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Futures of the Contemporary

Academy 2017

10-12 May 2017

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Intensely debated in the fields of visual arts, art theory, and philosophy, the notion of the contemporary describes different practices, relating to disparate conceptual horizons. However, if distinguished from the contemporaneous, the contemporary becomes a selective concept: it promotes or excludes things and practices according to their ability of diagnosing previously unnoticed aspects of the present. In this sense, it gains a critical function, involving particular modes of relating to history and to one’s own time. 

Following Roland Barthes’ claim, who—inspired by Nietzsche, and quoted by Agamben—said that “the contemporary is the untimely”, the contemporary might suggest artistic practices that run against their own time and epoch, implying specific forms of resistance. 

Beyond historicising frameworks, the 14th International Orpheus Academy for Music and Theory—Futures of the Contemporary—will explore and discuss new modes of thinking the contemporary in the arts, particularly focussing on music and music performance.

Lectures by Babette Babich (US), Chaya Czernowin (US/IL), Heiner Goebbels (DE), Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf (DE), Peter Osborne (UK), Michael Schwab (UK), and Paulo de Assis (BE/PT). 

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Aberrant Nuptials

DARE 2017

20 - 22 November 2017

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The philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and its resonating discourses have become increasingly relevant to the field of Artistic Research, and Deleuze is now a key reference for many artist-researchers engaging with knowledge across artistic, academic and non-academic fields of practice. DARE 2015: The Dark Precursor was the first conference attempting to trace the encounter between artistic research and Deleuze’s world. The Second International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research, DARE 2017: Aberrant Nuptials, continues that mapping, readdressing the question ‘How can communication occur between heterogeneous systems?’ through the associated concepts of ‘aberrant nuptials’ and ‘zone of indeterminacy’.

Submissions are now closed, but late applications will be considered for as long as possible.

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Peyotl - volume 1

Extended piano techniques for children

Available now!

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New music for children, incorporating the training of extended techniques into piano pedagogy. In an Orpheus Institute research project, pianist-researcher Luk Vaes and composer-teacher Hans Cafmeyer created new repertoire to be used by pre-conservatoire piano teachers. The first volume, comprising 11 pieces, is out and for sale!

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