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+++++ november 2015 +++++
Yes, filmmaking is a hefty activity and that's what's been happening for the last years here.
Now. Look! It's a film!! Soon it will be finished. A Trailer is already online.

A defiantly genre-hopping lo-fi sci-fi adventure about how Aliens crash the market and save us all. Keep your eyes open for it to appear on festivals and in your local screening house. Or better: Hop over to the website and subscribe to the newsletter, so you will get the news about release dates in your inbox

ZERO CRASH - official film website


+++++ march 2013 +++++
Nowadays there are many ways to part with your money. Choose the most elegant one: Our feature film ZERO CRASH has entered the crowd-funding stage. If you want to be part of it, dive into it HERE, now!!!




Intrepid followers! Follow us to a pacific island, where shit turned gold and back again. And that in the sacred form of OPERA, yes, the institution of high culture in the musical hands of LAH, great spirits of the sea, help me!!! Bird.Shit.Island - A new show by the bernhard ensemble, opening the 2013 OUT OF CONTROL Festival come and prick up your ears on our island of dreams!
Premiere 5.4.2013 - tickets and all dates: OFF Theater, Wien


+++++ august 2012 +++++
Time to spread some pleasant news. Good times are approaching. Yay!! LAH has joined the Bernhard Ensemble/Wien to play more theater of the fearless and entertaining kind. First show will be: ACHT.zehn.EINHALB (18 1/2) - loosely based on a very special italian film director's work.
Premiere 9.10.2012 - OFF Theater, Wien

Preparations for the full-length feature film ZERO CRASH are steaming up. A musical satire about one of our favourite topics - the money system. Expect it to open your mind, expect to see strange things coming out of the fog of finance mumble jumble, expect it to be just great!!
Shooting is expected to start 2013




+++++ january 2012 +++++
It's about eightteen years that v.a.k.u.u.m have been definatly programming the better stages of Innsbruck with clang, twang and tsiiieeew poww!!! and now they celebrate. Yo! we say here at the Lonesome Andi Haller Band and do what we do best: BASIC SURVIVAL Come to the show and join the festivities before alien powers snap up all it's innocence and turn it into a consumerist nightmare!!

Thur 5.1.2012 - 21:00 - p.m.k - Innsbruck, Austria


+++++ november 2011 +++++
As the 'elite' is mumbling, gasping and hollering 'EUROCRISIS!!!' all over the place it's time for us to ask our financial experts here at xterkyu for some insights into that damn complicated mess. Here's what they say:

"We are witnessing no less than the breakdown of an intrinsically unstable and unsustainable monetary system. All the actions taken so far are not addressing the core problems. Seems like there was something to be learned from the vulture funds' ways to make profits from distressed debt. We recommend their 'Loan to own' strategy to distressed states who have to deal with distressed banks in the current sovereign debt crisis.
How? Stop the halfwitted repair attempts, let the 'market' do it's thing and very soon most private financial institutions will be in desperate need of help. Now, instead of just bailing them out we should LOAN TO OWN them. More money to rescue banks? Yeah, but put them under control of the only true sovereign in a democracy - the public. That accomplished all over the Eurozone we can go ahead and make shiny bald heads: a generous multilateral 100% haircut clearing all debt held by the then public banks. Hey, it's quite virtual anyway, all this 'money' isn't it? - What would we win? Prosperity? Democracy? Stability? Who knows. What would we loose? A lot of doubtful numbers in 'books' "

Thank's guys, we say. Intersting. Keep up the good work!


+++++ august 2011 +++++
Yet another of those quirky Summer Festivals in rural Austria with excellent taste and exciting program to host BASIC SURVIVAL which just doesn´t stop getting better

Fr 12.8.2011 - Hotel Pupik - Schrattenberg bei Scheifling, Steiermark, Austria


+++++ february 2011 +++++
BASIC SURVIVAL the unstoppable trans-elektro-punk performance is on tour again. See what can be done with the wildly underestimated artform One-man-musiKal and why even extraterrestrians think that capitalism is not so hot any more

Wed 16.2.2011 - Festival Motel Nirvana - ROTE FABRIK, Zürich, Switzerland


+++++ january 2011 +++++
Very appropriate for the theme in Davos 2011 "Shared Norms for a New Reality" we here at xterkyu share the norm of precognitive moral with the interested public, presenting a reality that is so new, that it hasn't really happened yet in our new streaming-TV magazine GLOBAL GLOBE. Watch this interesting interview with George Liquid on 'How the financial crisis reshapes itself' - Davos 2011 which was recorded already a few days before it actually took place.


+++++ november 2010 +++++
Concert in the Cinema! Animation filmers worldwide organisation ASIFA is 50, the little austrian leg 25 and this wants to be be celebrated. After two blocks of finest animation films two bands will drown out the popping corks:
LAH with part 1 of BASIC SURVIVAL and Action Folk band DUST COVERED CARPET.

Thur 11.11. 18.00 + 20.00 (Films), 22:00 (Bands) Filmcasino, Margaretenstr.78, 1040 Wien www.filmcasino.at


+++++ october 2010 +++++
Good idea!!! Hörprobe, a series of 20 minute concerts, hosted by Zsofia Boros, where the artists are invited to choose the next act. And the promoter just goes with it.
Here come COCO Y RAYA, nut and line, cranium and crease, a new duo from the backyards, where She is standing on the moon and He in a puddle of beer. Along to their Ukuleles they sing songs smelling of fish and having flies buzzing over the pale smiles of scattered melon peels. Show them your teeth on

Sat 16.10. 21.00 Hörprobe im NERUDA, Margaretenstr.38, 1040 Wien www.neruda.at.


+++++ august 2010 +++++
When it´s hot you go south. And you don´t have to go far, at least when you´re in Wien. The REHEAT festival, just a few stork´s stalks away from Hungary, promises to be a monstruous one day feast. Amongst films, live acts and installations there´s also LAH with Part 1 of BASIC SURVIVAL. See you there monsters!!

21.8. starting 15.00 - REHEAT festival, Kleylehof, Burgenland - exact lineup and location see link above

And this is where you get the first full length feature film by Libre Albedrío THE UNSTRUMENT on DVD: el frenzy⟨at⟩bingselfish.com - € 9.00 plus 3.00 pp - order now!


+++++ june 2010 +++++
Its all about money ain't it. nix/GELD deals with it in the theater. Ethics prosthetics virtual values and evil truths. Get youself intrigued sweethearts. Times are changing. Catch Lonesome Andi Haller on stage in this production also starring Manfred Baschiera, Pippa Galli, Joseph Reichelt and Michaela Hurdes-Galli, who staged this fabulous show. There will be changing Guests from Economics, Politics, Banking, NGOs, Culture and Media, who will discuss with us on stage, including Stephan Schulmeister, Florian Scheuba, Anneliese Rohrer und Ute Bock. For actual list of guests for every night - check the link above
21.-26.6. 20:00 Palais Kabelwerk, Oswaldgasse 35a, 1120 Wien


+++++ may 2010 +++++
Estreno - Premiere!!! - The new and first feature-length film by Libre Albedrío: THE UNSTRUMENT.
Watch the Trailer
Spice up your inner self and be there to mingle with the illustrious cast and have your cinematic experience expanded by this detective story with it´s special avant-garde music twist!!

28.5. Humanfuzz, Carrer Radas 41, Poble Sec, Barcelona - two showings 18:30 and 20:30


+++++ april 2010 +++++
More BASIC SURVIVAL shows:

8.-11.4. Theater im Schokohof - Berlin, Ackerstr. 169/170, 10115 Berlin, täglich 20:00

30.4. Münchner Volkstheater - Tanz in den Mai - Brienner Strasse 50, München, 21:30

Achtung!!! - Golden Pudel Club - Hamburg - verschoben

more to come, stay tuned, stay awake, checkitout folks!


+++++ march 2010 +++++
First BASIC SURVIVAL dates are getting fixed for 2010:

2.3. Rhiz - Gürtelbogen 37&38, 1080 Wien - 21:00 - rhiz.org
4.3. Stromboli - Krippgasse 11, Hall i.T. - 20:00 - kulturlabor.stromboli.at
10.3. Sonntags Abstrakt/Postgarage - Dreihackengasse 42, Graz - 20:30 - sonntags abstrakt
12.3. Triebwerk - Wiener Neustadt - 20:00 - triebwerk.co.at



+++++ june - september 2009 +++++

Upcoming and uplifting, boneshaking musik, brainscattering words:
The Babyzithers at the KlangTurmFest - 18.6. KLANGTURM, St.Pölten, Austria, 21:15

Special filmnight in Barcelona: All our Libre Albedrío Shorts and a new El Frenzy Short are shown - 19.6.09 Humanfuzz, Carrer Radas 41, Poble Sec, Barcelona, 20:00

BASIC SURVIVAL is part of a great lineup at the Transmitter Festival - 3.9. Erholungszentrum Rheinauen, Hohenems, Austria, 20:00
Hurry!! Catch the show before groupies and media spoil it all!!




+++++ december 2008 - april 2009 +++++
On tour in 2009: LAH with his one-man musical BASIC SURVIVAL That´s what you want to see, my friends. Stay tuned for dates and in the meantime: check out the trailer video in english or german

First leg of the grand world-tour 2009-2013 in the A/CH zone where good old banking confidentiality is sadly crumbling. Damn crisis! Where are we gonna stash our hard earned showbiz millions?

4.4. HIRSCHENECK, Lindenberg 23, Basel, CH, 21:00 on a congress about collectivism and self-management. 30 years Hirscheneck, yeah!!! Kongress: Selbstverwaltung
8.4. RÖSSLI - Reitschule, Neubrückstrasse 8, Bern, CH, 21:00
15.4. TREIBHAUS, Angerzellgasse 8, Innsbruck, Austria, 21:00

Catch the show before fame and money corrupt it's sweet innocence!!


+++++ september/october 2008 +++++
LIVE Barcelona - As guest star on stage with the fabulous Bing Selfish and SuNray Jahchild, strumming the ukulele and also performing a few of his own songs: LAH
20.9.08 - Humanfuzz, Carrer Radas 41, Poble Sec, Barcelona, 22:00

LIVE Hall in Tirol - THE BABYZITHERS hit the stage surrounded by mountains. If you find yourself trapped in this rough spot, get some relief and see us in this beautiful hotspot!
16.10.08 - Stromboli, Krippgasse 11, Hall in Tirol, Austria, 21:00


+++++ august 2008 +++++
Berlin! DRYTOWN is coming!
Kosten Koper (BE) plays / joue DISKONO 017 + Bertin (NL) + films by Ben Ewart-Dean and Libre Albedrío
Saturday 16.8. @ Club "O Tannenbaum", Pflügerstrasse 79a, Berlin (U Schönlein / Hermannplatz) start 20:00


+++++ july 2008 +++++
For those of you who have seen BASIC GERMAN and can´t wait to see how the saga continues, here comes part two: DICKES SURVIVAL. A lonely clone of old Bert Brecht in Chicago 2012. The name of the game will be survival. And a foamhead extraterrestrian from DRYTOWN turns up to do the Business Samurai. Is Anarchism the hope for the 21st century?
And of course for all youse poor creatures who know nothing yet: check it out, it´s never too late!!

abc*festival, Augsburg, Germany
17.7. Theater Augsburg, Hinterbühne - 10 min slot at Opening - ab 20:00
19.7. - Brunnenhof in Zeughaus - the whole show - 19:00



+++++ june 2008 +++++
Filmlovers with that special taste! A Libre Albedrío double bill !! DRYTOWN and ANTONI ANTONI ANTONI are being shown at:
Associació Cultural Humanfuzz C/Radas, 41 (Metro PobleSec), Barcelona
SATURDAY/DISSABTE/SABADO 28 de June/Junio/Juny a les 20 h.-entrada gratuita- FREE !


+++++ february - may 2008 +++++
THE BABYZITHERS
LIVE: 15.2. PMK - Bogen 19, Ing. Etzel-Str. 19, Innsbruck - 21:00
LIVE: 20.5. Konvikt Courtyard - Univerzity Palackeho - Konvikt, Univerzitni 3, Olomouc-CZ - 22:30

And a new LAHB soundtrack: LezzieFlick - animation artist Nana Swiczinsky's take on lesbian sexuality. Porn? In the best sense. article: ProPorn oder PorNo III by Nana Swiczinsky (in german) - To be seen on the following austrian festivals: tricky women Wien 27. - 29.3. and Diagonale Graz 1. - 5.4.
Mark those dates, you intrepid followers of what is good.


+++++ september 2007 +++++
DE LADY IN DE TUTTI FRUTTI HAT - packs up the giant banana hats and goes to Germany

15.-18.9. Halle am Wasserturm, Böhlerwerke, Hansaallee 321, Düsseldorf
more: www.altstadtherbst.de


+++++ june 2007 +++++
World Premiere!!
Libre Albedrío presenta: ANTONI,ANTONI,ANTONI, a short film about art, fame and barbed wire. Starring Lonesome Andi Haller in the title-role as well as the great Bing Selfish and more impersonators of class.

Exploding Cinema, on Friday 15 June at the Half Moon pub, Herne Hill, London.

get the dvd in the shop


+++++ january - february 2007 +++++
"I say money money money, I say twenty words in English, I say money money money, and I say hot dog! I say yes, no and I say money money money and I say turkey sandwich and I say grapejuice... "
says Carmen Miranda in DE LADY IN DE TUTTI FRUTTI HAT
"...we enter a state of camp heaven..." says Variety Magazine about the show
So, come and give us your money.

30.1.-14.2. (no shows on Sun and Mo) - 20:00 - dieTheater Künstlerhaus, Karsplatz 5, Vienna
tickets: 5870504 - please do reserve - pay as you wish!
learn more about the show in the february 06 section


+++++ october - december 2006 +++++
Is this jazz in the 21st century ?? A mistreated Zither, a whirling drumkit, a mean bass guitar and chunks of harmony singing. All of it under the rather silly name THE BABYZITHERS and - needless to mention - LAH himself singing about car accidents and plucking the nasty bottom range. Learn more about the band in the november 05 section
Thanks Hubl for the foto!!

If all that does sound like your favourite night out, you should visit the following spots:
27.10. - 21:00 - Kulturladen, Joseh-Belli-Weg 5, Konstanz, Germany
4.11. - 21:00 - Treibhaus, Innsbruck, Austria
6.11. - 21:00 - Chelsea, Lärchenfelder Gürtel Bögen 29-30, Wien
2.12. - 21:00 - Böllerbauer, Salaberg 36, Stadt Haag, NÖ, Austria



+++++ september 2006 +++++
It's gonna be a long night from the 9th to the 10th at the Corleone summer festival.
At the crack of dawn, finally, tutti gli amici di Lonesome Andi Haller Band and all the others who happen to still be hanging around have a chance to see Irene Coticchio and LAH himself glowing in the rising sun of Sicily and doing the Carmen Miranda/Bando da Lua thing. Late nighters, early birds: Che che che che che check it out!!!

10.09. - 6:30 in the morning - Villa Comunale Giovanni Paolo II, Corleone - Sicilia


+++++ july 2006 +++++
BASIC GERMAN - UFOlogists will love that: Finally someone tells the truth about the famous "Battle of L.A."
As part of a new festival about Bertold Brecht, Lonesome Andi Haller hits the stage with this one-man musical about Brecht in his Californian exile.
So where do the UFOs come in then? Come and see. See and believe. Learn all about it.
Hollywood in the 40s, Aliens, Special Agents and catchy songs in basic german and solid english guaranteed.

Sa 15.07. - 17:00 - Brunnenhof im Zeughaus - Augsburg, Germany



+++++ february 2006 +++++
Before LAH and his lot are off again to shoot another flick under the catalonian sun, here are a few dates for a hearty farewell:
The Diva of the Banana movie - De Lady in de Tutti frutti Hat - Brasilian Singer Carmen Miranda was the highest paid women in the USA in the WW2 years, time of good neighbour policy with Latin America and tropicalismo musicals. See Irene Coticchio in this take of the theatre group TOXIC DREAMS on the magic of Busby Berkley and the eagerness to entertain.
Transposizing the original Songs into the 21st century: Lonesome Andi Haller with his band and the Ukulele.
dieTheaterKonzerthaus, 8.-25.2. Tue-Sat 20:00, tickets 5870504, pay as you wish! Do reserve!
And finally - the Vienna premiere of DRYTOWN - Sun.26.2. 12:30pm - TOP Kino, Rahlgasse, 1060 Wien. Eu 5.- for you. After the film: DJane ShuShu. Bring your favourite gangster- or extraterrestrial-track and win a Drytown-DVD



+++++ november 2005 +++++
Por fin: Libre Albedrío presenta su película DRYTOWN donde fue rodado: en Barcelona
Viernes 25 Nov 22h - Sala MauMau, C/Fontrodona 33, Poble Sec, Metro Paralel L2, L3
If the only thing that comes to your mind about a zither is "The Third Man" you should check out this man: Christof Dienz knows how to treat this alpine table instrument to make it sound like a flock of amphetamine abusing electric mountain geese built by Tinguely. Celebrating the release of his CD is amongst other illustrous guests Lonesome A.H. on his razor sharp wahfuzz bass guitar, who, like the other guests, contributed a track to the remix half of the double album ("Dienz Zithered" Geco/Hoanzl).

10.11. 05 - 22:00 - B72 Hernalser Gürtel 72, 1080 Wien - be there



+++++ october 2005 +++++
TOXIC DREAMS - Die Milosevics in Berlin:
6.-8.10. - 20 Uhr HAU 2 (HEBBEL AM UFER) Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin, Tel 0049-(0)30 259004-0   www.hebbel-theater.de
for more infos scroll down to: (October 2003)



+++++ july 2005 +++++
Nightmares always have the best music. Go and find out: DO! Music - Sleep a Toxic Dreams Production. LiveMusic: Lonesome Andi Haller Band, Martin Siewert, Michael Strohmann, Superlooper
4.+5.7. 20Uhr, dieTheater Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Wien



+++++ may 2005 +++++
upcoming London screenings of DRYTOWN:
02.05. ICA, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH. - 6.15pm-9.30pm. Venue: Cinema 2. Nash Room.
29.07. Exploding Cinema: Conway Hall - 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1, 8.30pm



+++++ january 2005 +++++
World premiere of the new Gangster/Extraterrestrial movie DRYTOWN by LIBRE ALBEDRIO will be in March at the austrian Film Festival Diagonale
- 16.03. 12:00 and 19.03. 23:00 Schubertkino1, Graz.



+++++ august 2004 +++++
!!! NEW RELEASE !!! - finally on your personal Stereo: xterkyu06




whack out their first Single together. 'No Puedo Dejar de Pensar en Ti - Vidas Pasadas' Check it out in the shop and order NOW!



+++++ june 2004 +++++
22 years after COUCH MORD FISH a new Lonesome Andi Haller film HITS THE SCREEN !!!! - collectively written, directed, played and edited by the group LIBRE ALBEDRIO consisting of Bing Selfish, Lonesome Andi Haller, Ramon Prat and Oriol Pont.

The 30min flic PICNIC EN EL GARRAF is a mediterranean coverversion of Andrei Tarkovski´s classic Stalker and will be available on DVD in Spanish with subtitles in English, French and German. Soundtrack: Lonesome Andi Haller Band. Release due first quarter of 2005.

8.7.04 - BARCELONA - el LIBRE ALBEDRIO presenta una noche de proporciones inimaginables:
En celebración del fin de rodaje de DRYTOWN se proyecciona al estimado publico una copia de de nuestro mediometraje PICNIC EN EL GARRAF, rodado en 2003.
Por culpa de la presentación del !!! NUEVO SINGLE !!! de Lonesome Andi Haller and Bing Selfish (xterkyu06) -- estos dos levantarán sus voces al cantar sus últimos SmashHits: No Puedo Dejar de Pensar en Ti y Vidas Pasadas
La Felpa - C/Mozart 29 - Gracia - 21:30 - entrada libre



+++++ january 2004 +++++
here comes the end of the Vienna season for LAHB - and this is how to participate: LAST ORDERS PLEASE - the second run of DIE MILOSEVICS:
Die.20. - Sa.24.1.2004 - in case you were too late for the tickets last time...
dietheater Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Wien - in case you haven´t seen it yet...
- tickets 5870504 (reservation adviseable) - Pay As You Wish
more information - scroll down a bit or go HERE



+++++ october 2003 +++++
Vienna!! Austria!!! the unstoppable creativity output of the entity wearing the LAHB tag is pouring down on you like a derwish dancing giant chocolate cake in the golden autumn sun.
Not only will the most recent TV soundtrack work, artist portrait HEINZ CIBULKA, be beamed into all your culturally interested households soon (ORF2 - Son.7.12.- 23:15), but you can also catch us live on stage, providing songs for family harmony singing:
Ride the emotional peaks and vallies of a modern dictator´s family life in DIE MILOSEVICS - a sitcom put onto theater stage by restless long time collaborators: the glorious TOXIC DREAMS around YOSI WANUNU.

For those of you anxious to sing along, a special service: demo versions of the theme songs plus lyrics to hone your skills and prepare for the shows:
Mo 3.11. - Sa 8.11. and Die 11.11. + Mi 12.11. 03 - 20:00 Uhr

be shure to hit the right notes though, Mrs Milosevic´s chainsaw handling is somewhat unpredictible...



+++++ september 2003: +++++
*** NEW *** on this spectacular reign of neverending pleasure and totally free edutainment, here on the turf of xterkyu: - !!!!! THE JUKEBOX HAS OPENED !!!!! - check out the first eight clips on this incredible machine. Now you can listen to your favourite tracks AND get informed through eyepleasing shots and chilling facts from on and behind the scenes - for strong minds only (Note: jukebox discontinued, please check out the music section for audibles)




+++++ june 2003: +++++
mientras estan rodando un cortometraje que será un homenaje a STALKER de Andrej Tarkowsky en el luz brillante del mediterráneo, Lonesome Andi Haller y Bing Selfish no se olviden de los aficionados de su música:

While shooting a short film hommage at Andrej Tarkovsky´s classic STALKER in the glaring mediterranean sun, Lonesome Andi Haller and Bing Selfish haven´t forgot about all you fans of their music:
HACEN VAPOR vuelven a los bares de buen gusto con su nueva programa de canciones inolvidables:

HACEN VAPOR hit the stage again playing their eyewatering songs in these bars with good taste:

don´t miss it:
Domingo 8.6. 14:00 - BODEGA SALTÓ - C/Blesa 36 - Poble Sec - Barcelona
Sabado 14.6. 21:00 - ELÉCTRIC - Travessera de Gracia 233 - Barcelona



+++++ november 2002: +++++

After the success of their premiere in the Sidecar (Barcelona), Bing Selfish and Lonesome Andi Haller get together again to tour the countries of the german tongue with a new, multilingual version of their 2-man musical YOKO&HUGH and their steaming song vehicle HACEN VAPOR




+++++ november 2001: +++++

out now on disco b/seperator: Hans Platzgumer - Denial of Service
including "captain solitude", a collaborational remix of "El Capitan" (LAHB/ xterkyu 05)