ARS – art-research-sound


ARS - Art-Research-Sound is a research project on sound as located between the arts and the sciences.
We, a group of artists and musicologists, analyze sounding situations and sound art.
We explore avenues of artistic research and collaborations between artists and scientists. Our particular focus is research on the

Cultural Practice of Sound

in the Context of Sound Art and Sound Research (ARS - CUPRAS)

We develop strategies to advance art and research on and in sound.

… it's all about listening


upcoming event

Buchpräsentation - book presentation
15. Februar 2023 - Wien, Vienna

Joint book presentation featuring

Exhibiting Sound Art, edited by Peter Kiefer & Michael Zwenzner
Klangräume | Hörorte (Listening Places | Sound Spaces) by Bernhard Gal.
Both books were published by wolke in 2022.
Presented by tonspur, Vienna

planned schedule, details t.b.a.
Raum D - MuseumsQuartier
15:00 - Audio-visuelle Lecture Peter Kiefer
16:15 - Audio-visuelle Lecture Bernhard Gál

17:30 Buchvorstellung und Gespräch Gál / Kiefer / Mischung
in Kooperation mir Buchhandlung Walther König,
MuseumsQuartier und Q21 (MuseumsQuartier Wien).


image: dashu83 auf Freepik


The "ARS-project" from Mainz wishes everyone a Happy New Year 2023 !
May it be peaceful and bring many great listening experiences.

Peter Kiefer


Symposium: The Derailment of the Usual
How architecture, sound and technology influence our perceptions

at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, Netherlands
15 till 16 December 2022
On 15 and 16 December 2022 sound artist Paul Devens, Bureau Europa, the Jan van Eyck Academy and Conservatorium Maastricht organise the two-day, free-to-attend symposium The Derailment of the Usual. We explore the ways architecture, sound, and technology influence our perception and experience, as well as politicise society.
Renowned artists and speakers such as Raviv Ganchrow, Linnea Semmerling, Peter Kiefer, Caroline Claus, Jacob Kirkegaard, Niamh McDonnell and Luca Soudant will be present. In addition, there will be performances by Glice, Kacper Ziemianin and students of the Maastricht Institute of Arts & Conservatorium Maastricht.

Derailment of the Usual


The ARS Web and CD Project "Sound of Absence" is nominated in the category Electronic and Experimental for the German Record Critics' Award.
Congrats to Joshua Weitzel and Wingel Gilberto Pérez Mendoza, who curated the project.
The German Record Critics' Award presents the current Longlist 4/2022. The current 153 critics' jurors have nominated a total of 223 new releases from the last quarter in 32 categories that are eligible for the next Best List.German Record Critics’ Award


Ausstellung auf dem Campus der JGU

Schule des Sehens
22.09. bis 30.10.22
geöffnet: Di - Fr 15 - 19 Uhr, So 13 - 17 Uhr

Hochschule für Musik Mainz
Kammermusiksaal, Spiegelsaal, Treppenhaus
22.09. bis 13.10.22
geöffnet: Di - Fr 15 - 19 Uhr, So 13 - 17 Uhr

Der Eintritt ist frei.

Die Ausstellung wird von einer Dokumentation über den Künstler und sein Werk begleitet.

Wir danken dem Gutenberg Forschungskolleg und der Schule des Sehens.


Jacob Kirkegaard  Sound-Nature-Environment Ausstellung



Neues Projekt mit Prof. Salomé Voegelin im WS 22/23: Klangliche Resonanzen im digitalen Raum



Neuerscheinung: Exhibiting Sound Art
ab sofort erhältlich

Round table Knock, Tap, Rap
New Date: October 1 and 2, 2021 in Mainz, Germany