Research Focus 2010-2013: Artistic Experimentation in Music (Phase 1)

The research focus for 2010-2013 became ‘Artistic Experimentation in Music’, based on the core claim that ‘Experimentation is omnipresent in artistic practice and in the processes of music making'.

Accordingly, the research was inspired by the following fundamental questions:

  • What is the character, function and potential of experimentation in musical practice?
  • How does experimentation shape artistic identity and expertise, and how can it disclose aspects of embodied knowledge?
  • How does artistic experimentation affect the development of musical practices?
  • How does artistic experimentation in music relate to other fields of human activity?

This research focus gave the Orpheus Research Centre a strong international visibility and increasing credibility.