Starting in October 2023, the University of Music (HfM) Trossingen
(Germany) will offer a master’s degree program that is unique in Europe
and aims to train a new generation of artistically and technically
competent composers, sound artists, and music designers, especially by
critically exploring the creative possibilities of AI-based technologies.
This program (Master of Music in Composition) builds on the music
technology teaching foundations of the HfM Trossingen and takes place in
close cooperation with Furtwangen University. The students are taught by
an internationally renowned team of researchers and experienced artistic
practitioners, first and foremost Prof. Dr. Luc Döbereiner and Prof. Dr.
Joachim Goßmann. In addition, this course is being developed within the
framework of a cross-university project funded by the BMBF (KISS –
Artificial Intelligence Service and Systems), whose long-term goal is to
establish a center of excellence for the sustainable development of AI.
As part of the master’s program, interested students with prior musical
and/or technical experience at bachelor’s level can choose one of
three concentrations: Music Design, Instrumental Composition, or
Electroacoustic Composition. Available modules of study range from
Digital Lutherie, Experimental Sound Synthesis, and Interface Design to
Sound Ecology and Digital Ethics. In addition, a new space for the
conception, experimentation and realisation of artistic projects
(“Latent Space” – Space for Artistic Research and Design in Music and
AI) is being created.
Further information about the program and application requirements can be
found on the following page: https://www.hfm-trossingen.de/ki-in-der-musik.
The application period for the upcoming winter semester is March 1, 2023
to April 1, 2023.