Giorgio Moroder

From Donna Summer to David Bowie to Cher, Giorgio Moroder has worked with the greatest stars in the world during his career, taking everything with him: four Grammys, three Oscars, countless platinum awards. Red Bull is now bringing the exceptional Italian producer to Vienna for a live show: on his "The Celebration of the '80s Tour" Giorgio Moroder will bring the disco feeling to the Gasometer with a spectacular stage show and a large band. In the luggage: His classics of film music and of course his greatest hits. Hot Stuff!

 

Godfather of Disco, Oscar winner, Grammy winner: Hardly anyone has shaped the development of electronic music in recent decades as decisively as Giorgio Moroder - from his revolutionary use of the Moog synthesizer and the associated invention of disco sound to his tribute on the track "Giorgio by Moroder" by Daft Punk: The Italian producer has inscribed himself in music history over the last 50 years.
His own history spans a wide range: from South Tyrol to Hollywood, from pop to disco, from bass to synthesizer and from the 70s to the present. On his way, the Italian producer took with him everything there was to be had: four Grammys, three Oscars and gold and platinum records en masse. Here are some highlights from 50 years of disco feeling.

 

After his early years as a guitarist and bassist in the pop and hit genre, Giorgio Moroder had his first hit in 1969 with the number "Looky, Looky", which also earned him his first gold record. Motivated by this success and his interest in new technologies in the field of music, he focused more and more on the production of songs - a step that turned out to be absolutely right.

The collaboration with the singer Donna Summer, whom he had met in Munich, was the key to his success. The songs produced by Giorgio Moroder - from the first hit "Love To Love You Baby" to the climax "I Feel Love" - had a lasting impact on the disco sound of the following years and made Summer the Queen of Disco and Giorgio Moroder the most sought-after producer in the world.

In addition to this commercial success, Moroder's feeling for melodies and arrangements in various genres was also evident at the end of the 70s: The soundtrack for the film Midnight Express brought him his first Oscar and with the release of his solo album E=MC2 he created one of the most important reference points for future generations of producers.

Even without Donna Summer, who ended her collaboration with Giorgio in 1980 and switched to Geffen Records, the Italian had a lasting impact on the sound of the 80s: he wrote and produced for the superstars and released series of hits: "Call Me" by Blondie (1980), "Cat People" by David Bowie (1983) or "What a Feeling" by Irene Cara (1983) - all these songs bear the signature of Giorgio Moroder.
At the beginning of the 90s Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer worked together again for the first time after a break of a few years and released the single "Carry On" in 1992, which brought another Grammy to the most successful duo in disco history.
After the album Forever Dancing, which was released in 1992, it was time for a musical break: Giorgio Moroder entered the art business and worked on various other projects, including the realization of his own sports car.

Although no new music by Giorgio Moroder came out in the early years of the new millennium, his inclusion in the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2004 was an acknowledgement of his influence on the electronic music scene.
Even though no new music by Giorgio Moroder came out in the early years of the new millennium, his influence on the electronic music scene was recognized accordingly with his inclusion in the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2004.

 

Giorgio Moroder's final reboot began in 2013, when he produced the song "Giorgio by Moroder" with Daft Punk, on which he summarized his career. After the release of the song, which brought Moroder another Grammy, the interest in his person was suddenly huge again - and only two years later he released his first solo album Déjà Vu after more than 20 years break.
The album went on to become number 1 in the US dance charts and also ensured that Moroder began to appear as a DJ all over the world. In 2019, The Celebration of the 80s was the first live tour with a large band and a spectacular stage show. At 78, Moroder is still at the pulse of time - and has been for half a century.

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May 2019

Wiener Gasometer

Since the end of the 1990s, four teams of star architects have been working on converting four 112-year-old gasometers into a new urban complex.

 

Public transport: Gasometer Station
Subway line U3
Nightbus line N75
Car: Highway "Autobahn" A23 Südosttangente, Exit "St. Marx"

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