NAMSince primeval times the fertile regions of the Alpine and Danube countries have been a melting pot of different cultures. As a rich habitat for different cultures and ancestors: Celts, Germans, Romans and many others the central heart of Europe still acts as a mediator between East and West.
While epics such as "Nibelungenlied" were created in Europe in the Middle Ages and drone music was in full bloom, epics and ballads were also performed in other parts of the world and people sought contact with the world of nature (spirits) with the help of archaic instruments and sounds rich in overtones: This is how the Australian Aborigines played didgeridoo, the Siberian shamans played jaw harp and the indigenous peoples of Africa played mouthbows.
Following these roots and traditions the ensemble NAM combines archaic and old instruments across cultures with old European and old Oriental songs, modern soundscapes and visionary lyrics to create an epic, powerful and atmospheric music in the mirror of the present. The focus is less on historical performance practice and more on overcoming stylistic boundaries, on the playful handling of sounds, on the joy of experimentation and openness to new ways of listening and playing.
In addition to the interpretation of old European and old Oriental pieces of music the ensemble composes its own pieces in a variety of instruments and their timbres that is typical for NAM.