WalküRe 1967 • 2017
The new production of Wagner’s music drama Die Walküre in the jubilee year of the Salzburg Easter Festival, with a reconstruction of Günther Schneider-Siemssen’s stage designs of 1967, offers an opportunity to contemplate the shift in theatre aesthetics and the changes in our reception habits over the past 50 years. To this end, two symposia will be held, to which a series of international experts will be invited. They will discuss what music theatre in the 21st century can learn from such a realization of scenic archetypes. Is it merely an ‘archaeological’ look back with candour on another epoch of operatic history or does its charged relationship with the Regietheater of today pose new, fundamental, topical questions for us?
Moderator: Peter Ruzicka
Monday, 10 April 2017, 11:00—12:30
Max Gandolph Library
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Karajan Music Tech Conference
After the triumph of the compact disc – a medium on which Herbert von Karajan had a crucial influence – and the subsequent revolution of the music business through apple’s download platform iTunes at the turn of the century, the continuing digitization of the economy means that the music industry is once again faced with a (dual) challenge. On the one hand, there are music streaming services such as spotify and YouTube, which make music accessible to users all over the world, often at no cost. But on the other hand, we can observe the rise of ‘big data’ and systems of artificial intelligence that make completely new scenarios possible for both the creation and the use of artistic artefacts, such as linking scores and recordings.
Just how these developments will influence classical music is the topic of this international symposium. The focus of the discussion will be the changes in production methods and in the dissemination and reception of classical music over the last 30 years. Moreover within the frame of this event there will be a presentation of the newest technologies such as virtual reality and 360° viewing/immersive listening.
Moderators: Hedwig Kainberger, Jessica Lustig, Rebecca Schmid und Matthias Röder
Thursday, 13 April 2017, 10:30—17:00
Mozarteum University Salzburg, Solitär
Further information and registration at karajanmusictech.com
The Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute is a Cooperation Partner of the 2017 Salzburg Easter Festival
In collaboration with Salzburg Museum, Mozarteum University Salzburg and University of Salzburg