“Theater without Theater” – Austrian Music Theater Day 2021

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The AUSTRIAN MUSIC THEATER DAY is an international networking event taking place on June 16th, 2021. We cordially invite all those interested in the field of music theater to participate. The framework is determined by the interactions between music theater pieces and the space in which they are performed – be it classical theater spaces of different aesthetics, the exploration of new performance venues or the increased use of public and digital space.

The Facts

Austrian Music Theater Day 2021: “Theater without Theater”

Date: Wednesday, 16 June, 2021, 10:00–18:00

Online event

Participation is free of charge, registration by mail to office@musicaustria.at.

The Program

10:00: Opening

10:30: Lecture: Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka: “What to answer when the room is screaming? Music theater in dialogue with space and location” (in German with English subtitles)

11:00: World Café with Anna Bernreitner, Thomas Desi, Manuela Kerer, Andreas Leisner and Julia Purgina

12:00: Presentations World Café

12:30: Pitches by Music Theater Producers and Networks

13:30: Break/Networking

14:30: Johannes Kalitzke: “Spaces of sound and association in the (church) film opera Jeanne d’Arc. Premiere of scenic and concert performance 2020/21 at Carinthian Summer Music Festival” (talk in German with English Subtitles)

15:00: Pitches Music Theater Pieces from Austria:

  • ”Taxidermic” by Nava Hemyari
  • ”Die Poetin” by Siavosh Banihashemi, based on texts by Forugh Farrokhzads
  • ”Homo Deus Frankenstein” by Frederik Neyrinck, produced by makemake produktionen
  • ”Consumnia” by Sehyung Kim/Alexander Micheuz
  • ”CHERNOBYLDORF” by Illia Razumeiko/Roman Grygoriv
  • ”fort:une” by Katharina Roth
  • ”How Is Your Bird?” by Daniel Riegler/Studio Dan
  • ”GREAT OPEN EYES” by Carmen C. Kruse/Manuel Zwerger

16:00: Networking Session

16:30: Panel discussion “Aesthetic interactions between music theater pieces and the space” with: Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka (musician, theorist and sound artist), Giovanni Netzer (artistic director Origen Festival), Georg Nussbaumer (composer), Stefan Schmidl (musicologist), Letizia Renzini (multidisciplinary artist)

17:30: Final Q&A/Closing

18:00: End

Moderation: Ulla Pilz

Artistic contributions by students of the Music and Art Private University of the City of Vienna, music production Christian Fennesz, camera and editing: Ortrun Bauer.


Cooperation partners: Carinthian Summer Music Festival and the Music and Arts Private University of Vienna.

The Austrian Music Theater Day is an initiative of the Musiktheatertage Wien, together with mica – music austria/Austrian Music Export.

Further information: 

www.carinthischersommer.at | www.mttw.at  | www.muk.ac.at  | www.musicexport.at  | www.musicaustria.at