Andreas Rainer

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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About Me


Trying to settle back into my hometown Vienna after 2.5 years in America/Canada


Did my master at the University of Vienna, worked as a music journalist, decided to finally leave Austria for a while, went to Montreal and worked at the Holocaust Centre for a year. After that German teacher at Bard College, best year ever, and then a semester at the University of Connecticut. Now Vienna since a month and trying to stop trying.


Literature (American, German mostly but all else too)
Music (Rock, Alternative, Indie, Punk, Electro)
Living in other countries
Meeting people from other countries now that Im back home

Music, Movies, and Books

Favourite Music:
Smashing Pumpkins, Arcade Fire, The Shins, Eskobar, 16 Horsepower, Angels and Airwaves, Depeche Mode, Final Fantasy, Kent, Ladytron, Modest Mouse, New Model Army, Stars, Cure, Killers, Wolf Parade, Green Day, Smiths, Patrick Wolf, The Editors, Idlewild...

Favorite Movies:
Raus aus Amal, Tillsammans, Lilja 4-ever, Finding Neverland, Bears Kiss, Garden State, Eternal Sunshine of the Spottles Mind

Favorite Books:
Die Brüder Löwenherz, Die unendliche Geschichte, The Catcher in the Rye, This Side of Paradise

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sunset at the Grand Canyon playing guitar and singing with two japanese guys, teaching German without knowing how to teach in America, talking to Holocaust survivors as a young Austrian in Montreal, midsommernights in Sweden, the pacific ocean, having coffee in NYC, meeting the most amazing people one could ever meet in every country I lived in so far

Countries I’ve Visited

Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Canada, United States

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