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Stefan Tiefengraber



Stefan Tiefengraber was born in Baden near Vienna, Austria in 1981; he lives and works in Linz. After having worked at a film production company for several years, he studied "Time-based and Interactive Media" from 2010 to 2015 and "Interface Culture" since 2016,  at the University of Art and Design Linz.

We will be presenting his works WM_EX10 WM_A28 TCM_200DV BK26your unerasable text and DSD-08AS. Have a look at our website and social media channels to see his work and vote for him until September 30, 2018

And don't forget: Every reaction counts and gets him one click closer to presenting his work in Washington, DC!




LECTURE | Music as a Strategy of Cultural Policy in Nazi Germany
September 5, 2018 | 7:00 pm
@ACF Washington

Photo | © Innsbrucker Nachrichten, Nr. 151 (29.6.1943)


Young Austrian historian Bernhard Achhorner will discuss the music of several prominent Tyrolean composers during the Nazi regime from 1938 to 1945, and provide insight into cultural, educational, and identity policy purposes in the Austrian province Tyrol under the rule of Nazi Germany. The lecture will try to deconstruct nationalistic and chauvinistic ideologies in the Nazi-propaganda-strategy. You can read an interview with the lecturer in our box “2018 | Commemoration Year” at the end of the Newsletter. 





MOVIE SCREENING & TALK | "Free Lunch Society"
September 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm 
@ACF Washington

Photo | © Golden Girls


We are excited to host a screening of the documentary Free Lunch Society, the recent work by Austrian filmmaker and economist Christian Tod that addresses universal basic income. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion/Salongespräch with the director, Ugo Gentilini (Senior Economist, Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, The World Bank) and Nathanael Goldberg (Program Director for Social Protection, Innovations for Poverty Action), which will be moderated by Vanessa E. Beary (Adjunct Professor, American University Kogod School of Business). The debate will be followed by a Q&A session and a small reception.





CONCERT | Canned Fit @ Sonic Circuits Festival
September 30, 2018 | between 5:30 and 11:00 pm
@Sonic Circuits Festival, Rhizome

Photo | © Markus Gradwohl


Canned Fit's live program is hard to categorize: Somehow catchy experimental music? A very rough and bulky kind of pop? Or is it even a challenging one-women show for the avant-garde wedding where one dances IDM? Canned Fit is influenced by singer-songwriting, dance music, garage punk, New Music, experimental electronics and muzak, but above all, inspired by listening closely to the constant sound of the world and its people all around. She will perform at this year’s Sonic Circuits, a local festival that promotes alternative music. 







CONCERT & READING | From "The Pianist of Willesden Lane" featuring Mona Golabek
October 4, 2018 | 7:00 pm
@ACF Washington

Photo | Courtesy of Hershey Felder Presents


The ACF Washington is honored to host a performance of The Pianist of Willesden Lane featuring Grammy®-nominated pianist Mona Golabek. Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Please note that this concert had to be moved from September 6th to October 4th.


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