Prof. Sabine Breitsameter

Sabine Breitsameter, Professor for Sound and
Media Culture

Head of the Master's program
"International Media Cultural Work"

Short profile

Prof. Sabine Breitsameter is an award-winning author, director, producer, curator and festival director.
Before her appointment at the h_da, she gained over 25 years of practical experience in the international media, art and culture industry.

As a juror, she was/is active for the following institutions, among others: The ARD-ZDF Prize for Women and Media Technology, Prix Ars Electronica, German Audiobook Prize, European Broadcasting Union, Dresden Centre for Contemporary Music. As a scientific reviewer she evaluates Submissions for the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Society for Stereoscopic and Immersive Media, the German Music Therapy Society and the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology.

Sabine Breitsameter was appointed to the German Music Council in 2022 and has been a board member of the Hessian Film and Media Academy (hFMA) since 2008.

Her teaching focuses on media art and philosophy, auditory design and digital media, media cultures of the digital, media-aesthetic education, cultural journalism.

about the person

  • Soundscape Studies and Acoustic Ecology
  • Critique and perspective of immersive media concepts
  • Media aesthetic and media cultural education
  • Audience development as a prerequisite for the digital transformation of society
  • Fulldome Media, 360° Film
  • Plastic work with sound: 3D audio, VR audio, AR audio

2022 - 2024

AesThiCo - Aesthetics and Ecology in Technological Education
Funded by: Collaborative Coordinator Technological University Dublin via Higher Education Authority -
National Agency in Ireland and European Commission
Funding Programme: Erasmus+

2022 – 2023

New revised and introduced edition of R. Murray Schafer, The Order of Sounds.
A Cultural History of Listening, Schott International Mainz-Berlin 2023.

2022

Listening Space and Augmented Reality: Concept and Design of a Listening Path at Goetheteich/
Darmstadt - "Tomorrow I'm Alive"
Production: VR-Audio Lab University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt and HfMDK Frankfurt in the
context of the Hessian Film and Media Academy
Co-production with the International Forest Art Centre (IWZ)/Darmstadt

2020 – 2024

Hiking, nature conservation and regional identity - three hiking clubs in the German Hiking Association network
German Ramblers' Association network enter the digital future strengthened (BMI)
Support programme: Cohesion through participation (Federal Agency for Civic Education);
Federal programme "Digital Ways to Strengthen Democracy in Clubs and Associations".
Funded by: Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Building and the Homeland (BMI)

2020 – 2021

Listening room and augmented reality: conception and design of listening paths in Schaafheim and
Groß-Bieberau
Funding sources: Heimat- und Geschichtsverein Schaafheim, HMWK, Sparkasse Dieburg, Odenwaldklub e.V., District of Darmstadt-Dieburg
Funding programme: LEADER (EU), funding initiative of the Odenwaldklub e.V.

2019 – 2022

Fulldome films in 3D audio
Funding body: Hessian Film and Media Academy (HFMA)
Funding programme: HFMA funding

2019 – 2020

Production and mediation of immersive media
Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research, h_da Centre for Research and Development
Funding Programme: Strategic Strengthening of Research Competences in the European Framework - StrFor-EU / Higher Education Project under the EU-Strategy-FH Funding Line

2020 – 2021

Listening room and augmented reality: conception and design of the "Hörweg Dieburg. With the ear
on the way in Dieburg Forest".
Funded by: FRAport, HMWK, Sparkasse Darmstadt - Dieburg, Odenwaldklub e.V.
Funding programme: Funding initiative of the Odenwaldklub e.V.

Organisation of international symposia and specialist conferences

2021

Ex\\Immersio Media as Environments: Production and Facilitation. Symposium: 18.06.2021 - 19.06.2021

Conference Chair: Prof. Sabine Breitsameter

 

2020

Ex\\Immersio II. Production Practices, Audience Development and Media Cultural Transformation. Symposium: 18./19.09.2020

Conference Chair: Prof. Sabine Breitsameter

 

Ex\\Immersio I. Digital pathways to museums. Digital and immersive online strategies in cultural
institutions.

Symposium: 03.07.2020

Conference Chair: Prof. Sabine Breitsameter

 

2019

Radio Art; 3D Audio und Fulldome Media. Workshops an der Ionian University Corfu: 04. – 06.11.2019

Workshop leader: Prof. Sabine Breitsameter

3D Audio: Internal training event at Hessischer Rundfunk Frankfurt. Workshop: 18.10.2019

Workshop leader together with Marlene Breuer

District hiking day and inauguration of "Hörweg" in cooperation with the Odenwaldklub. Public
presentations of the project: 20.08. - 29.09.2019

Presenter: Prof. Sabine Breitsameter

 

Media Aesthetic Education - A Project in the Age of the Digital. Scientific conference: 29 - 30.06.2019

Conference management: Prof. Sabine Breitsameter

 

The digital I. Paths to a new ecology of the senses. Exhibition at the Museum Schloss
Fechenbach / Dieburg: 29.05.-30.06.2019

Curatorial direction: Prof. Sabine Breitsameter

 

Sounds good! - Symposium, HAW Hamburg. Symposium: 14 - 16.05.2020

Member of the Scientific Programme Committee

 

2018

The Global-Composition 2018. Sound, Ecology, and Media Culture. International, scientific-artistic
conference: 04 - 07.10.2018. Conference leader: Prof. Sabine Breitsameter

The transdisciplinary, international conference deals with the preconditions, the significance and the mediation of hearing and listening as a fundamental cultural technique in art, everyday life and the media as well as the critical examination of the acoustic environment.

 

Lectures

2021

Ex\\Immersio Media as Environments: Production and Facilitation. Symposium: 18./19.06.2021.

 

2020

Ex\\Immersio II. Production Practices, Audience Development and Media Cultural Transformation. Symposium: 18./19.09.2020.

 

Ex\\Immersio I. Digital pathways to museums. Digital and immersive online strategies in cultural
institutions. Symposium: 03.07.2020.

 

2019

Media Aesthetic Education - A Project in the Age of the Digital. Scientific conference: 29 - 30.06.2019.

 

The digital I. Paths to a new ecology of the senses.

Exhibition at the Museum Schloss
Fechenbach. Dieburg: 29.05.-30.06.2019.

 

Next generation 8.0 - Lectures at the Centre for Art and Media (ZKM)

Lectures: Coding & Un/De/Non/Re-Coding – Reconfiguration of auditory art foms in the here and now, Karlsruhe: 08.06.2019.

 

2018

Keynote-Lecture „Immersion and Beyond. A critical approach to understanding the aesthetic potential of 3D audio“ für das Symposium „Stereo and Immersive Media“, Lusofona Universität Lissabon, 28.-30.06.2018.

 

Keynote-Lecture:"Critical listening as an act of freedom. Physical Autonomy, Sensual
Self-Determination and Mental Integrity in R. Murray Schafer's Doctrine of Acoustic Ecology", in the context of the Interdisciplinary Lecture Series at the University and Academy of Music Hamburg "Healing Soundscape: Sound - Space - Atmosphere", 31.5.2018.

 

2017

insonic 2017. International Festival on Immersive Future Technologies, Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe, 7.12.-10.12.2017.

a) Lecture (by invitation): 3D Audio: Sculpting with Sound. Aspects of an ongoing

artistic research project.

b) Workshop: 3D Audio. Conception and implementation (together with the students Aleksandar Vejnovic, Robin Wiemann and Natascha Rehberg).

 

Forum Medientechnik: 3rd All Around Audio Symposium, University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, lecture (by invitation): 3D-Sound und VR-Audio: Interfacing specific sound dramaturgies and new
paradigms of perception, 29-30.11.2017.


Science Wednesday, h_da, FB Medien University public lecture: Five years of 3D audio at the Department of Media h_da: achievements, criticism and perspectives, 12.12.2017.

 

Interviews

2020

Interviews on the listening paths near Schaafheim and Bieberau.

Cultural reports: Offenbach Post, Mainecho, Frankfurter Rundschau, Langener Zeitung,
Radio Primavera, Darmstädter Echo, 31.10.-03.11.2020.

 

2019

Is print media still needed? The association communication of the future. Odenwaldklub
Hiking magazine "Die Dorflinde", 101st year | No. 3, interview on page 11, July to September 2019.

Audio Path. On the way with the ear in the Dieburger Forst

Date and press office:

- 27.09.2019 - epd Landesdienste: "Worth hearing" in the Dieburg Forest

- 27.09.2019 - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Rhein-Main: Listening to the footsteps of ants with headphones. At the new listening path in the forest near Dieburg, familiar and unfamiliar sounds of nature can be heard.

- 17.07.2019 - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Rhein-Main: Listening station and trade on the net.

- 28.09.2019 - Frankfurter Rundschau Offenbach: Listening path is opened

- 05.10.2019 - Darmstädter Echo: Listening to nature with mobile phone and headphones

- 10.09.2019 - Darmstädter Echo: Darmstädter Echo - All ears in the Dieburg forest

- 05.10.2019 - Dieburger Anzeiger: The basic idea is right

- 28.09.2019 - Dieburger Anzeiger: Close your eyes and open your ears

- 28.09.2019 - Dieburger Anzeiger: Listening path DIEBURG

- 12.10.2019 - Dieburger Anzeiger: Already everything is off again

- 02.10.2019 - Groß-Zimmerner Lokal-Anzeiger: Close your eyes and open your ears

- 02.10.2019 - Main-Echo Aschaffenburg: "Worth hearing" in Dieburg's forest

- 01.10.2019 - frizzmag.de: Trending October 2019

- 03.07.2019 - darmstadt.de: Digital perspectives: h_da and Digital City Darmstadt intensify
Cooperation

- 02.10.2019 - schattenblick.de: EDUCATION/237: Listening to the forest with smartphone and headphones - New listening trail in Dieburger Forst

 

2017

"The Three Question Marks. Production of Three Episodes in 3D Audio" (in cooperation with Sony
Music/Munich and Hörraum Media/Hamburg), cf. "Die drei ???" as a 3D audio play, how does that work, Ms Breitsameter?" Interview in: Börsenblatt des Deutschen Buchhandels (26.11.2017), .

 

"'Isn't it a Matter of Honour? Audiovisual training materials on volunteering" (in cooperation with the Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft für Freiwilligenarbeit Hessen/LAGFA Hessen e.V. and the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration),

 

Prizes and awards

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences Teaching Award, June 2019

 

Scientific expert activities

  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Society for Stereoscopic and Immersive Media
  • German Music Therapy Society

2020

Breitsameter, S.: Der Hörweg/The Listening Path. Augmenting Acoustic Ecology for a Rural
Community. In: Proceedings of the International Computermusic Conference ICMC. Konferenzpaper erschienen beim Verlag der Universität Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2020, 12 Pages.

Breitsameter, S.: Critical Listening as an Act of Freedom. In: Conference Paper and Article in Conference Proceedings of the Conference Music, Sound and Well-being and the University of Eastern Finland, 2020, 12 pp.

2019

Breitsameter, S.: Immersion and Beyond. A Critical Approach to Understanding the Aesthetic Potential of 3D-Audio. In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON STEREO & IMMERSIVE MEDIA Vol. 2. Issue No. 1, 2019, p. 22-33.

Breitsameter, S.: Coding & Un/De/Non/Re-Coding. Reconfiguring Auditory Art Forms in the Here and Now. In: Ludger Brümmer/Yannick Hofmann (hrg.), Festival Next Generation 8.0, ZKM Karlsruhe, June 2019, p. 9.

Breitsameter, S.: Das digitale Ich. Paths to a new ecology of the senses. In: Bound Print (Art Catalogue), May 2019, 20 pp.

Breitsameter, S.: Maske und Selbsterfahrung in den digitalen Medien. In: Sabine Breitsameter (ed.), Das digitale Ich. Ways to a new ecology of the senses, Darmstadt/Dieburg 2019. Published by Museum Schloss Fechenbach, May 2019, p. 2-3.

Breitsameter, S.: Reconfiguring the Apparatus. Radio Art in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. In: Regine Beyer/Anne Thurmann-Jajes (Hrg.innen), Listen Up! Radio Art in the USA,Columbia University Press/Transcript Publishers New York/Bielefeld 2019, 35 pp.

2018

Breitsameter, S.: Soundscape, in: Daniel Morat/Hansjakob Ziemer (eds.) Handbuch Sound: History - Terms - Approaches, Verlag J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart 2018, pp. 89-98.

Breitsameter, S.: 3D Sound and VR Audio – Interfacing Specific Sound Dramaturgies and New
Perceptional Paradigms, in: Raquel Castro (Hrg.), Invisible Places. Sound, Urbanism and Sense of Place, Ponta Delgada/Portugal 2018, p. 319-328.

Breitsameter, S.: Immersion and Beyond. A critical approach to understanding the aesthetic potential of 3D audio, in: Victor Flores (Hrg.), Stereo and Immersive Media 2018. Conference Proceedings,
Lissabon 2018.

Breitsameter, S.: The most important five radio art productions worldwide (translated into Polish), for: Glissando (Journal of Contemporary Music) #35, Warsaw/Poland 2018.

2017

Breitsameter, S.: Soundscape as a System and an Auditory Gestalt, in: Bernd Herzogenrath (Hrg.), Sound Thinking. A media philosophical approach, London/Oxford 2017, p. 51-64.

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Sabine Breitsameter

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