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This page shall give you an overview about my academic work. Feel free to contact me via wolf-georg.zaddach [at] t-online.de

If you’re interested in my work as a musician and composer, please have a look at my musician homepage!

Please click here if you like to read the full list of news and announcements.


/ July

I’m looking forward to present on artistic music research at the international IASPM D-A-CH/GfPM conference in Vienna from Oct 20-22,2022. The title of my presentation is: ’Epistemic inertia’, ‘epistemic injustice’ and ‘epistemic mosaics’: Artistic research as a new paradigm and its potential for popular music studies.

/ May 2022

I’m grateful for the invitation by the HfMT Hamburg to talk about artistic research as a guest speaker on May 10. I’m talking about „RE:Search. Current debates, challenges and perspectives of Artistic Music Research

/ Apr 2022

I’m looking forward to 2 amazing events in Austria in June:
1. International conference: „Jazz Re:Search in 21st-Century Academia and Beyond“ at KUG Graz
2. International Workshop „Doing Thinking in Jazz: The Infinite Art of Preparing for Improvisation“ at Gustav Mahler Privatuniversität Klagenfurt + Jam Music Lab Unviersität Wien.

At both, I will be talking and performing in the context of artistic research. Especially the event in Klagenfurt is very exciting, since it will be an amazing international group of artist-researchers followed by a publication.

Thanks to Michael Kahr for making it all happen!

/ Febr 2022

I’m happy to announce a new publication about AI and improvisation on the cross-roads of practice-based and MIR research. The research is a team effort wit Dr. Klaus Frieler (Max-Planck-Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt/Main), the double-blind peer-reviewed article can be found here: http://doi.org/10.5334/tismir.87

Also, the new DFG-network Artistic Music Research met for the first time online. Soon there will be updates with a new homepage, etc.

/ Dec 2021

2022 will be, again, very productive in terms of artistic research. Besides the DFG-funded research network and my course leadership for the practice-bsed MA at BIMM Berlin, I will publish 2 more articles:

  • about artistic research and popular music in the special issue on practice-based research of the international peer-reviewed journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, IASPM@journal, release date late 2022/early 2023.
  • about artistic reseach as methodology for popular music studies, with Michael Kahr, as part of the extensive Handbook of Popular Music Methodologies (Intellect), ed. by Mike Dines, Fiorenzo Palermo and Shara Rambarran, release date late 2022, early 2023.

I’m very happy to announce that I received a funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) in order to build an expert network. From 2022 until 2025 we will work on Artistic Music Research and hope to contribute massively to the debate and implementation of artistic research into music universities and music studies.

On the same subject, I was invited as a guest speaker to talk about artistic music research at the research colloquium of the University Potsdam on Dec 3.