Sinfonia De Carnaval – this is Anna Lang and Alois Eberl on the cello, trombone, accordion, percussion, electronics and vocals. Instrumental Art Pop without boundaries: Elements of jazz and pop meet electronic sound universes and the complete sound spectrum of classical playing techniques. Trombone, violoncello, voice and accordion appearing in a unique and newly defined sound!
"Jazz – drawing from the full variety." (Oberösterreichische Nachrichten)
"Anna Lang and Alois Eberl fascinate." (Neue Presse Passau)
In a brand-new programme with the titel Sweeping Dragon the virtuosic and distinguished duo team whisks you away to a world of storytelling. Stunning sound stories lead the audience into fantasy worlds or reflect real musical reports. Experiences, only dreamt or fantasy, are captured in tones with stupendous intrumental technique and inexhaustible creativity. The musical portraits, tales and euphonic snapshots find their musical expression in relentless grooves, brutal dramatic scenes, broad fields of improvisation and spontaneity.
With Sinfonia De Carnaval, Anna Lang and Alois Eberl present a further highlight of their numerous and varied programmes. Nominated for the BAWAG P.S.K. Next Generation Award 2015 as one of the best five bands, selected for the category Jazz by the Austrian Federal Ministry for the "New Austrian Sound of Music Programm 2018/19" and distinguished as one of seven bands from all contemporary genres with the Promotion of Excellence Funding from the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria, the international springboard FOCUS ACT 2019. Sinfonia De Carnaval is an international guest in Switzerland, England, Iran, Kasachstan, Tadschikistan, Croatia, France, Italy, Israel, Palestine, Estland and Germany.
April 13th 2024: Sinfonia de Carnaval will be the austrian showcase artist at the jazzahead 2024 Bremen (D) !!!
The new album: Sweeping Dragon Released by Preiser Records Supported by SKE
"This kind of Jazz draws from the full source of inspiration. Anna Land and Alois Eberl are two of the most promising talents of the Austrian jazz scene. Anna Langs main instrument is the Cello, but she also switches to the piano and plays it superb. Alois Eberl switches between the accordion and the trombone. On his main instrument, the trombone, he creates very different and stunning kinds of sounds, using some types of mutes.(...) "
Austrian Broadcasting Cooporation Ö1 07 / 2018
"There are no bounds to the imagination, when Anna Lang and Alois Eberl and with them a range of fantastic figures, Broom Sweepers, Harlequins and Fasnacht Witches enter the stage. Soundwise the music is multiform - lavish, instrumented with cello, piano, trombone, accordion and vocals.In the first three years of its existence, the duo collected rich theatre experiences and also won music prizes. The music is constantly changing: Lastly in the direction of Jazz and improvisation."
Presse Passau 02 / 2016
"Splendid, the music-duo Anna Lang and Alois Eberl on the cello, piano, oboe, accordion and trombone.(...) wild broom-wielding, light-footed men, Shrovetide witches and jumping harlequins: with grandiose harmony including their improvisations, the artists (who have made Vienna their home), paint a mural of sound for these figures with instruments and voices. Artists paint with brushes, Lang and Eberl have no need for them (…)"
OÖ Nachrichten 07 / 2015
"(...) Anna Lang and Alois Eberl were exciting. Alternating between the accordion and trombone (Eberl) as well as cello and piano (Lang) they performed a dance of tones, full of joy and tempo (…)."
Born in Salzburg, Anna Lang grew up in a family of artists in Upper Austria on Lake Traunsee. At the age of 15 she began her musical studies and is a graduate of the University Mozarteum in Salzburg (Piano Pedagogy), the Music University of Vienna (Master of Arts in Cello) and the Anton Bruckner Private University (Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Jazz and Improvisation). Among her instructors were Prof. Tobias Kühne (Cello) and Andy Schreiber (Improvisation). Anna Lang is a free-lance musician, performing with the cello and piano, composer and is a instrumental educator in Vienna and Upper Austria. She has performed as a soloist with many orchestras, radio productions on Ö1/”On Stage” or WDR, engagements as a composer and musical interpreter in productions at the new Linz Music Theatre. Additionally, Anna Lang has performed in concert evenings at internationally renowned stages. Anna Lang's compositions may be heard on “The Dancing Gams” and "Mondgeister" with Pianofortebrass, on "La Folía - Lärmende Lustbarkeit" with the WoodAirQuartet and on "Figuras de baíle" with Sinfonia De Cranaval. Furthermore, the Pianofortebrass Chamberjazzquartet and the WoodAirQuartet has been selected as an ensemble of the Jeunesse Österreich. With Sinfonia De Carnaval, Anna Lang presents together with Alois Eberl a further highlight to their extensive and diversified programme. They were nominated for the BAWAG P.S.K. Next Generation Award 2015 and were chosen as one of the five best bands in the Jazz Category for the “New Austrian Sound of Music Programm 2018/19” by the Austrian Federal Ministry and Sinfonia De Carnaval are one of the seven selected austrian Bands for "FOCUS ACTS 2019" - The international springboard and top funding of the Federal Chancellery. Sinfonia De Carnaval are guests in Switzerland, England, Iran, Kasachstan, Tajikistan, Croatia, France, Israel, Palestine and Germany. Anna Lang is playing a Violoncello made by Wiltrud Fauler. Foto by Maria Frodl www.Anna-Lang-Cello-Piano.at
The trombonist, accordionist and composer Alois Eberl was born in Kitzbühel, Austria, in 1986, where he grew up surrounded by Austrian folk music and classical music. He started playing music together with his father and in the local marching band. At the age of 14, he continued his previous classical training in trombone and accordion at the Tyrolean Music Conservatory and there he discovered his passion for jazz and improvised music. In 2009 Alois completed his studies in Jazz Trombone and classical accordion at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz. Further in 2012 he completed his second bachelor´s degree and in 2016 his master´s degree in classical trombone at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Among his instructors and mentors were Christian Radovan, Alfred Melichar, Dany Bonvin, Christoph Cech, Dejan Pecenko, Dave Taylor (Workshop) and Elliot Mason (New York City visit). With Sinfonia de Carnaval, Alois Eberl presents together with Anna Lang a further highlight to their extensive and diversified programme. They were nominated for the BAWAG P.S.K. Next Generation Award 2015 and were chosen as one of the five best bands in the Jazz Category for the “New Austrian Sound of Music Programm 2018/19” by the Austrian Federal Ministry and Sinfonia De Carnaval are one of the seven selected austrian Bands for "FOCUS ACTS 2019" - The international springboard and top funding of the Federal Chancellery. Sinfonia De Carnaval are guests in Switzerland, England, Iran, Kasachstan, Tajikistan, Croatia, France, Israel, Palestine and Germany. Alois Eberl performed in international venues like Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Wien, Domplatz Salzburg, Music Theatre Linz, Brucknerhaus, Porgy&Bess Wien, B-Flat Berlin, ACF Teheran, ACF London, Saalfelden Jazzfestival, Burghausen Jazzfestival, Jazzcafé London, Cathedral of Reims, Jazzit Salzburg, Berlin Philharmonic, Cologne Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic. Besides Sinfonia de Carnaval he also did musical collaborations together with Ray Anderson, James Morrison, Bob Mintzer, Michel Camilo, Wycliffe Gordon, Chuck Findley, Manu Delago, Dave Taylor, Gary Smulyan, Dave Liebman, Thomas Gansch, Martin Grubinger, just to name a few. www.AloisEberl.com