I use the social networking site for scientists and researchers researchgate.net. Many of my publications can be downloaded there. The network’s weekly statistical evaluations show that my publications are amongst the mostly read articles deriving from my university.

I have been giving talks on research works and research ideas on several conferences, occasions and invitations to Universities and other institutions.

My main research interest
– the development of bowed strings synthesizer instruments allowing for a highly string specific playability,
– the effect of sounds from nature on people,
– the understanding and development of digital (sound-)systems that have a high degree of sustainability and allow for a satisfying human-computer-interaction.

Selected research projects:

2019 Health and Sound: Study to investigate the effect of immersive nature sounds and images

2016 – 2018 Development of ILERo (Immersive Listening Experience Room)

Since 2016 Collection and analysis of soundscape ambisonic recordings at selected spots in nature

Since 2015 collaborative research-partner at the Listen(n) project

Since 2015 development of the competence centre sound and interaktion (KoSI) at Ansbach University

November and December 2013 guest researcher at Vilém Flusser Archiv, University of the Arts Berlin.

September and October 2013 guest researcher at Matralab/Hexagram, Concordia University Montréal. Talks at CIRMMT and Matralab as well as a concert at Matralab.

Since 2008 initiation, organisation and implementation of the ICMI (Innovative and Computerbased Musical Interfaces) workshop at the biggest german speaking informatics conference Mensch & Computer together with colleagues from other German universities.

2004 – 2007 Initiation (together with Hatto Beyerle) and development of the european research group >hot_strings SIG< with the goal of supporting the (digital) further development of bowed stringed instruments.

2003 – 2008 development of Audio Signal-Driven Sound Synthesis (ASDSS). Early ASDSS soundexamples are below. Explanations of the sound synthesis methods presented below can be found in my PhD thesis p. 163 ff.

Signal-driven subtractive synthesis (PhD Thesis p. 183):

Parameter-driven simple FM synthesis (PhD Thesis p. 185):

Signal-driven simple FM synthesis (PhD Thesis p. 186):

Signal-driven simple FM synthesis 8va (PhD Thesis p. 186):