Dr Franziska Schroeder
Lecturer / RCUK Fellow
Tel: +44 28 9097 1024
Office: Music Building
Address: School of Creative Arts, Music Building, Queen's University Belfast,
Key Teaching Roles:
MA Sonic Arts
Final year Performance / Recital students
Final Year (UG) and MA Performance
Franziska is a saxophonist and theorist, originally from Berlin/Germany. She received her saxophone training in Berlin and Australia where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music Honours degree in saxophone performance, the University Medal, the Rotary Club Award for outstanding musicians and a placement on the University's Dean’s Roll of Excellence.Franziska then pursued her saxophone training with Marie Bernadette Charrier from the Conservatoire Supérieure in Bordeaux.
In 2006 Franziska was awarded a PhD from the University of Edinburgh for her research into performance and theories of embodiment. She has since written for many international journals, including Leonardo, Organised Sound, Performance Research, Cambridge Publishing and Routledge. She has published a book on performance and the threshold and an edited volume on user-generated content for Cambridge Scholars.
In 2008 Franziska was the Artistic Director for the Roots Ensemble at the International Computer Music Conference in Belfast. In 2009 she was invited to perform for the opening of the AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP) at the Cambridge Concert Hall. Franziska has performed with many international musicians including Joan La Barbara, Pauline Oliveros, Stelarc, the Avatar Orchestra, Carin Levine, Chris Brown, Tom Arthurs and Evan Parker.
With her trio FAINT Franziska released a CD of Improvised and Electroacoustic Music in 2007, featuring Pedro Rebelo (piano and instrumental parasites) and Steven Davis (drums), and a second CD on the creative source label with Portuguese improvisors in 2009. In 2011 she released a recording on the SLAM label with a semi-autonomous technological artifact, guitarist Han-earl Park and saxophonist Bruce Coates (www.io001b.com/sounds/slamcd531) and recently a recording on ‘Buster and Friends’ (digital download) with Han-earl Park (guitar): www.busterandfriends.com/2012/06/12/park-schroeder-cork-03-26-09/.
In 2006 Dr Schroeder initiated the international symposia series entitled "TWO Thousand + ", which has become an annual forum for the exchange of artists and theorists on performances informed by new technologies. www.sarc.qub.ac.uk/~fschroeder/symposium/.
She is a NCCPE public engagement ambassador and initiator of the "Big Ears" public engagement training course:http://www.somasa.qub.ac.uk/~BigEars/
Franziska has been an AHRC and a RCUK Research Fellow at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast and is now a Lecturer at the School of Creative Arts, Belfast, where she coaches 3rd year recitalists and MA performance students.
New performance environments; performance studies; critical / cultural studies in music and sonic arts; improvisation
Schroeder, F. and Ohaodha, M (eds) (2013, forthcoming). TITLE tbc. Edited volume on Music Improvisation. Cambridge Publishing Scholars. Includes chapters by David Borgo, Marcel Cobussen, Georgina Born with an introduction by Evan Parker.
Schroeder, F, Newland, I. (2012, forthcoming). The Musical Body - Devising a choreo-musical interpretation for the work Tierkreis (1974-75) by Karlheinz Stockhausen. Book chapter in: Nine Ways of Seeing a Body (edited by Dr. Sandra Reeve), Triarchy Press.
Schroeder, F. (2012, November). Shifting Listening Identities – Towards a Fluidity of Form in Digital Music. Book Chapter in: Identity, Performance and Technology: Practices of empowerment, embodiment and technicity'. Edited by S. Broadhurst and J. Machon. Palgrave Macmillan. Available from Amazon.
Schroeder, F. (2012 forthcoming). Network[ed] Listening - Towards a de-centering of beings. Contemporary Music Review, (Routledge).
CD (2011): io 0.0.1 beta++ (itself), Han-earl Park (guitar), Bruce Coates (alto+sopranino saxophones), Franziska Schroeder (soprano saxophone). SLAM records.
A more extensive list of publications can be found here