Rolf Großmann is a music and media scientist. He has been retired since October 2021. Most recently, he was a visiting researcher at the Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media at Leuphana University Lüneburg from 2021 to 2023.

Research Interests

Technoculture and media aesthetics of music, aesthetics of contemporary music (E and U), auditory design in digital media.


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Curriculum Vitae

Currently leading member of the project network “((audio)) Aesthetic Strategies” for teaching and research;
supervision of qualification theses

  • Retired since 10/2021; part-time visiting professor 2021-2023
  • 2018-2021 Head of the focus area “Sound Studies – Digital Perspectives” in the MA “Cultural Studies – Culture, Arts and Media”
  • 2013-2018 Managing Director of the “Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media” (ICAM)
  • 2012-2014 Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Culture and Society (Graduate School for the Master’s programs “Arts & Science” and Vice Dean “Master Development”)
  • 2010-2012 Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Culture and Society (BA and program manager of the BA Cultural Studies)
  • 2009 Conception and foundation of the “Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media” (ICAM), together with Martin Warnke
  • 2009-2021 Coordinator of the program focus “Music and Auditory Culture” in the BA “Cultural Studies” and deputy head of the minor “Digital Media/Cultural Informatics”
  • Since 2009 Apl. Professor; entrusted with a professorship for ‘Digital Media and Auditory Design’ at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, corporate assignment to the group of university lecturers
  • 2006 Appointment as Academic Director in Department 3 “Cultural Studies” at Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • 2005 Offer of a permanent professorship at the University of Siegen (rejected)
  • Since 1997 at the University of Lüneburg, where, among other things, he established and headed the competence centers “((audio)) Aesthetic Strategies” (until 2021) and “Digital Communication and Publication Techniques .dok” (until 2005).
  • Lectureships on digital music production and media art at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (SS 1992), the University-GH-Siegen (1992-1997), the University of Hamburg (SS 2000), the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg (since 2005), the University of Basel and the Bern University of the Arts 2009/2010)
  • From 1990-1997 post doctoral researcher in the DFG Research Center 240 “Screen Media” at the University of Siegen. (Sub-project “Hybrid Culture. Screen media and evolutionary forms of the arts”)
  • 1986-2000 Performances and sound installations with electronic and digital media. Work in various interdisciplinary artist groups (Bosch/Böhmer/Großmann), Siegen; Artpool (Kühnel/Koch/Großmann), Hamburg, Lüneburg. Experiments with microprocessor boards for artistic applications
  • Computer-aided music production and post-production for audiovisual media (DAWs, MIDI, sequencer, tape machine and video synchronization, synthesizer programming)
  • 1980-1997 Teaching and concert activities as a jazz musician; music school teacher
  • Studied musicology, German studies, philosophy and physics at the universities of Bonn, Siegen and Gießen; doctorate in 1990 on “Music as Communication”