We are WÖR
Back to the 1780's! If it sounded good back then, why not today?
Almost 300 years ago, some musicians from around Antwerp, Brussels, Gent and Leuven decided to write down their favourite music. As time passed, however, the paper turned yellow, the ink began to fade, and the music itself was left to gather dust along with the faded manuscripts…
That is, until now! With their finely textured arrangements WÖR injects new energy into 18th-century melodies from the Flanders region of Belgium. Their music shines an inventive spotlight, with a modern twist, on the melodies in these manuscripts.
They released 2 albums ('Back to the 1780's' (2015) and Sssht (2017) and toured in Europe, Australia, Canada & the US (including the National Folk Festival, Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci, Concertgebouw Brugge, Sunfest, Shetland folk festival..). In August 2018 they won the German awaurd 'Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik' with their last album 'Sssht'.
We were WÖR
Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna (AU)
Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci (D)
Concertgebouw, Brugge (B)
De Doelen, Rotterdam (NL)
VEF Culture Palace, Riga (LV)
De Oosterpoort, Groningen (NL)
Theatre De Cornouailles, Quimper (FR)
Festival Les Traversées de Tatihou, St-Vaast (FR)
Homegrown Festival, Manchester (UK)
The Album: Sssht
Their second album "Sssht" has been produced Esko Järvelä. He is known for his creative and innovative style of play.The result of this collaboration is a successful development of the WÖR sound. Powerful but not intrusive, melodic but not cheesy. The album is a collection of sounds, textures and refreshing ideas for our time with respect of these melodies from the past.
On August 14 2018, WÖR won the critical recognition of the jury of the "Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik".
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General info & Booking
Fabio Di Meo