International research network developed with Sweden, Spain and UK

The Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft – RSA FG and the University Mozarteum Salzburg network musicologists with experts in digital technologies. For the implementation of its digitization strategy, the University Mozarteum not only has the RSA FG as a partner, but also an international network of top researchers.

Music Technologists use digital technologies for the production, distribution and analysis of music. Computational Musicology uses Big Data analysis and Artificial Intelligence to research works, genres and special features of music. “These specialist worlds are addressed by our research focus on Interactive Music Technology,” says Peter A. Bruck, the managing director and overall scientific director of the RSA FG: “The initial focus is on the networking of the most innovative researchers and their networks.

Research network on music and digitisation with Michela Magas, Sergi Jorda and others

One of the members of the network is the EU Innovator of the Year 2017 Michela Magas, who founded the “Music Tech Fest – MTF”, the world’s largest community on music and technology, and is a pioneer in Sweden as director of #MusicBricks and Industry Commons Foundation. Sergi Jorda, who has already created music for La Fura dels Baus as professor of the Music Technology Group of the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, is one of the worldwide pioneers for new forms of haptic interaction with music with his invention of the “Reactable”. Tillman Weyde from the City University of London is also involved. In his research, he shows, for example, how Big Data analyses can depict the distributional development of new jazz, rock and pop releases from 1950 to the present.

Austrian focus on Aware Systems with Alois Ferscha and Benedikt Gollan

The Research Studio Pervasive Computing Applications – PCA of the RSA FG, headed by JKU Professor Alois Ferscha, focuses on Aware IT systems and music. “Our competencies with precision sensor technology and artificial intelligence can be used to improve not only high-tech industrial production or pilot training of large airlines. We are also working on how music performance and music education can be redesigned,” says Benedikt Gollan, operational director of the Research Studio PCA. This will involve the use of 3D cameras and eye tracking technologies to analyse psycho-physiological behaviour and improve hand-eye coordination.

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