Gamified Composition and Performance a Symposium in Artistic Research

Gamified Composition and Performance – a Symposium in Artistic Research
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
March 29-31, 2019
Mumuth, Lichtenfelsgasse 14, 8010 Graz, Austria

In 2016 the artistic research project GAPPP – Gamified Audiovisual Performance and Performance Practice has been launched at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics – IEM – of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, in which a team of researchers investigates the artistic potential of elements from computer games in the context of audiovisual composition and performance. A large number of questions that are grouping around this key interest have been investigated and more than a dozen new artistic works have been composed and performed that explored those questions from a practical side.

In the symposium Gamified Composition and Performance – a Symposium in Artistic Research the most significant outcomes from this research project will be presented in the form of talks and artistic performances. The symposium gathers an international mix of artists, performers and speakers from the fields of game philosophy, game theory, game-based audiovisual art and musicology. A large number of performances of works will be presented that have been created as part of the GAPPP research, or which have specially been commissioned for this symposium.

The focus of the symposium not only lies in the reflection of the findings of this particular research project, but in discussing and opening up new questions and perspectives that emerge from the intermixture of artistic practice, aesthetics, game elements and mechanics.

The programme can be found at

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