PHACE has been active in the contemporary music scene for many years, and is one of the most innovative and versatile Austrian ensembles for new music. Alongside the focus on classical contemporary chamber music, the artistic range reaches from music theatre productions all the way to multidisciplinary projects comprising dance, theatre, performance, electronics, video, DJs, turntablists, installation art and many more. The ensemble has commissioned and premiered more than 200 compositions thus far.
The ensemble, currently comprised of ten active members, regularly invites musicians and guests from a variety of artistic backgrounds for collaborative performances.
Since the mid-1990s, the ensemble has appeared in the most renowned concert halls and festivals in Austria and abroad, including Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Festival d’Avignon, L’auditori Barcelona, Sampler Series Barcelona, Berliner Festspiele, Ultraschall Berlin, BBVA Bilbao, Transart Bozen, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Thaliatheater Hamburg, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Salihara Festival Indonesien, Osterfestival Krems, Brucknerhaus Linz, Barbican Center London, King’s Place London, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Rainy Days Luxembourg, Music Olomouz, Carinthischer Sommer, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Contempuls Prag, March Music Days Ruse, SonEMUS Festival Sarajevo, Salzburger Festspiele, deSingel, Klangspuren Schwaz, Festival Musica Strasbourg, Le Parvis Scène nationale Tarbes Pyrénées, Osterfestival Tirol, Wien Modern, Wiener Festwochen, Wiener Konzerthaus, etc.
Since the 2012-13 season, PHACE has produced its own concert cycle at the Wiener Konzerthaus.
Beginning in 2015, the ensemble releases recordings under a label of the same name, PHACE.