Stemming from Austria, ANGIZIA is known for its avantgarde approach to music, often combining it with many elements found in the theatrical world. Their debut CD appeared in 1996, "Die Kemenaten scharlachroter Lichter". This release was followed a year later by "Das Tagebuch der Hanna Anikin". Their third recording, "Das Schachbrett des Trommelbuben Zacharias", was released in 1999 and was written in the style of a modern opera, including theatrical voices and virtuoso musicians. It relates the story of a game of chess and the little drummer boy Zacharias.