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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:

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

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© Wolfgang Seierl


Born in Vienna in 1955, Wolfgang Seierl works as a freelancer in Salzburg and Vienna. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, guitar at the University for Music and the Performing Arts Vienna and composition at the University Morzarteum Salzburg. He received his diplomas in 1977, 1982 and 1987.  Seierl has received numerous scholarships, prizes and awards for his compositions and sculptural work.


He has been commissioned to compose for: ORF, International Mozarteum Foundation, Austrian Ensemble for Contemporary Music, Arbos - Company for Music and Theatre, Ensemble Kreativ, Ensemble Music On Line Vienna, Duo Gitolino, Blockflötenensemble Wien, Kontra-Trio/Zürich, International Paul Hofhaymer Society Salzburg, Ensemble reconsil Wien and Ensemble Kontrapunkte, and many others. Performances in Austria and abroad, such as in Germany, France, Poland, Turkey, Japan, USA and Argentina. CD recordings, numerous radio recordings and several Zeitton portraits by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation.


Performers of his music include: Benjamin Schmid, violin, HK Gruber and "die reihe", ORF Choir with Erwin G. Ortner, Mozarteum Orchestra, directed by Hans Graf, Österreichische Ensemble für Neue Musik, Hear-Ensemble/Budapest, Ensemble Music On Line Vienna, Judith Kopecky, and Ensemble Kontrapunkte with Peter Keuschnig. Music publishers of his works include: Musikverlag Doblinger, NÖ-Edition, Edition NN, Universal Edition and Musikverlag Trekel, Hamburg.


As a musician he has performed in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Poland, Turkey, Tunisia, Japan and the USA. Wolfgang Seierl initiated, organizes and manages the ARGE Composers' Forum Mittersill project "einklang" and the "ein klang_records" label. In addition to his concerts and composition-related activities, he has organized numerous exhibitions and projects as a visual artist (painting, graphic art, room installations, conceptual works).

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