh

    Innehalten (Pause for Thought) — Ehre und Anstand (Honour and decency)
    Words & Music / Vienna Boys' Choir

    • Innehalten

    Bilder einer Ausstellung – Pictures at an Exhibition
    A production of Wiener Taschenoper and the Natalia Sats-Theatre, Moscow

    • Kinderoper in the MuTh – ABO 1

    Bilder einer Ausstellung – Pictures at an Exhibition
    A production of Wiener Taschenoper and the Natalia Sats-Theatre, Moscow

    • Kinderoper in the MuTh – ABO 2

    Pure Beethoven:
    Minetti Quartet in the MuTh

    • Minetti Quartett in the MuTh
  7. March 2020

    Loibner, Jasbar, Schwarz / Rina Kaçinari & Maria Craffonara
    Welcome to the fringes in the MuTh

    • Welcome to the fringes in the MuTh

    Sona MacDonald & The Whizkey Brothers
    A Song Celebration

    • My favorites 1

    Karl Markovics: UANSCHLIAFFA
    Zum 20. Todestag von Friedrich Gulda und H. C. Artmann

    • G’mischter Satz in The MuTh

    Miwa & Steude
    Volkhard Steude in the MuTh

    • Volkhard Steude in the MuTh

    Das Zauberwort (The Magic Word – in German)
    Musical comedy by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901) / A production by MuTh and the Vienna Boys' Choir

    • Kinderoper in the MuTh – ABO 1

    Richard Strauss & Johann Strauß
    Bartolomeys in the MuTh

    • Bartolomeys in the MuTh

    Das Zauberwort (The Magic Word – in German)
    Musical comedy by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901) / A production by MuTh and the Vienna Boys' Choir

    • Kinderoper in the MuTh – ABO 2
  8. April 2020

    Pilgerfahrt zu Beethoven (A pilgrimage to Beethoven) IV
    Florian Krumpöck in the MuTh

    • Florian Krumpöck in the MuTh

    Monika Ballwein celebrates The Beatles
    A fresh take on Beatles classics

    • My favorites 1

    Selini Quartet
    Next Generation in the MuTh

    • Next Generation in the MuTh

    Jo und die Zauberblume (Jo and the Magic Flower – in German)
    A Wiener Taschenoper production, co-produced by Musiktheater Linz

    • Kinderoper in the MuTh – ABO 1

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

    Jo und die Zauberblume (Jo and the Magic Flower – in German)
    A Wiener Taschenoper production, co-produced by Musiktheater Linz

    • Kinderoper in the MuTh – ABO 2
  9. May 2020

    Innehalten – Gegen Ausgrenzung
    Wort & Musik / Wiener Sängerknaben

    • Innehalten

    Auf dem Wasser zu singen: Schumann und Schubert
    Schorny in the MuTh

    • Schorny in the MuTh

    Brücken in die Gegenwart – Bridges in the present time
    Christian Altenburger in the MuTh

    • Christian Altenburger

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

    Billy & Johnny / Die Strottern
    Welcome to the fringes in the MuTh

    • Welcome to the fringes in the MuTh

    Haydn – Bartók – Dvořák or “El Americano”
    Minetti Quartet in the MuTh

    • Minetti Quartett in the MuTh

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

    Moser & Steude
    Volkhard Steude in the MuTh

    • Volkhard Steude in the MuTh
  10. June 2020

    Tribute to Beethoven no. 1
    Bartolomeys in the MuTh

    • Bartolomeys in the MuTh

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir