Artistic Research Lab – Presentations of the dissertation projects in the frame of RAPP Lab

Friday, 3rd June 2022, 19h-22h

mdw – Future Art Lab


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Birgitta Flick: Circular Composition

Chanda Rule, voice, Birgitta Flick, tenor saxophone, Ivar Roban Krizic, double bass, Gernot Bernroider, percussion


Birgitta Flick: Circular Compositon II, 3rd Movement, “Sorrow” for tenor saxophone solo

Kumbhaka, text by Chanda Rule, Birgitta Flick, tenor saxophone


Jagoda Szmytka: untitled (via Zoom)


Christoph Wichert: Kampung Saya

Christoph Wichert, bassoon and serunai




Illia Razumeiko: Wind from Podil – fragments and stories from OPERA LINGUA

Conductor: Roman Grygoriv

Performers: Leah Batstone, Brigitte Wilfing, Birgitta Flick, Ivar Roban Krizic at al.


Fu Tian: The Story of Croche

Performer: Fu Tian




Saturday, 4th June 2022, 19h-22h

mdw – Future Art Lab




Brigitte Wilfing: And Yet It Turns

Performer: Brigitte Wilfing


Daniel Maltz Hausmusik (via Zoom)

Performer: Daniel Maltz


Jorge Sanchez-Chiong: anything but art

Performer: Jorge Sanchez-Chiong




Ivar Roban Krizic: Performing Reflection. A Work in Progress

Performers: Ivar Roban Krizic – double bass, objects, voice, Bojan Krhlanko – drums, objects, electronics


Karl Salzmann: Artistic practice and other interventions for and with the turntable

Performers: Electric Indigo & Karl Salzmann


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Creative (Mis)Understandings: Methodologies of Inspiration

an artistic research project lead by Wei-Ya Lin and Johannes Kretz

sponsored by the Austrian Science Fund


Closing presentation at the Weltmuseum Wien on May 20, 2022

The Artistic Research Project Creative (Mis)Understandings is based on a collaboration between poet-singers of the indigenous Tao group from Taiwan and composers and sound creators trained in the tradition of European Art Music. The project aims to create strategies which on the one hand contribute to revitalizing Tao cultural practices in a sustainable way, and on the other hand redefine social roles of European, academically trained composers and sound creators.

As part of the „Long Night of Research (Lange Nacht der Forschung)“ we will present – in an extended happening – the encounter of culture and traditional songs of the Tao in performance-exhibition format. This includes performances of traditional Tao song and dance, compositions and improvisations transforming the songs into various contemporary contexts in styles of rock, experimental, European art music etc., complemented by sound and video installations. There will also be time for exchanges, meetings, dialogues with the audience, what may create a platform of sharing and encounters during this event.


Contributors on 5/20:

Voices of Lanyu – singers of the Tao community, Ensemble Extrakte Berlin, Band „Wild Thing“

Sandeep Bhagwati, Chiao-Hua Chang, Samu Gryllus, Johannes Kretz, Wei-Ya Lin, Wolfgang Liebhart, Si Pehbowen (Zheng Kuo), Siaman Vongayan (Chien-Ping Kuo), Ming Wang, Hui Ye



Already on April 19, 2020, there will be the opportunity to get a foretaste of the final presentation and to gain insights into the concepts and experiences of the team members at the Weltmuseum Wien.

Q&A Session: AR Pilot call und PEEK program

Together with the Research Support of mdw, we invite you to an informal “Q&A Session”, where you can get answers on your questions about the current AR Pilot Call and/or the PEEK program of the FWF.
1.3.2022, 13-14 Uhr | online


  • Vitali Bodnar, Project service
  • Thomas Grill, Vice Head of Artistic Research Center
  • Therese Kaufmann, Head of Research Support
  • Johannes Kretz, Head of Artistic Research Center
We are looking forward to your participation!
The Zoom link is available through the following page (only accessible for members of mdw): Click here!

Call for Artistic Research Pilot Projects at the mdw

Application deadline: 28.3.2022

For the third time, the mdw invites applications for internal funding for pilot projects in the field of artistic research. A total of €20,000 are available for innovative research projects clearly demonstrating the use of appropriate artistic research methodology. Preference will be given to projects serving as pilots for potential third-party funding applications, especially within the framework of the FWF’s PEEK programme, and/or to projects that could lead to prospective publications (e.g. in the Research Catalogue), as well as to transdisciplinary and collaborative projects.

All members of the mdw, in particular young artists and academics, including (PhD or Doctor Artium Program) students, are eligible to apply. Projects should be implemented within the course of twelve months. Up to 5,000 euros are available for each successful application.


Eligible costs

All direct costs (staff, equipment and travel costs, subcontracts, and other substantiated costs) in connection with the implementation of the project as well as the presentation and publication of results are eligible for funding. Co-financing through personal or third-party funds is possible. Payments are to be made directly through the respective institute or the Artistic Research Center.


Selection procedure

Successful applications will be determined by an interdisciplinary jury of internal and external experts under the direction of Prof. Johannes Kretz. Final decisions are expected to be announced by the end of April 2022.


Application documents:

  • a project description and timeline (maximum three pages)
  • supplement containing brief biographical information and a list of relevant publications, artistic works and other achievements (maximum two pages),
  • Budget calculations (in tabular format)

When calculating project budgets, please ensure that regulations regarding the awarding of contracts for work and services are observed.



final report must be submitted within three months of the end of the project, together with a breakdown of costs (in tabular form) and a comparison of planned and actual expenses. If applicable, funding recipients are required to store open access materials in the publication platform pub.mdw. Other outputs (videos, audios and other research data) must be managed through the mdwRepository.

Applications must be submitted electronically by 28.3.2022 to and should be marked with the subject “AR-Pilot application”.

The project service is available to answer any questions.

Information on projects funded under the AR-Pilot Call 2018 and 2020

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Further information:

Vitali Bodnar
Project Service | Research Support
Tel. +43 1 711 55 – 6114

Therese Kaufmann
Head of Research Support
Tel. +43 1 711 55 – 6100

Rotting Sounds Symposium, September 23 and 24 @ mdw

Since 2018, the project of artistic research Rotting sounds – Embracing the temporal deterioration of digital audio has been researching transformation processes pertaining to the diverse interrelations of digitally encoded information in the audio domain, its material properties and (human) interpretation within a sociocultural context.

This symposium shall provide a room for reflection on the acquired experiences in the course of the project, bring in external viewpoints on the relevant topics and stimulate outlooks beyond the limits of current research.

Rotting sounds is a cooperation between the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and is funded by the Austria science fund (FWF project AR445).

The symposium will take place in presence at the mdw campus (registration required!) and will also be streamed through

Thursday, September 23rd, 19:00-22:00
@ Klangtheater
(Building V, Future Art Lab, mdw campus)

Till Bovermann, Dario Sanfilippo, Martin Howse, Kathrin Hunze
Jasmine Guffond

Please register here.

Friday, September 24th, 10:00-18:00
@ Klangtheater
(Building V, Future Art Lab, mdw campus)

Thomas Grill, Till Bovermann, Almut Schilling
Martin Kunze
Martin Howse
Julian Rohrhuber
Caroline Bohlmann
Jasmine Guffond
Rosa Menkman
Angelica Castelló

Please register here.

Friday, September 24th, 19:30-22:00
@ Auditorium of Rotting Sounds
(Back side of Building S, mdw campus)

Tobias Leibetseder
Georg Zichy
Mario de Vega

Please register here.

FWF Der Wissenschaftsfonds
mdw – Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien

co-curated and produced by sound:frame