THU September 4, 2014, 8:30 PM
Mariendom, Domplatz

The grand finale of the elaborate Opening Parcours is the official opening event of the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival, a not so ceremonious and rather more playful-sensorial form of entertainment in St. Mary’s Cathedral and on the plaza in front of it. Magistratsmusik Linz leads off with a rendition of Mysteries of Antartika. Archifon III and OscFluctuation then transform the huge façade of Austria’s largest church into an audiovisual playground for festivalgoers. Leading-edge media art from Taiwan is represented in the form of Smashing Karaoke vs.Brass Band and Long Live. An unprecedented augmented reality experience is offered by Mirage, and a new wrinkle has even been added to the playbook of the church’s venerable Rudigierorgel: harmonious visualizations accompanying the musical artistry of cathedral organist Wolfgang Kreuzhuber.


8:30 PM
Mysteries of Antarctica
Magistratsmusik Linz (AT)

8:40 PM
Smashing Karaoke vs. Brass Band
Dawang Huang (TW)

9 PM
Archifon III
Tomáš Dvořák (CZ), Dan Gregor (CZ)

9 PM
Robert Praxmarer (At), Gerlinde Emsenhuber (At), Robert Sommeregger (AT), Steven Stojanovic (AT), Thomas Wagner (AT)

9:15 PM-9:45 PM
Grinder-man (JP)

9:45 PM-10 PM
Long Live
Jui-Chung Yao (TW)

from 10 PM
Rudigierorgel visualized
Wolfgang Kreuzhuber (AT), Ars Electronica (AT)

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