Your search for research focus 'Research Focus 2014 and onwards' returned 9 results: 6 running projects and 3 finished projects
This research cluster explores the ramifications of rhetoric for the historically informed performance of late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century music, both solo and in small ensemble, with a focus on the keyboard in its various technological guises.
The HIPEX project traces, reconstructs, and documents historical practices in the performance of experimental post-WWII compositions, deepening our understanding of the role of the performer in the establishing of new repertoire and new performance aesthetics.
MusicExperiment21 (ME21) is a five-year artistic research programme (2013-2018) funded by the European Research Council and based at the Orpheus Institute Ghent.
Fascinated by the riddle of music creation, both in performance and composition, the investigators of this project aspire to unravel exploratory oriented experimentation (EE) in artistic practice. The project’s hypothesis postulates that this method, starting from sensorial observation and dynamic interactive exploration, offers a valuable aesthetic and epistemic tool for music creation.
When it comes to Ludwig van Beethoven and his pianos, the question of “what was” is often obscured by “what could have been.” Statements by the revered composer such as “The piano must break!” or “I hope the time will come when the harp and the piano will become two totally different instruments” are two examples among many that have helped create a story in which extreme ambition (easily mistaken for “vision”) and dissatisfaction with available technologies are seen as colliding with one another.
Throughout the 20th Century, the guitar has proven itself to be an instrument of many possibilities due to the increased interest shown by avant-garde composers. Several of these composers and/or compositions are either rarely performed, or performed with considerable difficulty due to problems of various nature. The key objective of this project is the documentation and reconstruction of the historical performance practice of such pieces. This result will be achieved through gathering information from historical performers and their collaboration with specifically relevant composers. Case studies to support the research will include music by Berio, Kagel, Lachenmann and Radulescu.
This research project critically and creatively investigates musical notation both as an extension of music aimed at performers and as a medium which reaches beyond or enlarges music‘s context, seeking to define new ways of thinking what music can become through innovative approaches to notation.