Audio Communication Group

Edgard Varèse guest professorship

The Edgard Varèse guest professorship for computer music has been granted to the TU Berlin in 2000. It is financed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), aiming at the internationalization of learning and teaching. The contract was signed between the DAAD, the TU Berlin and the Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB). The guest professor primarily addresses the students of TU Berlin, but also a broader public by musical events and performances, by developing international connections, and by cooperating with artists in Berlin, in particular guests of the Berlin artists program of the DAAD. The monograph Musik als Ars Scientia - The Edgard Varese guest professors of the DAAD at the Technische Universität zu Berlin 2000-2006 by Björn Gottstein is dedicated to our guests of the first years.

Daniel Mayer

Winter term 2022/23


  • Selected Chapters on Sound Synthesis, Processing, Spatialization, and Multi-parameter Control
  • Metaperspectives of Sound Design with the Computer

Mehmet Can Özer

Summer term 2022


  • Techniques and History of Electroacoustic Music
  • Improvisation with/for Computers

Paloma López & Leslie García (Interspecifics)

Winter term 2021/22


  • Hybrid sound interfaces to explore natural phenomena
  • Beyond sonification: a data-driven ML composition

Thor Magnusson

Summer term 2021


  • Designing Systems for Musical Performance: Language as an Interface
  • Sonic Writing: Technologies of Material, Symbolic and Signal Inscriptions

Paula Matthusen

Winter term 2020/21


  • Invocations of Space and their Discontents
  • Noise :: Feedback :: Noise

Chris Chafe

Winter term 2019/20


  • Local Networks for Musical Interaction in Ensembles
  • Online Jamming and Concert Technology

Atau Tanaka

Summer term 2019


  • Theory: Embodied Musical Interaction
  • Praxis: Interactive performance programming in MaxMSP

Oliver Schneller

Winter term 2018/19


  • Musique mixte
  • Sound in its Own Space

Natasha Barrett

Summer term 2018


  • 3D sound, environments and human agency in acousmatic music
  • Live electroacoustic performance and interactive VR

Gerriet K. Sharma

Winter term 2017/18


  • Spatial practices I - Komponieren mit Skulpturalen Klangphänomenen in der Computermusik
  • Spatial practices II - Raumkonzepte in den Auditiven Künsten - Towards a Shared Perceptual Space (SPS)

Diemo Schwarz

Summer term 2017


  • Grundlagen und Anwendungen Corpusbasierter Concatenativer Klangsynthese
  • Projekte mit Interaktiver Corpusbasierter Concatenativer Klangsynthese

Michael Harenberg

Winter term 2016/17


  • Algorithmische Komposition unter Live-Bedingungen
  • Aktuelle Aspekte musikalischer Virtualisierung

Kaffe Matthews

Summer term 2016


  • Bicrophonics Theory
  • Bicrophonics Practical Workshops

Barry Truax

Winter term 2015/16


  • The Acoustic and Psychoacoustic Basis of Digital Synthesis and Signal Processing
  • Soundscape Composition as Context-based Creation

Caleb Kelly

Summer term 2015


  • Sound and Materials
  • Sound in Music and Sound Art

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay

Winter term 2014/15


  • A Systemic Approach to Mixed Music: Composition, Performance, Aesthetics, Techniques
  • The Studio as Composition Tool: Methods and Music

Miller Puckette

Summer term 2014


  • Electronic music in live performance
  • Signal processing techniques for real-time computer music

Nicolas Collins

Winter term 2013/14


  • A History of Experimental Music in 10 ½ Chapters
  • Hardware Hacking

Kees Tazelaar

Summer term 2013


  • Terminus as a Point of Departure
  • Electroacoustic Music: Origins – Technology – Aesthetics

Guy De Bièvre

Winter term 2012/13


  • Digital re-enactments of scores originally requiring analog electronics
  • Time and space perceptions in sound installations

Marc Battier

Summer term 2012


  • The invention of artificial sound in the 20th century
  • Electroacoustic music in all its forms

Michael Schumacher

Winter term 2011/12


  • Multichannel Sound Composition
  • Ear Training for Computer and Electronic Music

Douglas Repetto

Summer term 2011


  • Feedback
  • Transduction

Ronald Kuivila

Winter term 2010/11


  • Composition in the Arts
  • Seminar in Live Electronics

Jonty Harrison

Summer term 2010


  • Repertoire and Performance Practice of Acousmatic Music
  • Aesthetic Trends in Acousmatic Music

Simon Emmerson

Winter term 2009/10


  • Living Electronic Music
  • Organising Electroacoustic Music

Edwin van der Heide

Summer term 2009


  • In Between Time and Space
  • Sound Describing Space vs Space Describing Sound

Paul Davis

Winter term 2008/09


  • Audio Workstation Design & Implementation
  • Building Tools For Musicians

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano

Summer term 2008


  • Computer music and digital synthesis
  • Sound and Space

Agostino di Scipio

Winter term 2007/08


  • Dynamical Networks of Sonic Interactions
  • Composing in an Ecosystemic Perspective

Norbert Schnell

Summer term 2007


  • Basics of real-time interactive audio processing
  • Real-time interaction with recorded sounds

Eduardo Reck Miranda

Winter term 2006/07

Axel Röbel

Summer term 2006

Kees Tazelaar

Winter term 2005/06

Daniel Teruggi

Summer term 2005

Alberto de Campo

Winter term 2004/05

Trevor Wishart

Summer term 2004

Hans Tutschku

Summer term 2003

Gottfried Michael Koenig

Winter term 2002/03

David Behrman

Summer term 2002

Gerhard Eckel

Winter term 2001/02

Diemer de Vries

Summer term 2001

Stephan Travis Pope

Summer term 2000