Team Doctoral Programmes

Head of Doctoral Programmes and Professorship of Artistic Research

Univ. Barbara Lüneburg

Lüneburg is professor of artistic research and head of the doctoral programmes at the Anton Bruckner Private University.               

Between performance and research, teaching and composition: Barbara Lüneburg's artistic worlds are rooted in classical music and reach far into contemporary music and multimedia performance. Lüneburg has performed as a soloist and composer throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia, and New Zealand, and led the Ensemble Intégrales, an ensemble for contemporary chamber music, for over twenty years. Critics describe her playing as “breath-taking”, “a musical cosmos”, “passionate”, “bold”, “expressive and captivating”.     

Her interests in artistic research are as diverse as her artistic work; she explores topics such as embodiment, creativity, collaboration, charisma, concert charisma, participatory art and the impact of game elements in audio-visual works. From 2014 to 2018, she led the research project TransCoding - From Highbrow Art to Participatory Culture, involving an online community in the creation of a multimedia work via social media. From 2017 to 2021, she was the principal researcher in performance practice in the artistic research project GAPPP - Gamified Audiovisual Performance and Performance Practice. In 2022, she was awarded the three-and-a-half-year research project Embodying Expression, Gender, Charisma - Breaking Boundaries of Classical Instrumental Performance Practices by the Austrian Science Fund (AR 749-G). Lüneburg is co-editor of the Journal for Artistic Reseach (JAR).

In the doctoral programmes, Univ. Prof. in Barbara Lüneburg is responsible for strategic and content development, quality management in the programme, and transdisciplinary teaching. Furthermore, she represents the doctoral programmes internally and externally in the university and the teaching and research community.

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Felix Brinkmann, BA

Brinkmann works as a co-ordinator with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Lüneburg for the doctoral programmes.

In addition to this work, he is currently studying fine arts in the diploma programme of University of Arts Linz (Department of Experimental Art from Anna Jermolaewa) as well as a Master in Sociology at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. He graduated in the dual-subject Bachelor in Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Potsdam in 2022.

In his professional development, Felix Brinkmann combines a range of experience outside the academic world. As such, he has already worked in various factories in shift work, at a weekly market as a book seller and in a youth centre as a supervisor. In addition to his work at ABPU, Felix Brinkmann runs political education workshops with young people for various organisations and foundations (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Berlin, Netzwerk für Demokratie und Courage, Mauthausen Komitee).

In the doctoral programmes, Felix Brinkmann is primarily responsible for coordination tasks and contributions to the strategic development of the doctoral programmes. He works at the interface between doctoral students, faculty, and administration.

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