Seminars are conferences hosted by researchers from the Orpheus Research Centre. Each seminar is a unique opportunity to share and exchange artistic research findings on a specific topic.
Several slots remain open for application through a Call for Papers. This way, the seminar programme combines presentations given by selected guest speakers, Orpheus researchers and external participants. Special care is taken to spotlight music performances. The outcomes of presentations and performances at Seminars are usually bundled in a publication within the Orpheus Institute Series.
Networks are everywhere these days. In effect, the new information technologies are interconnecting all aspects of our world, enabling unseen levels of social, political and economic interdependencies that characterise our times. The notion of Networks has become an extremely powerful metaphor, serving as a cornerstone for understanding this new complex, interconnected world.
Networks have transformed the creation, production and dissemination of art such as to change its very nature as a cultural artefact or human activity. Such a powerful trope allows for a wider range of interpretations and development. Moreover, it can serve as the ideal bridge between conceptual considerations from the technological and scientific domains, and creative/compositional enquiries from the artistic field.
This seminar provides a forum for exploring these ideas and approaches, their commonalities and representations and for considering the wider creative and explanatory potential of networks.
Composition as Critical Technical Practice
Orpheus Research Seminar 2016
21-23 November 2016, Ghent, Belgium
The eight International ORCiM Seminar, organised at the Orpheus Institute, offers the opportunity for contributors from around the world to gather and explore the theme of: THE MAKING OF MUSICAL TIME; Temporality in Musical Composition and Performance.
The seventh International ORCiM Seminar, a joint effort of Orpheus Institute (Ghent) and the Norwegian Academy of Music’s Centre of Excellence in Music Performance Education (Oslo), offers the opportunity for contributors from around the world to gather and explore the theme of the integration of artistic research results and how research results into musical training.
A two-day seminar jointly convened by the Department of Music at the University of York and the Orpheus Research Centre in Music, Ghent.
This two-day seminar seeks to explore the spaces between and beyond the limits of control in artistic experimentation, thus contributing to greater insight into how art unfolds and opening new possibilities for artistic creation, understanding and reception.
The fifth International ORCiM Seminar organised at the Orpheus Institute offers an opportunity for an international group of contributors to explore specific aspects of ORCiM's research focus: Artistic Experimentation in Music. The theme of the conference is: Traces, faces and spaces of artistic research.
The fourth International ORCiM Seminar organised at the Orpheus Institute offers an opportunity for an international group of contributors to explore specific aspects of ORCiM's research focus: Artistic Experimentation in Music. The theme of the conference is: Composition – Experiment – Tradition.
The third International ORCiM Seminar organised at the Orpheus Institute offers an opportunity for an international group of contributors to explore specific aspects of ORCiM's research focus: Artistic Experimentation in Music. The theme of the conference is: Experimentation in the Context of Performance Practice.
As an art form based upon sound, music deals with complex semiotic translations and interactions between different perceptual senses and systems of signification: sound, score, meaning. Primarily, music has to do with the invisible, with forces that cannot be seen but that touch listeners in very compelling ways. However, in many cultures - Western and non-Western - music has been codified in notated form, originating complex written artefacts - the score -. Here, different signs and symbols not only allow for the retention and transmission of certain elements of the musical fabric but also liberate forces that are not conceivable without graphic representations.
The Orpheus Research Centre in Music [ORCiM] has asked four outstanding musicians to present results of their artistic activity linked to or generated from specific analytical views: Fulvio Delli Pizzi, Jan Michiels, Ian Pace and Peter Swinnen.
The two-day international seminar on the musician´s act of creation has the aim to map musical creativity as a space having its own set of characteristics within a broader and more general field of creativity. We will zoom in on moments of musical creation, invention, discovery, conception, constructs, imagination, etc.