Previous events

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.

20years

Orpheus Instituut celebrates its 20th anniversary

13 - 15 November 2016

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2016-2017 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Orpheus Institute. 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.

We would be very honored if you could join us in celebrating our jubilee for all or any of our activities.

Rethinking the Practices of Music

Orpheus Instituut celebrates its 20th anniversary

14 November 2016

2016-2017 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Orpheus Institute. 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.

On Monday five Orpheus research groups present their work in a series of musical events. The common thread is their constant re-examining of the relationship between artistic activity and research. These artistic presentations are therefore interspersed with two panel discussions confronting questions raised by this generational moment. Experts in the field discuss present and future challenges for artistic research in music with researchers from the Orpheus Institute and our guests:

Being Inside: As artistic research in music is acknowledged as an actor, as a valid mode of knowledge production, how does it negotiate relationships with disciplines, with bodies of theory and with institutions? Are there new responsibilities?

Staying outside: As a new research ethos, early work in artistic research could claim a radical stance, a position outside. As an emerging activity it accumulates practice, theory and history. How does it learn and develop while maintaining a critical edge? Is artistic research inherently a discipline of resistance, and how can that be sustained?

Alumni Take the Floor

Orpheus Instituut celebrates it's 20th anniversary

13 November 2016 (16-18h)

2016-2017 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Orpheus Institute. 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.

On Sunday afternoon alumni of our doctoral programme docARTES and the laureate programme present performances throughout the Orpheus building, the fruits of a generation of artistic research in music.