Deniz Peters is a music philosopher, musicologist and improvising pianist. His main research interests are (1) the ideas and phenomena of musical expression and experience, with an emphasis on the role the body, empathy, gesture, tactility, attention, attitude, hermeneutics, instrumentality and performance situation play in the listening experience; and (2) the concept and potential of artistic research. His epistemological approach combines artistic practice with phenomenology, hermeneutics, and philosophical argument and analysis. He is principal investigator in two multi-year research projects funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, one of them an artistic research (PEEK) project, working in duos and trios with researching musicians such as Simon Rose, Bennett Hogg, Sabine Vogel, Stefan Östersjö, Rachel Austin, and Ellen Waterman.
He has published in scholarly journals such as Performance Research, Contemporary Music Review, and Empirical Musicology Review, and within collected editions by Oxford University Press, Routledge, and Cambridge Scholars Publishing. He has held numerous talks at philosophical and musicological conferences in Europe, the US, and Australia.
At the Artistic Doctoral School, Deniz Peters’s roles include an active contribution to the current discourse on artistic research, mentoring, teaching, and coordination.
Dr.artium Dorothea SeelSenior Scientist | Research | Coordination
Katharina Neges studied History, German Philology, and Philosophy at the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt.
While studying she worked as a tutor and teaching assistant. After receiving her Master's Degree in Philosophy
she became a Research and Teaching Assistant for Theoretical Philosophy at the AAU. Her research focused mainly
on Constructivism and the Non-dualizing Mode of Discourse.
As a lecturer, she has held more than 30 courses on a wide range of philosophical topics and their applicability
to other disciplines In addition to classical philosophical courses at the AAU and the University of Vienna, she also
participates as a lecturer in the Master's program in Exhibition Design (FH Joanneum) and teaches Master's Degree in
Nursing Science at MedUni Graz, where she also supervises and examines Master's theses (MSc) since 2015.
In her current position as a Research Assistant at the Artistic Doctoral School of the University of Music and
Performing Arts Graz, she is working on the scientific foundations, the epistemological potentials and the ethical
implications of the ongoing debates in Artistic Research, while completing her PhD.
Marlene Schnepfleitner studied ethnology and culture-anthropology at the University of Graz and has previously
worked in the field of publicity at a network for employment companies.
She is interested in personal expression in the form of paintings and creative design and is currently
training at the Institute of Painting and Creative Therapy. Furthermore, she has been working as a consultant
for teaching positions and youth development at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.
Her responsibilities at the Artistic Doctoral School include the administration of the doctoral school
and support and assistance at different events such as the research festival ARTikulationen and the May-residencies.
She is the contact-person for all administrative questions concerning the Artistic Doctoral School.
University of Music and Performing Arts GrazReiterkaserne
Address of the artistic doctoral school
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
With more than 2,000 students in Graz and Oberschützen, the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG) is an internationally renowned place of education - 17 institutes and 2 doctoral schools offer highly qualified training for artistic and scientific professions. Owing to its geographic situation it knows to combine perfectly Austrian tradition in music and performing arts with the creative potential of Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
Consequently living its leitmotif “Open for the New by Tradition”, and with its focus on contemporary arts and its vital symbiosis between the arts and science, KUG has been able to shape its profile among universities in Europe.
KUG combines the development and unfolding of the arts and research with university education. Compared to other universities worldwide, the scientific aspect in education is well developed and benefits from the vivid practice of music. On the other hand, artists benefit from scientific reflection. A functional and state-of-the-art infrastructure as well as numerous guest lectures, workshops and possibilities to appear in public allow to design studies in the best possible way.
The artistic and scientific activities of some 400 renowned teachers interact directly with teaching and ensure excellent and practice-oriented education this way. Owing to this highly qualified personal attention KUG can look back on a long list of very successful graduates. At KUG, students and teachers are considered partners in a common cognitive process which animates the concept of “education through the arts and science”.
The concept of the artistic doctoral programme of the KUG is based on the recommendations of the Austrian University Board and involves internal public presentations in the form of artistic performances and progress reports, as well as the judgements of external advisers.