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Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt, Ph.D., (University of Freiburg), John Cage Chair at the European Graduate School EGS, studied piano and did his doctoral work in musicology. He is currently the coordinator of Classical Music Online with Bavarian Radio Station, Munich, and teaches 'Strategies for the Media Future of Music' at the Ludwigs Maximilian Universität in Munich and at the Universities of Music in Munich and Karlsruhe (Germany). Michael Schmidt is the author of Ekstase als musikalisches Symbol, Hat Musik ein Geschlecht?, Zukunftsmusik für Kulturwellen, Capriccio für Siegfried Palm, Philosophy of Media Sounds, Von der Interpretation zur Simulation, Die Pornographie der schönen Stellen, Polyphony of the Beautiful Channels, Terror Aestheticized and the Technique of Music, Music as Media, Musical Expression and Digital Media, and Musical Fusion in the Age of Media. Michael Schmidt is a member of the selection committee of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, Berlin, and head of the board of trustees of the Georg-von-Vollmar-Academy, Munich.

Publications by Michael Schmidt:

  • Philosophy of Media Sounds

    2009
    Paperback, 154 pages
    ISBN 0981997260
    Media opened music to sound, and made it universally available material for multiple collages. At the same time media puts music in the state of a constant murmuring drone, an incessant flowing. Music in the age of technical media continues to move between these two polarities. The outcome depends upon our creativity, and our competence, in both...
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