Front Row Seat

  1. Listen to CEO Kathryn List's statement about the video series and why she finds it important to promote art & culture in current times.

    About the project FRONT ROW SEAT

    It can happen so abruptly that a filled cultural calendar yawns with emptiness. But art is inventive and in times of temporary standstill of the cultural and art scene worldwide, many artists switch their activities online. New and different ways of experiencing art are emerging, demonstrating that now – more than ever – art is fundamental in upholding the human spirit in times of crisis. These times show that isolation can also be artistically productive by focusing inward on what truly matters.
    We have asked the artists and contributers of the AVL Cultural Foundation to share some of their valuable insights with us during these times.

    As this is a social media project, please follow us on our channels to not miss the upcoming new Front Row Seat episodes:

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  2. Front Row Seat #1 with Rupert Huber: What does Distance sound like?

    Rupert Huber is a composer who is best known for his piano music and music installations. For 25 years he has been travelling the world with his electronic music project TOSCA. His theory of composing – called dimensional music – takes into account physical space and the unknown possibilities of creating social and participatory music architecture. Rupert Huber studied composition in Vienna. He is a graduate of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Residency (1997), member of the jury of the Prix Ars Electronica (2007, 2009) and was nominated for the World Technology Award in 2010. Huber composed several pieces with the Irvine instrument, an analog synthesizer created by the AVL Cultural Foundation, demonstrating the instrument’s diverse expressive possibilities.

    Learn more about Huber here: ruperthuber.com

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  3. Front Row Seat #2 with Stefan Robitsch: The Art of Photography.

    Stefan Robitsch is based in Graz. In his work as a professional photographer, Robitsch has built up a very extensive portfolio over the years. A large number of personalities have stood in front of his camera lens, including Josef Hader, Alf Poier and Doris Hasenhütl. For him, the trust between the photographer and the artist to be portrayed is the most important thing in his work. In his Front Row Seat Video, Robitsch reveals what he pays attention to when taking photographs. Additionally, he gives an insight into his hobby – plant cultivation – brought on by the long days at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. Robitsch’s professional expertise makes a significant contribution to the “Connecting Passion” project – an art project with and for AVL employees.

    Learn more about Robitsch here: stefanrobitsch.com

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  4. Front Row Seat #3 with Richard Sbüll: Repair Instead of Disposal.

    Old becomes new. But not quite. Richard Sbüll is dedicated to a very special task in his workshop named SuperSonic in Vienna. The restoration, maintenance and recovery of tube radios from the 50s and 60s are the focus of his work. Also, he has used his skills as an electronics engineer in the Irvine project of the AVL Cultural Foundation, where he expanded and optimized all the electronics of the analog synthesizer. In his video, Sbüll reveals how his business aims to counteract today’s throwaway society and reveals what he believes is all of our responsibility in these challenging times.

    Have a look at some more of Sbüll´s creations here: supersonic.at

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  5. Front Row Seat #4 with Linda Watson: A Chamber Singer with a Powerful Soprano.

    American chamber musician Linda Watson appears in the first interview of the “Front Row Seat” series of videos. She is considered one of the most important dramatic sopranos of our time. In this interview she talks about her professional experience as a sought-after artist and the challenges for singers and vocalists in the current global situation.

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Front Row Seat

AVL Cultural Foundation

It can happen so abruptly that a filled cultural calendar yawns with emptiness. But art is inventive and in times of temporary standstill of the cultural and art scene worldwide, many artists switch their activities online. FRONT ROW SEAT is a video series…


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It can happen so abruptly that a filled cultural calendar yawns with emptiness. But art is inventive and in times of temporary standstill of the cultural and art scene worldwide, many artists switch their activities online. FRONT ROW SEAT is a video series for AVL Cultural Foundation's artists and contributors, which commenced in May 2020. To give voice to and promote artists and their valuable activities in times of crisis.

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