Ludger Brümmer

seated man with light-colored hair and a white and black patterned shirt
Year of birth, place
1958, Werne, Germany
Institute / Department
Institute for Music and Acoustics, Hertz-Lab
At the ZKM

    1993–2003 Gastkünstler am ZKM | Institut für Musik und Akustik

    Seit 2003 Leiter des ZKM | Institut für Musik und Akustik

    Seit 2017 Leiter des ZKM | Hertz-Labor



Ludger Brümmer is professor of composition with digital media at the music university Trossingen, head of the Hertz-Lab at the ZKM Karlsruhe, and a member of the prestigious Academy of the Arts Berlin. He holds a masters in pedagogy and in composition. Brümmer works in the field of sonic physical modelling, algorithmic composition, spatial audio and interdisciplinary art. Many of his works try to connect electronic music to historic sources in music through composed granulated structures. In this context he works with mathematical models such as fractals and cellular automata. He composed the music of the Amazonas Oper for the Munich Biennale where he worked together with Peter Weibel (text and direction) and Bernd Lintermann (visuals).


AI Activities of the ZKM | Hertz-Lab

The ZKM | Hertz-Lab is a transdisciplinary research and development platform within the Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, operating at the interface of media arts, science and society. The Hertz-Lab focuses on artistic production and media technology research. This presentation gives an insight in the Lab’s AI-related activities. It opens the discussion by linking to their past activities in algorithmic research, presents currently useful applications of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for artistic projects, exemplified trough ongoing cooperations with artists-in-residence or other research institutions as well as in-house productions, and gives an outlook in the Hertz-Lab’s future actions and topics to shape machine learning and artistic research from inside the art institution.

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