Irmie Vesselsky & David Hebenstreit
Irmie Vesselsky’s music does not get under your skin, it stings, it flatters and claims.
The artist was born 30 summers ago in a hamlet in Lower Austria as a musically-wise orphan. Knowing neither mother Jazz nor father Classic Irmie Vesselsky found her roots somewhere in between, creating her own style with only a haunting voice and a piano, feeling that "neither could exist without the other".
In her teens Irmie Vesselsky started to write as a cathartic exercise. Soon people recognized her talent and asked her to play live. 2006 she started to perform in local bars, 2008 she started working on her first album, cryptically entitled “Parentheses Of Antitheses – Pandora or The Unbending Dualism In Me”. Soon she landed a record deal and released her “baby” in late 2009. Critics were amazed, comparing her to Kate Bush and calling ‘Parentheses’ “The best Tori Amos album in years”!
With the release of her second album, “The Key – the Wisdom of Dorothy Gale or How to Tame Your Inner Demons” Irmie Vesselsky shows a stronger, even more feminine self. Intense piano melodies bathe you in sound. At the centre of her universe, nothing but song and piano. Singer songwriter Irmie Vesselsky uses them to wrap you up in a sound web of electronic play, appearing tender and melancholic yet at the same time powerful and intense. Carrying “vessel” and “sky” in her name, it comes as no surprise her music is both transparent and deeply rooted in her thoughts and experiences. Touching you with her voice and piano, this woman is able to build emotions as much as she is able to destroy them by sheer means of contrast. Irmie Vesselsky is currently working on a new Austrian dialect project. Irmie Vesselsky maintains a well-balanced delicacy through honest lyrics that are beautifully mysterious yet each with a message, leaving much room for interpretation as well as vivid images in your head.
Irmie Vesselsky - Piano & Singer
David Hebenstreit - Violine