MIKUSKOVICS BAUM: "LUX NATUS EST - Old European Christmas Carols Music for the quiet season"
As the days grow shorter and the world gets colder we long for warmth and comfort. It’s a time for contemplation and silence.
Long before the advent of Christianity many ancient cultures around the globe commemorated this time when the sun is at it’s lowest and the earth closest to death. For without the sun there is no life on earth.
Winter solstice marks the rebirth of the light, expressed through the lengthening of days. Ancient Rome celebrated the Saturnalia. Pre–Christian northern and western Europe had it’s pagan Yuletide.
For Christians Jesus is the incarnation of God’s eternal Light, born in the darkest night as the light of the world.
Following these traditions Bernhard Mikuskovics & Georg Baum interpret traditional Christmas carols in a new and exquisite way with the touching sounds of vocals, harp, overtone vocals overtone harp, horn pipe, jew’s harp and Shruti box.
As a band we are:
Bernhard Mikuskovics (vocals, overtone singing, overtone harp, jew´s harp, horn pipes, guitar, sruti box), Georg Baum (vocals, harp)
On 26.9.2012 the advisory board of the Austrian Commission for UNESCO has recognized the Jew's harp playing on the request of the Austrian Jew's Harp Society as intangible heritage. The domestic Maultrommelei corresponds "to the understanding of living traditions, as set out in the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage," reads the letter from the Commission. Read more @ the official site of the Austrian comission for UNESCO:…See More
"Wonderful to hear you performing Maria gick i törneskog. I will be happy to use some ideas from your arrangement, then not with synths but with churchorgan. "Oh Mensch bewein dein grosses Synth" Molto bravo!"