Monday 25 February 2019 // 15:00-16:00 // 2nd Floor (The Portal), Fjordgata 1, 7010 Trondheim // The Portal, Department of Musicology (ZEB building), Sem Sælands vei 2, 0371 Oslo

Angela Brennecke
Angela Brennecke


This seminar will take the audience on a journey into introducing a new technology-based Master’s program called Creative Technologies at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, one of Germany’s most well-established and traditional film schools, and getting acquainted with the different perspectives on audio, graphics & interactive media technologies specifically relevant to this context. The study program extends the Film University’s portfolio by a computer science based Master that focuses on creative coding and the development of interactive audio & graphics media technologies specifically tailored to the artistic goals of digital media artists and/or technological needs in media productions. It has turned out to be of particular interest to students with a strong technological background who would like to expand on their artistic talents as well as to digital media artists who would like to expand on their technological knowledge and improve on using software and technology as artistic tools. Against this background, Angela will present the audience with her own experiences in music, science and technology and will further expand on her artistic as well as academic goals she would like to further establish as part of the study program. Among others, these comprise creative coding for story telling and the exploration of the close relationship between audio and graphics.


Angela Brennecke is professor of „Audio and Interactive Media Technologies“ at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF as well as a passionate musician and illustrator. She graduated in Computational Visualistics in 2004 and received a doctoral degree in Computer Graphics in 2009 from the University of Rostock, Germany. Due to her lifelong passion for music, thereafter she worked as software developer and technical project manager for „Native Instruments“ from 2009 to 2014. In 2015, Angela took a break from business to pursue personal artistic goals as well as to set new goals in her professional career. The following year, she joined the „Innovation Projects“ team of the German public broadcaster „Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg“ and participated in several ICT proposals for H2020 as a project engineer before becoming professor at Film University in 2017. Her research interests focus on audio-visual mood representation as well as interactions with sound through visuals.

Live Stream Recording of the Event

A talk hosted at the Department of Music, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim and live streamed through the MCT Portal to the University of Oslo (UiO) and also through YouTube. The audience combines two physical sites (from Oslo and Trondheim) plus online viewers from all over the world.

Video Credits

Speaker: Angela Brennecke

Presenter (Trondheim): Anna Xambó

Presenter (Oslo): Mari Lesteberg

Production (Trondheim): Karolina Jawad

Production (Oslo): Mari Lesteberg

Streaming, Audio, Video (Trondheim): Eigil Aandahl, Sepehr Haghighi Jørgen Nygård Varpe, Shreejay Shrestha

Audio, Video (Oslo): Espen Wik, Elias Andersen

Audio processing: Sepehr Haghighi

Intro Video: Karolina Jawad

Seminar Series Curation: Anna Xambó

Acknowledgments: Robin Støckert, Daniel Formo, Anders Tveit, Alexander Refsum Jensenius

Supported by: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), University of Oslo (UiO)

In collaboration with: Master in Music, Communication and Technology (MCT)