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University for Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics - IEM


March 29-31, 2019 at Kunstuni Graz/University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Venue: Mumuth, Lichtenfelsgasse 14, 8010 Graz, Austria

In 2016, the artistic research project "GAPPP – Gamified Audiovisual Performance and Performance Practice" was launched at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics – IEM – of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. In GAPPP, a team of researchers investigates the artistic potential of elements from computer games in the context of audiovisual composition and performance. A large number of questions grouping around this key interest have been investigated and more than a dozen new artistic works composed and performed that explore those questions from a practice based and theoretical side.

During the symposium "GAMIFIED COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE – A SYMPOSIUM IN ARTISTIC RESEARCH" the most significant outcomes of the research project will be presented and discussed in the form of talks and artistic performances. The symposium will bring together an international mix of artists, performers and speakers from the fields of game philosophy, game theory, audiovisual art and musicology. The works that we will present were created as part of the GAPPP research, or have been especially commissioned for this symposium. The focus of the symposium lies not only in the reflection of the findings of this particular research project, but in discussing and opening up new questions and perspectives that emerge from the intersection of artistic practice, aesthetics, game elements and mechanics.

Please visit our website for a detailed schedule:

Confirmed guests:
Alyssa Aska (Composition, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz)
Ricardo Climent (Interactive Music Composition, Manchester University)
Stefano D’Alessio (Media Art)
Melanie Fritsch (Musicology/Game Studies, University of Bayreuth)
Pedro Gonzáles Fernández (Composition, University of Music and Theater, Hamburg)
Rob Hamilton (Computer Music, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York)
Julian Kämper (Musicology, Goethe University Frankfurt)
Olli Tapio Leino (Game Philosophy, Hong Kong City University)
Martina Menegon (Media Art, University of Applied Arts in Vienna/Art University in Linz)
Costantino Oliva (Ludomusicology, University of Malta)

Marko Ciciliani, Barbara Lüneburg and Andreas Pirchner

GAPPP is funded by the Austrian Science Fund as project PEEK AR 364-G24
(Credit photo: Andreas Pirchner)


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