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Research Projects

Auditory-musical perception profiles of children with autism spectrum disorder and therapeutic implications

Ongoing doctoral project on the auditory perception of autistic children. The aim is to find the hearing-related peculiarities of these children and to use them in the form of a hearing therapy in order to be able to support these children as early and as best as possible and to support them on their individual way.

SysMus representatives: Bettina Zeidler, Annemarie Seither-Preisler, Peter Schneider, Richard Parncutt, Lara Spitzley und Theresa Halbritter


Learn piano with tablature

SysMus representatives: Richard Parncutt, Jonas Böhm, Lara Spitzley und Theresa Halbritter



Plasticity of the neuro-auditory network in musically trained adolescents

SysMus representatives: Peter Schneider, Annemarie Seither-Preisler

Funded by: German Science Foundation (DFG)

Duration: 2016 – 2021


Sound perception between outstanding musical abilities and auditory dysfunction: The neural basis of individual predisposition, maturation, and learning-induced plasticity in a lifespan perspective

SysMus representatives: Peter Schneider, Annemarie Seither-Preisler

Funded by: German Science Foundation (DFG)

Duration: 2016 – 2021

Further information: www.musicandbrain.de


Sounding Amazonia in Museums

Partners: Lucerne University of Applied Science

SysMus representatives: Bernd Brabec de Mori

Funded by: Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Humboldt Forum)

Duration: 2020 - 2021


Together in Music: Creative tools for performance, education, and composition

SysMus representatives: Andrea Schiavio

Funded by: FWF (Austrian Science Fund, stand-alone project)

Duration: 2019 –


International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition; Triennial Conference of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music

SysMus representatives: Sabrina Sattmann, Nils Meyer-Kahlen, Richard Parncutt

Funded by: Land Steiermark, Uni Graz, Sempre (UK)

Duration: 2017-2018


Making Music Together

SysMus representatives: Andrea Schiavio, Richard Parncutt

Funded by: Austrian Science Fund (FWF, Lise Meitner Fellowship)

Duration: 2017-


The neuroanatomical correlates of foreign language aptitude and musical ability

SysMus representatives: Sabrina Turker, Annemarie Seither-Preisler

Funded by: Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)

Duration: 2017-


Music, Religion, Integration: Muslims in Styria

Partners: Institut für Ethnomusikologie der Kunstuniverstität Graz 

SysMus representative: Richard Parncutt

Funded by: Land Steiermark

Duration: 2014-2015

Further infromation: Musik, Religion, Integration: MuslimInnen in der Steiermark


A systematic procedure to develop sonifications

Partners: Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik (IEM) der Kunstuniversität GrazWegener Center für Klima und Globalen Wandel der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

SysMus representatives: Richard Parncutt, Stefan Reichmann

Funded by: Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Duration: 2012-2015

Further infromation: Project SysSon


Music performance and emotion

SysMus representatives: Erica Bisesi, Marlies Bodinger, Florian Eckl

Funded by: Austrian Science Fund (FWF, stand-alone project)

Duration: 2012-2015


Cognition of Early Polyphony

SysMus representative: Richard Parncutt

Funded by: European Science Foundation (ESF exploratory workshops)

Duration: 2012

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Applied Interculturality Research

SysMus representative: Richard Parncutt

Funded by: Zukunftsfond Steiermark

Duration: 2009-2012


Piano performance modelling

SysMus representative: Erica Bisesi

Funded by: FWF. Der Wissenschaftsfond (Lise Meitner fellowship)

Duration: 2009-2012


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