[MEI-L] Funded PhD / post-doc opportunity in Digital Musicology - FWF Signature Sound Vienna

David Weigl weigl at mdw.ac.at
Thu Oct 7 15:43:02 CEST 2021

[With apologies for cross-posting. Please distribute widely!]

The Department of Music Acoustics – Wiener Klangstil (IWK) at the mdw –
University of Music and
Performing Arts Vienna is offering the position of a Research Associate
(doctoral student or post-doctoral researcher)

The successful candidate will work on the project entitled “Quantifying
the Signature Sound of the
Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s Concerts” (Signature Sound Vienna),
funded by the Austrian Science
Fund (FWF) and led by Dr. David M. Weigl in collaboration with Prof.
Werner Goebl (IWK), and Profs.
Markus Grassl and Fritz Trümpi (IMI). This project will generate
musicological hypotheses pertaining
to the renowned New Year’s Concert series and test them using empirical
methodologies, finding
traces of the influence of the orchestra, conductor, and other
contextual factors on historical
performance recordings, by means of score-informed audio feature
extraction technologies. The
project will involve close interdisciplinary collaboration between
historical musicology,
performance studies, and music informatics, and will also feature a
strong emphasis on digital means
of disseminating findings to scholarly and lay audiences. We are seeking
a candidate with
musicological and historical competences, and an openness to collaborate
within an interdisciplinary
digital musicology context.

A formal call for applications to this position with further details is
available on the project
website, alongside a high-level project description:

Apply via the mdw application portal:
https://www.mdw.ac.at/bewerbungsportal/mittelbau/91 (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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