Hubert Achleitner on book tour with "Flüchtig"
Author Hubert Achleitner alias Hubert von Goisern is taking his debut novel Flüchtig on book tour. Through the summer, readings will be taking place in Austria and Germany under the applicable COVID-19 restrictions.
The bestselling hardcover novel spent 10 weeks at the top of the Austrian bestseller list and is a wise and very musical exploration of love and longing, fate and fleeting bliss, which will also be published in paperback by Goldmann Verlag on 20 September 2021.
"The encounters with these people were as fleeting as the plucked notes of the bouzouki.
Nonetheless, each of them left a melody in my heart that still resonates."
Hubert von Goisern Culture Award 2021
In recent months, Hubert and his jury received a total of 149 applications for this year's Hubert von Goisern Culture Award. Together they have worked through the rewarding material, reading, watching and listening with great interest. The final decision has now been made and we are delighted to congratulate three award winners from the world of music. The award of €15,000 will be shared equally among the winners. The award ceremony will take place in Salzburg on 8th June 2021.
Hubert von Goisern: Zeiten & Zeichen Tour 2022
It's been a long time - Hubert von Goisern's last concert was played in autumn 2016. Since then, Hubert von Goisern has not just published a bestseller, his debut novel, flüchtig, but has also released a spectacular and inspired new album: Zeiten & Zeichen.
Important update: In light of the ongoing situation and because everyone's health must still take precedence over pleasure, unfortunately all dates for the accompanying Tour 2021 must be postponed. For every show planned for 2021, there's now a new date in 2022. All previously purchased tickets remain valid.
Hubert von Goisern: Zeiten & Zeichen
The new studio album from Hubert von Goisern - out 28th August 2020!
11.09.20 - Zeiten & Zeichen enters the Austrian charts at number 2!
Hubert has been in the studio with his band, in the forest, in improvised concert halls, he has invited virtuoso guest musicians to join him - and he has, we believe, created a masterpiece: Zeiten & Zeichen is of such overwhelming diversity, so dynamic, joyful, critical, considered and punchy, that it is the best, most mature, most spectacular Hubert von Goisern there has been.
This album brings together all of his ideas, the many influences that he has been able to collect over the decades as an active musician, as a traveller and as a person curious about the world. Hubert von Goisern and his musical creations have never been possible to pigeonhole, he has surprised and challenged his audience. The new album is a modern distillate of this musical journey.
Hubert von Goisern: Zeiten & Zeichen | Out 28th August 2020 | Tracklist, videos and more |
Video: "Dunkelrot" - Out 17th November 2020
Dark red - Dark red and dark blue - cool, distant starlight on the one hand and glowing, warming closeness on the other. Hubert von Goisern has devoted a song to each of these sides on his album Zeiten & Zeichen, and it is the warm, sensitive side he sets to music in Dunkelrot. A gentle, melancholy melody with lyrics rich with imagery evoking a feeling of security. A song for the winter. An exquisite song about love.
Video: "Meiner Seel'" - out 23rd October 2020
What is true? What is false? What is askew - and will it ever be put straight? In Meiner Seel' Hubert von Goisern sings about the blurring of the line between fact and opinion, and how black and white are sometimes just colours. That we should trust. A melancholy song, but full of warmth, soulfully accompanied by a string quartet. A song that leaves you with a sense of hope.
Video: "Eiweiß" - out 2nd October 2020
Hubert von Goisern entered the Austrian album charts at number 2 with his new album Zeiten & Zeichen and following the singles Freunde ... (das Leben ist lebenswert), Brauner Reiter and A Tag wie heut, here's the third video – this time for Eiweiß: a swinging, cheerful, almost Caribbean-esque song, which packs a punch.
"[…] The interplay between ballads and liveliness, between melancholy and irony, provide for some surprising moments in the 17 new songs on Zeiten & Zeichen. On the track Eiweiß (Protein) for example. It's about a polar bear: " Er wär so gern Veganer und lutschert nur Stana … Er wird amoi Tibeter. Irgendwann später." (He'd so love to be a vegan, he'd only suck stones … one day he'll be a Tibetan. Sometime later.) But until that day, he still likes flesh and blood, because he needs protein – at any price. Political correctness? Von Goisern believes in the proteins of poetry."(www.nordbayern.de)
Single: "Freunde ... (das Leben ist lebenswert)" - out 28th August 2020
There are stories we don't like to tell and don't like to hear, of dark times and equally dark fates, of inconceivabilities and the abysmal depths of humanity. They belong to the history of mankind, they are a part of us. They don't disappear just because we don't remember them. They are invisible and we run the risk of crashing into them in moments of carelessness. Together with tenor Andreas Schager and rapper DAME, Hubert von Goisern tells the harrowing story of loving life in times of apocalypse.
Single: "Brauner Reiter" - out 17th July 2020
Hubert von Goisern has never been at a loss for political statements in his songs. And Brauner Reiter deals with exactly what you immediately associate with the title: the misfortune into which a society plunges, if it gives free rein to right wing movements. And there's the promise that everything will improve if you let go of backward thinking. All packaged in a dark, punchy rock number with hard guitar riffs and pounding rhythm. Ominous but forgiving. Dark, but stirring.
Single: A Tag wie heut - out 26th June 2020
Hubert von Goisern is back! After years away from the stage, A Tag wie heut is the Austrian's new single. A raw, pretty forthright rock number, without a lot of hoopla, but with a beat that gets you dancing. And with a simple, but urgent message: no matter what skin colour, denomination, or political position we have - we're ultimately all the same. In times of crisis and in times of joy. A statement that couldn't be any more fitting or relevant today.
Flüchtig - a novel
Flüchtig (Fleeting) is the first novel from the pen of Hubert Achleitner, better known to many as the musician Hubert von Goisern. The book will be published by Zsolnay on 25th May 2020.
Maria has disappeared. Herwig, to whom she has been married for almost thirty years, hasn't heard from her in months. The fact that she quit her job and took his Volvo at least gives reason to hope that she's still alive. But what has happened to their marriage, their love, their life together?
Hubert Achleitner sends his protagonists on an adventurous journey, which takes them from the Austrian mountains, across Europe to Greece, and which above all turns out to be a highly emotional inward journey for them both.
A wise and very musical novel about love and longing, fate and fleeting bliss ... "The encounters with these people were as fleeting as the plucked notes of the bouzouki. Nonetheless, each of them left a melody in my heart that still resonates."
Platinum Bestseller: Flüchtig has been awarded platinum for sales of more than 35,000 copies, and after spending ten weeks at number 1, was Austria's #2 bestseller in hardcover fiction for 2020!
Hubert von Goisern and Conchita at the Climate Kirtag
On 28th May Vienna's Heldenplatz will transform into a fairground for climate action. As part of the Austrian World Summit, the Climate Kirtag will be celebrated with music, international cuisine and stirring addresses from speakers such as R20 founder Arnold Schwarzenegger and climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Musical support for climate action will come from not just Pizzera & Jaus, but also the inimitable Conchita ... and as special guest, Hubert von Goisern will be performing live on stage with Conchita! Entry is free – don't miss it, we can all be Climate Action Heroes!
Amadeus Austrian Music Awards 2018
The Amadeus Awards nominations have now been announced and we are delighted to say that Hubert von Goisern has been chosen by the Austrian music award's expert jury once more. After the success of the double album Federn Live, which was flavoured with country, bluegrass and zydeco, Hubert is nominated in the category Jazz/World/Blues! The winners will be announced on 26th April at the Vienna Volkstheater.
Hubert von Goisern: Federn Live 2014-2016
New live album out now!
The finale encore of the Federn Tour may have been played, but now fans can get their hands on the perfect memento of the many concerts that took Hubert von Goisern and his musicians across Europe and across the Atlantic: the live double CD Federn Live 2014-2016 is out on 21st April 2017!
Licht ins Dunkel 2016/2017 – Light into the dark
Figurehead of the Licht ins Dunkel 2016/2017 album is Hubert von Goisern, who graces the cover of the fourth annual edition of the charity's compilation CD. More than 20 diverse Austrian artists – established stars and newcomers alike – alongside HvG have donated their music to this good cause. For each album sold, 5 Euros goes straight to Licht ins Dunkel. It's a musical treat that both sounds good and does good!
Amadeus Austrian Music Awards 2016
Winner - Male Artist of the Year
On 3rd April the Volkstheater in Vienna once again played host to the great and the good of the Austrian music scene when the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards brought together artists from across the musical spectrum. With the votes from the public and the jury counted, Hubert von Goisern was announced as the winner in the category Male Artist of the Year! This win constitutes his sixth Amadeus Austrian Music Award in total.
Read more: Amadeus Awards 2016
Hubert von Goisern on tour - in Europe and the USA!
Hubert von Goisern and his band will be on the road again in 2016, taking the Federn Tour 2016 worldwide. The album Federn was the result of musical expeditions to the southern states of the USA, where Hubert von Goisern soaked up the musical heritage, the blues, country, jazz and Zydeco to be found among the swamps of Louisiana and in the home of country music, Nashville, Tennessee. These rhythms and sounds didn't need to be cobbled together, they fit like a glove with Hubert's Austrian sound - as if there had never been any other way.
And now Hubert von Goisern is taking this fusion of the Austrian Alps and the American South back across the Atlantic. In March 2016 the Federn Tour has its premiere in New York. After two dates in the Big Apple, the whistle-stop tour heads to Washington D.C. and finally the renowned South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas.
European audiences can catch the tour in late summer and autumn, when HvG and his musicians play 20 dates through Germany and Austria.
Find out more: Hubert von Goisern - Federn Tour 2016
Hubert von Goisern: Brenna tuat's schon lang - on DVD and Blu-ray!
Hubert von Goisern: Brenna tuat's schon lang - on DVD and Blu-ray!www.hubertvongoisern.com/brennatuatsschonlang
Hubert von Goisern has been playing European stages for a quarter of a century - as Austria's musical ambassador, as an innovator of folk music, as someone who dusts off the traditional and as an individualist. Quite simply: as himself. Hubert von Goisern has never done what was expected of him and has found success that way. With Brenna tuat's schon lang director Marcus H. Rosenmüller has made a documentary that portrays Goisern the man up close and personal.
Brenna tuat's schon lang is a film about Hubert von Goisern's inner and outer journey. About an artist who - although impossible to assign to any one musical genre - consistently takes the music of his homeland as the root of his creativity. It is a film about his breaks and changes of direction. And it is a film about his music.
Since its release in April, more than 65,000 people in the German-speaking region have seen the film on the silver screen. On 30th October Brenna tuat's schon lang will be released on DVD and Blu-ray with more an hour of bonus material and subtitles in German and English. (Entry into the music DVD charts: at #2 in Austria and at #8 in Germany!)
Hubert von Goisern: FEDERN
The hotly-awaited new album from Hubert von Goisern!
Charts: 22.05.15 New entry - Federn at #2 in Austria / Alle 100 Jahr at #39!
15.05.15: New entry - Federn at #6 in Germany!
September 2015 - Federn goes gold in Austria
Hubert von Goisern has the blues. Hubert von Goisern also has: variegation and the shimmering energy of New Orleans. This special southern states feeling. He balances all this on the basis of his own tradition, which comes from the Alps in terms of geography, but is practically the whole world in a musical idea. The new studio album Federn will be released on 8th May 2015.
Hubert von Goisern on tour in 2015 with new album "Federn"
Hubert von Goisern has been on a musical journey through the south of the USA. And what he has brought back with him is carefully crafted, from the powerful rock numbers and swinging country songs to the heavy-hearted ballads. Pedal steel and electric guitar, cajun and accordion. It's all Goisern.
Federn is light work: the rhythms of country and bluegrass music needn't be cobbled together, they fit like a glove with the Austrian sound - as if there had never been any other way. It's extraordinary how Hubert von Goisern manages this time after time: you simply feel as though the whole world is your home.
The new studio album Federn will be released on 8th May 2015!
An approach to 150 years of musical history from the Alps: on Steilklänge Hubert von Goisern has gathered jewels from six alpine countries. From classic to the unusual - the compilation offers an exciting introduction to alpine culture.
Traditions, musical ones in particular, are sources of inspiration, friction and monuments of agreement. Or they can be the opposite: demarcation and exclusion. When Hubert von Goisern was asked to curate a selection of music from across the Alps for an exhibition on Franz-Josefs-Höhe on the Grossglockner High Alpine Pass, it was a welcome opportunity to once more take a close look at the musical heritage of alpine culture.
Soundtrack for Österreich - Oben und Unten: Filmmusik
Filmmusik by Hubert von Goisern
On 30th January 2015 renowned director Joseph Vilsmaier's new film Osterreich: Oben und Unten will be coming to the silver screen. The documentary is a journey through Austria, showing the beauty and character of all nine provinces from the ground and from the air. The film's soundtrack was created by Hubert von Goisern and will be released on the album Filmmusik in October 2014.
Hubert von Goisern: New album and Tour 2014
Hubert von Goisern is his own man. He has consistently avoided complacency and has unerringly gone his own musical way - for more than 25 years. In the early 1990s the Austrian became known as the inventor of alpine rock. His Hiatamadl broke through the conventions of alpine folk music and brought tradition up-to-date. Pop music was once more what it should be: music for the people. Music from the people.
Travelling, exploring foreign cultures are creative challenges and inspiration for Hubert von Goisern. He was drawn to travel to Asia and Africa, he has sailed a cargo ship converted to stage along the Danube to the Black Sea. He returned with a rucksack full of ideas and sounds, withdrew, gave rise to new songs.
In 2012 he landed his first number one hit with Brenna tuats guat, which he acknowledged with placid pride - after all, he had not done anything musically different from before. What came next was the most successful tour of his career. Followed by a break: Hubert von Goisern hasn't performed live on stage since December 2012.
And now? Back to the beginning. Hubert von Goisern doesn't like to repeat himself. His unpredictability is what is particularly exciting about Austria's most versatile sound ambassador. A new studio album is currently in the works. And finally: Hubert von Goisern & Band live on stage.
Hubert von Goisern creates music programme for Großglockner
The project on the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe bears the title Alpenliebe. It also bears the signature of Hubert von Goisern, who has curated a listening experience for the exhibition with more than an hour of music and sounds from across the alpine region - from France to the Vienna Woods.
Together with a broad spectrum of contemporary art from around 20 artists this multifaceted listening experience marks the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss and will be officially opened on 11th June 2014. The permanent exhibition will then be open to the public from the 12th June 2014 at the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe visitors' centre on the Großglockner High Alpine Pass.
Alpenliebe | More info
Live album: Im Jahr des Drachen
Live double album
2012 was Hubert von Goisern's hitherto most successful concert year. On the Brenna Tuats Tour he and his band criss-crossed the German-speaking countries and played 101 concerts to more than 300,000 thrilled fans.
Now you can relive the magic of the tour with the live double album Im Jahr des Drachen. It holds on it eighteen atmospheric memories in song form and will be released on 21st June 2013.
New chart entry, Week 27: Austria #10 | Germany #53
Honorary prize at the Amadeus Awards 2013
After great success at the Amadeus Awards in 2012 when he won two awards in the Album of the Year and Pop/Rock categories, Hubert von Goisern has been honoured again for his music this year too. At the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards gala in Vienna on 1st May, an honorary Amadeus Award was awarded to Hubert von Goisern in recognition of his music that continues to cross genres and bring people together. Hubert was unable to attend the ceremony and gave his thanks via video message.