Brian Brain – club audioprovocateur


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bbafrika1© H. Könighofer

Brian Brain – club audioprovocaeur covers a vast musical range – from Jazz to Sleaze Pop, experimental sound-collages to Zappa-style Blues- & Rock pieces and fragile piano moments… And there’s not only a myriad of styles – also the instrumentation varies in a frantic, often surprising way. Performing his originals, Könighofer switches from contrabass clarinet to tenor-, alto- or soprano sax, from bass to piano. He transcends stylistic gaps and reunites various elements to a cohesive whole. Live-Loops interact with video-installations and the audience. Maybe.

BRIAN BRAIN – club audioprovocateur LIVE ACT 2016:

Available solo to septett:
Herbert Könighofer (vocals, guit., bass, f-flute, soprano & tenor sax, double bass clarinet, loops)
Peter Kronreif (drums)
Marc Osterer (trumpet)
Chris Kronreif (baritone sax)
Gernot Haslauer (trombone)
N.N. (piano)

Collaborations: Herbert Könighofer enjoys inviting musician-friends into the club. Audioprovocateurs so far have been: Philip Nykrin (keyboards), Courtney Jones (steel pan, hang), Andreas Lettner (drums), Arno Briggman (drums), Franz Lirsch (bass), Sina Moser (harp), Sucheta Ganguly (voc), Prabir Mitra (tablas), Peter Kronreif (drums), Camillo Mainque-Jenny (drums), and many more. On terms of installations, the wonderful Mela Richtig and Mr. Monster have joined the club so far with their awesome pics!

special project

KUUN VARJOSSA – Im Schatten des Mondes
BRIAN BRAIN – club audioprovocateur feat. SID HILLE

Herbert Könighofer: vocs, flutes, sax, doublebass-clarinet, a.o.
Sid Hille: Fender Rhodes, Synthesizer, Percussion, Loops, a.o.

„Water“ and „Moon“ is what connects the musicians Herbert Könighofer and Sid Hille. Both multi-instrumentalists immerse themselves into physics, nature, lunar inspiration, depths, … in their various projects, now oscillitaing between scandinavian mystics and alpine grounding.

In fall 2016, the two musicians met in “the moonlight shadow”, caused by the partial lunar eclipse taking place mid September, and devoted themselves to Yin and Yang, to darkness and light, to up and down, by means of music. On their first little Austria-tour, from Salzburg via Hallstatt to Vienna, they did not only meet in person for the first time, but also found the affirmation that their approaches to music perfectly match and that they are ready for further collaborations in the future!

this project has been friendly supported by Music Finland‘s



and TWR Music!


BRIAN BRAIN – club audioprovocateur: THE WEAPON IS MUSIC

The Weapon is Music

The debut album THE WEAPON IS MUSIC has dropped!
Official Release: January, 26th, 2016!

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at your local music store <3


itunes or amazon

Herbert Könighofer (vocals, piano, guitar, bass, f-flute, penny whistle, soprano sax, tenor sax, double bass clarinet, loops)
Peter Kronreif (drums, percussion)
Arno Briggman (guitar, bass, keys)
Courtney Jones (steel-pan, percussions)
Marc Osterer (trumpet)
Chris Kronreif (baritone sax)
Gernot Haslauer (trombone)
Klaus Kircher (bass)
Ali Hilzensauer (6 string bass)

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We are glad to announce the support of SKE/austro mechana! Thank you!


Check out one of the tracks on fm4 soundpark!

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Currently booking: Brian Brain – club audioprovocateur – CD Release Tour 2016
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 >Tebes Audio Salzburg!

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Promo Material in English

Promo Material in German

what people say: (in German)

Heimspiel/Radio Salzburg, 17th of January, 8-9 pm
FS1 – Freies Fernsehen Salzburg
Radio Orange 94,0 – Birgit Denk: Was gibt es Neues?


tech. rider – coming up shortly!