The Songbook

ORF-TV-Kulturchef Martin Traxl, Adrian Eröd, Angelika Kirchschlager, Ildikó Raimondi, Herbert Lippert, Michael Haneke

ORF-TV-Kulturchef Martin Traxl, Adrian Eröd, Angelika Kirchschlager, Ildikó Raimondi, Herbert Lippert, Michael Haneke

How does one teach young people classical music? The best is to let them discover it themselves!

For this reason, a group of young singers and film makers are developing an innovative concept for up to ten modern video clips until the end of the summer semester (end of June 2015).

The Idea: Pieces of music from classical literature will be newly played and filmed. “The basic idea of the concept is to bring together the two worlds of film and music. Exciting, surprising, touching and funny film miniatures should come out of classical pieces” ORF Culture Chief Martin Traxl

The young artists are receiving support from mentors like the Oscar nominated Michael Haneke, soprano Ildikó Raimondi and heads of the institute Claudia Walkensteiner-Preschl (Film and TV) and Peter Edelmann (Vocal and Music Theatre).

On the basis of Lied concepts, the film academy students will create directing concepts, of which the 10 best will be realized. In a similar way, vocal students will also apply and the ten best singers will lend their voices to the films, as well as having the chance to act in them.

After the ten best singers have been chosen though a casting, it will be followed by coaching through the mentors and the recordings of the Lieder chosen by the film students. Furthermore the selected directors will work on the clip with the selected singers.

The completion of the music videos is planned for summer 2015, with the public presentation of the films in autumn in the context of “Culture Monday” as well as an online competition awarding the three best clips.

In autumn 2015 the video clips, as well as the online competition, will be presented in the context of “ORF Culture Monday”.

Adrian Eröd, Matthias Hoffmann, Dymfna Meijts, Michael Haneke, Angelika Kirchschlager, Herbert Lippert, Christina Maria Fercher, ORF-TV-Kulturchef Martin Traxl, Ildikó Raimondi, Daniel Foki, Pavel Kvashnin, Theresa Zisser, Friedolin Obersteiner, Caroline Jestaedt, Kristján Jóhannesson

Adrian Eröd, Matthias Hoffmann, Dymfna Meijts, Michael Haneke, Angelika Kirchschlager, Herbert Lippert, Christina Maria Fercher, ORF-TV-Kulturchef Martin Traxl, Ildikó Raimondi, Daniel Foki, Pavel Kvashnin, Theresa Zisser, Friedolin Obersteiner, Caroline Jestaedt, Kristján Jóhannesson

Christina Maria Fercher

Daniel Foki

Matthias Hoffmann

Caroline Jestaedt

Kristján Jóhannesson

Pavel Kvashnin

Dymfna Meijts

Friedolin Obersteiner

Laura Spengel

Theresa Zisser