Aionigma: Bernhard Mikuskovics & Gerhard Kowarz Aionigma: Bernhard Mikuskovics & Gerhard KowarzThe Austrian overtonemusic ensemble Aionigma combines the spheric soundworlds of overtone singing and instruments rich in overtones with elements of Early-European, Indo-European and Central-Asian music forms. The result is a unique music that moves in the seemingly so different genres of Classical Music, Early Music, Gregorian, Folk, World Music and New Age

Aionigma was founded in 2015 by Austrian overtone singer & musician multiinstrumentalist Bernhard Mikuskovics and presented itself for the first time live in concert to the public as an overtone choir at the famous pilgrimage church Maria Wörth at Carinthia.

Since the choir was dissolved Aionigma has been playing its cross-cultural overtone music as a duo consisting of Bernard Mikuskovics and Gerhard Kowarz. Performances took place at Vienna´s Otto Wagner Church, at Lower Austria´s Church Reidling and in the frameset of an exhibition at Krems.

In late autumn 2022 the CD "Aionigma" was recorded live at Göttweig Abbey and was released in the beginning of 2022. In mid-2022 Bernhard Mikuskovics & Gerhard Kowarz received an international Global Music Award for outstanding achievements for the album.

"Aionigma" is a creative combination of two ancient Greek words "Aion" and "Ainigma". While "aion" stands for eternity "ainigma" means as much as mystery, phenomenon or secret. Composed the meaning of "Aionigma" is something like infinite mystery or infinite secret. This perfectly describes the work of creativity in connection with the mystery of the overtones as parts of nature and harmonic existence in all dimensions and in all aspects of being.