Artistic Experimentation from Hades to Heaven


2-4/10/2013, Ghent (Belgium)






The Orpheus Research Centre in Music [ORCiM] is pleased to announce that its fifth annual Research Festival will take place in October 2013. The Festival will explore new paths to Artistic Identity, tracking Artistic Experimentation from Hades to the Heaven, and back.


A showcase festival of research, music and ideas


The 2013 edition of the ORCiM Research Festival represents the culmination of the centre’s three-year long concentration on the theme of Artistic Experimentation in Music. ORCiM has been using the concept of Artistic Experimentation as a catalyst for creating new understanding in Artistic Research across the artistic disciplines.  Processes of Artistic Experimentation in musical practice may provide novel ways of illuminating the new knowledge that arises through the experience of art making: generating novel concepts, developing atypical performances and encouraging new technologies – most relevant factors of the individual and the collective artistic identity.


This year’s Research Festival will present a series of interwoven outcomes, using the architecture and layout of the Orpheus Institute itself as a part of the ‘experimental system’. From its basement rooms to its recently completed rooftop additions, it is intended to generate a multi-layered environment of experimentation, engaging and involving audiences in a range of types and levels of discussion and participatory workshop activity.







Dates & Venue

The festival takes place at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent, Belgium from Wednesday 2 October 2013 throughout Friday 4 October.




Deadline for registering as participant: September 15, 2013. (Early birds register before September 1).


Register through e-mail via info@orpheusinstituut.be

Registration fee: €60. (Fee includes a Festival brochure, morning and afternoon teas, lunches and a Festival dinner ).

Early bird registration at €45. Daypasses at 12 €, Festival dinner (Thursday Oct. 3) at € 25.


Please note that the number of participants is limited. 


Travel Arrangements & Accommodation



• www.bedandbreakfast-gent.be 
• www.hotelscombined.com (several discounts for members of the academic community)
• www.ibishotel.com/Gent (mention referral by Orpheus Institute to get corporate rate)

Participants should arrange their own travel and accommodation. We recommend the following websites when searching for a place to stay in Ghent:



Detailed information on how to get to the Orpheus Institute (Ghent) can be found on the Orpheus Institute's website:http://www.orpheusinstituut.be/en/contact/how-to-find-us


For all practical information, please contact the Orpheus Institute's Activities & Communication Manager:jonas.tavernier@orpheusinstituut.be


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