Auditorium of rotting sounds

Our research project is physically located at the main campus of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, in the only unrestored building which used to be an auditorium of the former School for Veterinary Medicine.

Auditorium of rotting sounds, photo by Tobias Leibetseder

Address: Altes Auditorium, Anton von Webern Platz 1, 1030 Wien.
The building is the northern half-round element on the back side of building S on the campus.

We run our own project-related experiments with sound and media in this room, but it is also a publicly accessible listening space. We integrate external artistic positions which are related to our research agenda, that is, working with digital sound and time-dependency.
Conceptually, we refer to the legendary Mold museum (Schimmelmuseum) by artist Dieter Roth. Roth is well-known for his works with (bio-)degradable art and established his Schimmelmuseum in 1992 both as a workplace and a museum for the produced works.

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Live audio stream of the installations at the Auditorium

Currently, the following works are on display:

Details about the space, the works and the artists can be found in our exhibition catalog.

Map of works currently on display in the Auditorium

During July and August, the Auditorium can be visited upon individual appointment. Starting with September it will again be open for visits on Wednesdays from 5pm through 7pm and on Fridays from 2pm through 3pm, except closing days of the university.