music database

The mica-music database contains comprehensive entries on contemporary Austrian composers, performers, bands and ensembles. The main focus currently lies on the genres contemporary music and jazz.
An extensive presentation of performers from other genres can be found in the SR-Archive for Austrian pop music:, women in electronical music:,

Full discographies by Austrian performers are listed under:

The English version of the composer-database was co-funded by the Ernst von Siemens Foundation and by the AKM.

Aus der Musikdatenbank

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Many myths and legends have grown up around the cult-guitarist from Brigittenau, a musician who is respected by fans as well as fellow musicians. Karl Ratzer is one of those exceptional musicians, together with Joe Zawinul, Hans Koller, or Fritz Pauer, who are not only famous in Austria but have also managed to make a name for themselves in the USA.

Über die Musikdatenbank