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Concert:  Tamara Friebel’s Opera Project “You are My dream”/”Begierde”

21 May, 8:00pm

Australian Tamara Friebel’s opera project “You are My dream” follows the journey of longing to find a home in a “new world” where the process of trying to integrate the memories of the past with the new often questions what is dream and what is reality. This is enacted through the soprano, Kaoko Amano, who brings together the heritages of both the near distant Japanese past and the local reality in Austria. Tamara is a composer, sound artist and performer currently living and working in Vienna and Graz. She completed her PhD in composition with a portfolio of works, ‘Generative Transcriptions, an opera of the self’ in June 2013. For more information Tamara Friebel please visit: For more information about the concert please visit:

St. Ruprechtskirche
Ruprechtsplatz 1
1010 Vienna

Photographic competition: Celebrating Indigenous Culture

Until 31 May

One of Australia’s leading Aboriginal photographers Wayne Quilliam encourages Indigenous people across the globe to enter a photographic competition dedicated to the preservation of culture. The aim of the competition is to celebrate the strength and beauty of Indigenous culture through visual storytelling. Participants are invited to submit up to 6 photos with accompanying captions. Submissions from both remote and urban Indigenous communities are welcome. The competition is open until Wednesday, 31 May. For more information please refer to


Exhibition: Sculptor Andreas Buisman “Enthüllt”

9 May - 9 June

Sculptor Andreas Buisman lives and works both in Austria and Australia. His main materials are basalt from Australia and granite slabs from Austria. Andreas is a self-taught artist using special techniques to work with stone. In the current exhibition entitled “Enthüllt” (“Uncovered”) Andreas cooperates with two Austrian artists, Rosa Rodelius and Werner Schuster in experimenting with a new way of displaying his stone sculptures. For further information about the current exhibition and the artist, please refer to and

AKH Contemporary
Waehringer Gürtel 18-20 (Main entrance)
1090 Vienna

Music and art: Elisabeth Kelvin’s upcoming performances

May - June

Elisabeth Kelvin is an Australian multi-disciplinary arts practitioner currently resident in Vienna. In her work, she is exploring correspondences between contemporary music, modern choreography and abstract art. Educated in Australia and the United States, Elisabeth is a professional music performer and teacher whose musical practice centres on woodwind instruments as well as original compositions. Elisabeth partners with composer John Plankenhorn. Together they host cultural soirees filled with music, arts, dance and humour, and continually develop new forms of creative expression. Elisabeth performs regularly in Austria, Germany and Hungary. For further information about Elisabeth Kelvin, please visit:

Upcoming performances and exhibitions:
Concert of the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
9 May, 8:00 pm
Venue: brut, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna
For more information and tickets please refer to

Konstante Art Fair 2017
12-14 May
Venue: Volkskundemuseum, Gartenpalais Schönborn, Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Vienna
Free entry. For more information please refer to

Dialogue Festival
15-16 June
Venue: Reigen, Hadikgasse 62, 1140 Vienna

Film: Animation Avantgarde – Dirk de Bruyn‘s ”Dissociation“ at Vienna Shorts Festival

3 June, 7:00 pm

Australian director Dirk de Bruyn’s animation film “Dissociation“ is part of the Animation Avantgarde International Competition at the 14th Festival for Short Film Animation and Music Video in Vienna. The idea of Animation Avantgarde is to put together competition programs of works from the fields of experimental filmmaking, digital media, video and animation concentrating on works away from the beaten track. For the competition – with films from animation, experimental film, and digital media fields – 31 works from 23 different countries were selected in 2017. Dirk de Bruyn’s 8-minute animation film is included in the 74-minute “The Subject” category of Animation Avantgarde at Filmcasino. For more information on Animation Avantgarde, please refer to the event’s website:

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Margaretenstraße 78
1050 Vienna


Music: Simone Young Conducting “Mondparsifal Alpha 1-8” at Vienna Festival

4 June 2017, 6:00 pm
6 June 2017, 6:00 pm
8 June 2017, 6:00 pm

World-famous Australian conductor Simone Young will be conducting the world premiere of Austrian composer Bernhard Lang and director Jonatan Meese’s new interpretation of Richard Wagner's Parsifal. Mondparisfal Alpha 1-8 is a re-interpretation of, and homage to, Wagner’s famous opera, transporting Wagner’s mythos into a revolutionary moment in a far-flung future, as Parsifal meets Marlon Brando and Barbarella on the moon. Simone Young has established herself internationally as a Wagner and Strauss specialist. She made her debut at the Vienna State Opera in 1993 and has since conducted lead orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic, in eminent venues throughout the world, including as Artistic Director of the Hamburg State Opera. For more information on Simone Young, please refer to

Tickets are available here:

Theater an der Wien
Linke Wienzeile 6
1060 Vienna;


Theatre: “Lady Eats Apple” - Back To Back Theatre at Vienna Festival

14 June, 2017, 8:00 pm
15 June 2017, 3:00 and 8:00 pm
16 June 2017, 3:00 and 8:00 pm
17 June 2017, 3:00 and 8:00 pm
18 June 2017, 3:00 and 8:00 pm

From the city of Geelong, Victoria, Back to Back Theatre, Australia’s only professional theatre company comprising actors with intellectual disabilities, is returning to perform at the Vienna Festival for the third time. After “Ganesh versus the Third Reich” and “Small Metal Objects”, the company will perform “Lady Eats Apple” and invite the audience to witness the beginning of our civilisation, and see the epic and everyday merge. Back to Back Theatre is balancing on the liminal edge of possibility, and charts new trails deeper into the landscape of the unconscious, creating work that questions our assumptions and offering an alternative view of the world. Performance is in English with German subtitles.

Further information on Back to Back Theatre’s performance is available here: 
Tickets for the Vienna Festival performances are available here: 

Theater an der Wien
Linke Wienzeile 6
1060 Vienna;