The music of FLAUTH is characterized by rousing interplay, joy in improvisation, arrangements in love with detail and playful virtuosity. Babett Niclas and Barnabas Herrmann, who met during their music studies in Leipzig, pursue their common curiosity for melodies, sounds and ways of playing. Their inspirations are the musical traditions of Ireland, Scotland and Scandinavia as well as those of the Caucasus and Eastern Mediterranean. What emerges is music on the border between tradition and innovation; simple and playful melodies in subtile arrangements influenced by improvisation and experimental music. The traditional rhythms and ornaments of harp and flute are combined with minimal patterns and extended harmonies. The result is simultaneously individual and traditional, familiar and yet different. As part of the ensemble Soundtravelers, the two musicians from FLAUTH won the D-Bü competition of the German music academies in Berlin in 2017. This was followed by concerts at the Pergamonmuseum Berlin, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig.