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Dr. phil. Steffen Lepa M.A. M.A.

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Lead of computational musicology team

Editor-in-chief of the knowledge portal Musik und Medien

Scientific collaborateur in cluster-of-excellence research project Medium und Emotion

Principal investigator of research project:
"Survey Musik und Medien. Empirische Basisdaten und theoretische Modellierung der Mediatisierung alltäglicher Musikrezeption in Deutschland"

Co-applicant and coworker in Horizon 2020 R&D project abc_dj


Office hours: Tuesdays 12-14h (Room H 2001 E)
If you are planning a visit, please send me an email in advance!


Contact:

E-Mail: steffen.lepa AT tu-berlin.de
Phone: +49 30 314 29313
Telefax: +49 30 314 21143

Private website (currently under construction)

Research interests

  • Media reception / media use
  • media and music psychology
  • media and music sociology
  • Social research methodology
  • Computer-based research and analysis instruments
  • Bologna process and study program evaluation
  • History and philosophy of audio media
  • Sound design, film music, multimedia production
  • pop culture, music and copryright

 

 

Publications

Lepa, S., Herzog, M., Steffens, J., Schoenrock, A. and Egermann, H. (2020): "A computational model for predicting perceived musical expression in branding scenarios". In: Journal of New Music Research , 49(4), 387–402.

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Lepa, S. (2020): "Statistical Significance: Testing". In: (Ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Media Psychology , American Cancer Society, 1–1111.

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Lepa, S., Steffens, J., Herzog, M. and Egermann, H. (2020): "Popular Music as Entertainment Communication: How Perceived Semantic Expression Explains Liking of Previously Unknown Music". In: Media and Communication , 8(3), 191–204.

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Lepa, S. (2020): "Interdisciplinary Research on Modes of Listening to Music and Sound". In: Krämer, Benjamin and Frey, Felix (Ed.) How We Use the Media: Strategies, Modes and Styles Cham, Palgrave Macmillan, 115–131.

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Weinzierl, S., Lepa, S. and Thiering, M. (2020): "The Language of Rooms: From Perception to Cognition to Aesthetic Judgment". In: Blauert, Jens and Braasch, Jonas (Ed.) The Technology of Binaural Understanding Cham, Springer International Publishing, 435–454.

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Pelzer, R., Dinakaran, M., Brinkmann, F., Lepa, S., Grosche, P. and Weinzierl, S. (2020): "Head-related transfer function recommendation based on perceptual similarities and anthropometric features". In: The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , 148(6), 3809–3817.

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Ehrenspeck-Kolasa, Y., Lepa, S., Braun, J. and Geimer, A. (2020): "Medienpädagogik und Inhaltsanalyse". In: Sander, Uwe and von Gross, Friederike and Hugger, Kai-Uwe (Ed.) Handbuch Medienpädagogik Wiesbaden, Springer Fachmedien, 1–9.

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Herzog, M., Lepa, S., Egermann, H., Schoenrock, A. and Steffens, J. (2020): "Towards a common terminology for music branding campaigns". In: Journal of Marketing Management , ()

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Pelzer, R., Dinakaran, M., Brinkmann, F., Lepa, S., Grosche, P. and Weinzierl, S. (2020): "Head-related transfer function recommendation based on perceptual similarities and anthropometric features". In: J. Acoust. Soc. Am. , 148(6), 3809–3817.

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Weinzierl, S., Lepa, S. and Thiering, M. (2020): "The Language of Rooms: From Perception to Cognition to Aesthetic Judgment". In: Blauert, Jens and Braasch, Jonas (Ed.) The technology of binaural understanding Cham, Switzerland, Springer, 435–454.


Weinzierl, S., Lepa, S. and Ackermann, D. (2018): "A measuring instrument for the auditory perception of rooms. The Room Acoustical Quality Inventory (RAQI)". In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , 144(3), 1245–1257.


Weinzierl, S., Lepa, S., Schultz, F., Detzner, E., von Coler, H. and Behler, G. (2018): "Sound power and timbre as cues for the dynamic strength of orchestral instruments". In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , 144(3), 1347–1355.


Steffens, J., Lepa, S., Herzog, M., Schönrock, A. and Egermann, H. (2018): "''Bridging the Semantic Gap'' - Kann der semantische Ausdruck von Musik mithilfe von akustischen Signaleigenschaften vorhergesagt werden?". In: Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2018 (München)


Weinzierl, S., Lepa, S. and Kokabi, O. (2018): "Virtuelle historische Klangumgebungen als Werkzeug der Musikwissenschaft". In: Langenbruch, Anna (Ed.) Klang als Geschichtsmedium Bielefeld, transcript Verlag, 221–244.


Ackermann, D., Ilse, M., Grigoriev, D., Lepa, S., Pelzer, S., Vorländer, M. and Weinzierl, S. (2018): "A Ground Truth on Room Acoustical Analysis and Perception (GRAP)".

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Lepa, S., Herzog, M., Peeters, G., Steffens, J., Wages, R. and Egermann, H. (2018): "A Knowledge-Based Recommender System for Music Branding". In: submitted manuscript , ()


Lepa, S. (2018): "Quantitative Filmrezeptionsanalyse". In: Geimer, Alexander and Heinze, Carsten and Winter, Rainer (Ed.) Handbuch der Filmsoziologie Wiesbaden, Springer VS, in press.


Lepa, S. (2017): "Media Art Technologies and Emotion". Berlin


Weinzierl, S. and Lepa, S. (2017): "A room acoustical quality inventory". In: Boston, MA (USA)


Steffens, J., Lepa, S., Herzog, M., Schönrock, A., Peeters, G. and Egermann, H. (2017): "High-level chord features extracted from audio can predict perceived musical expression". In: Extended Abstracts for the Late-Breaking Demo Session of the 18th ISMIR Conference 2017


Steffens, J., Lepa, S., Egermann, H., Schönrock, A. and Herzog, M. (2017): "Entwicklung eines Systems zur automatischen Musikempfehlung im Kontext des Audio Brandings". In: Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2017 (Kiel) , 198–201.


Herzog, M., Lepa, S., Steffens, J., Schönrock, A. and Egermann, H. (2017): "Predicting Musical Meaning in Audio Branding Scenarios". In: Proceedings of the 25th Anniversary Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Science of Music, Ghent, Belgium, 31 July - 4 August 2017 Ghent

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Herzog, M., Lepa, S., Egermann, H., Steffens, J. and Schönrock, A. (2017): "Predicting Musical Meaning in Audio Branding Scenarios". In: Proceedings of the 25th Anniversary Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM): ``The expressive interaction with music'' (Ghent, Belgium)


Egermann, H., Lepa, S., Herzog, M., Schönrock, A. and Steffens, J. (2017): "Automatische Vorhersage musikinduzierter Attributassoziationen im Kontext von Audio-Branding". In: 33. Abstract-Band zur Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Musikpsychologie (DGM)


Egermann, H., Lepa, S., Schönrock, A., Herzog, M. and Steffens, J. (2017): "Development and Evaluation of a General Attribute Inventory for Music in Branding". In: Proceedings of the 25th Anniversary Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM): ``The expressive interaction with music'' (Ghent, Belgium)


Lindau, A. and Lepa, S. (2017): "Das Unbeobachtbare beobachtbar machen: Dynamische Binauralsynthese als Verfahren zur Untersuchung audiotechnologiebezogener Hypothesen im Rahmen medienpsychologischer Rezeptionsexperimente". In: Matthes, Jörg and Schieb, Carla and Quandt, Thorsten and Vogelgesang, Jens (Ed.) Beobachtungsverfahren in der Kommunikationswissenschaft Köln, Herbert von Halem, in press.


Lepa, S. and Guljamow, M. (2017): "Mediensozialisation als Aufwachsen in materiellen Medienumgebungen". In: Hoffmann, Dagmar and Krotz, Friedrich and Reißmann, Wolfgang (Ed.) Mediatisierung und Mediensozialisation , Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, 289–309.

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Weinzierl, S. and Lepa, S. (2017): "RAQI Boston". In:



Helmholz, H., Matalla, P. and Lepa, S. (2017): "Affektiv-physiologische Reaktionen auf DJ-Performances". In: Kiel


Weinzierl, S. and Lepa, S. (2017): "On the Epistemic Potential of Virtual Realities for the Historical Sciences. A Methodological Framework". In: Ariso, José Maria (Ed.) Augmented Reality: Reflections on Its Contribution to Knowledge Formation Berlin, De Gruyter, 61–80.


Hoklas, A.-K. and Lepa, S. (2017): "Welchen Beitrag ‚leistet‘ die Materialität der Medien zum soziokulturellen Wandel?". In: Krotz, Friedrich and Despotović, Cathrin and Kruse, Merle-Marie (Ed.) Mediatisierung als Metaprozess , Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, 281–302.

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Egermann, H., Lepa, S., Herzog, M., Schönrock, A. and Steffens, J. (2017): "Automatische Vorhersage musik-induzierter Attributassoziationen im Kontext von Audio-Branding". In: Hamburg


Cavallaro, A. and Lepa, S. (2017): "Virtuose 'Nicht-Musiker'? Der Diskurs zu Virtuosität, Authentizität und Subversion beim Aufkommen elektronischer Popmusik am Beispiel des Musikexpress - und seine aktuellen Nachwirkungen". In: Phleps, Thomas (Ed.) Beiträge zur Popularmusikforschung Band 43 Bielefeld, Transcript, 107–130.


Lepa, S. (2017): "Statistical Significance (Testing)". In: Matthes, Jörg and Davis, Christine S. and Potter, Robert F. (Ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods New York, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Lindau, A. and Lepa, S. (2016): "Das Unbeobachtbare beobachtbar machen: Dynamische Binauralsynthese als Verfahren zur Untersuchung audiotechnologiebezogener Hypothesen im Rahmen medienpsychologischer Rezeptionsexperimente". In: Matthes, Jörg and Schieb, Carla and Quandt, Thorsten and Vogelgesang, Jens (Ed.) Beobachtungsverfahren in der Kommunikationswissenschaft Köln, Herbert von Halem, in press.



Lepa, S. (2016): "Statistical Significance (Testing)". In: Matthes, Jörg and Potter, Robert and Davis, Christine S. (Ed.) International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods New York, Wiley-Blackwell, in press.


Lepa, S. (2016): "Sozialwissenschaftliche Studien zu medialer Musikrezeption im Alltag". In: Großmann, Rolf and Ungeheuer, Elena (Ed.) Kompendien Musik: Musik und Medien Laaber, Laaber-Verlag, in press.


Lepa, S. (2016): "Quantitative Filmrezeptionsanalyse". In: Geimer, Alexander and Heinze, Carsten and Winter, Rainer (Ed.) Handbuch der Filmsoziologie Wiesbaden, Springer VS, in press.







Lepa, S. and Guljamow, M. (2016): "Mediensozialisation als Aufwachsen in materiellen Medienumgebungen: Zur digitalen Mediatisierung des alltäglichen Musikhörens Jugendlicher". In: Hoffmann, Dagmar and Krotz, Friedrich and Reißmann, Wolfgang (Ed.) Mediatisierung und Mediensozialisation: Prozesse – Räume – Praktiken Wiesbaden, VS - Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, in press.




Curriculum Vitae

2018 - 2019
Guest professor for "Media and Music" at the Department for Journalism and Communication Research (IJK), Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien, Hanover, Germany

2012 - 2015
Project lead of national-funded research project “Survey Musik und Medien. Empirische Basisdaten und theoretische Modellierung der Mediatisierung alltäglicher Musikrezeption in Deutschland” as part of the DFG-priority programme DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms “Mediatisized Worlds”

since 2010
Postdoc researcher at the Audio Communication Group, Institute for Language and Communication at Technical University of Berlin, in the research project “Medium und Emotion” as part of the Berlin Cluster of Excellence network “Languages of Emotion

2009 – 2010
Teaching appointment for questionaire design and graphical data analysis with SPSS at the Faculty for Education and Social Sciences at Oldenburg University

2009 – 2010
Scientific lecturer (social research methodology) at the Institute for Pedagogics der Universität Oldenburg

2009 – 2010
Teaching appointment for multivariate statistics at the Faculty for Education and Social Sciences at Oldenburg University

September 2009
Promotion to a Doctor of Philosophy (“summa cum laude”) by the Faculty for Education and Social Sciences of Oldenburg University with the dissertation thesis:
“Jenseits des Films. Quantitativ-inhaltsanalytische Rekonstruktion von filmischen Verstehens- und Aneignungsprozessen mit Hilfe der Postrezeptiven Lesartenanalyse (PLA)”, supervised by Prof. Yvonne Ehrenspeck (general pedagogics) und Prof. Bernard Kittel (social research methodology)

2007 – 2010
Scientific lecturer (media education, social research methodology) at the Institute for Pedagogics at Oldenburg University

2007 – 2009
Teaching appointment for statistics with SPSS at the Faculty for Education and Social Sciences at Oldenburg University

2005 – 2009
Teaching appointment for digital audio editing at Braunschweig University of Fine Arts

2005 – 2007
Scientific research assistant in the national funded research project “Kommunikatbildungsprozesse Jugendlicher zur Todesthematik und Filmische Instruktionsmuster” at the Arbeitsbereich “Philosophie der Erziehung” (Prof. Dieter Lenzen) at Freien Universität Berlin

2005 – 2006
Teaching appointment for information psychology at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences

2003 – 2005
Master Study of Media Management at the Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media (Master of Arts degree, final grade: 1,5 / ECTS-Grade B – very good)

2003 – 2005
Responsible leader of the digital audio studio of the Central Media Service Unit at Braunschweig University of Fine Arts

2002
Student research assistent at the BmBF/MWK-funded research project “CRIMP – Criteria for Evaluation of Audiovisuals in Multimedia Production“, of the Research Centre L3S, University of Hannover

1998 – 2003
Master study of Media Studies, Psychology and Media Technology at the Technical University of Braunschweig and Braunschweig University of Fine Arts (Master of Arts degree with final grade: 1,3)

1997 – 1998
Alternative civilian service at the daycare house for the elderly disabled of Lebenshilfe gGmbH, Braunschweig

1997
University entrance diploma (“Abitur”) in English, Music, History (bilingual) und Computer Science at the Gymnasium Ricarda-Huch-Schule, Braunschweig, Germany (final grade: 1,8)

born on July, 30th 1978 in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany.

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