Night Performances: Experience the night anew

Das Ars Electronica Futurelab lädt alle Festival-Besucher*innen ein: Innovative Projekte, einzigartige Performances und ganz neue Erfahrungen erwarten euch.

Ars Electronica Futurelab
Man-Machine Music: A Classic of the Future?

Forward-looking prelude to Ingolstadt Science Congress with AI compositions of the Ars Electronica Futurelab co-performed by the Georgian Chamber Orchestra.

Deep Space Concert: Philip Glass 85

On the occasion of the 85th birthday of Philip Glass, one of the most important composers of our time, pianists Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa dedicated an extraordinary concert to his music.

An Evening for Philip Glass

This is rather extraordinary, when two pianists congratulate a composer on his 85th birthday with his own music.

Und Ja, And Yes

Trombonist Werner Puntigam, guitarist Beat Keller and percussionist Georg Wilbertz have come together at the Ars Electronica Center to present their freely improvised chamber music miniatures.

Deep Space LIVE: TEXTA “Mehr oder Weniger”

TEXTA gave an upfront presentation of the new album "Mehr Oder Weniger" at Deep Space 8K on October 1 - accompanied by live visuals of the collective "Tagtool".

Deep Space 8K: Festival Highlights

It's time again to introduce you to the spectacular Deep Space 8K festival program! Whether it's visionary ideas for the future or artistic visualizations on the big screen, there's something for everyone.

Classical Music: Composed by AI, Played by Humans

It sounds paradoxical, but what would happen if artificial intelligence writes the notes for us and we only take on the role of musicians?

Concerts for Rainy Days

You missed a concert at the Ars Electronica Center and would like to hear it again? We have a playlist for you!


Celebrate life with music, make you think with lyrics. Enjoy avant-garde pop/jazz of the collective MAMMA FATALE.

Elektro Guzzi

Elektro Guzzi play hypnotic techno sound with guitar, bass and drums in Deep Space 8K to the visuals of Eyup Kuş.

ungezähmt [untamed]

While the Trio Verve lets classical music sound in deep space, the visuals of Monocolor underline the musical description of a landscape.

Pianographique in Remembrance

A memorial concert for the victims of the Corona Pandemic. Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies perform, Cori O'lan contributes the visuals.

About disappearance

In 2020, Wolfgang Fadi Dorninger receives the City of Linz's Art Appreciation Award in the category of Media, Product and Communication Design and defy the event-free times with a performance on December 1 in the Ars Electronica Center's Deep Space 8K that will be broadcast on Home Delivery. A different kind of awards ceremony.

Artificial compositions and machine-made music - The AIxMusic Festival 2020

Music and technology, artificial intelligence and musical instruments, discussion panels and workshops. One term unites all these elements in one: The AIxMusic Festival!

AI, Music and the Change of the Audience

Hugues Vinet, head of research activities at IRCAM, told us in an interview how the world's largest research centre dedicated to both musical expression and scientific research works, why AI has social relevance and what role he and his team will play at the festival.

Mahler-Unfinished: When man and machine make music

At the 2019 Ars Electronica Festival, the tenth symphony by Gustav Mahler will be performed at the Big Concert Night (FRI, Sept. 6). Why this is extraordinary? The composer never finished it - together with an artificially intelligent algorithm, Ali Nikrang, Key Researcher at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, has now completed the piece. In an interview, he and Markus Poschner, chief conductor of the Bruckner Orchestra, tell us more.

The best festival tips for: Music Lovers

More than 540 events with more than 1400 artists at 16 locations in and around Linz will be taking place at the Ars Electronica Festival 2019. To make it a little easier for you to choose, we have summarized the best festival tips for music lovers.

The last Big Concert Night in POSTCITY

It is the prelude to the first ever "AIxMusic Festival" and at the same time one of the last concerts to take place at POSTCITY Linz during the Ars Electronica Festival. We talked to Norbert Trawöger, the artistic director of the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, and Gerfried Stocker, the artistic director of Ars Electronica, about this fascinating place, Gustav Mahler and artificial intelligence.

AI x Music Festival: A look ahead

Music is probably the most emotional art form of all. If we observe people talking about music, recalling their experiences and memories, a difference to their usual style quickly becomes apparent. They touch their hearts, lower their voices, look inside, let their emotions run free. Music is an art form that expresses our feelings in an almost magical way.

Hard Rock, Unplugged, in Deep Space 8K: Sergeant Steel

On October 25, 2018, Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center will turn into a concert hall once again: the hard rock band Sergeant Steel is celebrating their tenth anniversary by playing unplugged with audiovisual accompaniment. We interviewed them to find out exactly what to expect.

I’m Humanity: Music for Eternity

Her idea for a way to make music live on beyond humankind’s eventual extinction and to use DNA as the medium to transport this information for eternity garnered Japanese musician Etsuko Yakushimaru the 2017 STARTS Prize. In this interview, she explains her concept of “post-humanity music” and gives her take on mutations that randomly occur when genetic information is passed on from generation to generation.

The Always Astonishing World of Deep Space 8K

From music videos to dance performances and even interactive installations —there’s always something interesting going on at Deep Space 8K in the Ars Electronica Center. Let’s take a look at how creatively and diversely artists use this extraordinary space.


Experimental musicians Karen Schlimp, Jaap Blonk and Klaus Hollinetz take us along on a sonorous journey through the human skin this Friday, December 1, 2017. In a concert entitled “UNDER YOUR SKIN/Bodyterms” in Deep Space 8K, they’ll play on medical terminology, through scores made of microscope images, and with the full range of their instruments’ possibilities.

Markus Poschner’s 1st Big Concert Night Is Entitled “Departure”

The Bruckner Orchester’s new chief conductor, Markus Poschner, is not only making some significant changes at Linz’s Brucknerhaus concert venue; he’s also giving a creative makeover to the Big Concert Night at the Ars Electronica Festival. The first such event on which he’s made his mark is set for Sunday evening, September 10, 2017. He tells us more in this interview.

As if in a Trance: Maki Namekawa and “20 Etudes for 20 Etudes”

An Austrian premiere concludes the Festival on Monday, September 11, 2017. Maki Namekawa will perform all 20 of Philip Glass’ piano etudes accompanied by artist Cori Olan’s real-time visualizations. The duo will also present a daily demonstration of their virtuosity in Deep Space 8K. Maki Namekawa tells us more in this interview.

Ravel meets the Ars Electronica Futurelab at the L.A. Phil

Legendary concert halls like the Disney Hall of the L.A. Phil are famous for their forwardthinking events. Fittingly, the Ars Electronica Futurelab was invited to visualize Maurice Ravel's famous cycle of fairytales, "Mother Goose" on three consecutive nights between the 12th and the 14th of February.