In 2024, Upper Austria celebrates 200 years of Anton Bruckner. Experience the world of the famous composer in an unprecedented way at the Ars Electronica Center: A sound experience in Deep Space 8K with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz and an installation on the world of thought of Bruckner and his time await you!
Dive musically and visually into the world of Anton Bruckner and explore his unique sound worlds interactively. With “Playing Anton” in the Ars Electronica Center’s Deep Space 8K, you’re not just a listener but become part of the orchestra itself. Thanks to state-of-the-art interaction technology, you can recreate the various instrumental groups of the Bruckner Orchester Linz together with others and experience the musical and compositional aspects of Bruckner’s music as impressive 3D visualizations. The innovative Playing Anton application was developed at the Ars Electronica Futurelab on the occasion of Bruckner’s 2024 anniversary year. It uses the virtual environment of Deep Space 8K to create an interactive musical experience that lets you playfully explore the impressive sound worlds of the Upper Austrian composer who was one of the most innovative sound creators of his time.
1 February to 29 December 2024, daily (except Monday): 10 AM – 5 PM
Another highlight awaiting visitors to the Ars Electronica Center’s exhibition space in 2024 is an immersive sound space that will lead them into the world of thought and ideas of Bruckner and his contemporaries. When we think of the legacy of the Upper Austrian composer Anton Bruckner, we think of the sound of his music. But what sounds was Anton Bruckner himself surrounded by in his everyday life? At an unprecedented pace, the industrial revolution changed the world during Anton Bruckner’s time. The life of the Upper Austrian composer, born in 1824, was thus marked by massive social upheaval. The machines not only changed people’s everyday lives, they also brought with them completely new worlds of sound. The immersive sound space “Being Anton” was developed in the Ars Electroncia Futurelab and aims to make the sound world that surrounded Anton Bruckner and his contemporaries accessible to visitors to the Ars Electronica Center in the anniversary year 2024.