Short CV/Education and training

  • 2015 – 2019
    Lecturer at Bayreuth University

  • 2014
    PhD Musicology, Berlin University of the Arts

  • 2010
    Audiocommunication (2nd subject), TU Berlin

  • 2008
    Magistra Musicology (recognition by Berlin University of the Arts)

  • 2008
    MA Music and New Technologies, Conservatorio C. Monteverdi, Bolzano (I)

  • 2006
    Diploma Flute, Conservatorio C. Monteverdi, Bolzano (I)

  • 2005
    BA Advanced Design, Free University Bolzano (I)

Selected publications

  • Akkermann, M.: Zwischen Improvisation und Algorithmus. David Wessel, Karlheinz Essl und Georg Hajdu, Edition Argus, Reihe Forum Musikwissenschaft, Schliengen 2017

  • Akkermann, M. „(Musik)Instrument (im) Computer“, in: Münzmay, A. u.a. (Hgs.) Brückenschläge zwischen Informatik und Musikwissenschaft. Theoretische und praktische Aspekte der Kooperation, musiconn.publish, 2020, DOI:

  • Akkermann, M. „Neue Versionen, neue Urheber. Archiv-Zuwachs durch Technikent­wicklung“, in: Schrör, S. u.a. (Hgs.), Tipping Points. Interdisziplinäre Zugänge zu neuen Fragen des Urheberrechts, Nomos, Baden-Baden 2020, S. 241–252, DOI:

  • Dang, S.-M. und M. Akkermann „Intersektionalität, Musik und Sound im Film am Beispiel von Watermelon Woman“, in: Knaus K. u.a. (Hgs.), Jahrbuch Musik und Gender, Gesellschaft für Musikforschung Bd. 12, Olms, Hildesheim 2020 , S. 119-138.

  • Akkermann, M.: „(Re-)Performing Early Mixed Music from the 1980s at IRCAM: Pierre Boulez's Dialogue de l'ombre double“, in: Circuit. Musiques Contemporaines, 26/2, Montreal 2016

  • Akkermann, M.: „Historic performance practice in computer music – necessity or outrage?“, in: Emille Journal, No. 12, Seoul 2015

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • „Lullabyte": In the Lullabyte project, the effect of lullabies on sleep will be examined combining methods from neuroscience, machine learning and musicology.

    PIs: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Miriam Akkermann (TU Dresden), Prof. Dr. Martin Dresler (Donders Institute / Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen), Prof. Dr. Dirk Pflüge (Stuttgart University).

  • „Play it again": In this project the concept of (historically informed) performance practice is examined, asking for structures or inherent guidelines that form performance practices of certain musical styles in the 21st century. Observed examples derive hereby from early Baroque music as well as early Mixed Music.

    PIs: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Miriam Akkermann (TU Dresden)


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • At Large Board Member, International Computer Music Association, since 2016

  • Member internat. Peer List, Norwegian Artistic Research Program Comity, since 2015

  • Member German Young Academy, 2015 – 2020

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Sound Artist and Musician


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