About

About:

At an early age, Christian began to experiment with acoustic and electronic instruments, computers and video while looking for alternative ways to connect image and sound. After becoming a professional photographer he studied Media Design at Bauhaus University and Electro-Acoustic Composition at the Academy of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar. Christian holds a PhD in composition from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater.  Since 2006 he lectured at several academies in Germany, Egypt and Estonia and was head of the Media Design Department of the German University in Cairo. His interdisciplinary work covers composition, audio installation, multimedia, video, photography, teaching and writing. He is the publisher of the contemporary harpsichordist and co-director of the Formula Mundi Film Festival. In fall 2018 he was appointed professor for Digital Media at the department of applied computer science, Academy of Applied Sciences in Fulda, Germany.

CV:

  • since 2018 professor for Digital Media at the Academy of Applied Sciences Fulda, Germany
  • since 2004 freelance – art and design work in the fields of electronic music, video and interactive art
  • 2013 – 2018 multimedia expert / IT manager at Foundation Innove / TES, Tallinn, Estonia
  • 2012 – 2016 lecturing at Estonian Academy of Music and Theater
  • 2012 – 2016 PhD studies at Estonian Academy of Music and Theater – composition department (graduated in 6/2016)
  • 2013 work at the ‘Institut für Fernstudium in der Weiterbildung’, AKAD, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2012 visiting professor at GUC – Berlin Campus, Germany
  • 2012 teaching assignment at Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 2011 – 2012 head of the Media Design Department at the German University in Cairo, Egypt
  • 2009 – 2011 full-time lecturer at the German University in Cairo, Egypt – Faculty of Applied Science and Arts – Media Design Department
  • 2006 – 2009 research associate at the University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Hall, Germany – Media Design Department
  • 2004 – 2007 supplement study of electroacoustic composition at the Academy of Music FRANZ LISZT in Weimar, Germany (graduated in 07/2007) and at Estonian Academy of Music and Theater Tallinn, Estonia
  • 2000 – 2004 study of Mediadesign at the Bauhaus – University in Weimar, Germany (graduated in 6/2004)
  • 1998 – 2000 work as a professional photographer in Heilbronn, Germany (Studio Riesmeier)
  • 1995 – 1998 education as a photographer in Heilbronn and Stuttgart, Germany (Studio Riesmeier)

Publications:

  • Bohm, N. , Fischer, C., Richardt, M. (2021): “Evaluating AI as an assisting tool to create Electronic Dance Music” – in proceedings of the CMMR 2021 Tokio, the 15th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research
  • Fischer, C. (2021): “Die Konvergenz des Audiovisuellen”. Kunstforum International – This is not a love song – vom Verhältnis von Kunst und Musik, Bd. 272 Jan./Feb. 2021, S.114-121.
  • Fischer, C. (2018): „Musical Motion Graphics – Communicating Live Electronic Music“. Res Musica (Vol.), 10 Yearbook of the Musicological Department of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT) and the Estonian Musicological Society (EMS). ISSN 1736-8553
  • Fischer, C. (2018): „What You See Is What You Hear – using visual communication processes to categorize various manifestations of music notation“. eContact! 19.3 Journal of the Canadian Electro-Acoustic Music Society
  • Fischer, C. (2016): „Hommikueine Los Angeleses: muutustest popmuusika tarbimises“, SIRP, 22.Juli 2016, http://www.sirp.ee/s1- artiklid/c5-muusika/hommikueine-los-angeleses-muutustest- popmuusika-tarbimises/
  • Fischer, C. (2016): „Frühstück in L.A. – von der Ubiquität der Musik“, Kunstforum International – California Dreaming II, Bd. 239 April/Mai 2016, S.86-91.
  • Fischer, S. und Fischer, C. (2015): The Contemporary Harpsichordist (part II), publisher. ISMN 979-0-50104-189-3.
  • Fischer, C. (2015): „Understanding Animated Notation” proceedings of TENOR 2015 First International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation, Paris
  • Fischer C. (2015): „Worlds Collide – utilizing animated notation in live electronic music“. eContact! Journal of the Canadian Electro-Acoustic Music Society – in proceedings of the Toronto International Electroacoustic Conference 2014
  • Fischer, C. (2015): „Animeeritud Notation“, TEMUKI Journal 3/2015, S.72-79. ISSN: 0207-653
  • Fischer, C. (2014): „Los Paul! Vom Konfliktpotential in der Musik“, Kunstforum International – Konflikte – Zur existentiellen Notwendigkeit von Kunst, Bd. 230 Dezember 2014 – Januar 2015, S.104-109.
  • Fischer, S. und Fischer, C. (2014): The Contemporary Harpsichordist (part I), publisher. ISMN 979-0-50104-1855
  • Fischer, C (2014): „Reflection“, The Contemporary Harpsichordist, S. 28-29. ISMN 979 0 50104 1855
  • Fischer, C. (2014): „Intrinsic Sonics“, RHIZOPE Art & Science – Hybrid Art and Interdisciplinary Research, S. 130-131. ISBN 978 9949 467 51 8
    Fischer, C (2013): „Animeeritud graafiline notatioon – futuristilike ideoloogiate mõju elektroakustilisele muusikale“, TEMUKI Journal 3/2013, S. 71-78. ISSN: 0207-653
  • Fischer, C. (2013): „Motion Graphic Notation – a tool to improve live electronic music practice“, Emille vol.11 – proceedings of the annual conference of the Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society, Seoul.

Talks/Presentations:

  • 03/2022 – IN SONORA, Madrid, Spain – „Musical Motion Graphics – music notation for abstract sounds“ (conference talk/workshop)
  • 11/2021 – CMMR, 15th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research, Tokio, Japan „Evaluating AI as an assisting tool to create Electronic Dance Music“, (paper presentation)
  • 07/2021 – RAAMID 2, Pärnu Art Week, Pärnu, Estonia – „Interdisciplinarity“,(keynote)
  • 05/2015 – TENOR, International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation, Paris, France – „Understanding Animated Notation”, (paper presentation)
  • 04/2015 – EPARM Conference, Graz, Austria, “Animated Notation – Improving Live Electronic Music Performance Practice”, (conference talk)
  • 08/2014 – TIES Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium, Toronto, Canada – “When worlds collide – Tackling Animated Notation in Live Electronic Music”, (conference talk)
  • 06/2014 – RHIZOPE art & science – hybrid art and interdisciplinary research, Tallinn, Estonia – “Intrinsic Sonics”, (conference talk)
  • 06/2014 – Doctoral Summer School on Movements in Human-Centredness, Esna, Estonia – “Animated Notation – a step towards human centered notation”, (conference talk)
  • 09/2013 – Annual Conference of Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society, Seoul, Korea – “Animated Notation for electro acoustic music” (talk/workshop)
  • 09/2013 – Annual Conference of Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society, Seoul, Korea – „Motion Graphic Notation – a tool to improve live electronic music practice“, (paper presenation)
  • 01/2013 – Pärnu Contemporary Music Days, Pärnu Estonia, “Tracing Futurist Ideologies”, (conference talk)

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