Spot On MozART

Projekt: Scanning Dimensions / Projektpräsentation 2021 | © Christian Schneider

What do you see when you hear?
Spot On MozART is an inter-university, interdisciplinary project dedicated to a visual exploration of hearing and thus to a (new) understanding of the music of W.A. Mozart in the 21st century. Students, teachers and personalities from art, media and culture jointly develop work projects that combine hearing and seeing and explore the understanding of music.

Spot On MozART

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Mirabellplatz 1
5020 Salzburg  


As the only art university in Austria that combines music, performing arts and visual arts under one roof, the Mozarteum University is explicitly undertaking a journey of thought and design with this project that is interdisciplinary and thus intra-institutional in nature, thus also having an extra-institutional effect. Through the intensive collaboration of several university institutions with external experts, Spot On MozART stimulates artistic and communicative potentials that creatively deal with digitization and digitality and the associated social transformation. Through the cooperation of (art) universities, technology and creative industries, the project tests new fields of action - thus opening up the unique opportunity for students to move in the professional field of art and culture individually and in teams, and to experiment and research at the same time. All this as part of their studies.

Years Project duration (2020-2023)
Fields of action
projects already implemented
persons involved

Five fields of action

Essential for all "Work" projects are the five immanent fields of action that ensure inter- and transdisciplinarity, as well as the necessity of the coming together of actors with very different horizons of experience and know-how: Eye and ear, music and visualization act together, production and presentation (spot on) must be considered and questioned in equal measure, art and research together develop a dynamic that should also develop a creative potential towards innovation. Taken together, everything deals with and plays with digitization/digitality and transformation in a quasi 360° format. The impetus for a work project can come from any of the fields, but then it is necessary to find the players for the other fields. The office can help with this, as can the members of the various boards. For each field of action there is a network or team of experts, each field of action requires penetration and positioning, this is documented in portfolios and updated throughout the project:

Mozart's compositional output includes more than 600 works of all musical styles and genres of his time, which today are usually counted according to their classification in the Köchelverzeichnis (KV) in the chronological order of their creation. A single, carefully selected work by Mozart forms the starting point of each Spot On MozART project, from which the implementations of the other four fields of action are developed.

(Film) production, media art and other possibilities of digital visualization form the large field of artistic and conceptual options to develop a visual response for the musical reality. Renowned and experienced artists, directors and filmmakers are an active part of the Spot On MozART network for the interdisciplinary visualization concepts.

Innovation is an inherent factor of every Spot On MozART project. Just like music, innovation plays a supporting role in every field of activity.

What happens artistically-aesthetically in the course of a visualization? Can a visualization generate an expansion of the understanding of the work? Who perceives the visualization and what meaning can Mozart's work assume in the digital age? The Research section deals with a variety of relevant questions for artistic (Artistic Research) and scientific research, musicology and music pedagogy, psychology and sociology, all relevant to the artistic work itself.

Spot On
Analog and digital media, festivals, conferences, fairs, etc. - the moment of "Spot On" means the presentation and (discursive) positioning of projects in public space. What happens when work and audience meet for the first time? A field of experimentation, a challenge and a moment of research. The Spot On itself can be part of the artistic project.

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What is Spot On MozART?


  • © Róza Radnóti
    find me! 

    Mozart had to deal with the problem of being an ordinary person and at the same time an extremely sensitive musician. Was it difficult to accept himself? Did he frighten himself when he realised his extraordinary talent? Was his humour helpful in accepting himself? In the search for answers to these questions, many themes can be discerned that can be symbolic and meaningful for any generation and at any time.

    Spot On MozART project
  • © Paolo Santoro

    The project "Mozart in Bologna" by Paolo Santoro consists of the production of the short film "All'Aria". It will be shot in Bologna, the city where W.A. Mozart lived in 1770 and passed the examination to become a member of the Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna.

    Spot On MozART project
  • Spot On MozART
    Mozart in Nairobi 

    The Mozart in Nairobi project tells the story of imprisoned mothers and their left-behind children in Kenya in an essay film, creating a dialogue on several levels between different people and cultures, with W. A. Mozart's Sonata in E-flat Major (KV 282) as the fundamental element along which the film is told.

    Spot On MozART project
  • © Gertrud Fischbacher, Marius Schebella

    The spatial installation ALLEGRIA is an interdisciplinary, interpretative research on Mozart's Symphony No. 17 in G major (KV 129).

    Spot On MozART project

Events & News

  • © stadtwienmarkting / Johannes Wiedl
    Upcoming Spot On MozART Events 

    In its final year, the Spot On MozART is entirely dedicated to the "Spot On" moment: analogue and digital media, festivals, conferences, fairs - the Spot On moment is concerned with the presentation and positioning of the projects in public space.

  • Spot On MozART Expo
    A review of the Spot On MozART Expo! 

    On October 13 and 14, 2022, the largest exhibition to date of the interdisciplinary and interinstitutional project Spot On MozART took place at the Mozarteum University - an exciting journey through 17 projects, including film premieres, interactive spaces, and a piano-playing industrial robot. We accompanied the expo for you.

  • © Christian Schneider
    Spot On MozART Workshop Days 2022 

    There was a lot of discussion, ideas were developed and new networks were formed: the Spot On MozART Workshop Days 2022 took place on May 6 and 7 at the Zistelalm on the Gaisberg and were dedicated to the topics of innovation, visualization, research and the Spot On Moment based on Mozart's music. We were there for you and accompanied the participants.

What do you see when you hear?
Project kick-off with Mozart's Piano Concerto in B flat major, KV 595.