Book presentation "Discipline and Resistance"

The Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome hosts on Monday Feb. 12 an evening on Artistic Research in Music with Leonella Grasso Caprioli from RAMI (Association for Artistic Research in Music in Italy). On the occasion of this event, there will be a book presentation of our latest publication Artistic Research in Music: Discipline and Resistance (Jonathan Impett, ed.) by Peter Dejans (Director of the Orpheus Institute) and Tiziano Manca (Associate Researcher) as well as a screening of Inside the Hearing Machine, the documentary by Tom Beghin (Principal Investigator) revealing the findings of his research project at the Orpheus Institute.

Coaching session at P.A.R.T.S. by Luk Vaes

For the next fortnight, Orpheus Institute research fellow dr. Luk Vaes will be visiting the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S.) in Brussels, an initiative by the renowned Belgian dancer and choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. For the programme of the Advanced Research Studios, Luk Vaes will coach students in matters of Artistic Research, Experimentalism in music, and connections therein.

Historical Piano Summer Academy

We proudly invite you to our first Historical Piano Summer Academy to be held at the Orpheus Institute, July 3 – 12, 2018. In collaboration with Pianos Maene, Ruiselede (Belgium) Directed by Tom Beghin (Orpheus Institute and McGill University) and Erin Helyard (University of Melbourne).

Are you a pianist currently enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral degree? Does your artistic research raise vexing questions about historical pianos? Are you craving hands-on experience on a certain type of instrument?

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Call for proposals ODC 2018

Orpheus Doctoral Conference 2018

"Dissolving borders: Musical Migration / Migratory Musicking"

18 - 19 April, 2018

Deadline for proposals: 20 December 2017

Call for proposals

Orpheus Seminar 2018

"The Power of Musical Networks"

21 - 22 February, 2018

Deadline for proposals: 15 January 2018 (Extended from 20 December 2017)


Open call for one doctoral artist-researcher

Full-time Doctoral researcher in Artistic Research in Music who will be a team member of the research cluster MusicExperimentX while pursuing a docARTES doctoral degree at the Orpheus Institute.

Application deadline: 12 December 2017

Inside the Hearing Machine

Piano Sonatas Opus 109, 110 and 111

A new CD and documentary by pianist and artistic researcher Tom Beghin
In collaboration with: keyboard maker Chris Maene, acoustician Thomas Wulfrank, music historian Robin Wallace, Tonmeister Martha de Francisco and sound engineer Steven Maes


Inside the Hearing Machine // documentary from Orpheus Instituut

New docARTES students

We welcome six new doctoral students who will start the docARTES programme. They were selected out of 35 applicants. The group is again very international with five different nationalities. 
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