With its award winning new album Timeless, eclectic duo Mikuskovics Baum presents a timeless musical kaleidoscope of improvised compositions featuring harp, ethnic jew´s harps & winds of the Americas and Europe, small percussion, overtone singing, overtone harp, sound bowl and sruti box to its enthralled listeners.
Since its inception in 2008 the duo has released four by critics and fans equally acclaimed albums, “Lux Natus Est” (2011), “Mondnacht” (2013), “Gayatri” (2016), “Timeless” (2018) and has presented its music in the frameset of international festivals and concert venues live at BRAZIL: XIII RioHarpFestival 2018 Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil & Forte de Copacabana (Rio de Janeiro) AUSTRIA: House of music (Vienna), Salvator Hall (Vienna), Augustinus Hall (Klosterneuburg Monastery), Fresco Hall (Viktring Monastery), Pilgrimage church (Maria Wörth), Little Chapel (Vienna), Interkulttheater (Vienna), Sargfabrik (Vienna), Yoga Centre (Mödling), Kaiser Hall (Vienna), GERMANY: Old Synagogue (Kitzingen), Dechen Cave (Iserlohn), International Theatre (Frankurt) SWITZERLAND: Multipurpose Hall (Itingen), SPA (Bad Schauenburg), Ref. church (Sissach), Scherzligen church (Thun), Centre for Yoga & Health (Basel), Die Quelle (Bern).
"Luminous and fascinating on a lot of different levels, “Timeless” is a brilliant convergence of improvisation, unusual, thoughtful instrumentation, sensitivity, mindfulness, and magical soundscapes..." (Dyan Garris)
"Timeless is beauty, serenity, earthy tones, colors, the sounds and sights of many different peoples of the world coming together, it is like tapping into a global spiritual vein of gold..." (Keith Hannaleck)
"...the music of Mikuskovics Baum is a vivid musical journey in traditional European music." (Folk World Magazine)
" ...the focus is on the beauty of silence and on the magic of careful instrumentation ... This creates the pleasant feeling of a tender dream journey to leave the everyday life behind." (Sonic Seducer)
"...from Transylvanian ministrel songs over Irish traditionals to Slovak shepherd songs the duo creates a sensitive sound of various cultures." (Zillo Medieval)
"...harp, horn pipe, jaw harp, overtone singing ... and floating often two-part vocal work: Whether they are travelling with "King of the fairies & The Butterfly" to Ireland or they strike up a very solemn version of Matthias Claudius´ "Evening Song" Bernhard Mikuskovics and Georg Baum know how to make us forget the hectic life..." (Miroque)
As a band we are:
BERNHARD MIKUSKOVICS is a gifted vocalist, multiinstrumentalist, composer, music producer, educationalist and book author that has been working with music since early childhood and received his musical knowledge and musical skills during extended travels and in collaboration with gifted colleagues and teachers after completing a graphic education in Vienna, Austria. www.mikuskovics.info
GEORG BAUM is a qualified concert harpist, pianist, composer, music producer and educationalist that graduated at „Franz Schubert Konservatorium Vienna“ with awards. Ever since his studies, concerts, broadcasting-, film- and television recordings led him nationwide and abroad as a much sought after soloist and companion of renowned colleagues. www.harpmosphere.com