Arabella Goddard, pianist, by T. R. Williams, c.1857. Stereo daguerreotype. Brian May Collection.

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Sabine Breitsameter

Sabine Breitsameter teaches and researches sound and media culture at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, where she has been a professor since 2006. She is the founder and the director of the International Media Cultural Work MA program there, and the head of the Soundscape- & Environmental Media Lab, a place for experimenting with 3D Audio and Fulldome Media. From 2004 to 2008 she taught experimental audio media as a visiting professor at the Berlin University of the Arts, where she cofounded the Sound Studies MA program. From the mid-1980s until today, Breitsameter worked as an author, director and dramaturge mainly in experimental and/or cultural radio for the German ARD, the EBU, the NPR (USA),  and Radio Canada.

Areas of research: Electroacoustic art forms, auditory culture, acoustic and media ecology, experimental radio, media history. Professional practice: Author, director, dramaturge, etc. for the German ARD network since 1984. Academic and artistic director of many symposiums and festivals, including Ganz Ohr: Symposium über das Zuhören (Kassel, 1997 , concurrent with Documenta X), Trans_Canada (ZKM Karlsruhe, 2004), The Global Composition: Conference on Sound, Media and the Environment (Darmstadt, 2012), and Disseminations: Media Cultural Practices for the Digital Age (Darmstadt, 2016). Numerous publications, lectures, and workshops in Germany and abroad, including R. Murray Schafer, Die Ordnung der Klänge (edited, translated, and wrote introduction).