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Wien Modern #30
31st Otober until 1st December 2017
Refreshed and boosted by a new record in attendance numbers, the Wien Modern Festival speeds into its 30th edition in 2017 under the motto «Pictures in your head». And if there will be a lot to see, the central factor will be the astonishing ability of music to create images, depict places and set imagination in motion. Without being modest, some of the productions on offer in the jubilee year promise to be the stuff great cinema is made of: Olga Neuwirth's homage to Venice «Le encantadas», Hans Werner Henze's scandalous «Das Floß der Medusa (The Raft of the Frigate Medusa)» from 1968, «J'accuse», the visually stunning film of the battlefields of the First World War by Abel Gance (1919) with music by von Philippe Schoeller (2014), «Les espaces acoustiques» by Gérard Grisey, «Chinese Opera» by Peter Eötvös, «Le passage du Styx d'après Patinir» by Hugues Dufourt and many more. There will also be world and Austrian premieres of works by Christof Dienz, Katharina Klement/Marlene Streeruwitz, Iris Ter Schiphorst, Wolfram Schurig, Jennifer Walshe, Gerhard E. Winkler and others.