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Orpheus Instituut 20 years

Rethinking the Practices of Music

13 - 15 November 2016

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2016-2017 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Orpheus Institute – a leading centre for artistic research in music. We will celebrate this occasion with forty-eight hours of music, discussion and festivity to take place in Ghent from the afternoon of Sunday 13 November to the morning of Tuesday 15, 2016.

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Sound Work - Composition as Critical Technical Practice

Call for Proposals ORCiM Seminar 2016

21-23 November 2016


The 10th Orpheus Research Seminar offers the opportunity for contributors from around the world to gather and explore the theme of composition as critical technical practice.

Practitioners from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals for presentations. We particularly welcome proposals for presentations that explore the demonstration of composition as research in innovative ways.

Keynote speakers:

Nicolas Collins, Professor of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Alan Blackwell, Professor of Interdisciplinary Design, University of Cambridge (TBC)

Deadline for Proposals: August 17, 2016.

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Video recordings of our Research Workshop with Heinz Holliger are published online

Heinz Holliger visits Orpheus


In February 2016 composer and oboist Heinz Holliger was invited to the Orpheus Instituut in Ghent, by pianist Jan Michiels. During his visit to Orpheus he explored his relation to his own music and to the music of others like Debussy or Schumann - by playing, explaining and coaching. The video recordings of this event are now published online.

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