Nicholas Ivansits


Freelance Journalist / Feature Author / Podcaster


„Das Kaffeehaus der lauten Sprecher“ – Speaker Installation – FH St.Pölten

In the audio installation, „Das Kaffeehaus der lauten Sprecher“, the listener is transported in a cafe ambiente via 14 loudspeakers. Set up in an old coffee house we are dealing with two parallel conversations or stories, which are all connected in a larger story and a waitress tries to distract the listeners, she will go to the tables and wander through the conversations. With the help of Beatrix Mittermann, I did research on the topic of wealth distribution in Austria, but also on inheritance tax, euthanasia and on the topic of wage equalization.

I tried to incorporate these fact-based statistics and this knowledge into the problems of the society by making it as authentic as possible. Especially for the discussion of two multimillionaires, I had to use real quotes, because they seem the most authentic. And of course I also wanted to show that these people are a problem for the society. Because an unregulated market economy has the disadvantage that the distribution of wealth is limited to a small percentage of society. And that’s why the facade of the coffee house and the entire radio play is a direct criticism to the unregulated market economy, but also to the austrian politicians.

Summer School 2021

Audio Augmented Reality with Audiokinetic Wwise

A journey through time. With the help of Unity and Wwise, the workshop class Audio Augmented Reality with Audiokinetic Wwise will transform the Domplatz in St.Pölten, which is currently used as a parking lot, back to mediaeval times. The users expierence through headphones a historical life in a new splendor. Among other things, the medieval practices and realities of this time are translated into the present.