Coaches 2025

Döbereiner | Kang | Pirrò | Strecker

Electronics, Coaches

Luc Döbereiner is a composer of instrumental and electronic music. He is Professor of AI in Composition and Sound Synthesis at the University of Music Trossingen. He studied at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague and received his PhD from the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. His work deals with compositional models, algorithms, non-standard sound synthesis, improvisation, materiality, artificial intelligence and complex systems in musical composition and sound art. His music has been performed by numerous ensembles and soloists in Europe, and he has published his scholarly work in journals such as Computer Music Journal, Organised Sound, and Contemporary Music Review. He has taught at the Hochschule der Künste Bern, the Universität der Künste Berlin, and the FU Berlin, and has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Research in New Music at the University of Huddersfield and at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics Graz.

Ji Youn Kang is a Korean composer, performer and sound artist based in The Hague. One of her main interests lies in researching the relationship between musical and physical spaces that she has been exploring with a variety of multichannel systems such as the Acousmonium and wave field synthesis systems. She is also active as a solo performer seeking ways to combine three different sound areas on stage; acoustic instruments, analog and digital sound. Currently she is teaching at the Institute of Sonology in The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, and is researching on the artistic research project "Speculative Sound Synthesis" in the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.

David Pirrò is a sound artist and researcher based in Graz, Austria. His works include interactive compositions, sound installations and audiovisual pieces in which performative aspects are central. Departing from a radical inclusive point of view, he seeks ways of composing by which the work of art is constructed through mutual interaction of the agents involved in its performance.

David holds a PhD in Computer Music. He works at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics in Graz as Senior Scientist, lecturer and researcher in scientific and artistic research projects on sonification, sound spatialization and interaction design. Currently he is principal investigator of the artistic research project "Speculative Sound Synthesis".

Leonie Strecker is a composer and sound artist. Concerned with the possibilities of the symbolic and semantic nature of sound, she combines live performance and acousmatic sound to create hybrids of concert music, performance and installation. In her works, which often make use of spatial audio systems, the use of the voice as a means of generating sound, as well as a way of incorporating text and a sense of human presence, is a central element. Strecker’s work includes electro-acoustic music as well as works for soloists and ensembles. Her works have been performed at festivals such as Musikprotokoll (Austria), La Biennale di Venezia (Italy), Audio Art (Poland) and Time Canvas (Belgium), as well as in venues such as Kunstpalast Düsseldorf (Germany), Kunstsammlung NRW (Germany), De Singel Arts Centre Antwerp (Belgium), ZKM Karlsruhe (Germany) among others. She studied electroacoustic composition in Rome and Düsseldorf before graduating cum laude from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz.

Luc Döbereiner | Ji Youn Kang | David Pirrò | Leonie Strecker will be present at impuls between February 17th and 23rd.

Special Program with

Döbereiner | Kang | Pirrò | Strecker


Speculative Sound Synthesis