Bridges 2019 @ Anton Bruckner Private University

Institute for Composition, Conducting and Computer Music | Computer Music Studio
Institute of Keyboard Instruments

Formal Music Night - "ASR - algorithmic and stochastic resonance"

17.07.2019 ABPU_Grosser_Saal 20:00

Bridges 2019's Music Night features a concert of  algorithmic and stochastic compositions, improvisations and realtime processing organised by the Computer Music Studio of the Institute of Composition, Conducting and Computer Music in cooperation with the Institute of Keyboard Instruments at the ABPU.
update 24.04.2019_16:45

Program (subject to change)

minimal music for accordion duo
by Andreas Weixler

accordion: Miloš Katanić, Vojtěch Drnek


Trois cent notes

multidimensional vectoral composition for piano solo
by Karlheinz Essl (2019 Austrian premiere)


Time Paradox
8 channel electroacustic composition
by Rosalia Soria (2015)
based on 3 different sonifications of a mathematical model representing a mass-spring-damper system implemented in Supercollider


Microsoft Word - Time Paradox- Description.docx Suite Irrational, 4. Satz
super symmetrical composition for 2 grand pianos
by Kurt Hofstetter (2018) 


Pascherischer Tanz (Paschen-Dance)
quantum music for accordion
by Kim Helweg (2018)

piano performer: Till Körber and Sven Birch


In großen Takten singt das Meer
composition for 2 pianos and resonances
by Se-Lien Chuang (2002/rev2019)


Ashley Ave
algorithmic composition for piano and stochastic multichannel spectral delay
by Andreas Weixler (2008)


Momentum I
Realtime groove and melody generation through tessellation and randomized patterns for violoncello and electronics
by Michael Mayr/Katja Finsel

cello: Katja Finsel
electronics: Michael Mayr


Virtuoso Chances
realtime computing of audiovisual intermedia improvisation with stochastic controlling methods
by all performer (2019)


Performed by ABPU professors, staff, students and alumni:

piano performer: Till Körber and Sven Birch and students
accordion: Miloš Katanić, Vojtěch Drnek
cello:  Katja Finsel
electronics: Michael Mayr, Se-Lien Chuang, Andreas Weixler

CMS Organisation: Andreas Weixler & Se-Lien Chuang

Anton Bruckner Private University for music, drama and dance
The Anton Bruckner Private University is an open, innovative centre for the arts, where the  performers and teachers of tomorrow receive an individualized education in music, drama and dance. As one of the six Austrian universities for music and drama, and one of the four universities in Linz, the UNESCO City of Media Arts, the Bruckner University sees its role both as a training ground for performing, teaching and academic research, and as an important agent in the development and communication of the arts. The new building of the Bruckner University impresses with its striking architecture and creates the ideal environment for many-facetted encounters with music, drama and dance.

The range of courses offered by the Bruckner University include performance and teaching degrees in the classical instrumental categories and in Vocal Studies, Early Music, jazz, composition, contemporary dance, drama, music promotion and communication and elementary music education. All courses of study are completed with the academic degrees “Bachelor of Arts” (BA) and “Master of Arts” (MA).

The Computer Music Studio is part of the Institute of Composition, Conducting and Computer Music at ABPU

The Institute of Composition, Conducting and Computer Music - IKD
Aspiring composers and their new musical works have a particular value for our young and innovative music university. Their creative potential is developed and promoted by the interaction between the study areas Composition, Conducting, Improvisation and Ensemble playing.

The Computer Music Studio - CMS
sees it self as a competency center for electroacustic music, computer music and intermedia arts in the region of Linz and Upper Austria.
The aim was to facilitate research and performance of electro accoustic compositions as well as international exchange  in teaching  and production  with other highly developed  national and international music studios. It is strongly connected and focus on cooperations regional, national and international.
The Sonic Lab is an intermedial computer music concert hall with a  peripheral loudspeaker system and was initiated  for the ABPU by Andreas Weixler between 2005 and 2015 in conjunction with the studios and facilities of the Computer Musik Studios CMS with in the new building opened 2015.

brief history of SAMT and CMS
The Computer Music Studio was founded in 1995 as SAMT Studio for Advanced Music and Media Technology by DI Adelhard Roidinger and the former Rector of the Bruckner Conservatory, Mr. Hans Maria Kneihs with Softwarepark Hagenberg. Since 2008 Ao.Univ.Prof. Andreas Weixler was directing the university studio, at the same time the studio was renamed by a institute decision in CMS - Computer Music Studio.
From 2005 to 2015, Andreas Weixler and Se-Lien Chuang developed concepts for the CMS studios, teaching and production studio, teaching and ancillary rooms for the construction of the ABPU and an intermedial, multi-channel computer concert hall, the Sonic Lab.
The Sonic Lab is an intermedial computer music concert hall with periphonic loudspeaker system and was initiated jointly with the studios and premises of the computer music studio CMS for the Anton Bruckner Private University by Andreas Weixler in the period 2005-2015 to research and perform electroacoustic composition and computer music as well as for international exchange to enable teaching and production with other advanced computer music studios nationally and internationally.
In 2015 Univ. Prof. Volkmar Klien became appointed Professor of Computer Music and Electroacoustic Composition and director of the Institute of Composition, Conducting and Computer Music.

Institute of Keyboard Instruments
The Keyboard Instrument Institute is one of the central institutes of the Anton Bruckner Private University. It has a dedicated team of distinguished teachers who offer students keyboard-instrument training using the most up-to-date methods. The basic training comprises the principal study – piano, piano chamber music, accordion, organ and harpsichord – as well as all keyboard related subjects. Figured bass, organ improvisation, principles of organ building. Chamber music and vocal accompaniment also play a significant role in the studies. A further important aspect of the institute‘s profile is music pedagogy, in co-operation with the local music school system (Musikschulwerk).
Additional activities such as master classes, projects involving students from various classes and exchange concerts, offer students a stimulating environment, enabling them to assess their skills in comparison with other musicians. We set great store by close cooperation with other institutes and departments within the university, to promote innovative creative ideas.


Pascherischer Tanz (Paschen-Dance)
Quantum music for accordion
by Kim Helweg (2018)

performed by Miloš Katanić, accordion

"This piece was composed in 2018 as a part of an Erasmus agreement between the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz and The Danish National School of Performing Arts and directly written to Milos Katanic.
The title indicates that the music is inspired by dance and also science. Friedrich Paschen was a German physicist well known for the discovering of the Paschen series in 1908, which is one of the series of the hydrogen spectral lines. The Danish physicist Klaus Mølmer has composed a list of the hydrogen series as frequencies, which by transpositions can be used as musical scales. The 6 first scales are based on the Lyman, Balmer, Paschen, Brackett, Pfund and Humphrey series. In this piece, the Brackett and the Pfund “scales” are used and it is the first piece using two different series.

This quantum composing technique was developed 2015-2018 in the international artistic research project called Quantum Music, which was supported by Creative Europe and the Danish Arts Foundation.
The piece is built on two ideas:
1) A very rhythmical section aggressively presenting the Brackett scale. First, one note alone then slowly adding the other notes of the scale.
2) A lyrical theme using the tonal aspect of the Quantum series.
In the development section, the material is mixed and it ends up this way, that the lyrical theme takes over the rhythmical shape of the first material.
The mood of the music expresses an atmosphere of both mechanical movements and of pastoral harmony. The sound of quantum mechanics."
- Kim Helweg