Studio Dan

The music of Julius Eastman


It is only recently that the music of New York composer Julius Eastman (1940–1990) has been rediscovered. His pieces are designated part of the Minimalist movement


SOS 2019

The state of the world, as we see it

So, an absurdist piece of music theater in honor of the end of the world. With ritual music to banish the fear of loss and breaking news: “Fall Fashion Must-Haves!”


Die Strase / GIF Frenzy

Image & music, music & image – two positions

The two works shown – Die Strase (L. Riegler) and GIF Frenzy (C. Ressi) – pursue a fundamentally different approach to combining film and live music.


New York – Wien #3

Studio Dan & Anthony Coleman

Continuing the series that began with Elliott Sharp and George Lewis, we are commissioning a composition by the New York pianist Anthony Coleman.


How is your bird?

For anarchists young and old

Following Zappa’s motto ‘Anything Anytime Anywhere for No Reason at All (AAAFNRAA)’, How is Your Bird? will celebrate itself as art and, in so doing, give us back a piece of our dignity.


Augmented Reality – Series #1

A new format: broadening our horizons . . .

One, two, three, four . . . compositions, played by one, two, three, four . . . musicians in one, two, three, four . . . minutes. A rigorous formal principle as the basis for expanding the comfort zone.


Planet Globokar

An evening of music for very brave families

Welcome to Planet Globokar, a singular musical laboratory. On this planet, everything is disassembled and reassembled in totally unexpected ways. But why?


Music is THE BEST

A Tribute to Frank Zappa

Studio Dan was founded in 2005 in Vienna. The name of the ensemble was derived from Studio Tan, a Frank Zappa album recorded in 1978.


Passaggio Verso Il Rischio

Vinko Globokar

A highlight of 2018 was the long-awaited premiere of Passaggio Verso Il Rischio by Vinko Globokar.


Studio Dan plays ...

The Children's Concert with Music from Cage to Zappa

Studio Dan is a band – but not just any band. Studio Dan is a BIG band! At least 16 instruments are here to be seen and heard. Some musicians even play two instruments or more, the stage is jam-packed. Drums, bass, piano, trombone and trumpet, cello and turntable, marimba, oboe