IMWI - Institute for Musicology and Music Informatics, University of Music Karlsruhe
Sebastian Schmidt was born in Halle/Saale 1977. From 2001 – 2005 he worked at the University of Design Hannover and the Landesmuseum Hannover, this work included the „Interaktiver Museumsrundgang“ project as well as support for final year Diploma students in the areas of audio and Video/3D.
Since 2005 Sebastian has studied musicology and music informatics at the University of Music Karlsruhe and the University Karlsruhe. During this time he has produced numerous works that combine visual mediums with contemporary music. This has included close work with the composers Paulo Ferriera Lopes, Luke Styles, Rita Torres and Daniel Dominguez. Since 2008 Sebastian has been working as a masters student studying both music informatics at the University of Music Karlsruhe and cognitive science at the University Freiburg.
2009-2010 Sebastian got a scholarship (Landesgraduiertenstipendiat des Landes Baden-Württemberg) for his research work in music cognition.
Since October 2010 Sebastian is PhD candidate at IMWI – Institute for Musicology and Music Informatics at the University of Music Karlsruhe, Germany.
2011 Sebastian got a scholarship (Barbara-Wengeler-Stiftung) for his doctural thesis.
The working title of his doctural thesis is: "Between traditional descriptions and the real creative processes involved, while music is being composed or listened to"