[MEI-L] Funded PhD opportunity - digital musicology & performance science - FWF Signature Sound Vienna

David Weigl weigl at mdw.ac.at
Thu Jul 22 14:06:08 CEST 2021

[With apologies for cross-posting. Please distribute widely! And thanks for an amazing MEC 2021!!]

Opportunity for a 3-year funded PhD position at mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts
Vienna, Austria: Quantifying the signature sound of the Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Concerts

The successful candidate will have a strong background in musicology, performance science,
performance studies, or related fields. You will work in close collaboration with experts in
historical musicology, performance science, music encoding, and music informatics at the University
of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Together we will undertake wide-ranging investigations to find
quantitative traces of the influence of the orchestra, conductor, and other contextual factors on
historical performance recordings pertaining to the Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Concert series,
applying close- and distant-listening approaches using score-informed audio feature extraction
technologies. The project will also emphasise digital means of disseminating findings to scholarly
and lay audiences.

A formal call for applications to this position with further details is available on the project
website, alongside a high-level project description: https://iwk.mdw.ac.at/signature-sound-vienna/

** Application deadline: August 15th, 2021 ** 

Apply via the mdw application portal: https://www.mdw.ac.at/bewerbungsportal/mittelbau/88 (you will
need to register). 

The project is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) (P 34664-G). Please do not hesitate to
contact us for further information: David M. Weigl weigl at mdw.ac.at Werner Goebl goebl at mdw.ac.at

Kind regards,


David M. Weigl, PhD
Department of Music Acoustics - Wiener Klangstil
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria
P.I., FWF Signature Sound Vienna. Same procedure as every year?

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