New book by ORCiM Research Fellow Michael Schwab and Henk Borgdorff

The Exposition of Artistic Research: Publishing Art in Academia

This book - edited by ORCiM Research Fellow Michael Schwab and Henk Borgdorff - introduces the pioneering concept of ‘expositions’ in the context of art and design research. The book contains a chapter written by docARTES teaching staff member Marcel Cobussen and articles by former ORCiM Research Fellows Darla Crispin and Hans Roels. 


Music of the Imagination

Visiting Researcher Vanessa Tomlinson showcases recent collaborations at Orpheus Institute.

Vanessa Tomlinson - Australian percussionist and Associate Professor in Music at Queensland Conservatorium (Griffith University) - is Visiting Researcher at the Orpheus Research Centre in Music [ORCiM] from November 2013 until January 2014.

This mini-concert features new experimental provocations and collaborations with resident ORCiM Fellows set up during Vanessa's stay in Ghent. A series of 6 new works experimenting with making sound; kinetic music made by ropes and splayed electronics; music inspired by the notion of “time crystals”; music for the body; and music for the imagination itself.

Marlon Titre Doctoral degree

Guitarist, composer and artistic researcher Marlon Titre is the eleventh doctoral student to receive a PhD from Leiden University after having completed the docARTES doctoral programme in music, organized by the Orpheus Institute in Ghent.

On Tuesday 10 December at 16.15 a.m., at the Academiegebouw Leiden, Rapenburg 73, Marlon Titre will defend his thesis Thinking through the guitar: the sound-cell-texture chain.

Bobby Mitchell at the Young Pianist Festival

Last Sunday, docARTES student Bobby Mitchell was awarded both the second prize and and the audience award in the Amsterdam competition 'Young Pianist Festival'. His finale performance of Tsjaikovsky's first piano concerto is found here:

Congratulations Bobby!

Application for the docARTES programme 2014-2015 now open

Application deadline: January 15, 2014

In April 2014, the Orpheus Institute in Ghent (Belgium) will be organising entrance examinations for the docARTES programme 2014-2015 (commencing September 2014). We invite all artists, musicians, composers and improvisers to apply for the docARTES programme, hosted at Orpheus Instituut in Ghent (Belgium) before January 15, 2014.

Download application form

New publication in Orpheus Institute Series

We are excited to announce the first publication in our newly launched Orpheus Institute Series:


Edited by Michael Schwab with contributions by (a.o.) Michael Schwab, Darla Crispin and Paulo de Assis. In this book fourteen contemporary artists, musicians, and theorists engage with Hans-Jörg Rheinberger’s widely studied theory of experimental systems in an effort to determine how experimentation can productively be put to work in the arts. An interview with Rheinberger himself probes research as a potentially shared space between the otherwise different activities of art and science.

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