Just prior to the Covid-19 madness i defended my PhD thesis in Musicology at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Abstract). Many thanks to my supervisors Peter Wicke and Holger Schulze as well as everybody who supported me on this intense journey. Furthermore i want to show my respect to every researcher accepting the challenge of creating knowledge meeting scientific quality standards and investing lots of blood, sweat and tears in their work, frequently without any kind of appreciation. With the rise of media confusion, misinformation and right-wing scare tactics, you are, more than ever, the real heroes.
My work on the influence of brands and advertising on popular music culture is scheduled for publication in October 2020.
++ November 2019 ++
I’ll be talking about the construction and prediction of musical meaning, artificial intelligence and brands in popular music culture this Friday, November 13th at the 2019 Edition of Luxembourgs‘ Sonic Visions Music Lab. Check out the info on my keynote and the full program of the exciting conference. Also looking forward to participate in the panel Technology & Innovation X Creativity & Music entering the dialogue with industry executives.
Come by and say Hi!
++ August 2019 ++
I had the pleasure of speaking about next level music indexing at this year’s edition of the Wallifornia MusicTech summit taking place in Liège/Belgium in July. Together with Felix Haaksman of HearDis! i presented our novel and intelligent prediction and indexing system for sound recordings.
Pajaro Sunrise created a masterpiece of a soundtrack for the new road movie 4 Latas – i’m grateful being part of the project and having given it its final mastering touch.