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The duo strings & noise – Maiken Beer (cello) and Sophia Goidinger-Koch (violin) – was founded in 2015 and is the logical consequence of a friendship and long-running collaboration. These Vienna-based musicians are both members of the ensemble STUDIO DAN, play together in formations such as the Ensemble Platypus and the blackpageorchestra and have been part of many projects of the JazzWerkstatt Vienna.

These two performers share the common belief that new music should be exciting and inspiring – not only for the initiated, but also for the untrained ear. In this collaboration, they search intently for the endless possibilities of sound and noise, unafraid to explore the limits of their instruments and their own playing. With relish and glee they tear down misperceptions that string instruments – especially when played by women- are made only for sweet-sounding melodies.

After several acoustic duo programs and their music/dance performance DICE (developed together with the dancer Eva-Maria Schaller) they are now expanding their focus to works that involve electronics, video and performative elements- strings & noise plugged-in and out-of-the-box.


May 4, 2018 – 7:30 p.m., Zentrum für Musikvermittlung, Vienna

May 5, 2018 – 8 p.m., Schwanberg

December 8, 2017 – private concert, Vienna

December 2, 2017 – 7 p.m., Spectrum, New York City
works by P. Jodlowski, J. Marino, B. Satzinger, C. Smith, S. Steen-Andersen, J. Walshe

November 25, 2017 – 8 p.m., Silence, Toronto
works by P. Jodlowski, J. Marino, B. Satzinger, C. Smith, S. Steen-Andersen, J. Walshe

November 18, 2017 – 9 p.m., Klanggestalten, University for Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

October 25, 2017 – 8 p.m., Echoraum, Vienna
works by P. Ablinger, M. Bång, P. Jodlowski, J. Marino, D. Riegler, B. Satzinger, S. Steen-Andersen, J. Walshe

October 16, 2017 – CD release Fraufeld Vol. 1, Echoraum, Vienna

September 16, 2017 – 7 p.m., Strenge Kammer, Porgy & Bess @ JazzWerkstatt Wien Festival
works by P. Ablinger, P. Jodlowski, L. Riegler (WP), B. Satzinger (WP), C. Smith (WP), I. Xenakis

June 9, 2017 – CD recording for FRAUFELD Vol 1

September 27, 2016 – mut.e Festival @ Toledo, Spain
works by F. Cerha, G. Resch, I. Xenakis

May 28, 2016 – minute.concerts, Galerientag, Graz
works by F. Cerha, G. Pesson, S. Steen-Andersen

March 26, 2015 – DICE, SpielRaum, Kapfenberg
with Eva Maria Schaller
works by J. S. Bach, F. Donatoni, M. Ravel, S. Steen-Andersen and improvisations