Peter Kiefer is professor at the Mainz School of Music where he leads the unique master's course Sound Art Composition since 2009. His artistic presentations in renowned houses, at festivals, and in public spaces have won him national and international recognition as a sound artist. He has consistently searched for new fields of activity and application beyond the subject area of sound art and thereby was a major contributor to its further development. Kiefer's groundbreaking exhibition of sound art, as well as the resultant anthology Klangräume der Kunst, serve as a historical abstract and a systematization of his subject. Both have become widely adopted milestones.
As a GRC fellow Kiefer will open new ways for sound art by connecting scientific perspectives on the structure of sounds and the cultural meaning of auditory experiences.