Some things never change! Just like at every Ars Electronica Festival, there’ll be a lot to see and hear. First and foremost, there’s the Big Concert Night on Sunday, September 7th, when orchestral music and digital sounds, live electronics and visualizations creatively converge.

Ars Electronica Music Monday is conceived as a platform for sound art, radio art, sound sculptures and sound installations. The Brucknerhaus’ concert halls and the lawns of Donaupark will serve as acoustically appropriate sites for listening sessions, performances, speeches and talks.

The Ars Electronica Animation Festival will screen a selection of outstanding animated works honored by this year’s Prix Ars Electronica. Moviemento Kino debuts as the venue.

Another highlight on the 2014 Festival lineup is the STORY WEAVER project. Ars Electronica commissioned this work especially for Deep Space at the Ars Electronica Center. Pianist Maki Namekawa, composer Chiaki Gloessl and media artist Emiko Ogawa transform ancient Japanese fables into an extraordinary musical and visual experience.

Big Concert Night
Orchestral music and digital sounds, on one hand; live electronics and visualizations on the other—since 2002, these have limned the program of the Ars Electronica Festival’s Big Concert Night produced jointly with the Brucknerhaus and the Bruckner Orchester.

Music Monday
Electronic and experimental music are part of the last day of the 2014 Festival Ars Electronica.

Deep Space LIVE
The Ars Electronica Center screens pictures, films, animated features and 3D applications in mind-blowing size and sharpness in Deep Space. This facility is equipped with eight projectors that produce 16x9-meter, ultra-high-definition images on the space's walls and floor.

Ars Electronica Animation Festival 2014
The Ars Electronica Animation Festival showcases 140 works submitted for prize consideration to 2014 Prix Ars Electronica. They’re divided into 10 programs that offer a cross-section of the outstanding creative work animated filmmakers are currently doing in very diverse areas in this field—applications in art, science, R&D and industry.

Electronic Theatre
Presentation of all the prizewinning works in the 2014 Prix Ars Electronica’s Computer Animation / Film / VFX category.

voestalpine 2014 Klangwolke
The 2014 Klangwolke (Cloud of Sound) is centered on the Danube, a river through history, a stream of narratives, and a current in which European hopes and feelings flow. 25 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain that had long separated Danube neighbors Austria and Hungary, a poetic spectacle entitled Die Donau lebt! (The Danube Lives!) by Tom Roeder (DE) stages a peaceful riverside celebration.

Take a Number, Leave Your Head
With a view towards the future, Klaus Obermaier and the Ars Electronica Futurelab have recourse to a historical art movement that still packs a punch even as it nears 100: the anti-art movement Dada with its predilection for the anarchic and absurd. 98 years after the first Salon Dada in Zürich’s Cabaret Voltaire, a micro-performance entitled Mischraum takes the Dada mentality that once rained down abuse on the bourgeoisie and lets it loose on our high-tech present.

Umbrella Radio
Once unfurled, umbrellas deliver crystal-clear reception within a rather intimate range. Then it’s time to lend an ear to acoustic jewels from the Ö1 Archive, a playlist selected in accordance with the Festival theme and Ö1’s autumn “Places in Transition” series.

Interface Cultures: Live Performances
Interface Culture students and researchers propose and experience that seeks to challenge the traditional human-machine interaction with a new sensory and perceptual repertoire of electronic music. An immersive experience with tangible scores, edible synthesizers, noisy jelly circuits and parametric sound compositions.