Combining our physical world with digital information - images, videos, texts - in real time is not brand new. In the summer of 2016, for example, in a real hype about Pokémon Go, countless players chased their smartphones across streets and squares to catch virtual fantasy creatures. At the moment, however, the expansion of reality is undergoing rapid technical development, which is reflected above all in a greater proximity of devices to one's own body and an even stronger interaction between real and virtual in everyday life.

The acoustic dimension in extended realities plays an essential role both in application scenarios and in artistic contexts. Immersion is the concept of the hour to describe that a user gets involved in the reality of a game or film, for example, or merges into it, or that a feeling of real action sets in.

The use of techniques and applications to enhance reality in musical contexts represents an exciting and forward-looking field of experimentation for research, teaching and artistic practice alike. In 2018/19, the Landeszentrum MUSIK–DESIGN–PERFORMANCE therefore focused on Extended Reality. On the studio days from 27 to 29 May 2019, extended realities were examined and discussed from an artistic, scientific and educational perspective.


Montag, 27. Mai 2019

Der erste Ateliertag stand im Zeichen von Musikpädagogik und Musikdidaktik im Kontext digitaler Medien. Neben Workshops für verschiedene Zielgruppen sowie einer Diskussionsrunde zum Thema "Digitalisierung und Musiktheorie" fanden am Abend in Kooperation mit der Volkshochschule Tuttlingen zwei Musikimpulse statt.

9:00 - 11:00 Uhr | Raum 234

Workshop with Prof. André Stärk (Detmold) and Prof. Dr. Philipp Ahner

On the basis of "DetmoldMusicTools - the online platform for music", students gain insights into the possibilities of learning music theory and ear training with digital technologies. In particular, the teaching concepts blended learning and flipped classroom will be presented and tested. For the participants, computers are available, own devices can be brought along.

Please register by e-mail at


11:00 - 13:00 Uhr | Raum 234

Workshop with Prof. André Stärk (Detmold) and Prof. Dr. Philipp Ahner

In this workshop, teachers gain insights into the content of blended learning and flipped classroom concepts in the field of music theory and aural training. Subsequently, the technical implementation of the learning materials takes place via the learning platform For the participants computers are available, own devices can be brought along.

Registration by e-mail to is requested.

13:30 - 14:30 Uhr | Raum 234

How does learning music theory change due to digitalization? Moderated discussion.


  • Prof. André Stärk (Musiktheorie; Hochschule für Musik Detmold)
  • Prof. Dr. Pierre Funck (Musiktheorie/Alte Musik; Musikhochschule Trossingen)
  • Prof. Olaf Taranczewski (Digitale Musikproduktion; Musikhochschule Trossingen/Landeszentrum)
  • Harald Scholz (Studierender Lehramt Schulmusik; Musikhochschule Trossingen)


  • Prof. Dr. Philipp Ahner (Musikpädagogik/Musikdidaktik im Kontext digitaler Medien; Musikhochschule Trossingen/Landeszentrum)

15:00 - 17:00 Uhr | Raum 234

A beginners workshop for teachers and students with Prof. Dr. Philipp Ahner

The practical workshop for beginners gives participants a first insight into the technical and pedagogical basics of learning and teaching with mobile devices. How do I start designing learning time/teaching with mobile devices (simple apps for beginners)? Which technical hurdles and stumbling blocks do I have to consider as a teacher (cable, plug, WLAN, flight mode etc.)? Which forms of learning and task formats are suitable for learning and teaching with mobile devices?

Please bring along: Smartphone/Tablet and headphones. Please register by sending an e-mail to

18:00 - 19:30 Uhr | Meeting point Foyer Kleine Aula

In cooperation with the Volkshochschule Tuttlingen the Landeszentrum MUSIK–DESIGN–PERFORMANCE offers two music impulses. Registration via the VHS is required.


In the small beginner workshop, digital instruments and tools are explored in order to record, edit, imitate and create sounds. Participation is free of charge.


What influence do modern technologies have on today's sound? How do you mix music completely in the computer? In a concrete project, these questions will be practically clarified and experienced. Virtual environments and systems of augmented reality are casting an ever-increasing spell over more and more people. Visitors can move freely in these worlds and immerse themselves completely in them. These technical possibilities open up a whole new artistic horizon to be explored. Participation is free of charge.

20:00 Uhr | Gejodome

Kepler Concordia is a new musical instrument for scientific exploration as immersive experience being created by a team of programmers, artists, musicians, and engineers led by Dr. Kelly Snook, former NASA Scientist and Professor of Media Technology at the University of Brighton.

(Language of presentation: English)

Dienstag, 28. Mai 2019

Am zweiten Ateliertag präsentierte das Landeszentrum auf der Messe "Extended Instruments" die Vielfalt der Erweiterungsmöglichkeiten für klassische Instrumente. Ein interdisziplinäres Symposium diskutierte die Rolle des Auditiven in immersiven erweiterten Realitäten von Monteverdi bis Virtual Reality. Ein immersives Konzerterlebnis bot das Atelierkonzert im Klangdom mit anschließender Open Space-Night.

9:30 Uhr / 14:30 Uhr / 18:00 Uhr | Verschiedene Räume

The variety of technical extension possibilities for "classical" instruments is inexhaustible. The exhibits used and developed at the Musikhochschule range from the prepared recorder to the virtual organ to the spatial sound performance in the Klangdom.


11:00 - 13:30 Uhr | Raum 234

The interdisciplinary symposium explores spaces of transfer between academic discourse, technical implementation, economic innovation and artistic practice from the three perspectives of media theory, applied media studies and musicology. An event in cooperation with the Hochschule Furtwangen University and the University of Konstanz.


19:30 - 21:00 Uhr | Kleine Aula

The concert will focus on the new Klangdom of the Musikhochschule Trossingen. The perception of music is decisively changed in the surroundings of dome shaped loudspeakers: Sounds can be placed anywhere around the listener. The listener no longer perceives the sound frontally, but is in the midst of any number of sounds. In the studio concert, professors and students of the Musikhochschule Trossingen present works in and with the Klangdom.


21:30 Uhr | Kleine Aula

In an open event format students of the Trossingen University of Music present artistic works with and around the Klangdom.


Mittwoch, 29. Mai 2019

Der dritte Ateliertag war der Ideenschmiede und der Vernetzung des Landeszentrums gewidmet.

10:00 Uhr | Gejodome / Kleine Aula / Hans-Lenz-Haus

A thematic focus of the Landeszentrum MUSIK–DESIGN–PERFORMANCE is on compositions and artistic productions that pay special attention to the parameter of spatial sound. At the Musikhochschule Trossingen you can experiment and work in different environments on surround sound projects, which will be presented to interested members of the university during this short guided tour. (University internal event)

11:00 - 12:30 Uhr | Raum 234

The third studio day is dedicated to the think tank and networking. The Landeszentrum MMUSIK–DESIGN–PERFORMANCE invites the spokespersons of the various groups and institute directors of the Trossingen University of Music to jointly develop visions of cooperation and ideas for interdisciplinary projects. (University internal event)


We would like to thank Uwe Sonnenschein, Gerhard Strohm, Waldemar Boczek, Thomas Decker, Ralf Pfründer, Elko Baumgarten, Lukas Hertzsch and Dennis Heitinger for the photographic documentation of the events from 27 to 29 May 2019.

A PDF version of the event flyer can be downloaded here.