WIEN MODERN / 01.11.2011
The festival focuses on Austria, with representatives such as Grandseigneur Friedrich Cerha and Wolfgang Mitterer, and the United Kingdom, with compositions by Sir Harrison Birtwistle and others.
A highlight of the children's program line Jungle Wien Modern is the world premiere of "Momo", in which the Michael Endes classic of youth literature is confronted with the present day.
A permanent festival meeting point throughout the whole period is the Wien Modern lounge in Café am Heumarkt.
New music is sometimes perceived as being a bit puzzling. However, active debate can make the unusual comprehensible. Wien Modern 2011 is an invitation to familiarize oneself with the music that is being composed today.