Austria's official Music Information Centre offers
a wide range of well-presented material on the country's contemporary
composers, as well as discussions and links to all composers present
on the web.
The City of Vienna's Cultural Office, the major patron
of the capital's musical life and overseer of its spectrum of activities.
Vienna's festival for international contemporary
music. Involves major orchestras and performers.
The Spring Arts Festival in the capital features
all the arts, but contains many contemporary music elements.
Linz's celebrated festival for computer
art, N.B. the Ars Electronica Prize.
Graz shows that it is no mere provincial town with
this generously programmed modern arts festival, whose title means
The Austrian radio's contribution to the
styrian autumn festival, focused on Austrian new music.
Despite Salzburg's name as a city of tradition,
Aspekte has managed to stamp the words New Music on the Festival
Tyrol's major festival of new music has an imaginative
programme fully in touch with the major currents.
With its set of six annual concerts called Fast
Forward, this long standing promoter caters for the younger generation
of Viennese concert-goers.
PORGY UND BESS
Although, as its name suggests, this lavish new
club is mainly a jazz house, Porgy and Bess has been active in
featuring New Music composers and improvisors.
The Austrian performing rights society not only protects
composers copyrights on the internet and elsewhere, but supports
individual music projects as well.
A major museum of modern art near Vienna,
this new house features a solid programme of contemporary music
put on by director/composer Karheinz Essl.
UNIVERSITIES OF MUSIC
The former Academies, amongst the world's largest,
have taught the craft of composition to generations. They are Vienna,
Graz and Salzburg (called the Mozarteum). The link here is to the
HOUSE OF MUSIC
Vienna's interactive museum features new music
installations, as well displays on acoustics and Austrian music
history in general.
An active CD label which has an unusual concept of
only prducing its CD art work on the web. Many up-and-coming Austrian
composers are represented here.
This innovative record label, founded by New Music
luminary Peter Oswald, has a catalogue containing a range of Austrian
and international music.
The various composer socities (IGNM, ÖKB,
ÖGZM, INÖK) are documented on this page.
A web resource on Austrian music with many
useful links and features.
The "Sound Tower" in St. Pölten has
put on an uninibited series of new music and installations, some
of them with electro influences. Run by Mia Zabelka.
The Austrian Radio has long since supported
New Music in broadcasting and production. Its news programming features
Vienna's Radio Symphony orchestra has been instrumental
in premiering a countless number of new Austrian Works. Its present
conductor is America's Dennis Russell Davies.
This innovative radio show has led the way
in using the medium as a forum for innovative projects with an Austrian
and international accent.
Founded by Beat Furrer and now under the baton
of Sylvian Camberling, this is one of the star ensembles for new
music, well beyond the borders of Europe.
was the first of the new music ensembles here and
is associated with distinguished composer/conductors Friedrich Cerha
and H.K. Gruber.
Made up of musicians from the great Viennese orchestras,
conductor Peter Keuschnig's ensemble has tirelessly promoted New
Besides its robust schedule of CD recordings,
the OENM has done much to perform younger composers in Austria.
ENSEMBLE 20. JAHRHUNDERT
Peter Burwik's group has contributed both
to concert life and the teaching of contemporary music.
The music factory is just one of many activities
detailed in this resplendant site on New Music in
Vienna's neighbouring province, Lower Austria.
Rooted in Vienna's tradition of modernism,
the UE is one of the world's prime publishers of modern music.
The grand Viennese house has an unbroken history
of publishing contemporary Austrian music.