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More Creatures & Other New Stuff

Our new concert series is here! (Read more)
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Sneak peek: 2016 season

We’ve got a lot on the go this year.

With our brand-new 5-member artistic direction team, we’ve put together many new projects. “More Creatures & Other New Stuff” will be a regular spring concert series, beginning this June at Porgy & Bess featuring four very different programs of music from (North) American and Austria.

Post-Tonal Pop Songs for a Post-Tonal World

Studio Dan has a new pop song project with composer Caitlin Smith. The EP is up on Soundcloud:

OUT NOW!

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HOMO FABER – CD in the making.

Just before we are going to present our exciting program of the following saison, we would like to remember our collaboration with Krüger&Pardeller at the 21er Haus in Vienna.  The music part of the installation will be presented as CD soon…

Decadence

“Decadence” was premiered in 2011 and published on CD in 2012. The focus is on the music of Clemens Wenger and Daniel Riegler and the ensemble Studio Dan in his most opulent form.
The music tries nothing less but bringing EVERYTHING which inspired the composers and EVERYTHING that the ensemble stands for under one roof.
In November 2016 we are going to present the follow-up of the project in Vienna and Zürich (Tage für Neue Musik).

Have the nerdiest of holidays with Studio Dan

We’re bringing our 2015 season to a close on 23.12.2015 with a special concert with genre-defying guitarist Karl Ritter. To celebrate this weird and wonderful evening, the beautiful nerds here at Studio Dan Central have decided to offer you a special deal on CDs to help you last-minute holiday shoppers. We’re also getting a jump […]

Studio Dan on TV

We performed our children’s concert around Austria in November- here’s a report on our show from the TV station in Mürz (German).
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CD Release Concerts –> December 9th and 10th

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It’s #Cerha Time.

Studio Dan’s CD project with Agnes Heginger, Eine Art Chansons, comes out in December. This record is an epic feat- all 72 of composer Friedrich Cerha’s songs from the cycle ‘Eine Art Chansons,’ performed in their entirety for the first time by a woman.

In Vienna or Linz? Swing by our CD release concerts on December 9th or 10th to get your copy of this groundbreaking album.

Not in town? Contact us to order your copy now.

Attention! Concert date changed!

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The concert at the Kunstbad in Graz has been moved one day earlier. The date is now:

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015.

Thanks for your understanding, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Crowdfunding!

It’s #Cerha Time.

We’ve made a new album! “Eine Art Chansons” features Agnes Heginger singing an epic 72 art songs written by Friedrich Cerha. You can get your copy here, or sign up for any of our other fantastic rewards via crowdfunding.

freiStil #62: Buy and read!

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Just arrived: our party postcard…

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Have a listen to music from our upcoming concert

We’re playing Friedrich Cerha’s ‘Eine Art Chansons’ at the Festwochen Gmunden– but you can sneak a preview of the concert here.

New Videos online


We’re doing it again… on the 21st of June at the 21er Haus.

We’re looking forward to our next gig at the 21er Haus in Vienna- read more about it here…

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Children’s concert at Sargfabrik

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Sunday, 26. April 2015, 11h and 15h

Sargfabrik, Goldschlagstrasse 169, 1140 Wien

Come and sing with us!
Our last children’s concert of the summer happens in the Sargfabrik in Vienna.
We’re looking forward to seeing you!

“Neapel” – music by Clemens Wenger at the JW ZOOM! Festival 2015

We’re looking forward to our next concert with music by our pianist Clemens Wenger. Together with a string quartet, he’s opening the next JazzWerkstatt Wien ZOOM! Festival. During the festival, he’ll be joined by other acts like koenigleopold, Sixtus Preiss, The Blackpage Orchestra, Viola Falb, and many more. Clemens Wenger – Composition, Piano, Sythns, Electronics […]

HOMO FABER – four performances at the 21er Haus, Vienna

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Musik von Daniel Riegler zu einer Rauminstallation von Krüger&Pardeller. (Foto: Doris Krüger)

We’re profiled in the ‘Austrian Music Magazine’

(Deutsch) Ein wunderbarer Artikel in der ehrwürdigen Österreichischen Musikzeitschrift beschreibt unser besonderes Konzert mit Vinko Globokar. Ein schöner Nachhall zu Jahresende…

Eine Art Chansons

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Studio Dan plays Open Loose at the Waschsalon

December 10th 2015, 8:00 pm, Bruckner University Linz December 9th 2015, 8:30 pm, Porgy & Bess, Vienna Eine Art Chansons – CD-Release Concert Agnes Heginger – Voice Mathilde Hoursiangou – Piano Andreas Moser – Percussion Michael Seifried – Bass ‘Eine Art Chansons’ and ‘Eine letzte Art Chansons’ are two song cycles by venerable Austrian composer Friedrich Cerha. These […]

Studio Dan & Vinko Globokar

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This was the scene on July 1st at Porgy&Bess jazz club in Vienna: Vinko Globokar, on stage with Isabelle Duthoit and Studio Dan. What a great night! Tonight, Thursday July 10th, we close the concert series with a really big tam tam.

Studio Dan & Matthias Muche


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Monday, 16.6. – tomorrow we begin ‘Individuum Collectivum I’. It will include pieces by Stockhausen, Brown, and Stankovski. We’re please to have Matthias Muche as our guest performer on all of these pieces.

Vinko Globokar live in Wien

Wir haben es tatsächlich geschafft: Vinko Globokar wird, anlässlich unserer Konzertreihe zu seinem 80. Geburtstag, nach Wien kommen und mit uns improvisieren. Am Dienstag, 1. Juli in der Strengen Kammer im Porgy & Bess steigt die Party! Mit dabei: Isabelle Duthoit, Sophia Goidinger-Koch, Manuel Mayr und Clemens Wenger…

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Individuum – Collectivum

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(Deutsch) Presse-esse-esse-se-se-e-e— Echo-cho-cho-ho-ho-o-o ! ! ! !

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Mit unserem letzten Projekt konnten wir – siehe weiter unten – sogar die Kronen Zeitung überzeugen. Es gibt ja tatsächlich noch richtige Überraschungen.
Wir verabschieden uns ins nächste Jahr und melden uns bald mit den neuesten Projekten. Bis dahin wünschen wir eine gute Zeit und empfehlen ein letztes Mal unsere neue CD “In The Pelagic Zone – Live at Porgy & Bess”

(Deutsch) Metamorphosen aus Klang und Zucker

(Deutsch) „Steirerkrone“ vom 15.12. 2013 / M. Wagner

(…)US-Gitarrist elliott Sharp hatte den Abend mit dem zwischen Konventionsbruch und virtuosem Tapping pendeldnen Solo „Momentum“ eröffnet. Sein elfteiliges Stück „In the Pelagic Zone“ das Charakteristika des modernen Ensemblespiels mit hoher formaler Konsequenz zu flimmender Klanglichkeit bündelt, wurde vom Wiener Studio Dan unter Daniel Rieglers Leitung kolossal umgesetzt.

(Deutsch) In The Pelagic Zone – Live At Porgy & Bess

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Wer sich von dieser Kooperation mit dem Avantgardeisteneinen kompakten Klotz Kakofonier erwartet, liegt voll daneben. …

(Deutsch) Studio Dan & Elliott Sharp – In The Pelagic Zone – Live At Porgy & Bess

(Deutsch) „Concerto“ Nr. 6 | 2013 / Jörg Weitlaner

Das – abhängig vom Projekt – rund fünfundzwanzig Musiker umfassende Ensemble Studio Dan wurde im Jahr 2005 von Daniel Riegler im Rahmen des ersten Festivals der JazzWerkstatt Wien gegründet. Stilistisch hat man sich einem sehr weiten musikalischen Feld verschrieben, dem Grenzbereich zwischen Improvisation, Neuer Musik, Jazz und Rock. Dass man die schier unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten auch auszuloten imstande ist, hat Studio Dan in seinen bisherigen Projekten bewiesen. …

(Deutsch) In The Pelagic Zone – Live at Porgy & Bess

(Deutsch) „Jazzpodium“ 12/13-1/14 / Alexander Schmitz

Das ist keine Wassermusik für Weicheier, was der US-Avantgarde-Aktionist Elliott Sharp dem jungen österreichischen Improvisations-Ensemble Studio Dan 2011 im Auftrag der Jeunesses Musicales des Alpenlandes zum Austoben mitbrachte: Kompositionen mit viel Platz zwischendrin zum freien musikalischen Assoziieren, eine elfsätzige Suite…

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And Now for Something Completely Different

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We’re doing it again: Studio Dan plays …


Here it is again: Studio Dan’s children’s concert. First performed to great acclaim in 2011, we return not just to Graz  and Vienna, but also make time for two concerts held in Hamburg . We are delighted! (googltranslate)

Brotherly love is good for you…

Events Page Update

Yay! 2013 is so much going on that we did not comply quickly enough with our updates. But now it worked: Our events are all listed. With info and links. Now you just have to PUSH. (translation: google translate :))

Musik for 11 – in progress…

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Musik für 11, eine konzertante Installation für das Arnulf Rainer Museum, ist gerade im Entstehen. Der besondere Raum und seine Akustik sind sehr inspirierend für mich. Klänge können sich hier wirklich extrem ausbreiten. Die 11 Instrumente werden alle in einer anderen Stimmung spielen…

Dekadenz @ Falter Charts 2012

Our new CD “Dekadenz” (JWR 03/12) has – together with Joachim Kühn, Bill Frisell, Nils Wogram and others – made it into the top ten charts of Vienna´s city magazine Falter. More…

Studio Dan & Michel Doneda in Zilina/SK

A wonderful summary of our work with Michel Doneda. After a beautiful concert in one of the most special “concert halls” that we know, we were also able to record the piece. The people from Stanica have, as always, even surpassed.

Daniel Riegler receives the SKE Publicity award 2012 and the Förderpreis of the City of Vienna 2012

In 2012, the founder and director of the Ensemble Studio Dan, Daniel Riegler was twice awarded with prominent prices. In June, he was given the SKE Publicity, Prize endowed with 12,000 Euros.
In September, the annual “Förderpreis of the City of Vienna”, endowed with 4,000 Euros, was also given to Daniel Riegler.

Fanfare III

Here are some pictures of our premiere concert of the project “Fanfare III” together with Michel Doneda. We played within the “Vienna Roomservice #3” Festival curated by the Jazzwerkstatt Wien at the Porgy & Bess. Martin Schiske was video-shooting the concert and we will release a movie of the premiere soon. Further concerts will be played on 13th and 14th of September in Graz and Zilina.


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Dekadenz Videos

Here we have two new videos from our “The Big Gruntz!” tour. Martin Schiske really did a great job cutting our selfmade videos. From now on he is going to shoot the pictures himself and we keep doing what we are specialists in…
Right now a serious 5.1 video of our project with Michel Doneda is already in the pipe line!
And don´t forget, our new CD is also a website: www.dekadenz-cd.at

Review

„Falter“ Nr. 28/2012 vom 11.7.2012 / Klaus Nüchtern

Decadence is the refusal to be moderate, anti classicism, hybridity. The latest album of the 18-member ensemble Studio Dan which combines even strings and more wood winds than brass makes it clear that the term is conceived positively.

DEKADENZ – our new CD is available!

DEKADENZ derives from the 2011 premiered program “The Big Gruntz!”. It features compositions by Clemens Wenger and Daniel Riegler for our ensemble. The program has three parts and consists of the common-composed “Gruntz Suite”, the instrumental version of excerpts from Clemens Wenger’s first opera, “Der unbezwingbare Simson” and the eponymous track “Dekadenz”.

February 2012 – New Video

Here are some impressions of our last project of the year 2011 together with Elliott Sharp. Leo has managed to shoot some sequences of our three days tour, and this besides setting up the stages and un- and off loading the bus and being on stage of course. So this is a truly handmade home movie

Studio Dan on the radio broadcast Zeit-Ton

STUDIO DAN & Elliott Sharp, on the radio on Thursday, January 26th 2012 at 11:03 p.m. Zeit-Ton Ö1 oe1.orf.at/programm Elliott Sharp in Vienna. A feature by Andreas Felber Elliott Sharp, major player of the New York downtown scene, guitarist and composer, played in Vienna in November 2011, invited by the Jeunesse Vienna within his artist-in-residency […]

From Outer Space – Concert review

A concert review, a rather endangered species, is always very pleasing. Here is a brief overview of our concert in Kapfenberg from the perspective of the Kleine Zeitung:

In The Pelagic Zone feat. Elliott Sharp

Our last project in 2011 was dedicated to working with Elliott Sharp. The Jeunesse Vienna hired the ensemble to work with him on a program within his artist in residency in Vienna. For this, Studio Dan has commissioned a piece to the New York guitarist, saxophonist, improviser, conceptionist, and of course composer. To our great […]

Programs

We have produced six programs over the last five years. Number seven, eight and nine follow in late fall 2011, January and September 2012. You can accuse us of anything but beeing lazy… Please visit our new program overview!

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