Haus der Musik is an interactive sound museum which provides a new approach to music on a playful as well as scientific level. The aim is to provide knowledge and understanding as well as open-mindedness and enthusiasm when dealing with music.
Vienna has always been a city where music has been treated in innovative ways and people have not been afraid to find unconventional approaches. At Haus der Musik, we aim to mirror Vienna's character as a pioneering musical city, by creating an environment which introduces our visitors to new experiences and consciously deviates from the traditional promotion of music.
In addition to the historical elements, the interaction between natural and electronic sound production, between analogue and digital, is therefore particularly important. Thanks to aesthetically and artistically implemented musical content, together with architecture which combines the fabric of the historic building with a futuristic design and high-tech features, we aim to form a bridge between tradition and innovation. We regard ourselves as a centre of lively debate, playfully opening up new ways of approaching music. Interactive installations are an integral part of the museum, which since it opened in 2000, has been received with great enthusiasm by young and old alike.
With virto|stage, we now present a new attraction where you can direct your very own musical and operatic experience. The storyline, stage design and music are in your hands. Your movements and gestures create your very own multimedia music theatre. I am particularly pleased that our interactive sound museum is also repeatedly used as an international reference project. Haus der Musik is also the licensor and partner for the new Mexican music museum "Casa de la Música Viena" that was opened on 13 January 2015 close to Mexico City.
My team and I hope you have an exciting, musical journey of discovery, and that you enjoy your visit to Haus der Musik.
Simon K. Posch