At the centre of this research project directed by Dr. Sabine Sanio lie the conceptual innovations of Experimental Music and Sound Art since the middle of the 20th century. Their radical demand to explore new material and media questions the traditional strategies of European art music. Together with modified concepts regarding performance setting, space and compositional materials, questions concerning the role of technical media in music production and perception become prominent.

Central points of focus are now phenomena of hearing which demand a concept of aesthetic experience. The research project responds to these developments and aims to analyze them utilizing a new theoretical perspective. It furthermore investigates methods for better understanding of contemporary music and sound art.

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