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Mentoring and Workshop Program 2023

Mentoring and Workshop Program 2023

For musicians, booking agencies, venues and labels, the SANG offers a total of 18 consultations of 3 units each, which are intended to support the entry into Spatial Audio. The coaching sessions are offered by active composers, producers, promoters and technical experts of ZiMMT e.V., Spaes and MediaApes GmbH and can be attended in the production facilities and studios in Berlin, Leipzig and Neustadt as well as remotely via video call. The available expertise from various fields makes it possible to tailor the consultations precisely to the needs of the inquiries and to select suitable consultants.

The consulting program offers technical insights and an introduction to 3D audio technologies, hardware and software. Practice-oriented training phases in professional 3D audio production studios offer first hands-on experience and listening experiences on high-quality multi-channel studio monitor systems with professional support.

Participants in the 2023 Mentoring and Workshop Program

The Wolfpack Experience

Where old meets new and beauty meets the abyss, we are at home. The Wolfwalk Experience promises nothing less than the title says: you’re in for an experience. With the naturalness of a Steven Wilson and the groove of Depeche Mode, fine soundscapes nestle around your ears while drums mercilessly crush everything in their path. […]

Aude Langlois

Aude Langlois is a sound artist, musician and sound designer from Berlin. She holds a Master’s degree in Sound Studies from the Berlin University of the Arts and a Bachelor’s degree in Music and Musicology from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Her work can be found in films, documentaries, theater and music productions. As a performer, […]

Leo Richter

Leo Richter is 26 years old and is writing his master’s thesis at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology. He has been producing music privately for 8 years and works at Fraunhofer IIS. He is particularly interested in mixing/mastering engineering, advertising agencies and the creation of sound content from his home studio.

Hugo Lioret

Hugo Lioret is a sound artist, PhD researcher and music mediator based in Paris, FR. His work, rooted on organicity, encompasses electroacoustic composition, free improvisation, audiovisual performances, music for fixed medias, sound in situ and sound design through digital processes, field recording and modular approaches.Hugo studied sound practicies with Mathias Delplanque, with Hervé Bouley at […]

Miko Szatko

Miko Szatko is a Glasgow-based electronic musician, artist and DJ also known as TRSSX. He got his MFA in Sound from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016, and has worked extensively within the club scenes of New York, Krakow and Glasgow. In his performances and compositions he creates environments that defragment […]

Giulia Rae

Giulia Francavilla (Giulia Rae) is an Italian composer, researcher and performer based in Turin. With a musical background in noise rock and punk, she graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electroacoustic Composition from the State Conservatory of Music “Giuseppe Verdi” in Turin. In 2021, she completed her Master’s degree at the Institute of […]

Jasmin Scheuermann

I am a musician and sound engineer specialized in immersive audio. I was trained at the Music Conservatory of Paris (CNSMDP) and I’ve been working for 7 years in the Philharmonie of Paris as a sound manager. I worked on the concerts, as a sound system, front-of-house, monitor and recording engineer. I regularly worked with […]

Henrik Rohde

Henrik Rohde is a musician and sound artist based in Leipzig and Berlin. His work includes electroacoustic compositions, band performances and performative live sets. He creates multi-layered sound worlds from field recordings, digital synthesizers and other electronic instruments. For his debut album “nowadays” he intensively explored the possibilities of mobile production. The result is 7 […]


HASHIA constructs sites through sound scenography, plural narratives, poetry, music, DJ mixes, performance and theatre. Shey works in resonance with dreamscapes, the occult, mythologies, ancient technologies and ancestral memories. Shey has participated in EPAS (European Postgraduate in Arts in Sound) at KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent. Shey has taken part in intercultural […]

Berlin Wibes – Christian Ogrinz

Wasserstoff is the pseudonym of Christian Ogrinz, who started making music in 1982 at the age of nine. Since then, he has come a long way both culturally and technically. Right from the very beginning, he worked with a mono cassette recorder. Sound has always been an essential musical parameter. Melodically, he is deeply rooted […]

Philipp Rumsch

In my project, I would like to investigate ways of transporting productions in Dolby Atmos – which I create in my studio – into a 3D audio live context. The aim is to develop technical concepts for various projects – ranging from a twelve-piece ensemble to dance productions and AV shows – which can then […]

Juan Giacaman aka Lazaro

Juan Giacaman aka Lazaro is a sound designer, music producer and live act DJ based in Berlin. He works in sound design for art exhibitions, theater pieces, experimental live shows and live performances at parties. His focus is on the attempt to develop questions via scenic means and to address them to an audience as well […]

Hilde Wollenstein

Hilde Wollenstein (free version), born 1997 in Culemborg, Netherlands, lives in The Hague and Berlin. 2015-18 she studied classical clarinet at the Conservatory in Utrecht. Since 2018 she studies Sonology at the Royal Conservatory. Hilde composes and performs music for (DIY) multi-channel loudspeaker set-ups with sampled and field recorded material. Her work is inspired by […]

Gaia Heichal

Gaia Heichal is an NL-based sound artist and an experienced sound engineer. They’re main focus is mainly around electronic instrument and interface design alongside site specific sound installations using multichannel sound systems.They perform under the alias ‘birthed’—maximalist ambience laced with black metal influences and shrouded texts. Unveiling fragility within the confines of the harsher edges […]

Mári Mákó

Mári Mákó is a sound artist and composer based in Rotterdam and Berlin. Her work has been described as avant-garde electronic and post-club, characterized by controlled yet abstract complexity in her music. She creates her own instruments to produce unique and unconventional sounds in her compositions. These practices are informed by her research interests, which […]

Nils Baumbach

Nils Baumbach/Jens Baumann works as a musician, composer and DJ. The music he makes varies from Jazz over more dance-floor orientated styles like Disco and Techno. With the mentoring he tries to explore ways to integrate electronic elements and 3D sound into his current live project which is focusing on live minimal music. His set […]

Francesco Corvi

Francesco Corvi is an Italian performer, musician, lecturer, and multimedia artist. His artistic practice raises philosophical questions related to phenomenology, posthumanism, and cybernetics, exploring unconventional performance strategies through the development of live coding frameworks, adaptive systems, spatial audio engines, and multimedia environments. In his live performances, he employs open-source programming languages to create music and […]

Avita Maheen

Avita Maheen is a Bangladeshi media artist, researcher, writer and curator, currently based in The Netherlands. She graduated from Media Technology (M.Sc), Leiden University, with a minor in the ArtScience Interfaculty at The Royal Academy of Art, NL. Her master’s dissertation comprises a practice-based research, on spatial perception and visual restriction in sensory installations, supervised […]

Antje Meichsner

Antje Meichsner is an audiovisual artist based in Dresden. She transfers her noisy ambient sound design and composition work into the 3-dimensional audio space. In the same time she questions the means of 3D-audio and it’s immersive impact about what does it narrate.

Johann Bärenklau

Johann Bärenklau is an artist and musician who studied media art with Prof. Clemens von Wedemeyer and Dr. Mareike Bernien at the HGB Leipzig. His artistic practice spans book art, installation, sound, drawing and graphics with exhibitions and projects in Aarau, Berlin, Genoa, Paris and Rīga, among others.

Zhao Jiajing

Zhao Jiajing (b. China) is a composer, sound artist, and new media artist based in London. In 2022 he graduated from the Royal College of Art with a degree in Information Experience Design – Sound Design.Zhao Jiajing works across multiple disciplines, including spatial sound, new media, performance, and installation. Key themes of his work include […]

Kristaps Pukitis

I have worked in Latvian independent music and contemporary art scene more that two decades. Since 2006 i was leading independent culture center Dirty Deal Cafe in Riga (starting from creating program to cleaning toilets), afterwards, starting 2011, I focused on Dirty Deal Audio community / label activity organizing various artist releases with Latvian musicians, […]

X. Lee

X. LEE is a turntablist and experimental sound art performer/composer with roots in scratch turntablism, jungle, techno, noise and electro-acoustic contemporary composition. His work draws from his experiences in underground electronic subcultures. Through integrating interactive technologies and multimedia elements, he aims to explore design in physical and auditory space. His works have won multiple awards […]

Who are the Mentors

Who are the Mentors

Felix Deufel

Felix Deufel is a sound artist specialized in 3D audio recording, production and system design. In his artistic works and compositions he deals with sound in space, spatial listening and the value of soundscapes for humans and the environment. Deufel is the founder of Not a Number Studio and is currently working on the development of control software for 3D audio. As the initiator of ZiMMT, Felix is involved in coordination, management and curation, and finance.

Paul Hauptmeier

Paul Hauptmeier is a composer and sound artist. He lives in Leipzig and studied electroacoustic composition at the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar and at the "University of California San Diego". Since 2009 he works together with Martin Recker as an artist duo in the field of composition, sound and multimedia art. Since October 2022, they have been working and teaching at the Burg Giebichenstein Academy of Art in Halle and the Leipzig University of Music and Theatre. Paul is a founding member of ZiMMT, where he researches spatial sound and organizes workshops, panels, concerts and exhibitions on the subject.

Martin Recker

Martin Recker has been working together with Paul Hauptmeier as an artist duo under the name "Hauptmeier | Recker" in the fields of composition, sound and multimedia art since 2009. He is significantly involved in the programming and curation work at ZiMMT and does important work for the technical support, documentation and conception of events and productions. He studied composition with Robin Minard at the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar.

Johannes Scherzer

Johannes Scherzer is a sound scenographer, founding member of spæs, TAUCHER and MNTN. He studied sound at the Film University Konrad Wolf in Potsdam-Babelsberg and founded the Sound Scenography Studio TAUCHER for auditory communication and sound design in the context of exhibitions, brand spaces, immersive film, art and research. He developed the spatial audio technology MNTN The Sound of the Mountain with projects in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In 2021 he co-founded the spæs lab for spatial aesthetics in sound Berlin, gives workshops and teaches at various international universities and institutions.

Gerriet K. Sharma

Gerriet K. Sharma is a sound artist, composer and art researcher. He studied media art at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and composition, sound installation & computer music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Sharma completed his PhD in "Composing with Sculptural Sound Phenomena in Computer Music" and was the lead artistic researcher in the project "Orchestrating Space by Icosahedral Loudspeaker". He has also taught as a DAAD-Edgard Varèse Visiting Professor at TU Berlin and has designed and taught workshops in collaboration with over 20 international organizations and institutions. He is also the founder of the Special Interest Group (SIG) for Spatial Aesthetics and Artificial Environments and the spæs lab for spatial aesthetics in sound Berlin.

Nûjîn Kartal

Nûjîn Kartal specializes in immersive technologies, productions and 3D audio recording. Various projects in fields such as sports, music, film and other industries helped him gain diverse experiences. With a background in Sociology, Philosophy and Sound & Musicproduction, he works as part of MediaApes on immersive installation audio concepts and productions (headphone 3D & 3D speaker systems like Auralite3D). His goal is to provide people with a borderless experience so that the experience itself is the focus, not the technology.

Sebastian Gsuck

Sebastian Gsuck is a company founder, futurist and specialist in the field of 3D audio and immersive experiences. He has experience as a sound engineer from various music studios and different fields and ran his own advertising agency. Co-founder of MediaApes GmbH. He manages and produces different artists and creates 3D audio concepts (headphones 3D & 3D speaker systems like Auralite3D). His passion is to shape new business models and products in different industries. He believes that the combination of different technologies and experts brings ideas to life.

Timo Bittner

Timo Bittner is a sound and system designer from Berlin. He has been working on creating immersive experiences in planetariums and industrial events since 2015. Especially thinking the whole chain from composition to system design is his philosophy. He works with Spatial Media Lab e.V. to bridge the gaps between artists, engineers and interested audiences by hosting and supporting workshops, shows and festivals. He believes the key to good experiences lies in a collaborative approach and spaces to experiment and grow together.