Spielplan
Tue 31 October 2017
18:30 h Publikumsgespräch Wiener Konzerthaus, Schönberg-Saal
19:30 h J'accuse Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal
Wed 01 November 2017
Thu 02 November 2017
16:00 h Bilder im Kopf Dschungel Wien
18:30 h Publikumsgespräch Wiener Konzerthaus, Schönberg-Saal
19:30 h Das Floß der Medusa Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal
Fri 03 November 2017
16:00 h Bilder im Kopf Dschungel Wien
16:30 h Dufourt betrachtet Bruegel Kunsthistorisches Museum
19:30 h Burning Bright MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle G
20:45 h Bar Modern MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle G
21:30 h Burning Bright MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle G
Sat 04 November 2017
16:00 h Bilder im Kopf Dschungel Wien
18:30 h Publikumsgespräch Wiener Konzerthaus, Wotruba-Salon
19:30 h Claudio Abbado Konzert Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal
21:00 h Bar Modern Wiener Konzerthaus, Buffet Mozart-Saal
Sun 05 November 2017
13:00 h Cartier-Bresson Christine König Galerie
16:00 h Kopfaug Alte Schmiede
18:30 h Fremde Ohren oder: Wie Musiker das hören Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal
19:30 h Chinese Opera Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal
Mon 06 November 2017
Tue 07 November 2017
Wed 08 November 2017
Thu 09 November 2017
18:00 h Was in Bildern anklingt Kunsthistorisches Museum
19:30 h Turangalîla Musikverein, Großer Saal
20:00 h Die Reise Mondschein
Fri 10 November 2017
Sat 11 November 2017
14:00 h An die Grenze 1-3 Auf der Schmelz
18:45 h Einführung Neue Oper Wien MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E
19:30 h Die Antilope MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E
20:00 h Die Reise Mondschein
Sun 12 November 2017
13:00 h Wasserwege Lusthauswasser im Prater
15:00 h Bar Modern Gösser Bierinsel
20:00 h Oh, I see Künstlerhaus
21:30 h Bar Modern Künstlerhaus
Mon 13 November 2017
19:30 h Arditti + Walshe Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal
Tue 14 November 2017
18:45 h Einführung Neue Oper Wien MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E
19:00 h It's a bird! ORF RadioKulturhaus, Großer Sendesaal
19:30 h Die Antilope MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E
21:00 h Wall Studies Galerie Jünger
22:00 h Bar Modern Galerie Jünger
Wed 15 November 2017
18:45 h Einführung Neue Oper Wien MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E
19:30 h PHACE Wiener Konzerthaus, Berio-Saal
19:30 h Die Antilope MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E
20:00 h Die Reise Mondschein
20:15 h Bar Modern Wiener Konzerthaus, Buffet Berio-Saal
21:00 h Bar Modern Wiener Konzerthaus, Buffet Berio-Saal
Thu 16 November 2017
18:45 h Einführung Neue Oper Wien MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E
19:30 h Les Espaces Acoustiques Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal
19:30 h Die Antilope MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E
Fri 17 November 2017
20:00 h Les continents MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle G
20:00 h Die Reise Mondschein
22:00 h Two Whiskas MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle G
23:15 h Bar Modern MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle G
Sat 18 November 2017
16:00 h An die Grenze 4 MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle G
18:30 h Eyes wide shut I Austrian Film Museum
20:00 h Die Reise Mondschein
22:00 h Hecker MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle G
Sun 19 November 2017
Mon 20 November 2017
18:30 h Konzerteinführung Wien Modern MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle G
19:30 h Le Encantadas MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E
Wed 22 November 2017
19:30 h Erste Bank Preisträgerkonzert Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal
Thu 23 November 2017
Fri 24 November 2017
Sat 25 November 2017
18:30 h The Acousmatic Project I Kuppelsaal der Technischen Universität
Sun 26 November 2017
13:00 h The Acousmatic Project II Kuppelsaal der Technischen Universität
18:30 h mdw-Rahmenhandlung: Konzerteinführung MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle G
19:30 h Daily transformations MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle G
Mon 27 November 2017
Tue 28 November 2017
19:30 h La Lontananza Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal
Wed 29 November 2017
19:30 h Imaginary Landscape ORF RadioKulturhaus, Großer Sendesaal
Thu 30 November 2017
18:00 h Was in Bildern anklingt Kunsthistorisches Museum
19:30 h 13 Farben der Abendsonne Musikverein, Gläserner Saal
Fri 01 December 2017
11:00 h Öffentliche Generalprobe ORF RadioKulturhaus, Großer Sendesaal
18:00 h mdw-Rahmenhandlung: Vorgespräch ORF RadioKulturhaus, Großer Sendesaal
19:00 h Bilder im Kopf ORF RadioKulturhaus, Großer Sendesaal

 

Close your eyes and enjoy the view

The ear sees more than the eye. Music always knew that 
The vastness of space in the Middle Ages, fire and water in the Baroque period, the roar of the battles of Napoleon, the sounds of machinery during industrialisation, portraits of distant countries and peoples in the colonial era. Whether erotic fantasies, revolutions, wars, sunsets, dreams, places, journeys, storms or rainbows from electronic sound analyses – music looks beyond things and makes the irrational, the imaginary of the present visible and palpable in a flash. New music is puzzling, complex, impalpable – but not as dictated by age-old cliches from 70 or 100 years ago: it is as enigmatic as a Chinese Opera, as complex as Venice, as impalpable as a rainbow. New music gets under your skin and paints pictures in your head.

Wien Modern turns 30. The name «Truly great cinema» of one of our two new ticket packages already offers a subtle hint: a number of the productions during the jubilee year are spectacular – in the cinematic sense truly bigger than life. See for yourself: Abel Gance’s film J’accuse with the Vienna Symphony, Henze's The Raft of the Medusa with the RSO Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, a Vienna-Paris orchestral premiere in the Claudio Abbado Concert, Peter Eötvös in China, Griseys Les Espaces acoustiques and Olga Neuwirth's Le Encantadas – a journey to Venice using the stunning spatial acoustic technology of Ircam in Paris. 

Since it was founded by Claudio Abbado, Wien Modern has brought big new works onto the big stages of the city. Vienna is an astonishing musical museum which will exhibit magnificent new pictures in November 2017 – not to be missed. And don’t forget that even medium-sized works and the smallest stages can still offer great art: all in all, there will be around 90 concerts with around 50 world and Austrian premieres, and of course in venues which bring to mind images – in museums, galleries, and cinemas.

France, The Imaginary of Lacan, Musique spectrale, Musique concrète, Grisey, Dufourt, Murail, Messiaen, Ferreyra and many more – the ticket package «French Touch» and other events gaze into the setting sun and bring astonishing colours to light. How did William Blake put it 200 years ago? «All that you behold, though it appears without, it is within, in your imagination, of which this world of mortality is but a shadow.» Use your imagination. Welcome to Wien Modern!


Names & Numbers

32 days, 26 venues, 47 productions and 106 events

More than 70 premières by Antonio Agostini, Thomas Amann, Georges Aperghis, Jean Barraqué, Carola Bauckholt, Rainer Bischof, Yoav Chorev, Hugues Dufourt, Jorge Gómez Elizondo, Beatriz Ferreyra, Beat Furrer, Clemens Gadenstätter / Lisa Spalt / Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck, Thomas Gorbach, Peter Jakober, Mischa Käser, Hannes Kerschbaumer, Katharina Klement / Marlene Streeruwitz, Anna Korsun / Sergey Khismatov, Klaus Lang, Roberta Lazo, Tobias Leibetseder, Olga Neuwirth, Pia Palme / Veronika Mayr, Julia Purgina, Javier Quislant, Kirsten Reese, François Sarhan, Elisabeth Schimana, Reinhold Schinwald, Axel Seidelmann, Iris ter Schiphorst, Philippe Schoeller, Wolfram Schurig, Johannes Maria Staud / Durs Grünbein, Andrea Sodomka, Lisa Spalt, Alexander Stankovski / Xaver Bayer, Bruno Strobl, Elena Tarabanova, Judith Unterpertinger, Francesca Verunelli, Jennifer Walshe, Gerhard E. Winkler, Yiran Zhao u.a.

40 orchestras, choirs and ensembles: amadeus ensemble wien, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, asamisimasa, Arditti Quartet, Chor 356+, cilantro, Company of Music, ensemble xx. jahrhundert, Ensemble EIS, Ensemble intercontemporain, Ensemble Kontrapunkte, Ensemble MUK.wien.aktuell, Ensemble Phoenix Basel, Ensemble Platypus, ensemble reconsil, ensemble recherche, ensemble sirene, Eunoia Quintett, Klangforum Wien, Mondrian Ensemble, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Percussions de Strasbourg, PHACE, Schallfeld Ensemble, SchülerInnen der Musikschule Wien und der Johann Sebastian Bach Musikschule Wien, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, SWR Experimentalstudio, Two Whiskas, Webern Ensemble, Webern Kammerphilharmonie, Webern Symphonieorchester, Webern Symphonieorchester & Studierende des CNSM Paris, Wiener Kammerchor, Wiener Sängerknaben, Wiener Symphoniker

Numerous soloists: Katrien Baerts, Sven-Eric Bechtolf, Ilia Belorukov & Lauri Hyvärinen, Tony Buck & dieb13, Götz Bury, Samuel Eder, Vera Fischer, Nathalie Forget, Uli Fussenegger, Robert Gillinger, Matthias Goerne, Anna Clare Hauf, Mathilde Hoursiangou, Agnes Hvizdalek & Stefan Voglsinger, Salome Kammer, Katharina Klement, Wolfgang Kogert, Mira Lu Kovacs, Gidon Kremer, Mariachi (Nina Garcia), Gina Mattiello, Caroline Mayrhofer, Molly McDolan, Caroline Melzer, Stephan Moosmann, Theo Nabicht, Stephen Osborne, Greg Pope, Ivana Pristašová, Zuko Samela, Sophie Schafleitner, Reinhold Schinwald, Philippe Schoeller, Walter Seebacher, Jean-Etienne Sotty, Maruta Staravoitava, Nurit Stark, Burkhard Stangl, Olivia Steimel, Krassimir Sterev, Marlene Streeruwitz, Olivier Vivarès, Jennifer Walshe, Sarah Wegener, Rafał Zalech

Your memories from 29 years of Wien Modern

Whether you’ve been coming to the festival for years or have only just discovered it – we’d love to have your impressions of Wien Modern. Send us your photos, drawings, descriptions or other memories. They can take any form — wobbly snapshots, sketches, two-liners or what ever you like. Simply send them via e-mail to dramaturgie@wienmodern.at or via post to Wien Modern, Lothringerstraße 20, A-1030 Vienna. For the 29 best submissions, we’re offering free tickets to the six large-scale productions of this year’s festival.

Calendar Wien Modern 30

In the past, we’ve always found festival catalogues cut up into individual pages and sections at our concerts. For the festival’s 30th anniversary, we’re going to make it easier for you than ever to cut out your favourite bits by turning the programme into a tear-off calendar. You can even hang this first volume of the 2017 festival catalogue on your wall. If you haven’t already received the calendar in your letterbox, just fill in your address here and we’ll post the calendar to you free of charge.

Points of sale for the general pass

You can buy general passes at the Ticket- & Service-Center des Wiener Konzerthauses, at the Ticket Office of the Musikverein, as well as for the first time in 2017 at the MQ Point in the Museumsquartier, at the Info-Point der mdw and in selected;facultas Fachbuchhandlungen.

Coming up ...

31. October 2017 | 19:30

J'accuse

01. November 2017 | 17:00

Noche de los muertos – proyecciones

02. November 2017 | 19:30

Das Floß der Medusa

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Ticket packages 

If a general pass is too much for you, but you still want to save money, take a look at two new ticket packages offering a 30% discount on four or five of the festival’s selected highlights: French Touch & Truly Great Cinema.