To be quite honest, mica – music austria was probably not expecting so many entries. More than 70 artists submitted their audiovisual works to the first competition Tonbild 2011, organized by mica – music austria.
The terms of the competition were videos from the year 2011 with a maximum length of 15 minutes, while the music had to come from persons who are either Austrians or have their life centered in Austria. There were no restrictions to the musical genre or content.
Across the board the submitted experimental visualizations as well as classic music videos were of a truly remarkable quality. In this sense, choosing the best 5 videos was surely not an easy task for the jury, consisting of Eva Fischer (sound: frame), Michaela Grill (sixpackfilm), Matthias Leihs (They Shoot Music, Don`t They) and Barbara Pichler (Diagonale). Nevertheless, the decision has been made. The five winners 2011 are:
- I Am Cereals / Martin Rotheneder (Galaxy)
- Heinz Riegler (Motion Portrait # 1)
- Josef Novotny (The Novotnyorgel)
- Texta / Luzi Katamay (Die Dramaturgie der Ereignisse)
- Harry Jen / Bernhard Schabmayr (meow)
I am Cereals / Martin Rotheneder – Galaxy
Heinz Riegler– Motion Portrait #1
Motion Portrait #1 (HD/mastered audio version) from Heinz Riegler on Vimeo
Josef Novotny – Die Novotnyorgel
Die Novotnyorgel from Josef Novotny on Vimeo.
Texta / Luzi Katamay – Die Dramaturgie der Ereignisse
Harry Jen / Bernhard Schabmayr – meow