Sound Art Research Einführung 1

Karl Salzmann
Center Research Focus, Center Research Focus
2023W, Projektarbeit (PA), 2.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S04882


This is a continuing course that will be held again in the following summer semester. For this reason, applications are encouraged from students who have the opportunity to participate in the course again in the summer semester 2024.

Within the framework of the course, students will develop concepts for their own sound art research projects in WS23, which will then be practically implemented in SS24 with the ÆSR Lab - mobile laboratory.

In order to make the concepts and projects possible, current and historical developments and trends (sound art, sound art, sonic turn, deep listening, field recording, sonic materialism, ecology of sound,...) in the field of artistic research and practice with sound are discussed and debated in the framework of the course. In addition, a selection of literature from the field of sound studies will be made available for joint reading. Lectures by sound researchers & artists (Marcel Cobussen, Salomé Voegelin, Bernhard Leitner) are also part of the course.

Building on the theoretical foundations taught in the course, students then develop their own experimental sound research concepts.


The lecture is part of the ÆSR Lab - Applied/Experimental Sound Research Laboratory. ÆSR Lab is a cooperative project of the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Zentrum Fokus Forschung) and the Artistic Research Center (ARC), the Institute for Composition, Electroacoustics and Tonmeister:innen Training (IKE) of the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and the Phonogrammarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. ÆSR Lab is funded by the BMBWF and in cooperation with the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) of the EU.

Examination Modalities

Immanent examination character

Continuous attendance and participation

Project work


The course will be held in German. Guest lectures may be given in English.

Key Words

Sound, Sound Art, Artistic Research, Sound Studies, Sounding Art


10 October 2023, 14:00–15:00 Zentrum Fokus Forschung (preliminary discussion)
23 October 2023, 13:00–14:30 Zentrum Fokus Forschung
06 November 2023, 15:00–18:00 Zentrum Fokus Forschung
13 November 2023, 19:00–20:30 PSK Kassenhalle , "Gastvortrag: Marcel Cobussen"
14 November 2023, 18:00–19:30 PSK Kassenhalle , "Gastvortrag: Salomé Voegelin"
11 December 2023, 10:00–11:30 Zentrum Fokus Forschung
15 January 2024, 13:00–14:30 Zentrum Fokus Forschung (examination)

Course Enrolment

From 04 September 2023, 00:00 to 06 October 2023, 12:00
Via online registration

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations: Artistic and art technology foundations 180/002.01

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: not possible