THU September 4, 2014, 8:30 PM
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.
Mysteries of Antarctica
Magistratsmusik Linz (AT)
Smashing Karaoke vs. Brass Band
Dawang Huang (TW)
Tomáš Dvořák (CZ), Dan Gregor (CZ)
Robert Praxmarer (At), Gerlinde Emsenhuber (At), Robert Sommeregger (AT), Steven Stojanovic (AT), Thomas Wagner (AT)
9:15 PM-9:45 PM
9:45 PM-10 PM
Jui-Chung Yao (TW)
from 10 PM
Wolfgang Kreuzhuber (AT), Ars Electronica (AT)
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