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ESC Reporter | November 23, 2017

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Interval act for Eurovision 2015 announced!

Interval act for Eurovision 2015 announced!
Iain Cameron

The interval act that will be broadcast during the grand final has been revealed today and is none other than Martin Grubinger, an Austrian percussionist of international fame!

For the performance, he has composed a piece that incorporates a combination of different styles: classical music, big band music, choral singing and percussion. The act itself will feature 40 instrumentalists and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir. The performance will last approximately 9 minutes in total.

Grubinger commented on the interval act saying, “In this show we want to present how fascinating and diverse the Austrian music tradition is.” He is also excited at securing the choir to sing alongside the instrumentalists.

The composition is going to be a twist on the final chorus of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 and Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with them being translated into Funk, Salsa, African-Cuban and other music styles.

Tell us what you think of this modern take on traditional Austrian music below!

 

 

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