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:

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.

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Photographer: Ferdinand Neumüller ©


The composers father was the legendary Alfred Schlee (1901-1999) who, as director of the Universal Edition, sponsored some of the most important composers of the 20th century, even during the years of the NAZI regime. Alfred Schlee was an attentive concert goer and critical observer of new music until his death. Thomas Daniel Schlee is aware of the responsibility bestowed upon him by his parentage, and carries it as a composer who goes his own way. His works have been played internationally, particularly in Germany, where famous composers and ensembles have premiered his works.

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