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Haus der Musik (Vienna)

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Seilerstatte 30

Tel. 51648

Subway: Stephansplatz, Stubenring

Open: 10am- 10pm daily

www.hdm.at

 

 

 

Description of the Haus der Musik or the House of Music

Haus der Musik or the House of Music is an interactive museum dedicated to music. This museum uses modern technologies to explore the sounds and music. It was opened in 2000 and has been owned by the City of Vienna since 2005. It is located in the historic old town in the Palais Erzherzog Carl at Seilerstätte. With interactive and multimedia forms of presentation, set on an area of 5,000 m² it introduces to the world of music - from the beginnings of human sound production to the music of today. Four Austrian universities, two foreign university institutes, a team of musicians and musicologists, artists from the multimedia and other fields, sound engineers, architects and students were involved in the development of this unique museum. The Haus der Musik was awarded by the Austrian Museum Prize for its innovative concept. Managing director since 2003 is Simon K. Posch, honorary president is the conductor Zubin Mehta.

 

 

 

 

House der Musik (House of Music) in Vienna opened in 2000. It is the first museum of music and instruments in Austria. Here are a number of high-tech interactive and multimedia presentations that represent the world of music, from the earliest use of instruments in music to date. Those involved in the creation of the museum included four Austrian universities, two foreign university institutes, a team of musicians and music theorists, artists from multimedia and other fields, sound engineers, architects and students. In 2002, House der Musik was awarded the Austrian Museum Prize for its innovative concept.

House der Musik is located in the Palace of Archduke Charles, where Otto Nikolai, founder of the Vienna Philharmonic, lived about 150 years ago. Its honorary president is the Indian conductor Zubin Mehta. In 2009, House der Musik was named the 19th most popular attraction in Vienna with a total of about 205,000 visitors a year.