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Dr.  Tim  Ziemer
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Link to external site  Cognitive Systems  (CoSy)

Room:Cartesium 3.14
Phone [business]: +49 (421) 218 - 64280
Fax number: +49 (421) 218 - 64239
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I am a musicologist with a focus on applied psychoacoustics in sound field synthesis, auditory displays and music information retrieval. My research interests also include musical acoustics, architectural acoustics, microphone- and hydrophone arrays.

Applied Psychoacoustics

1) Psychoacoustic Auditory Displays:

Implementation of auditory perception in the design of auditory displays and sonification for navigation, for application areas, like:
  • Minimally invasive surgery and other clinical procedures with limited visual landmarks

  • Auditory user interfaces and audio games

  • Sonification of movements in dance or rehabilitation

Videos from the auditory display can be found on YouTube.

2) Psychoacoustic Sound Field Synthesis:
  • Technical implementation of auditory perception

  • Physical implementation of the radiation characteristics of musical instruments

  • Investigation of the auditory perceived source extent

3) Microphone- and Hydrophone Array Technology:
Development of near and far field methods to:
  • Measure the sound radiation characteristics of musical instruments

  • Track objects

To find out more about my current work, you can visit the project websites of the Cognitive Systems Group, the Creative Unit IOI and the Bremen Spatial Cognition Center (BSCC), or follow the BSCC tweets.
My research projects and publications can be found on Academia, Google Scholar, LinkedIn, OrciD and Researchgate. Fundamentals of musical acoustics and psychoacoustics are demonstrated on my YouTube channel.


* 1986 in Henstedt-Ulzburg

2006 Intern at the recording studio Modern Toys Music

2006-2011 Magister's studies in Systematic Musicology, Historic Musicology and Economics at the University of Hamburg

2008-2009 Student assistant at the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Media Hamburg

2008-2010 Acoustics tutor at the Institute of Systematic Musicology at the University of Hamburg

2011 Acoustical engineer at Ingenieurbüro für Akustik Busch GmbH

2011-2015 Ph.D. student at the Institute of Systematic Musicology at the University of Hamburg

2011-2014 Technical service and security service at the concert logistics company U-Need

2012-2013 Organization of the International Summer School in Systematic Musicology (ISSSM)

Since 2013 Freelance author at CHIP and CHIP-Online Praxistipps

2013-2016 Research assistant at the Institute of Systematic Musicology at the University of Hamburg

2016 Co-organization of the Sound and Music Computing (SMC) Summer School

January - April 2016 Research Internship at the National Institute of Informatics (NII) Tokyo, Japan

2016-2018 Research assistant in the Bremen Spatial Cognition Center at the University of Bremen

Since 2018 Research assistant at the Institute of Systematic Musicology of the University of Hamburg

Pers. Additional information

Not related to research are my articles on CHIP Online, c't, and Focus Online.


Last change by ziemer am 17.05.2018