From the Vienna subway into the living room

28 Nov 2018

U-Bahn Stars present their first double album together with the SAE Flagship Campus and the Vienna Public Transport Authority

Vienna, 20 November 2018 - The Vienna U-Bahn Stars have a right to be happy: Today they publicly presented their first best-of double album which performed live and recorded together with students and graduates of the Vienna SAE Media Institute in one of Austria's most modern studios. Live musical samples drew an enthusiastic response from the 200 guests attending the event at the Kaisersaal hall at the SAE Vienna. Guests included the manging director of the Vienna Public Transport Authority Alexandra reinagl and SAE managing director and campus manager Christian Ruff.

The Vienna U-Bahn Stars, a Success Story 

Folliwng in the steps of other major cities such as London and New York, Vienna launched a pilot project a year ago which turned out to be a great success: Classic, rock, pop, folk, country and Austropop are performed in Vienna's subway stations very day between 3 PM and 10 PM. They entertain subway passengers with both vocals and musical instruments ranging from classical guitars to hangdrums. Since the project was launched, around 40 musicins from 14 different countries - including Austria, Italy, Ireland, Argentina, Australia and the USA - have performed over 6.500 concerts. The musicians have become part of the Vienna music scene with their performances in the subway stations at Westbahnhof, Karlsplatz, Praterstern, Stephensplatz, Schwedenplatz and Spittelau. This has given young musicians their first chance to perform before a live audience and others the chance to perform at clubs and other live venues.

From the Subway to the Livingroom

The U-Bahn Stars are generally well-liked by subway passengers and their fan base is growing daily. To make these talents even more accessible, the U-Bahn Stars have recorded a double album in cooperation with the SAE Institute in Vienna.

European SAE Flagship campus in the Heart of Vienna

For audio, film, web design, games animation, music business or cross media production - the SAE Institute Vienna has been, since 1987, the top venue for creative young talents preparing for their future. There are places for 800 students at the Europan SAE's new flagship campus in central Vienna.

A creative hub measuring 2,900 square meters have been erected as a creative hub in the heart of Vienna where media and cultural creatives can interact on a daily basis with graduate, students and creatives on a daily basis where can encounter, inspire and support each other. In addition to a high-tech education, there is also a focus on networking with vienna's music, cultural, art and start-up scenes. The SAE modern media campus is located next to a co-working space which students can use to transition to professional life and also to make useful contacts with other creatives.

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© Peter Draxl