“We are in the epoch of simultaneity: we are in the epoch of juxtaposition, the epoch of the near and far, of the side-by-side, of the dispersed. We are at a moment, I believe, when our experience of the world is less that of a long life developing through time than that of a network that connects points and intersects with its own skein.”1

We use the term dispersal here to mark the various “outcomes” of the project, including its antecedents, anything (selected) that is manifest enough to constitute a future point of reference, a node to which to connect.


  • Swap Space was a pilot project (spring 2022) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz that focused on novel forms of collaborative artistic research in which otherness, difference and distance between the participants are central and are brought into a cohesive form via the concept of the spatial. www.researchcatalogue.net/view/1562714/1562715


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  • Rutz, Hanns Holger (2021). “Human-Machine Simultaneity in the Compositional Process”. In: Handbook of Artificial Intelligence for Music. Ed. by Eduardo Reck Miranda. Springer International Publishing, pp. 21–51.
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  1. Foucault, Michel [1967] (1986). “Of Other Spaces”. Trans. by Jay Miskowiec. In: Diacritics 16.1, pp. 22–27.