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Embodying Expression, Gender, Charisma –
Breaking Boundaries of Classical Instrumental Practices


Past Research Projects

Barbara Lüneburg
TransCoding–From ‘Highbrow Art’ to Participatory Culture
Barbara Lüneburg (principle investigator and artist) and Kai Ginkel (postdoc)

TransCoding–From ‘Highbrow Art’ to Participatory Culture was an arts-based research project conceived of by the artist and researcher Prof. Dr Barbara Lüneburg (project leader), funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF (funding amount 290 000 €, PEEK AR 259-G21) and located at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz/Austria. The project was run by an international team of artists and researchers from 1.2.2014 – 30.1.2017.

Our research topic was the question of how we could involve an audience that was hitherto not available for the new arts in our project, exemplary create a link between the world of young people coming from the popular culture and that of internationally working multimedia artists and thus make “highbrow art” more accessible.

GAPPP: Gamified Audiovisual Performance and Performance Practice
Marko Ciciliani (principle investigator) and Barbara Lüneburg (key researcher and artist)

GAPPP: Gamified Audiovisual Performance and Performance Practice was an artistic research project conceived and run by composer, audiovisual artist and project leader Dr. Marko Ciciliani.

Computer Games have become a fashionable area of research, which has been covered by many different fields of research in the humanities and in the arts. However, only to a comparatively small extent have computer game elements been explored in the realm of audiovisual composition and performance. This research started out with the assumption that player interactions and game strategies offer yet unexplored models that can be applied in live audiovisual works.

Kai Ginkel
Popular Music and the Rise of Populism in Europe
Kai Ginkel (senior researcher) and others

The interdisciplinary research project Popular Music and the Rise of Populism in Europe (2019-2022, funding amount €971,000, funding code 94 754) was funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (pot: Challenges for Europe). In this project, an international team of researchers examine the use, role and structure of popular music in populist movements in five European countries. They aim to rectify the negligence of music in the study of populist movements by examining popular music as one central element of the cultures of populism.

Noise – Klang zwischen Musik und Lärm: Zu einer Praxeologie des Auditiven
Kai Ginkel (doctoral thesis)

Wann wird Klang zur Musik, wann wird er als Lärm erfahren? Welche sozialen Praktiken stehen dahinter? "Noise", eine Spielart der Klang- und Musikproduktion, die sich durch einen Fokus auf das Geräusch auszeichnet, ist prädestiniert dafür, musikalische Sinnstiftung zu untersuchen. Kai Ginkel ergründet diese, indem er Soziologie, Ethnografie und Sound Studies miteinander in Dialog bringt. Schwerpunkte seiner Studie sind Verkörperung, Raum, Konflikt sowie Wissen und Kompetenz.

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Embodying Expression, Gender Charisma is funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF as project PEEK AR 749-G and is located at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Austria. The project has a runtime of forty months starting in August 2022.