Electronic instruments and musical structures in the triangle of sound analysis, synthesis and interactivity

Research project in cooperation of ZiMT with Thomas Gril and Volkmar Klienin the frame of uni:vision.


6.11.2010, 19:30 h
"Laser Avatars and sound thinking"

Computer music and praxis, presentation of research projects and cooperations

Andrea Szigetvári: Send a Sound! (live performance)
Johannes Kretz: Laser Turing Test for Dancers (live performance)
Volkmar Klien: Analysis of electroacoustic music – theories, techniques and practice (lecture with examples)
Johannes Kretz: KLANGPILOT  (software presentation)

Martina Kovács – dance, laser harp
János Wieser – laser technics (Multimedia Studio in Budapest)

Through Internet from Hamburg:  
Andrea Ladányi – dance, laser harp
            Andrea Szigetvári – live electronics
Ádám Siska – Software-Design, assistance
Attila Kalcsú – laser technics (Multimedia Studio in Budapest)
Venue: simultanously connected through internet:
         Hamburg: Hochschule für Musik und Theater
         Vienna: University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna,
                    Orchesterstudio (C0113), Webernplatz


14th Jan 2010, Musikverein Wien, Gläserner Saal

Voices in between

Schumann and electronics – interaction of cultures

Robert Schumann: Spanisches Liederspiel op.74
Works for voices and electronics on the basis of ethno-musicological sources by Karlheinz Essl, Johannes Kretz and students

Performers: Students of the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Artistic direction: Martina Claussen , Karlheinz Essl and Johannes Kretz


20th June 2009, Rennweg 8:
Haydn and the sounds "from the moon"

Sound installations and distortion of Haydn's Music
Student works from the "Institut für Komposition und Elektroakustik (Klasse Prof. Essl)" in cooperation with ZIMT


Perspectives of Sound and Composition
Excellent, innovative activities of the institute for composition and electro-acoustics

On the 13th and 14th of June 2008 the institute for composition and electro-acoustics of the university for music and performing arts Vienna will present current activities and initiatives of teaching and research in a two-day presentation event. Selected works of compositions students will be performed, the sound engineers will demonstrate recordings through a special advanced multi-channel loudspeaker array of the company Geithain as well as an arwarded film music work and works for life movie orchestra. Also the results of an international composition workshop in collaboration with teachers and students from Vienna and Budapest. Finally the new "center for innovative music technology" (ZiMT) will be founded in the frame of the presentation event.

Venue: Anton-von-Webernplatz 1, Haydn-Saal, Mendelssohn-Saal

Fri, 13th June 2008
16–17:30 concert with electro-acoustic/mixed works from the classes of Prof. Essl and Karger
18–19:30 concert with works from the classes of Prof. Czernowin, Jarrell and Müller-Siemens
20–21:30 presentations of the sound engineers, class Prof. Vette

Sat, 14th June 2008
10:30-11:30 ÖTV-sound engineers: workshop, presentations
14:00-14:30 inauguration of the "center for innovative music technology" (ZiMT)
14:30-16:00 concert with LASER-Sensor-System (results of the composition workshop Vienna-Budapest)
16:15-17:30 concert: film music and multi media

laser sensors and data gloves in the concert hall

One of the first activities of the ZiMT – already before its actual foundation – is the workshop "ELECTRONIC PERFORMANCE CULTURE".

In two semesters the artistic and scientific project, a collaboration between the "institute for composition and electroacoustics" of the music universtity, Vienna, and the Liszt Ferenc Academy, Budapest, is aimed to contriubute in an innovative way to the performance of electronic music.

Under the guidance of Andrea Szigetvári (Budapest) und Johannes Kretz (Vienna) the students from both universities develop tools, which allow the interactive performance of electronic sounds through senseful body gestures.



Main target is the development of new virtual music instruments, which use various kinds of hardware: an advanced laser sensor system, which detects the touching of laser beams, or other human interface devices like data gloves, which were originally designed for computer games.

These interfaces require a new kind of artistry between composition and interpretation, where the borders between instrument design, interpretation and composition are highly transitional.

The results of the workshop will be presented on Saturday, 14th of June 2008 in Vienna (Fanny-Hensel-Mendelssohn-Hall of the music university in Vienna) and in Budapest in Mucsarnok, in two concerts involving actors, musicians and the composers themselves.

The workshop was made possible through a generous grant of "Aktion Österreich Ungarn".