Music Industry News Network [04-02-2004]

Electronic Music Festival Presents Contemporary Music Productions From Austria



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New York, NY…The Austrian Cultural Forum and mica-music information center austria proudly present the second edition of moving patterns, a festival dedicated to the phenomenon of Vienna Electronica from April 23-28, 2004, in New York City. The six-evening program is packed with concerts, DJ parties, and screenings and will present stars and world-renowned icons from various disciplines – avant-garde, rock, pop, and electronic music. It will show how generally valid statements have emerged from initial experiments.

The program will highlight the following artists: Hans Platzgumer, guitarist, rocker, and aficionado of electronic music presenting his new project with German digital wizard e.stonji; dZihan&Kamien, founders of the Couch label and lounge experts who most recently performed with a big orchestra; Sofa Surfer Michael Holzgruber; Wolfgang Schlögl aka I-Wolf, another Sofa Surfer, who recently produced an album with a strong pop bent; the great Dance DJ Electric Indigo, a label and network initiator; Troyer, who has been praised profusely by many experts; exclusive collaborations such as stellar trumpeter Franz Hautzinger and New York legend Phill Niblock; a trio consisting of Patrick Pulsinger, founder of the Cheap label, bassist Werner Dafeldecker, and the outstanding Hans-Joachim Roedelius; Klaus Filip, programmer of underground freeware instruments in collaboration with New York artist o.blaat; avant-garde musician Dieter Kaufmann, without whom we could not imagine Vienna Electronica in its present form; and the transcontinental cooperation of Gameboy Music Clubbers, who have been branded as "chip musicians."

moving patterns is curated by Hans Groisz, Wolfgang Kopper, and Peter Rantasa.

All events are free to the public and will take place at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 East 52nd Street (betw. Fifth and Madison Aves) in Midtown Manhattan with the exception of Sunday, April 25. Detailed information on the artists and the scheduled events can be found at (program & events) and at The public may also call 212 319 5300 ext. 203 or write to for more information.


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