Franziska Schroeder is a saxophonist and theorist, a lecturer at the School of Creative Arts and a Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Academy in the UK). She serves on the peer review panel for the UK's AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) and is a registered expert for the EU's Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
Franziska was awarded her PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2006, and has since written for many international journals, including Leonardo, Organised Sound, Performance Research, Cambridge Publishing and Routledge. She has published a book on performance and the threshold, an edited volume on user-generated content and recently a book on improvisation entitled "Soundweaving".
Franziska has performed with many international musicians including Joan La Barbara, Pauline Oliveros, Stelarc, the Avatar Orchestra, and Evan Parker. Franziska has released two CDs on the creative source label, a CD with Slam records, and will be releasing her next album (entitled 'Barely Cool" with improvisors from Brazil) on pfmentum later this year.
Franziska is on the steering committee for the DRHA (Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts) conference, for which she was the Program Chair in 2010. She was the Artistic Director of the 2012 Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, and is the initiator for the annual symposium series that runs alongside the Sonorities Fesitval.
Franziska was an AHRC Research Fellow between 2007-2009, where she investigated network performance environments, and is currently a Lecturer/RCUK Fellow at the School of Creative Arts, Queen’s University Belfast. In 2013 Franziska was awarded 1 of 5 prestigious Prof Sir Ron Cooke Fellowships to carry out work on improvisation in Brazil.
Languages: German (native), French and Portuguese (fluent)
Kodály musicianship training: 1995 - 1998 and 2008 Intensive summer course
Advanced Video and Audio Editing Skills
Knowledge of Max/MSP and Lisa (Steim Software)
BMus Module Convenor for Single/Double Recital Modules and MA (performance) module.
School of Creative Arts, Queen’s University Belfast. All academic and administrative tasks
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Featured article
Soundweaving: Writings on Improvisation: Performing Improvisation - weaving fabrics of social systems
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Communicating musical knowledge through gesture: Piano teachers’ gestural behaviours across different levels of student proficiency
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
ISSNs (Electronic): 1477-2256
ISSNs (Electronic): 1469-9990
ISSNs (Electronic): 1741-3087
Activity: External academic engagement › Membership of peer review panel or committee
Activity: Awards › Prize (including medals and awards)
Activity: Awards › National/international honour
Contribution to conference papers, events and activities