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Finally a real life use case for jack cables. Tonight with Oğuz Büyükberber at Monday Improvisers session in Vienna.

Solo Set at Jazzfest Passau

Das ist morgen! Tomorrow!
Unterer Sand 2, 94032 Passau



Am Unteren Sand 2, 94032 Passau
Achtung! bereits ab 17:30 Uhr

No One is an Island
„Niemand ist eine Insel, in sich ganz; jeder Mensch ist ein Stück des Kontinents, ein Teil des Festlandes.” – John Donne
Von der Illusion des Ich ohne Wir. Von Abgrenzung und Ungerechtigkeit. Von einer Welt, für die es keinen Plan B gibt.

Sophie Hassfurther Saxophon, Flöte, Electronics

Fraufeld is doing an online concert at echoraum Vienna this Friday. I will be playing two of my compositions with my dear colleague Yvonne. We are performing at the beginning, so make sure to tune in early!

Streaming: echoræume


echoraeume is an open source initiative to empower ongoing cultural life during times of corona crisis.

Freitag 23. April 2021 – 19:30 – 7:30 pm

Helene Glüxam : Kontrabass
Sophie Hassfurther & Yvonne Zehner : Saxofon & Gitarre
Rojin Sharafi & Golnar Shayar : Elektronik & Stimme
Aleksandra Bajde & Isabella Forciniti : Stimme & Elektronik
Juun & Lale Rodgarkia-Dara: piano guts & Elektronik

Künstlerische Leitung:
Anna Anderluh, Emilie Groz, Verena Zeiner, Sara Zlanabitnig

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Last Saturday’s Ö1 Jazznacht features a recording from our concert at INNTöne Festival 2020 (starting at 1:00 am), Before that is an interview with my colleague Viola Falb.
Streamable for the next week at

Radiothek – Ö1 Jazznacht

01:03 bis 02:00 Uhr
Der Jazznacht-Mitschnitt: Sophie Hassfurther & Oguz Büyükberber, INNtöne 2020

Auf der Bühne des INNtöne-Festivals stand am 16. August 2020 ein ganz besonderes Duo: die österreichische Saxofonistin Sophie Hassfurther und der in Amsterdam lebende türkische Bassklarinettist Oguz Büyükberber. Ihr Zusammenspiel zelebriert die Reibungen und Wohlklänge, die sich zwischen diesen nah verwandten Instrumenten erzeugen lassen. Ö1 hat diese Sogwirkung erzeugenden Schwingungen exklusiv eingefangen. Xavier Plus präsentiert das mitreißende Konzert in voller Länge.

Translation: A very special duo took the stage at INNtöne Festival on August 16, 2020: Austrian saxophonist Sophie Hassfurther and Amsterdam-based bass clarinetist Oguz Büyükberber. Their interplay celebrates the frictions and sonorities that can be created between these closely related instruments. Ö1 has exclusively captured these suction-generating waves. Xavier Plus presents the exciting concert in full length.

#jazz #mywork #LiveMusic #duo #improvised #Audio #streaming

Short visit to Salzburg. It is clearly Fall now.


After playing the pre-opening of #ttat #jazz #festival I payed a short visit to the most beautiful beer garden and brewery. *After* playing old #swing standards for happy listeners.

On the train back to Vienna now…


It is great to be back making music with other people again.


We work under very special conditions, wearing masks as much as we can, getting tested every week. I feel privileged to be able to do what I do. Apologies for the rotated phots, somehow I could not figure out why they look this way :rolling_eyes:


The Salzburg Festival is taking precautions to distance the audience from each other and us crew from the audience. As annoying as this is, at least it makes for a safe work environment.

It feels weird though, to play for half the audience:


We ended up playing the opening night inside. Moved at the last moment. Never mind the stress at the last instance. It turned out to be a very concentrated and energetic performance.

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