Paths to Artistic Identity: Artistic Experimentation from Hades to Heaven

Research Festival 2013

A showcase festival of research, music and ideas

The 2013 edition of the ORCiM Research Festival represents the culmination of the centre’s three-year long concentration on the theme of Artistic Experimentation in Music. ORCiM has been using the concept of Artistic Experimentation as a catalyst for creating new understanding in Artistic Research across the artistic disciplines.  Processes of Artistic Experimentation in musical practice may provide novel ways of illuminating the new knowledge that arises through the experience of art making: generating novel concepts, developing atypical performances,  encouraging new technologies and innovative research outputs.– most relevant factors of the individual and the collective artistic identity.

This year’s Research Festival will present a series of interwoven outcomes, using the architecture and layout of the Orpheus Institute itself as a part of the ‘experimental system’. From its basement rooms to its recently completed rooftop additions, it is intended to generate a multi-layered environment of experimentation, engaging and involving audiences in a range of types and levels of discussion and participatory workshop activity.

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