Wien Museum - Vienna Calling. A History of Pop Music

Vienna Calling portrays six decades of pop history through the lens and soundscape of Vienna’s hottest and hippest bars, night clubs, squat houses, radio stations, and studios. Start off at the Strohkoffer, an artists’ hangout in the 1950s, then stop in at the Atlantis folk music club and the 1980s cult disco U4. Sample the lounge ambience of Kruder & Dorfmeister’s studio where 1990s Vienna downbeat was invented, and for more hard-edged electronica, rhiz is still the place to go.
Chuzpe: Love will tear us apart, Single, 1980. Walter Gröbchen, Private Collection
Hansi Lang: Keine Angst, LP, 1982. Walter Gröbchen, Private Collection
Poster of Novak’s Kapelle with Walter “Walla” Mauritz, Paul Braunsteiner, Peter Travnicek, and Erwin Novak, c. 1971. Design: Paul Braunsteiner, Karl Vollmann Archive
Gustav, 2008. Photo: Thomas Degen
Badge for the Punk Band Pöbel, c. 1981 © Ilse Hoffmann
Kruder & Dorfmeister: G-Stoned, LP, 1993. Photo: Gerhard Heller, Walter Gröbchen, Private Collection

Start date: September 14, 2017
End date: March 25, 2018
Address: Karlsplatz 8, 1040 Wien
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