Saturday, 22 Oct. 2011 / Festsaal Messe Basel
The bright, colourful world of Pink Martini contrasts sharply with Sophie Hunger’s serene, touching songs, but neither can stop thinking about creation. They may express themselves in radically different ways, yet both have a cult following. Pink Martini and Sophie Hunger mix countless inputs and influences to create something new and in the case of the eleven Americans of Pink Martini, it’s as prickling as the drink that gave them their name. Zurich singer Sophie Hunger and her band deliver a mix of moving lyrics, heavily laden with meaning. Pink Martini and Sophie Hunger bring us two ways of translating the world into song.