Related projects

Your search for keyword 'experimentation' returned 9 results: 4 running projects and 5 finished projects

Running projects

HIPEX


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. 

clusterproject

Detecting Degrees of Density in Aggregates

Luk Vaes, Dirk Moelants

This project follows up on Luk Vaes’ doctoral work with regards to extended piano techniques. In contemporary music, clusters (dense aggregates of adjacent pitches) have become a common part of the musical language. Yet, our understanding of how clusters are perceived does not match its popularity in compositional practice. The few existing cluster theories are contradictory to each other as well as to the cluster’s history in scores; empirical data on the cluster's aural perception are almost non-existing.

Reconstructing Kagel


In 1969 and 1970, Mauricio Kagel “made” two instrumental theatre pieces, Unter Strom and Tactil, for experimental sound producers. Since a fully encoded and composer-authorized score is lacking, the historical performers have been the only ones to play and record these compositions. The only adequate possibility to perform these pieces anew is through reconstruction of the original performance practice and the making of a score.

Finished projects

Historical performance practice of post-war avant-garde music for guitar


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.

guitar, berio, kagel, lachenmann, radulescu

[Un]Knowing Brahms


In spite of seemingly disparate approaches to the late piano music of Johannes Brahms, both mainstream and period pianists continue to adhere to a pervasive set of ethically-rooted style rules designed to protect modern constructions of Brahmsian sound and meaning.

previous page 1 2