Short Film Competition | The Blue Danube Reloaded
In 2017 the world-famous Blue Danube Waltz composed by Johann Strauss II, the Younger, celebrates its 150th anniversary. The Austrian Cultural Forum Washington took this as an occasion to bring the classic waltz into the age of multimedia and film and organized a short film competition. And the winner is ...

“A boy, a waltz, a cake” 
by MEisterschule FÜR Kommunikationsdesign Linz

Reopening of the Weltmuseum Wien in 2017
The Weltmuseum Wien will reopen at the end of 2017 in the historical complex of the Vienna Hofburg, the former Imperial Palace at the Heldenplatz. Its aim is to connect cultures and people from all over the world in a unique way by offering new perspectives on culture, history and tradition for the visitors. The museum should hence become a cultural center for people of all ages and backgrounds.

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Radio | Micatonal
micatonal features Austrian contemporary music around the clock – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It also offers special programs: 

  • Migration in sound                                                                             
  • Austrian province special
  • Micatonial composer portraits
  • Micatalysator                                          
  • Webermann
  • Composer programs from and with Wolfgang Seierl

Plurality of Privacy in Five-Minute Plays
The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5) in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Washington and the EUNIC Cluster Washington DC, is a transatlantic theater project across the US and Europe. Austria’s contribution is the five-minute play “Leitgeb” by the Austrian writer and translator Clemens J. Setz. 



DETROIT OVERTURE - A Project by Lisa Kortschak: An empty abandoned hall. Daylight and street noises penetrate the space through the porous walls. Only the dilapidated, however, still impressively splendid ceiling refers to the history of the location, which once was considered as Detroit’s most famous concert hall.

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World War I Centenary

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