The core aim is to deliver insights and results relevant to the daily musical practice, including music mediation, consumption, education, and performance, through a practice-based, interdisciplinary approach.
Toward this aim, the Research and Development teams pool competences from different areas such as music practice, music education, psychology, musicology, ethnomusicology, anthropology, psychology, cultural studies and informatics, and thus offer state-of-the-art insights into musical products and processes.
Through research and development projects, we seek to address socially relevant topics, to monitor future-oriented trends, and to promote collaboration amongst peers.
The majority of projects are self-initiated and co-financed by governmental (Swiss National Science Foundation, Innosuisse) and private funding agencies. In addition, projects are conducted on behalf of other organisations, such as professional associations, as well as federal and cantonal administrations.