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Orpheus Research Festival 2015

From Wednesday September 30th through Friday the 2nd of October, 2015.


The Orpheus Research Festival is our annual showcase event of research, music and ideas, now in its seventh edition.

Deleuzabelli Variations3

Paulo de Assis & HERMESensemble

Tuesday September 29, 2015 (20:00)

The Deleuzabelli Variationsx is a series of concert-performances based on processes of assemblage developed by Paulo de Assis and his team in the framework of the artistic research project MusicExperiment21 (ME21).

Christian Wolff at Orpheus Institute

ORCiM Study Day with Research Festival guest Christian Wolff

September 28 and 29, 2015

The Orpheus Institute announces “Christian Wolff at Orpheus,” two study days September 28 and 29, 2015, with the composer in attendance. Included is a keynote talk by Philip Thomas (University of Huddersfield) and an open rehearsal by TWO (Joseph Houston, Aisha Orazbayeva) of American experimental works, including a new composition by Wolff.

On and Off the Page

ORCiM Study Day with Ronald Schuchard and Robin Bier

8 and 9 July 2015

Reconstructions and reclamations of text, declamation and music in England, America, and Germany at the turn of the 20th century.

Performance Philosophy / Non-philosophy

ORCiM Study Day with Laura Cull and John Ó Maoilearca

From Friday May 29th (15h) to Saturday May 30th (16h)

NON-PHILOSOPHY-PERFORMANCE.JPGSami Sälpäkivi and Bobi Girl in the first ever horse theatre in Finland, "Hiano Mailma" which he created with his wife Anne in 2002.
Courtesy of the authors.

Artistic research shares with François Laruelle's 'non-philosophy' and the emerging field of 'performance philosophy' a condition of internal conflict: On one side, artistic research breaks out of acceptable knowledge, on the other it seeks to make its outcomes accepted as knowledge; on one side, it appropriates artistic modes of inquiry and presentation for research, on the other research already pervades the very artistic practice that produced them; on one side, artistic research resists institutionalism, on the other it needs to develop and maintain research networks in and across institutions.