This Friday, Oct. 25, we have our third 10x10 Arts Series performance with Mnozil Brass. Called the “Monty Pythons of music”, these Austrians create high-energy concerts with pieces ranging from the William Tell Overture to Bohemian Rhapsody.
We had the chance to ask members Leonhard Paul and Wilfried Brandstötter a few questions. Read them below, then watch a video of them performing – sometimes upside down!
1. Fill in the blank; Mnozil Brass is ______.
Seven instruments, seven characters, seven opinions.
2. What is your most memorable performance and why?
We have done about 2,000 gigs so far, so there have been a couple of memorable things. We have performed in wine cellars and on trucks, on boats and in pubs, for weddings and funerals, in very small (50pax) and very large halls (7000pax).
3. What kind of art inspires you?
4. As an artist, is there anything you hope to be able to accomplish?
Sure. Wisdom and respect and a better embouchure.
5. Who is your artistic icon? Why?
All the great performers! Frank Sinatra, Spike Jones and the City Slickers, Victor Borge, Barbra Streisand, Danny Kaye and many more.
6. What profession other than yours would you most like to attempt?
We are happy as musicians!
7. What are the three most played songs on your iPod?
8. What do you want audiences to walk away with after your performance?
With a smile on their face and a DVD.
9. If there were a feature film created about your life who would play you?
10. Do you have a guilty pleasure?
To play the violin secretly.
11. Music and comedy is such a great combination! Were you born funny or did you study comedy as well?
As we haven’t studied comedy we must have been born this way.
12. What is your favorite meal before a performance?
13. Mnozil? What’s the story behind the name?
We’re named after the cafe where we started playing.
Tickets are still available, so help us welcome these amazing performers to NWA! Join the Facebook Event to stay up to date with all the information on our pre-show Creative Conversation with a member of the Mnozil Brass team, and the post-show party where you can mingle with the performers and enjoy a signature 10x10 cocktail!