As part of the mica – music austria focus at WIEN MODERN 2017 we will be hosting a podium discussion in honour of the 30th edition of the festival and to discuss (more than) 30 years of new music, event management, and cultural politics. Festivals can be perceived both as a representative apex of the new music scene and as exceptional events in the “everyday life” of the regular concert programme. They are hubs for the new music network as well as channels of communications to “the outside”. To new audiences, to other genres, to the media, to politics…
In three panels we will discuss the pioneers of new music, the establishment of mature structures and the developments of the last three decades. After the second panel Wien Modern and mica – music austria will host a reception with Federal Minister Thomas Drozda at 18:30 in the foyer of Hall G in the Museums Quartier.
MICA FOCUS – 30 YEARS WIEN MODERN
Location: Dschungel Wien in the MuseumsQuartier Vienna
Date: 17 & 18 November 2017
PANEL 1: WIEN MODERN – THE EARLY YEARS
Date: Friday, 17 November 2017, 14:00
Opening: Jürgen Meindl, Head of the Art and Culture Section of the Federal Chancellery
Participants: Thomas Angyan, Christoph Becher, Lothar Knessl, Christian Meyer, Katrin Zagrosek
Moderation: Christian Scheib
PANEL 2: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FESTIVAL LANDSCAPE
Date: Friday, 17 November 2017, 16:00
Impulse lecture: Rainer Nonnenmann
Participants: Barbara Eckle, Patrick Hahn, Bernhard Günther, Andrea Zschunke
Moderation: Reinhard Kager
Following the second panel, we invite you to a reception with Federal Minister Thomas Drozda at 18:30 in the foyer of Hall G in the MuseumsQuartier.
PANEL 3: REINVENTING CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
Date: Saturday, 18 November 2017, 14:00
Impulse lecture: Matthias Naske
Participants: Hannah Crepaz, Matthias Naske, Thomas Schäfer, Angelika Schopper
Presentation: Barbara Eckle
Due to limited capacities, please register by Thursday, November 16,2017 at email@example.com.