Christmas CD

It´s done... my Christmas CD ("Martin Ptak - Christmas") is out now. I recorded it on my old swedish pianino, a fender rhodes and a harmonium.
Thanks to Cornelia Pesendorfer (she played the recorder on one track), David Mueller (mastering) and Sigrid Pohl (artwork). You can order a copy or download the music hereSeasons greetings!

concert at Arkadensaal Langenlois

On Nov. 13th I will perform in my new hometown Langenlois. You can hear music from my latest projects in an intimate setting featuring Martin Eberle on trumpet and flugelhorn. 
For infos and tickets click here.

Die Strottern & Blech

On Oct 30th 2015 our quartet Die Strottern & Blech will perform at the Spittelbergtheater Wien.
Get infos and tickets here.

Velvet Elevator feat. Die Strottern

On October 23rd 2015 our filmmusic orchestra "Velvet Elevator" will perform at the Spittelbergtheater in Vienna. 
This time we are pleased to collaborate with the Viennese duo "Die Strottern" 
Get tickets and more infos here.

Puppet Theater

On October 8th and 9th 2015 I will accompany puppet player Christoph Bochdansky with my Roland Juno synthesizer at the Theatre in Halle an der Saale (D).
Tickets and infos here.

River Tales

A short montage of the 80 min. piece "River Tales" written for the festival "Glatt und Verkehrt" in July 2013. (sponsored by Radio Ö1 and the Dept. of Culture of Lower Austria).

Poetry & Music

On November 30th 2014 I will perform at the festival "Wachau in Echtzeit". I accompany the actor Udo Samel, known for his role as Franz Schubert in the movie "Mit meinen heissen Traenen". 

Infos and tickets are available here:

Recording the new album

We just started recording my new album which will be released later this year.
Thanks to the crew at the wonderful analogue studio Baumgarten.

New sounds on soundcloud

I just finished a footage of the "River Tales" live recording which was done by the ORF in July at the Gothic church "Minoritenkirche" in Krems.

You can choose between a short and a longer version. Listen to it directly on my site (scroll down...) or here:

Radio Broadcast #2

On the 4th of November 2014 you can tune in to a radio broadcast on radio Oe1.The program "Spielräume" with music of Nils Frahm, Nils Okland and myself.The program can also be streamed for 7 days here: (starting on the 4th)

Concert at Stift Melk

On the 24th of August 2013 I will play a duo concert with the trombonist Alois Eberl at Stift Melk (Gartenpavillon)
We´ll play both music from "Twilight Street" and "River Tales" in duo versions.
The concert starts at 7pm.

Get tickets and infos here:

Radio Broadcast

On the 22th of August 2013 there will be a radio broadcast  of the "River Tales" premiere on
"Zeitton" (Radio Ö1) between 11 and 12pm. 
The program can also be streamed for 7 days starting on the 22th.

Go to

River Tales

I am happy to announce the premiere of my new program "River Tales" which will be on the 13th of July at the festival "Glatt und Verkehrt" in Krems.The composition for 9 musicians was comissioned by the broadcast station Ö1 and the festival and will be premiered at the Minoritenkirche.

Get more infos and tickets on

Twilight Street

My new album "Twilight Street" is out now and can be purchased at your local dealer and from the following sites: and of course from itunes, amazon etc...

CD release concert

Here is a video of the CD release concert at Porgy & Bess Music Club (Vienna).

Many thanks to Albin Janoska (sampling), Alois Eberl, Mark Gaal, Phil Yaeger and Gerald Pöttinger (trombones) for a great performance.

Wia Tanzn is

The new album of the Viennese duo "Die Strottern" featuring Martin Eberle on trumpet and me on trombone and harmonium. The CD recieved the "German World Music Prize 2012"

Velvet Elevator

Velvet Elevator "At the movies".  The 17piece Viennese film music orchestra plays famous film themes from the 50's, 60's and 70's in lovely arrangements.