Dr. phil. Deniz Peters, MA

is Professor for Artistic Research in Music, Head of the Doctoral School for Artistic Research at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, and President of the Society for Artistic Research SAR.

His artistic research on interpersonal empathy combines phenomenological, conceptual, and interaction analyses with an experimental piano practice, improvising with musicians and dancers Simon Rose, Stevie Wishart, Ellen Waterman, Christopher Williams, Stefan Östersjö, Alexander Deutinger, and many others (recently finished PEEK-project). He is also re-thinking musical expression (recently finished philosophical-analytical FWF-project); a third area of activity is directed towards a fuller understanding of the methods, documentation, typology and epistemology of artistic research through music.

His third-party funding successes as applicant, co-applicant, and co-author further include another stand-alone projects and one Zukunftskolleg (both 2021). 

Peters has appeared as speaker and performer at conferences in musicology, philosophy, and artistic research in Europe, Australia, and the USA.

Publications include a collected edition Bodily Expression in Electronic Music (Routledge); articles in Performance Research, Contemporary Music Review and Empirical Musicology Review; chapters in collections with Lexington, Springer, Leuven UP, Rowman & Littlefield, and Oxford UP; and a CD of findings (Leo Records).