Edek Bartz
(Curriculum Vitae)


Edek Bartz is an Austrian musician, DJ, concert promoter, curator, author and lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. With over 25 years´ experience in the music industry he has recordet, produced or toured with such artists as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Frank Sinatra, Frank Zappa and The Rolling Stones, among others. During the 1970s Bartz worked with performance artist Hermann Nitsch, a member of the Viennese Actionists, producing acoustic recording of his "Actions". He cofounded with Wolfgang Kos, the avant-garde music festival Töne - Gegentöne (Sounds - Countersounds) in Vienna in the 1980s. From 2005 to 2009 Bartz was artistic director of Viennafair, Europe´s only international contemporary art fair focusing on Central and Eastern Europe. He is also co-editor of the publication Secret Passion - Artists and Their Musical Desirers (Springer, Vienna, 2010), based on a series of public conversations with renowned artists and architects on their emotional relationship to music.

Edek Barts and Ragnar Kjartansson in Conversation Thursday, September 22, 4 p.m. Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building, Room 2004

Austrian music aficionado Edek Bartz, co-editor of Secret Passion - Artists and Their Musical Desires,brings his signature conversations on artists´musical obsessions to The Banff Centre for a discussion with Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson. 


Edek Bartz