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Musical Cities of the World: Vienna

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The music of Vienna starts with the sweet and lovely melody of its gentle western hills, continues with the fast varying rhythms of the hilly and curved alleys through the almost consistently glamorous architecture and slowly fades away with the Danube majestically flowing towards the Pannonian lowlands. The multi-layered nature of this city has been influenced by the transition of various landscapes, climate, ethnicities, languages, traditions, characters, intellectual movements, tendencies, and opinions in mostly relatively peaceful coexistence.

This is in fact not easy to understand for people from all over the world. But that's Vienna and at the same time it's the exact opposite. Unique transitions from the past into the future and an exciting artistical and intellectual climate strongly influence its vivid contemporary profile. All across the city, from the "Musikverein" to the "Konzerthaus", from the "Künstlerhaus" to "TONSPUR im Museumsquartier", from the "Depot" to "Aktionsradius Wien", from the "Rote Laterne" to the "Szene Wien", from "Brut" to "Fluc", from "Miles Smiles" to "Porgy & Bess", from "Flex" to "WUK", from "Rhiz" to "Verein08", from "Alte Schmiede" to "Echoraum", From "Top Kino" to "Rote Bar im Volkstheater", from "Minoritenkirche Krems" to "Sammlung Essl Klosterneuburg", there will always something be happening, somehow associated with the free contemporary scene.

There, you may hear the "Klangforum Wien", the Vienna Art Orchestra, the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra, Clementine Gasser, Burkhard Stangl, Olga Neuwirth, Renald Deppe, Elisabeth Flunger, Christian Fennesz, Katharina Klement, Franz Hautzinger, Billy Roisz, Martin Siewert, Maja Osojnik, Elisabeth Harnik, Dieb13, Angélica Castelló, Bernhard Gal, Eva Reiter, Radian, Judith Unterpertinger, Harri Stojka, Agnes Heginger, Sergej Mohntau, Mia Zabelka, Werner Dafeldecker, Thilges, Christof Kurzmann, Didi Bruckmayr, Manon-Liu Winter, Helge Hinteregger, Bernadette Reiter, Wolfgang Mitterer, Cordula Bösze, Peter Szely, Silvia Fässler, Christof Dienz, Bernhard Lang, and many many others...

By Andreas Paolo Perger

Homepage: Vienna

Andreas Paolo Perger is a Composer and Guitarist dividing his time between Vienna and Munich. His work is marked by an integral combination of composed and improvised elements and the use of a custom-made 5.1. Guitar. Visit his homepage at:

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