metamusic aims to develop interactive sound installations and electronic instruments for animals held in captivity. The project's target is to improve the animals’ quality of life, by designing an interactive musical environment that takes the specific needs and skills of the animals into consideration. metamusic, developed by the artists' group alien productions in collaboration with the zoologists and animal keepers of the ARGE Papageienschutz, centers its attention on grey parrots.

Ongoing Projects

metamusic 2012-2017

The new video is presented at mp 1968/2017. 50 x stolen goods and finds - anniversary exhibition Diese Wildnis hat Kultur 50 x steirischer herbst, GrazMuseum, Sep 23 2017 - Jan 8 2018

The video is a journey throu the various stations of metamusic since 2013:

and features guest musicians

The project metamusic is documented since 2012 by Susanna Niedermayr in Ö1 Zeit-Ton. You can re-listen to her radio features here:

Past Projects

Ö1 Kunstsonntag: Kunstradio and Zeit-Ton extended

Mai 21 2017 10:05PM: Radio ORF Ö1

Zeit-Ton extended and Ö1 Kunstradio present a new feature on metamusic and following metavoices - Landscape with Grey Parrots by Andrea Sodomka. Editors: Susanna Niedermayr and Elisabeth Zimmermann.

metamusic @ salzamt kristallin

May 24 - June 1 2017: Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz, Austria

Installation and Lab featuring alien productions and six Grey Parrots

Animal Music Symposium

June 1 2017: Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria

The Animal Music Symposium intends to approach the various aspects of musical animal-machine interaction from an interdisciplinary perspective. Internationally renowned experts from the fields of animal cognition, computer science, contemporary arts and cultural studies will discuss the musical capabilities of animals and present the latest scientific, cultural and ethical findings in this field.


May 27 - June 25 2017: FLUSS, Wolkersdorf, Austria

Group exhibition curated by alien productions. Artists: Ines Lechleitner, Bernhard Kathan, Nemere Kerezsi, Gerhard Lang, Marion Mangelsdorf, metamusic project group, Gertrude Moser-Wagner, Gebhard Sengmüller

ANIMA_L. From the Animal's Point of View

July 22 - 29 2017: FLUSS, Wolkersdorf, Austria

Art Workshop led by alien productions (Andrea Sodomka, Norbert Math). Register here!