Upcoming events

Electric Salon with Davide Tidoni


Thursday June 15, 2017 (17.00 - 21.00)

Davide Tidoni (IT) leads us in exercises in the new modes and experiences of listening offered by loudspeakers (‘sound, space and body’), using instruments you bring or have made in the hacking workshop.

The workshop is open to anyone concerned with the possibility of interaction between sound, space and listening. The main aim of the workshop is to offer, through direct practice, a wide range of listening experiences in order to lead participants to recognize sound as a concrete presence that puts the listener in relation with bodies, materials and space. Through the practice of specific exercises that stage phenomena of reflection, absorption, filtering and the threshold of audibility, a work will be developed on the perception of sound in space and the quality of one’s listening.

Electric Salon with Jan Schacher

Thursday June 22, 2017 (17.00 - 21.00)

Interfaces, sensors and Arduino. Jan Schacher (CH) introduces his movement-based work and shows how to work with the most common device, the Arduino. No programming skills are necessary and we have spare Arduinos to try!

Aberrant Nuptials

2nd international conference on Deleuze & Artistic Research

20 - 22 November 2017

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’.

Previous events

Futures of the Contemporary

Academy 2017

May 10–12, 2017

The contemporary points towards incommensurable definitions. Intensely debated in the fields of visual arts, art theory, and philosophy, it describes different practices, relating to disparate conceptual horizons. However, if distinguished from the contemporaneous of a given historical time, 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.

Electric Salon with Derek Holzer and Jeroen Vandesande

Soundboxes workshop

Friday March 3, 2017 (10.00- 17.00) - FULLY BOOKED

SoundBoxes are small, primitive electro-acoustic instruments built from a wooden box, a speaker, a small audio amplifier and a contact microphone. Discover the hidden sonic qualities of objects from our everyday world in this hands-on workshop, combining the arts of electronics, noise, sculpture and collage. 


Orpheus Doctoral Conference 2017

22-23 February 2017

The Orpheus Doctoral Conference 2017, Traditions-Transitions, will explore how different modes of relationships between past and present affect musical performance practice and composition. Further, practitioners and researchers from the fields of music and social sciences will draw on Eric Hobsbawm’s notion of “invented traditions”, examining how traditions are forged, broken or interrupted and how they might be used as sources of renewal.


Credits photo: Karen Stuke

Electric Salon with Nicolas Collins

Hardware hacking

Thursday January 19, 2017

The second edition in a new series of events for sound artists, composers and performers who are engaged (or want to be engaged) with new (and not so new) technologies.
Electric Salons are developped for an invited  guest artist to share their work, discuss practical issues. Workshop and audio facilities are available in our new lab for work on personal projects or to develop ideas with the guest and with Orpheus researchers Juan Parra and Jonathan Impett. There is opportunity for participnants to present or discuss your own work and we hope to end each session with a performance in the concert hall: work you bring or create on the day, music from our guest, and collaborations.
The salons are informal, relaxed sessions for exchange and creation. Show, share and work together with others who are likewise serious about exploring new sound and music with technology.

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