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Barbara Lüneburg
Tutor Artistic Research

Barbara Lüneburg is an internationally acknowledged violinist and artistic researcher working in contemporary music and multimedia art. From 2014 to 2018 she was director and lead artist of the artistic research project TransCoding – From ‘Highbrow Art’ to Participatory Culture funded by the Austrian Science Fund. Her arts based research deals with performance practice and the creative potential of performers, collaborations between performers and composers, charisma, performer-audience relation and game based audiovisual art. Lüneburg holds a professorship for Ensemble and Digital Performance at Trossingen University of Music/Germany and works as researcher at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz/Austria.


What makes artistic collaboration work?

A common goal, comparable knowledge, experience and skill, mutual respect, the ability to listen to your colleague and good communication skills.

How important is the context, in which your perform, to you?

As a performer the relationship with my audience is very important to me. Therefore, I strive to develop a concert and a concert’s aura by taking into consideration the artistic context, the venue itself and of course the audience that I expect to come as well as the audience which I would like to reach with my program.

Is music science? Why (not)?

To me art in itself is not science. However, it was enriching for me as an artist to develop a deep connection between art and science. This connection I enjoy exploring in my artistic-research endeavours and my everyday artistic practice.


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