From Europe's neighbourhood
3.– 6. 10. 2019, Graz
Morocco, Georgia, Lebanon, Armenia, Tunisia, Israel, Egypt, Belarus, Cyprus, Jordan, Moldova. These countries have been portrayed in detail on Radio Österreich 1 since 2016. " Nebenan – Erkundungen in Europas Nachbarschaft " ("Next door - Explorations in Europe's Neighbourhood") is the name of this comprehensive long-term radio project, within the framework of which the Ö1 series Zeit-Ton also devotes itself to the respective contemporary music scenes. Some of the most fascinating artistic encounters that have taken place within the framework of this musical voyage of discovery will flow into the programme of the festival musikprotokoll 2019. Artists from some of the above-mentioned countries will be able to experience the musikprotokoll and, in some cases, make guest appearances in Austria for the first time. Among the already renowned names is the Israeli conductor Ilan Volkov, who will conduct the guest performance of the RSO Wien - Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. Thus the 52nd edition of the festival for contemporary and experimental music produced by ORF will also be dedicated to the search for new developments and trends. From orchestral music to music for ensembles and chamber music to performance and sound installation, the challenging and heterogeneous field ranges as a matter of course, in many cases with works specially developed and produced for the festival.