The Kilians


The Kilians

Photos by Nicolai Brunn

The Kilians play historical music from various eras (medieval, renaissance, Victorian) as well as traditional music from all over Europe to the Middle East.
They are equally at home in concert halls as in churches and museums, on cabaret stages and in theaters, at historical events and festivals.

"For me, dealing with traditional music styles, whether from the Orient, Celtic countries or the Balkans, has a lot to do with listening and imitating, it's like learning dialects..."
Dirk Kilian

"The rhythms that underlie traditional music are so diverse. They form the structure, the pulse of the music."
Silke Kilian

The two sound artists love collaborating with other genres such as acting, puppet theater, dance, film and photography.


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