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FRIDAY, DEC 01 2017, 07:30 PM

On Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York presents the Austrian 10-piece ensemble Studio Dan in their US debut.

In the first half of the program, Studio Dan performs original music that was written by Daniel Riegler to accompany the multimedia installation HOMO FABER by the artist duo Krüger & Pardeller. Displayed from 2014 to 2015 at the 21er Haus in Vienna, HOMO FABER focused on the role of artists as the creators of new artifacts. The installation juxtaposed historical sound recordings and works by sculptor Fritz Wotruba with texts and works from Krüger & Pardeller, alongside Mr. Riegler's compositions.*

The concert also features the world premiere performance of HOHNOR a commissioned work by Christian F. Schiller (*1977). The title of the work is a blend of the German word HOHN (eng. SCORN) with HONOR. Schiller studied composition with Gerd Kühr and Georg Friedrich Haas in Graz, and his music has been performed by prestigious ensembles including Klangforum Wien and Ensemble Recherche. The material of this new piece derives from experiments with a harmonica which Schiller inherited from his grandfather. Using an exact duplicate of the instrument, the composition is scored for two harmonicas and ensemble. "We are thrilled to be premiering a new work by Christian Schiller, and sharing his music with the NYC audience," says Studio Dan founder, Daniel Riegler. "We consider him to be one of the most exciting young composers in Austria."

For this special occasion both composers Daniel Riegler and Christian Schiller will be present. 

* From 12:00 am to 6:00 pm, a video of the Installation by Krüger & Pardeller will run in ACFNY's theater. No reservations required.


Founded in 2005 for the inaugural JazzWerkstatt Wien festival, Studio Dan began life as big band, but has since grown into flexible new music ensemble, performing in various permutations depending on the project. The group operates on the borders between diverse subgenres of contemporary music: improvisation, new music, jazz, art rock, and others. Studio Dan have collaborated with composers and soloists including Vinko Globokar, Elliott Sharp, Michel Doneda, and Friedrich Cerha, and have performed on several internationally-renowned stages such as Wien Modern, Kampnagel Hamburg, musikprotokoll graz, and the Tagen für Neue Musik in Zurich.

Sophia Goidinger-Koch – violin
Maiken Beer – violoncello
Manuel Mayr – bass
Thomas Frey – harmonica
Clemens Salesny – drums assistant
Dominik Fuss – trumpet
Daniel Riegler – trombone
Michael Tiefenbacher – harmonica
Mathias Koch – drums
Caitlin Smith – production