the institute for transacoustic research

the institute for transacoustic research (german: institut für transakustische forschung, iftaf) was founded by nikolaus gansterer, matthias meinharter, jörg piringer and ernst reitermaier in the year 1998 to define and research transacoustics.

with expertise in visual arts, music, sound-poetry and philosophy and supported by external experts the institute organizes public experiments, laboratories and expeditions, conducts field research, invents instruments, creates sound and artworks and holds workshops and lectures in a process-oriented, context-dependent way; at the home base in vienna as well as internationally. the combination and confrontation of heterogenous disciplines and approaches has become a crucial method; the steadily forming network of artists/scientists from the most diverse realms is not a by-product, but rather a central aim.