Dong Zhou
Tel.: 677-2287
Projektbüro Audio Room 5.321

Working Title of the Dissertation

Site-specific Multimedia Performance as an Art Form

This dissertation explores the relationship between site and composition/ performance through reviewing historical music and multimedia performance works and case studies of four contemporary site-specific multimedia performance pieces.


Dong Zhou is a composer, multimedia artist and performer based in Hamburg. She gained her B. A. in music engineering in Shanghai conservatory and M.A. in multimedia composition in Hamburg University of Music and Drama. She won several prizes including the first prize of “Sound of Shanghai” soundscape recording competition, the first prize of 2018 ICMC Hacker-N-Makerthon and the finalist of 2019 Deutscher Musikwettbewerb. Her work was included in ‘Sound of World’ Microsoft ringtones collection and she was commissioned by Shanghai International Art Festival, Hamburg CLAB Festival and ZKM Karlsruhe.

Publications and Talks

Drama CD – another form of animation


Published on the ‘road resistance and long – meditation and exploration of the humanities animation’, 2012

Interactive Environmental Sound Installation for Music Therapy
ZHOU, Dong
Presented and published in WOCMAT(Workshop on Computer Music and Audio Technologies) 2016 Taoyuan, Taiwan

Gender issues in China Audio Industry – What stops us from working there?
ZHOU, Dong
Presented in AISS(Active Inclusive Sound Space) 2017 Huddersfield, England

Hatsune Miku For Academics And For Its Fans: More Than A VST?
ZHOU, Dong
Published in the journal “Links-Series” (read online)

New Narrativivy Achieved By Multi-space Presentation In Multimedia Music Pieces
ZHOU, Dong (master thesis)


October 2020 – March 2021:
Aesthetic Practices of the Soundscape in Auditive Culture for bachelor of Culture Research students in Leuphana University, Lüneburg.

October 2019 – March 2020:
Klang, Raum, Bewegung (Sound, Space, Movement) for bachelor of Culture Research students in Leuphana University, Lüneburg.