Sound Park Austria will be premiered on 18 May at The Forge, Camden. This new event series was initiated by the Austrian Cultural Forum London, aiming to stimulate the creative exchange between Austrian and British musicians whose repertoire encompasses music outside the … read more »

Portrait Katharina Klement

Katharina Klement is an Austrian composer, pianist and improviser who has earned her reputation as an active personality in the pulse of the independent new music and experimental scene in Vienna and abroad.  She has a wealth of instrumental and electronic compositions, … read more »

Soundings 2010: Inspired by Mahler

Soundings, the ACF’s platform for contemporary music, presents a special tribute to Mahler on the 150th anniversary of his birth. This year’s composers have been invited to compose new works ‘inspired’ by Mahler. From Tuesday 11 – Friday 14 May 2010 composers … read more »

Portrait: Johannes Maria Staud

Johannes Maria Staud draws from incredibly rich sources to weave mystery and query into his compositions.  It is a form of musing which often draws from a concrete source of inspiration in order to provide a new constitution, in an abstract form … read more »

Portrait: Olga Neuwirth

Olga Neuwirth remains a consistently fascinating, albeit a serious young voice in contemporary music today.  Her varied output, collaborative productions in the form of radio plays, theatre music, film and film music, installations and instrumental works are among the finest contributions to … read more »

Sofa Surfers

For the longest time, the music of Sofa Surfers had been synonymous with the laid-back groove that seemed to come out of every orifice of Vienna’s music scene in the mid- to late nineties. Among all the DJs and remixers, they stood … read more »

Portrait: Garish

Whatever perception you might have had of Austria, there is a province in the far East of the country called Burgenland that is guaranteed be its polar opposite: It is almost completely flat,  mostly rural, but deeply multicultural with very strong Croatian, … read more »

Portrait: Dorian Concept

With Dorian Concept, we are talking about one of the most promising acts of the Austrian music scene. Hardly any other Austrian musician has made the jump from his own four walls into the international music world at such a breathtaking pace. … read more »