Thomas A. Troge


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  • University of Music Karlsruhe, _Professor and _Director

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  • ISEA2011

    Prof. dr. Thomas Alexander Troge was born in 1950. He studied piano and composition at the University of Music in Karlsruhe, Germany, and at the same time engeneering at the University Karlsruhe. In the following years he studied also Sociology and Psychology. Until 1985, Thomas A. Troge focused mainly on concert and teaching activities as well as plates and redio recordings. 1985-1995, he founded and directed the ‘Center for Music and Leisure Research’, and also received numerous international research and consulting assignments in the field of art and new media. Furthermore, Thomas A. Troge was involved in international multimedia-projects until 1989. Member of the planning group for the Karlsruher Centre for Art and Media Technology. Numerous publications, radio and television programs in the areas of music-culture, art and new media, cultural sociology, technical translation of Musical Acoustics. 1991/92 PhD in Sociology of Music (“Zwischen Gesangverein und Musikcomputer”), from 1993 Professor of Music Informatics at the University of Music in Karlsruhe. There, he founded the  ‘Computer Studio’. Various compositions for tape and/or live electronics. Participation in the project  ‘Virtual University Baden-Wuerttemberg’. Since 2005 Thomas A. Troge is director and cofounder of the Institute of Musicology  and Music Informatics (IMWI) at the University of Music Karlsruhe. Currently he is establishing an international doctoral and research college focused on Music, Creativity and Artificial Intelligence.

    ISEA2010

    Thomas A. Troge is since 1993 professor for music informatics at the University of Music Karlsruhe. Since 2005 Thomas Troge is director in the institute for music science and music informatics.


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  • DE

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