Sabine Breitsameter

Audio Media Curator - Germany

Sabine Breitsameter (Darmstadt/Berlin, Germany) Experimental radiomaker and audio media curator; Professor for Sound & Mediaculture at Darmstadt UAS. Focus: electroacoustic art forms, media history & technology, media & acoustic ecology,  and auditory culture. Executive Board member of the Hessische Film- und Medienakademie hFMA. From 1984: author, director and editor for German public radio ARD, especially within the field of experimental radio , network based audio/radio art forms, Hoerspiel and radiophonic documentaries for German, European and North American media and cultural institutions.

2004-08 visiting professor at UdK/Berlin for Experimental Audiomedia, co-founder of the Master’s program „Soundstudies“.

Scholarly and artistic director of numerous symposia and festivals (e.g.„All Ears – Symposium on Listening“/Documenta Kassel 1997; „Radio_Copernicus – the German-Polish Artist Radio“/Berlin-Warsaw-Wroclaw 2004-2006; “Trans_Canada”/ZKM Karlsruhe 2005, “The Global Composition”/Darmstadt 2012, B3 Biennale’s Campus program (2012/13/14 Frankfurt). Curator of the annual media art exhibition and symposium at Schloss Fechenbach/Dieburg.

Published and translated the first complete edition of R. Murray Schafer’s „The Tuning of the World” into German. Workshop leader for numerous Soundscape and radiophonic composition workshops on behalf of the Goethe-Institute. Since 2010 head of the Soundscape- & Environmental Media Lab at Darmstadt AUS. – Currently directing the new Master’s degree program working „International Media Cultural Work“, and conducting a research project on 3D audio, its history, and its dramaturgical and design innovations.