music


Racism Is Not Very Punk

It seems that the alternative music scene cannot pause to take a breath at the moment. There have been allegations of sexual assault and child molestation made against former stars of the big-haired crossover between metal and electronic music. One of the huge names of the ‘emo’ scene of the […]


About reading music and hearing books

Listen closely Usually when we think about combining music and text, it’s often in form of an opera. As I am not really a fan of the opera and honestly mostly don’t understand what they are singing about, who they are singing to and why they are singing (I am […]


Ode to the Odds #1
The Sound of Vienna

This month we start a new series in the TEDxVienna Blog, in which we want to introduce you to all the quirks of Vienna: Our bloggers uncover unusual facts and trivia, and weird aspects of Vienna you may never have noticed. Whether you are Viennese or have moved to the […]


“Felt Meaning” in VR

In real life, I hate roller coasters because they always give me a headache. But, at the last VR Vienna Meetup, I chose the roller coaster simulation. It was only virtual reality, so how bad could it be, right? In hindsight, this was a very bad decision. My virtual ride took less than […]


stefan kohlweg audioarchitect

Constructing the world of sound – Interview with an Audioarchitect

Interview with Stefan Kohlweg There are several things in the world that we take for granted. Things that we don’t question and have little time to “fuss” over. One of these things is the concept of sound. Not many things are as diverse, complex and specific as sound is. Only few people stop […]


How art found the cure for data numbness

The digital revolution set a lot of things in motion. But we are not only talking about practical things like smart cites, self-driving cars, digital glasses and the internet of things. The new ways in which we collect and connect lots of data even affect the way we make art. And […]


Who says you can’t play with food?

Have you ever asked yourself where music comes from and why do we enjoy it so much? Well, if you haven’t, academic minds have. Trying to find an answer to this question was something that even Charles Darwin, the father of the evolutionary theory himself, was preoccupied by.