Spielplan
Mon 28 October 2019
18:00 h Fifty-Fifty in 2030. Gender equality in music, ten years from now: Lectures mdw Campus, Großer Seminarraum E0101 Generations + Diversity
Tue 29 October 2019
18:00 h Fifty-Fifty in 2030. Gender equality in music, ten years from now: Lectures mdw Campus, Großer Seminarraum E0101 Generations + Diversity
Wed 30 October 2019
19:00 h Noche de los Muertos I. Gimme more! echoraum Minimal + Reduction
High pressure + Low pressure
Thu 31 October 2019
18:30 h Maximal Minimal Wiener Konzerthaus, Wotruba-Salon
19:00 h Minimal Night Music – Prelude: pass.age Wiener Konzerthaus, Buffet Schubert-Saal Dance + Performance
Minimal + Reduction
Minimal Night Music
19:30 h Eröffnungskonzert Wien Modern Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal Minimal + Reduction
Opus Magnum + High-altitude mountains
High pressure + Low pressure
Fri 01 November 2019
19:00 h Noche de los muertos II. Gimme more! echoraum Minimal + Reduction
High pressure + Low pressure
Sat 02 November 2019
12:00 h Modified Grounds Brigittenauer Brücke City + Growth
19:30 h Arditti Quartet Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal Minimal + Reduction
Generations + Diversity
21:30 h Bar Modern Wiener Konzerthaus, Buffet Mozart-Saal
22:15 h Black Page Orchestra Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal High pressure + Low pressure
Generations + Diversity
Sun 03 November 2019
14:30 h Ensemble die reihe. Ein Rückblick Wiener Konzerthaus, Wotruba-Salon
16:00 h Abschiedskonzert die reihe Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal Generations + Diversity
18:00 h Bar Modern Wiener Konzerthaus, Buffet Mozart-Saal
19:30 h Schallfeld Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal High pressure + Low pressure
Generations + Diversity
Mon 04 November 2019
18:00 h Porträt Bernhard Lang Österreichische Gesellschaft für Musik
19:30 h Jetzt / Blackout. Ascolta Wiener Konzerthaus, Berio-Saal High pressure + Low pressure
20:30 h Bar Modern Wiener Konzerthaus, Buffet Berio-Saal
Tue 05 November 2019
18:45 h Salon PHACE Wiener Konzerthaus, Schönberg-Saal
19:30 h Pierluigi Billone: FACE Dia.De Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal Opus Magnum + High-altitude mountains
Wed 06 November 2019
19:30 h Alberto Posadas: Erinnerungsspuren Wiener Konzerthaus, Schubert-Saal Opus Magnum + High-altitude mountains
Thu 07 November 2019
19:30 h 50 Jahre Alban Berg Stiftung. Konzert mit Gespräch und Preisverleihung Wiener Konzerthaus, Schubert-Saal Generations + Diversity
Fri 08 November 2019
18:30 h Fremde Ohren oder: Wie Musiker das hören Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal
19:30 h Alberto Posadas: Poética del espacio Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal Opus Magnum + High-altitude mountains
22:00 h Minimal Night Music. Salon Souterrain: Growth I Gleis 21 City + Growth
Dance + Performance
Minimal + Reduction
Generations + Diversity
Minimal Night Music
Sat 09 November 2019
05:00 h Michael Hersch: sew me into a shroud of leaves Prunksaal der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek Opus Magnum + High-altitude mountains
22:00 h Minimal Night Music. Salon Souterrain: Growth II Gleis 21 City + Growth
Dance + Performance
Minimal + Reduction
Generations + Diversity
Minimal Night Music
Sun 10 November 2019
11:00 h Josef Matthias Hauer Revisited. Alte Schmiede I Alte Schmiede Minimal + Reduction
Generations + Diversity
15:00 h Salon Souterrain Talk Musikverein, Steinerner Saal
16:00 h Salon Souterrain: Growth III Musikverein, Gläserner Saal Dance + Performance
Generations + Diversity
20:00 h Minimal Night Music. Der Sonnenton Ruprechtskirche Minimal + Reduction
Minimal Night Music
Mon 11 November 2019
18:00 h Junge Musik Reaktor Generations + Diversity
21:00 h Minimal Night Music. In Es-Dur: The Rest is Noise Bockkeller Minimal + Reduction
Minimal Night Music
Tue 12 November 2019
18:45 h Einführungsgespräch Neue Oper Wien MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E
19:30 h Bernhard Lang: Der Reigen MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E High pressure + Low pressure
Wed 13 November 2019
19:30 h Mirela Ivičević. Erste Bank Kompositionspreis Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal Minimal + Reduction
High pressure + Low pressure
Thu 14 November 2019
17:00 h Circle Line Project Ringstraßenbahn City + Growth
18:00 h Miniaturen für Soloinstrumente Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien
20:00 h Miniaturen für Soloinstrumente Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien
Fri 15 November 2019
18:45 h Einführungsgespräch Neue Oper Wien MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E
19:00 h Dschungel Wien Modern: Gras wachsen hören Dschungel Wien Minimal + Reduction
Generations + Diversity
19:30 h Bernhard Lang: Der Reigen MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E High pressure + Low pressure
22:00 h Minimal Night Music. SFIEMA Cafe Korb Minimal + Reduction
Minimal Night Music
Sat 16 November 2019
15:00 h Architekturführung BG / BRG Seestadt
16:00 h Wachstum: Lautpoesie und Musik BG / BRG Seestadt City + Growth
Generations + Diversity
18:45 h Einführungsgespräch Neue Oper Wien MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E
19:00 h Dschungel Wien Modern: Gras wachsen hören Dschungel Wien Minimal + Reduction
Generations + Diversity
19:30 h Bernhard Lang: Der Reigen MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E High pressure + Low pressure
19:30 h Claudio Abbado Konzert. Dieter Schnebel: Sinfonie X Musikverein, Großer Saal Opus Magnum + High-altitude mountains
Sun 17 November 2019
11:00 h Platypus: Beleuchtung der Zeit Reaktor Minimal + Reduction
16:00 h Dschungel Wien Modern: Gras wachsen hören Dschungel Wien Minimal + Reduction
Generations + Diversity
16:00 h Lera Auerbach: Demons + Angels Minoritenkirche Opus Magnum + High-altitude mountains
20:00 h Minimal Night Music. Schtum + Emptyset Steinergasse 8 Minimal + Reduction
High pressure + Low pressure
Minimal Night Music
22:00 h Bar Modern Steinergasse 8
Mon 18 November 2019
10:30 h Dschungel Wien Modern: Gras wachsen hören Dschungel Wien Minimal + Reduction
Generations + Diversity
18:45 h Einführungsgespräch Neue Oper Wien MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E
19:30 h Saiten-Tasten Wiener Konzerthaus, Berio-Saal Minimal + Reduction
19:30 h Bernhard Lang: Der Reigen MuseumsQuartier Wien, Halle E High pressure + Low pressure
20:30 h Bar Modern Wiener Konzerthaus, Buffet Berio-Saal
Tue 19 November 2019
10:30 h Dschungel Wien Modern: Gras wachsen hören Dschungel Wien Minimal + Reduction
Generations + Diversity
19:00 h Dschungel Wien Modern: Gras wachsen hören Dschungel Wien Minimal + Reduction
Generations + Diversity
20:30 h Bar Modern Casino Baumgarten
Wed 20 November 2019
10:30 h Dschungel Wien Modern: Gras wachsen hören Dschungel Wien Minimal + Reduction
Generations + Diversity
21:00 h Minimal Night Music. Der blöde dritte Mittwoch Studio Molière Dance + Performance
Minimal + Reduction
Minimal Night Music
Thu 21 November 2019
10:30 h Dschungel Wien Modern: Gras wachsen hören Dschungel Wien Minimal + Reduction
Generations + Diversity
19:00 h Dschungel Wien Modern: Gras wachsen hören Dschungel Wien Minimal + Reduction
Generations + Diversity
19:30 h Danza Permanente. DD Dorvillier + Zeena Parkins Tanzquartier Wien, Halle G Dance + Performance
Fri 22 November 2019
Sat 23 November 2019
Sun 24 November 2019
11:00 h mumok Workshop mumok Generations + Diversity
12:00 h mumok Matinee petite mumok Generations + Diversity
16:00 h Dschungel Wien Modern: Gras wachsen hören Dschungel Wien Minimal + Reduction
Generations + Diversity
19:30 h Land of the Flats. Brigitte Wilfing + Sánchez-Chiong + andother stage Reaktor Dance + Performance
High pressure + Low pressure
Tue 26 November 2019
10:00 h Ingrid Schmoliner. Workshop + Gesprächskonzert Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien, Erkersaal
19:30 h Cyber String Species. Kollektiv Mycelium Studio Molière Dance + Performance
21:00 h Bar Modern Studio Molière
Wed 27 November 2019
19:30 h Collegium Novum Zürich Reaktor Minimal + Reduction
Fri 29 November 2019
18:00 h Freie Musikszene Wien. Podiumsdiskussion Wiener Konzerthaus, Wotruba-Salon
19:30 h The People United. Frederic Rzewski + Ingrid Schmoliner Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal Opus Magnum + High-altitude mountains
Generations + Diversity
Sat 30 November 2019
19:30 h Abschlusskonzert Wien Modern Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal Minimal + Reduction
Opus Magnum + High-altitude mountains
High pressure + Low pressure
21:30 h Wien Modern Finale Wiener Konzerthaus, Buffet Mozart-Saal

 

Review 2018  

Waith more than 80 world and first performances in 124 concerts at 29 different venues in 10 districts of Vienna, the programme of Wien Modern 2018, under the motto »Security«, could not have been more varied and attracted record audience numbers. In all, the 31st edition of the 34-day festival drew 31,491 visitors, meaning that interest in Wien Modern has nearly tripled over the past three years.

Around 80 world and first performances of works by Louis Aguirre, Oskar Aichinger, Séverine Ballon, Jürgen Berlakovich, Marius S. Binder, Christine Burke, Angélica Castelló, Aureliano Cattaneo, Friedrich Cerha, James Clarke, Alix Eynaudi, Brian Ferneyhough, Michael Fischer, Luca Francesconi, Beat Furrer, Malte Giesen, Vinko Globokar, Georg Graewe, Georg Friedrich Haas, Boris Hegenbart / David Moss, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Nicolaus A. Huber, IFTAF, Bryan Jacobs, Aaron Jay Kernis, Katharina Klement, Helmut Lachenmann, Herbert Lacina, Bernhard Lang, Seorim Lee, Florijan Lörnitzo, Claudia Märzendorfer, Zahra Mani, Michael Moser / Nik Hummer, Simone Movio, Bertl Mütter, Sarah Nemtsov, Olga Neuwirth, Akira Nishimura, Georg Nussbaumer, Julie Pfleiderer / Oxana Omelchuk / Caroline Daish, Jörg Piringer, Enno Poppe, Julia Purgina, Peter Ruzicka, François Sarhan, James Saunders, Elisabeth Schimana, Iris ter Schiphorst, Wolfram Schurig, Ehsan E. Shanjani, Giovanni Sollima, Timur Stahlie-Sijaric, Johannes Maria Staud, Marco Stroppa, Tugba Uçar, Gergely Vajda, The Vegetable Orchestra, László Vidovszky, Antonius Widmann, Christian Wolff, Zdzislaw Wysocki, Mia Zabelka, Agata Zubel and more.

More than 30 orchestras, choirs and ensembles Airborne Extended, Arditti String Quartet, art ensemble Berlin, Camerata Salzburg, Company of Music, duo-mono-lith, ensemble]h[iatus, ensemble mosaik, ensemble recherche, Ensemble Modern, ensemble sirene, Il Giardino Armonico, Ictus, IFTAF, Klangforum Wien, Koehne Quartet, London Jazz Composers Orchestra, mdw scratch orchestra, Minguet Quartett, möström, Münchner Knabenchor, MUKpercUssion, One.Night.Band, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, PHACE, students of Vienna Music School, of the J. S. Bach Music School Vienna and the VS Herderplatz, Studio Dan, Trio Accanto, The Vegetable Orchestra, Webern Ensemble Wien, Wien Diesel, Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony Orchestra and others.

Many soloists and conductors Oskar Aichinger, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Giovanni Antonini, Irvine Arditti, Séverine Ballon, Wolfgang Bankl, Jürgen Berlakovich, Sebastian Berweck, Beyond Trio, Szabolcs Brickner, Markus Butter, Dario Calderone, Sylvain Cambreling, Audrey Chen, Georgette Dee, Harald Demmer, Christian Dierstein, Ilse Eerens, Susanne Elmark, Jury Everhartz, Agustí Fernández, Marino Formenti, Julius Gabriel, Annelie Gahl, Susanna Gartmayer, Georg Graewe, HK Gruber, Daniel Gutmann, Barry Guy, Hans-Jürgen Hauptmann, Nicolas Hodges, Philip Jeck, Netia Jones, Johannes Kalitzke, Salome Kammer, Steve Karier, Otto Katzameier, Martin Kiener, Sophie Kim, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Michael Laurenz, Thomas Lehn, Johan Leysen, Han-Gyeol Lie, Brad Lubman, Barbara Lüneburg, Jean-Bernard Matter, Matthias Meinharter, Wolfgang Mitterer, Lars Mlekusch, Michael Moser, Bertl Mütter, Lucas Niggli, Jerôme Noetinger, Nacho de Paz, Jan Petryka, Jörg Piringer, Tilmann Rönnebeck, Peter Ruzicka, Sarah Maria Sun, François Sarhan, Matthäus Schmidlechner, Gunter Schneider, Nurit Stark, Ulrich Troyer, Tamás Varga, Mark Vernon, Marcus Weiss, Tim Schomacker, Ilan Volkov, Anke Vondung, Duncan Ward, Andrew Watts, Martin Winkler, Marta Zapparoli, Agata Zubel, Manuel Zurria and many more.

You can find all past projects of Wien Modern in the archive; you can find photos from recent festivals in the galleries.

We would like to say thank your for the very many extraordinary festival moments, for your interest and we look forward to seeing you again in the autumn of 2019!

Names + Numbers

100 events
24 venues in 12 districts

80 premieres of works by Peter Ablinger, Afamia Al-Dayaa, Lera Auerbach, Pierluigi Billone, Laura Bowler, Gabriel Bramböck, Francis Burt, Santa Bušs, Lang Chen, Yuheng Chen, Jérôme Combier, Ehsan, Katharina Ernst / Martin Siewert / Christian Weber, Dominik Förtsch, Reinhard Fuchs, Beat Furrer, Clemens Gadenstätter, András Gelléri, Elisabeth Harnik, Dietmar Hellmich, Michael Hersch, Katrin Hornek / Judith Unterpertinger, Mirela Ivičević, Michael Jarrell, Reuben Jelleyman, Elias Jurgschat, Hannes Kerschbaumer, Katharina Klement, Hibiki Kojima, Annamaria Kowalsky, Herbert Lacina, Bernhard Lang, Klaus Lang, Han-Gyeol Lie, Liquid Penguin, Misato Mochizuki, Marco Momi, Theo Nabicht, Sarah Nemtsov, Sergej Newski, Gérard Pesson, Simeon Pironkoff, Robert Pockfuß, Gabriele Proy, Ari Rabenu, Gerald Resch, Lissie Rettenwander, Jorge Sánchez-Chiong, Rebecca Saunders, Ingrid Schmoliner, Martin Schüttler, Kurt Schwertsik, Charlotte Seither, Daniel Serrano, Amir Shpilman, Alexander Stankovski, Johannes Maria Staud, Wolfgang Suppan, Germán Toro Pérez, Alessandro Traina, Tuğba Uçar, Juan Uribe, Oliver Uszynski, Brigitte Wilfing, Jaime Wolfson, Joanna Wozny, Kejia Xing, Mia Zabelka

29 Austrian premieres of works by Peter Ablinger, Mark Andre, Kaj Duncan David, Rhodri Davies, Peter Eötvös, Andreas Eduardo Frank, Clara Iannotta, Márton Illés, Kollektiv Mycelium, Anna Korsun, Matthias Kranebitter, Klaus Lang, Isabel Mundry, Phill Niblock, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Zeena Parkins, Alberto Posadas, Rebecca Saunders, Dieter Schnebel, Diana Soh, Johannes Maria Staud, Agata Zubel 

High pressure + Low pressure

Mirela Ivičević © Igor Ripak

Be it this year’s winner of the Erste Bank Composition Prize, Mirela Ivičević, Peter Ablinger’s white and black sonic surfaces or Bernhard Lang’s opera, »Der Reigen«, on the play by Arthur Schnitzler, the dials are often turned all the way up in terms of density, saturation and volume ...

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City + Growth

Katrin Hornek und Judith Unterpertinger © Markus Sepperer

With excursions to Seestadt Aspern and the Sonnwend quarter next to Vienna’s main station, the playing field has been expanded by two fast-growing areas in the Austrian capital ... 

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Dance + Performance

Danza Permanente © Thomas Dunn

With Doris Uhlich, DD Dorvillier, Philippe Riéra, Bojana Kunst, Ula Sickle, Rose Breuss, Brigitte Wilfing and the Mycelium collective, the number of choreographers and performers taking part in the 32th edition of Wien Modern is unusually high ...

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Minimal Night Music

Schtum © Michael Fellner

The Minimal Night Music offers a more recreational hub in the midst of the festival’s theme of growth. Standing in contrast to all the exuberance that surrounds it, this ›little night music‹ offers 10 moments of reduction ...

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Bags


© Sylvia Marz-Wagner

Wien Modern is also available in carbon neutral bag form for just €9.50. Designed by Pentagram Design Berlin and made from bright red environmentally friendly cotton, the printed bags can be purchased at the Ticket- & Service-Center of the Wiener Konzerthaus.

Minimal + Reduction

Thomas Stempkowski © Erwin Schober

What constitutes small and what constitutes large is by no means clearly defined: from the opening concert with Peter Ablinger and Clara Iannotta, Wien Modern treads along a path of reduced lines and surfaces ...

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Generations + Diversity

Marin Alsop © Adriane White

Marin Alsop is taking up the baton as the first female chief conductor of an Austrian orchestra. The country’s most senior ensemble, die reihe, is saying farewell. Another ensemble from the pioneering era, Kontrapunkte, is daringly joining forces for the first time with the refreshingly unpredictable Salon Souterrain ...

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Opus Magnum + High-altitude mountains

Frederic Rzewski © MaerzMusik/Camille Blake

What could be a more fitting start to the festival and its theme of growth than a volcanic eruption? The violent outbreak of the Hekla volcano in 1947/1948 has been transformed into one of the loudest pieces of music of all time by Jón Leifs, who witnessed the event ...

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