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Qntal on M'era Luna 2011

Niemcy / Germany

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Music genere:
darkwave, Gothic, medieval


Band members:

Michael Popp
Syrah - vocals
Markus - drums
Mariko - vocals


Transporting modern times to the middle ages and the middle ages to modern times – this approach has marked Qntal's work since Michael Popp and Syrah, both alumni of the Mozarteum University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Salzburg, Austria, founded the band together with Ernst Horn in 1991. Both had delved deeply into old music during their studies. Michael Popp subsequently worked for the Burgtheater in Vienna and the Kammerspiele in Munich as a freelance theatre musician and composer. In both venues and on the independent theatre scene, he was involved in a number of productions, and – alongside Ernst Horn – played as a live guitarist and medieval instrumentalist with Deine Lakaien. Together with Syrah and Estample, Popp worked on his own interpretation of medieval music.
And now there is Qntal. An arc between history and avantgarde.