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GAPPP: Gamified Audiovisual Performance
and Performance Practice

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Gamified Composition and Performance – a Symposium in Artistic Research

March 29-31, 2019 at University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

Venue: Mumuth, Lichtenfelsgasse 14, 8010 Graz, Austria

In 2016, the artistic research project “GAPPP – Gamified Audiovisual Performance and Performance Practice” was launched at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics – IEM – of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.

In GAPPP, 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 grouping around this key interest have been investigated and more than a dozen new artistic works composed and performed that explore those questions from a practical side.

During the symposium Gamified Composition and Performance – a Symposium in Artistic Research the most significant outcomes of the research project will be presented and discussed in the form of talks and artistic performances. The symposium will bring together an international mix of artists, performers and speakers from the fields of game philosophy, game theory, audiovisual art and musicology. The works that we will present were created as part of the GAPPP research, or have been especially commissioned for this symposium.

The focus of the symposium lies not only 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 intersection of artistic practice, aesthetics, game elements and mechanics.


Friday, 29.3.2019 to Sunday, 31.3.2019

Continuously running:

To Kill Two Birds with One Stone – An Audiovisual Installation by Martina Menegon and Stefano D'Alessio (Proberaum)

Friday, 29.3.2019


17.00-17.15: Official Welcome

17.15-18.15: Keynote: Ricardo Climent


18:15-19:30: Buffet

Ligeti Saal

19:30-21:00 Concert Nr.1
K.Giannoutakis, D.Pozzi: Stack Interchange

Saturday, 30.3.2019


10.00-10.15 Daily Welcome

10.15-11.15: Keynote: Melanie Fritsch: Game – Music – Performance


11.15-11.45: Coffee break


11.45-12.30: GAPPP Präsentation

12.30-14.00: Lunch break

Ligeti Saal

14.00-14.40: Academic Proposal by Olli Tapio Leino: Performing and Audiencing Profound Boredom in Euro Track Simulator 2 Multiplayer: an Existential Ludocological Perspective on Computer Games and Performance.

14.40-15.00: Artistic Response by Ricardo Climent

15.00-15.20: Academic Response by Julian Kämper

15:30-15:50: Artistic Response by Alyssa Aska


15:50.-16.30: Coffee break


16.30 -17.30 Panel discussion I with Tapio Leino, Ricardo Climent, Alyssa Aska, Julian Kämper and moderator

Ligeti Saal

19.30-21.00: Concert Nr.2

Sunday, 31.3.2019

Ligeti Saal

10.00- 10.20: Artistic Proposal by Rob Hamilton

10.20-10.50: Academic response by Costantino Oliva: Musicking in Digital Environments

10.50-11.10: Artistic response by Pedro Gonzáles Fernández


11.10-11:45 Coffee break

Ligeti Saal

11.45-12.45: Panel discussion II with Melanie Fritsch, Rob Hamilton, Costantino Oliva, Pedro Gonzáles Fernández and moderator

12.45-13.00: Short feedback round and Good Bye

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GAPPP is funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF as project PEEK AR 364-G24.