WIEN MODERN, Austria’s largest festival for new music, now in its 34th edition, could be given sub-headers this year like: a major opera premiere at the Odeon, music theatre and dance, performances, multimedia and images, immersive projects, walk-in installations and exhibitions, major … read more »
From October 30th to November 30th, 2021, the WIEN MODERN festival, with its 34th edition, will once again open a month-long major platform for inspiring encounters between artists and listeners of new music of all forms and colors. A total of 120 … read more »
On the anniversary of a year that’s been like no other, even under the circumstances, the singles, albums, events and initiatives have not let up. Adjustments have been made; re-adjustments made again; and again. The flexibility and adaptability of the musicians who … read more »
Composer FRIEDRICH CERHA, born in Vienna in 1926, has long been considered one of the most important Austrian composers of our time. In 1958, he founded the Vienna-based ensemble die reihe. Cerha directed die reihe, an ensemble comprised of gifted soloists, for … read more »
The BBC Proms is the world’s greatest classical music festival. Over a period of 8 weeks some 90 concerts are staged, including over 70 at the Royal Albert Hall, and Proms in the Park events around the country. A vast range of … read more »
In recent decades hardly anyone has influenced the Austrian music scene as much as Friedrich Cerha. Friedrich Cerha may be best known as a composer that works with a variety of styles and repetitively inspires with new ways of composing, but yet … read more »
Irresistable Sounds of Contemporary Music – It has been already eleven times that the record label Kairos has been honored with the award of the German Record Critics.
Conceptual definitions and its social connotations determine the music market by genre labels for CD sales, concert promoters and the media. Although there have been many years of resistance to concepts such as “serious” and “easy listening music”, the pigeon holes keep … read more »
It is highly gratifying for us in Austria to see local musicians and bands being recognized by such prestigious magazines as the English avant-garde music magazine The Wire. This year quite a few Austrian musicians and bands are listed in The Wire’s … read more »
It is highly gratifying for us in Austria to see local musicians and bands being recognized by such prestigious magazines as the English avant-garde music magazine The Wire.