Digital Sound & Voice V

Ulla Rauter
Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art, Digital Arts
2022S, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S02810


Physical music interfaces and experimental instrument building
or: How do communicating cells sound and what can EEG music really do?

With the development of electronic musical instruments and in particular the computer as a live instrument, there was a separation of the body and the sound produced. Since then, sensors, interfaces and digital sound processes have enabled new forms of body-sound relationships, but also make the body as a physical player obsolete.

The block event is dedicated to this area of ​​tension.
We look at artistic concepts that use sensors to turn the human body into a virtuoso controller of electronic sounds and those that allow non-human actors to generate sounds.

We will work with various sensors and connect them to the sound software Pure Data or MaxMSP via the Arduino. We will use graphic, physical and interactive scores for live performances, and try out deep learning tools for complex mappings between gestures, movement, touch and sound are presented.
Experiment and idea, technical practice and conceptual context should flow into one another.

The aim is the - model - development of an experimental music interface according to your own ideas and parameters.


Examination Modalities

Anwesenheit, Mitarbeit

Key Words

sound, sensorik, sound sculpture, interactive art, performance, music, electronic music


11 March 2022, 10:00–11:00 (preliminary discussion)
18 March 2022, 10:00–13:00
25 March 2022, 10:00–13:00
01 April 2022, 10:00–13:00
08 April 2022, 10:00–13:00
29 April 2022, 10:00–13:00
06 May 2022, 10:00–13:00
13 May 2022, 10:00–13:00

Course Enrolment

From 11 February 2022, 10:00 to 01 November 2022, 07:56
Via online registration

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Künstlerische Methodik und Technologie digitaler Kunst: Digital Sound & Voice I - V

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible