PHACE is an Austrian ensemble for contemporary music. With great enthusiasm the ten soloists of PHACE and their artistic director Reinhard Fuchs aim to take their audiences on journeys into rich, poetic worlds. PHACE has presented unconventional concerts, musical theater productions and interdisciplinary projects with dance, theater, live performance, electronics, video, turntables, installations and much more for many years. Since its founding in 1991 by conductor and composer Simeon Pironkoff as “ensemble on_line” and relaunching in 2010 under the name PHACE, the group has sought out deep artistic collaborations with numerous renowned composers, conductors and musicians. In this way more than 200 works have been commissioned and premiered, and many of those have been published on numerous recordings. In fall 2012 PHACE found its artistic home with its own subscription series at the Wiener Konzerthaus, and performs 25 – 30 concerts yearly as a guest ensemble at the most important international concert halls and festivals.