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Treffen junge Musik-Szene 2012

The 29th Treffen junge Musik-Szene festival was strongly characterised by the competition slogan, Texte treffen Töne (Lyrics strike the right note). It was a year of songwriters, regardless of whether they called themselves singer-songwriters or described their style as acoustic pop – a trend that seems to have permeated the world of professional music and is reflected in the Treffen junge Musik-Szene. Besides this, the young musicians referred to their styles as alternative rock, funk-hop, indie-funk-pop, rock-pop or pop-rock. Whatever they meant by these terms, the selection of this year’s selection featured narrated stories and songs in sophisticated arrangements. The strong musical skills of the participants led to productive work being done with musicians from the jury in the various workshops. In the evening jam sessions, new territory was explored. Gigs were arranged, projects were planned, and for some, the next step into the wide world of music was taken.