||ars electronica 84
im Rahmen des Internationalen Brucknerfestes Linz / Part 1
In 1984, the year of George Orwell, two major events made up the corner-stones in the programme of Ars Electronica: Symphony N. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven performed within the framework of the Linz Cloud of Sound and Isao Tomita's open-air "The Universe" - the history of cosmos told by music, light and laser; an event that in the meantime has been going around the world.
Aside from these two major events, the programme embraced multi-media theatre performances, concerts, workshops for electronic art and symposia on the chances and perspectives of micro-electronics for man. In addition, 2019 was defined as the year in which the Orwell-generation will have taken over the responsibility for the society of the future.