Franziska Schroeder

      Dr Franziska Schroeder

      Senior Lecturer

      Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 1024

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      Franziska Schroeder is a saxophonist, theorist, and a senior 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 in 2014 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 a 2015 album (entitled 'Barely Cool" with improvisors from Brazil) on the pfmentum label.

      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 and the 2016 Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, and is the initiator for the annual symposium series that runs alongside the Sonorities Festival.

      Franziska was an AHRC Research Fellow between 2007-2009, where she investigated network performance environments. In 2013 Franziska was awarded 1 of 5 prestigious HEA Prof Sir Ron Cooke International Fellowships to carry out ethnographic work on improvisation in Brazil.

      Research Statement

      Franziska' research interests include the intersection of critical theory and digital performance, the role of the body in the age of technological change, as well as free improvisation practices.


      BMus Module Convenor for Performance Modules.
      School of Arts, English and Languages, Queen’s University Belfast. All academic and administrative tasks.

      BA Music Performance, Module Convenor.

      Head of the Music Performance Programme, guiding over 145 performance students and liaising with around 40 tutors instrumental specialists and several community organisations.



      Languages: German (native), Portuguese (fluent), French (Baccalaureat, 1992)

      Kodály musicianship training: 1995 - 1998 and 2008 Intensive summer course

      Advanced Video and Audio Editing Skills


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      Frequent Journals

      • Contemporary Music Review

        ISSNs: 0749-4467

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1477-2256


        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 0.181 SNIP 0.503


      • Performance Research

        ISSNs: 1352-8165

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-9990

        Taylor and Francis Ltd.

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 0.209 SNIP 0.402


      • Organised Sound

        ISSNs: 1355-7718

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-8153

        Cambridge University Press

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 0.281 SNIP 0.734


      • Psychology of Music

        ISSNs: 0305-7356

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1741-3087

        SAGE Publications Ltd

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 0.666 SNIP 1.001


      • AI and Society

        ISSNs: 0951-5666

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1435-5655

        Springer London

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 0.175 SNIP 0.373


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