Orpheus Research Centre welcomes Joana Sá as a visiting researcher

Joana Sá is a Portuguese pianist and composer, who is currently developing a PhD in Musical Performance at Aveiro University (Portugal). Her proposal for being a visiting researcher at the Orpheus Institute was accepted and she will be working in the MusicExperiment21 cluster from 21 June until 14 July.

Orpheus Electric Salon: Nicolas Collins invites...

Orpheus Electric Salon returns with a flash-sequence of events in June – weekly sessions to show, learn, develop and play sound-work. Nicolas Collins hosts a series of guests addressing topics important to everyone working with sound. Calling musicians (electronic and steam), sound-artists, multi-media artists, performers, composers, hackers, instrument builders – these salons cover a range of ideas relevant to us all, whether established practitioner, curious musician or absolute beginner. Each week there will be hacking workshop, a chance to share your work, a hands-on introduction from expert artists to crucial elements of contemporary sound-work – and perhaps a chance to play together.

Thursdays 17.00 – 21.00 through June. Registration is free, but required.

Orpheus Instituut verwelkomt David Savat als visiting researcher

Following several meetings with Paulo de Assis (Research Fellow at the Orpheus Institute) David Savat accepted the invitation to take up a position as visiting researcher at the Orpheus Institute. He will be working from 17 May until 14 June and from 13 to 24 November with Paulo de Assis (MusicExperiment21 research cluster), as they share an interest in the work of Gilles Deleuze. Dr Savat will also work closely with Jonathan Impett in the Music, Thought and Technology (MTT) research cluster. David Savat is a lecturer and former discipline chair of Communication Studies at the University of Western Australia in Perth (Australia), executive editor of the journal Deleuze Studies journal, published by Edinburgh University Press, as well as series editor of Bloomsbury’s Schizoanalytic Applications series.

Academy 2017 - Futures of the Contemporary

10-12 May 2017

Intensely debated in the fields of visual arts, art theory, and philosophy, the notion of the contemporary describes different practices, relating to disparate conceptual horizons. However, if distinguished from the contemporaneous, the contemporary becomes a selective concept: it promotes or excludes things and practices according to their ability of diagnosing previously unnoticed aspects of the present. In this sense, it gains a critical function, involving particular modes of relating to history and to one’s own time.

Following Roland Barthes’ claim, who—inspired by Nietzsche, and quoted by Agamben—said that “the contemporary is the untimely”, the contemporary might suggest artistic practices that run against their own time and epoch, implying specific forms of resistance.

Beyond historicising frameworks, the 14th International Orpheus Academy for Music and Theory—Futures of the Contemporary—will explore and discuss new modes of thinking the contemporary in the arts, particularly focussing on music and music performance.

Lectures by Babette Babich (US), Chaya Czernowin (US/IL), Heiner Goebbels (DE), Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf (DE), Peter Osborne (UK), Michael Schwab (UK), and Paulo de Assis (BE/PT). 

Het Orpheus Instituut zoekt...

Communicatie & Digital Media Coördinator (m/v) voltijds

Je werkt binnen het office team van het Orpheus Instituut. Als Communicatie & Digital Media Coördinator zet je het Orpheus Instituut via verschillende communicatiekanalen op de kaart. Je gaat daarbij in interactie met onze studenten, onderzoekers, volgers, bezoekers. Je jongleert met onze digitale ‘touch points’ zoals website, e-mail, social media, video/audio, etc. Hiermee vertel je ons verhaal, geef je Orpheus Instituut een gezicht en informeer je gerichte doelgroepen over het onderzoek en de onderzoekers aan het Orpheus Instituut. Je weet wat leeft in de digitale wereld en je helpt ons te groeien in dit veld.
Je staat het office team bij in de organisatie van onze events (praktische uitwerking van de maandelijkse opleidingssessies, onderzoeksactiviteiten, etc.). Je communiceert met de betrokkenen (gastdocenten, studenten, (in house) onderzoekers, etc.), je vraagt de nodige informatie om de activiteit te promoten, je regelt contracten en je maakt technische afspraken. 

Je beseft nu al dat jouw functietitel veel meer beslaat dan hierboven beschreven.

Visiting Researcher Mareli Stolp on Artistic Research

During the first half of October Orpheus Institute welcomed its first South African visiting researcher: Mareli Stolp. Mareli is not only an excellent piano performer, specialized in contemporary classical music, she is also an inspired advocate of Artistic Research practices in her native country. Orpheus Research Fellow Luk Vaes engaged with her in a stimulating chat, and as a result of this encounter, Mareli accepted Luk's request to write a guestentry on his Artistic Research Reports-blog.

Orpheus Institute is looking for a researcher-assistant with expertise in the history of keyboard construction.

The Orpheus Institute is looking for a researcher at the pre-doc or post-doc level who has strong research, organizational and writing skills, who has a technical interest in the making of pianos, and who is interested in taking on a key role in a collaborative project to reconstruct and manufacture an early nineteenth-century piano of historical and artistic significance.

The successful candidate will be integrated in the Research Cluster “Declassifying the Classics” under the supervision of senior researcher Prof. Tom Beghin and in collaboration with historical keyboard maker Chris Maene.

Application deadline: May 1, 2015.

Call for Proposals ODC 2015 Music for All

Voor de vierde editie van de International Orpheus Doctoral Conference - georganiseerd door de doctoraatsstudenten binnen het docARTES programma - werd een thema uitgekozen dat in een collaboratief tweedaagse conferentie in februrai 2015 verder zal worden verkend : 'Ownership in composition, improvisation, and performance'. Artist-onderzoekers uit alle mogelijke disciplies worden opgeroepen om voorstellen in te zenden.

Deadline voor inzendingen: 31 December, 2014.

Call for Proposals ORCiM Seminar 2015

The eight International ORCiM Seminar, organised at the Orpheus Institute, offers the opportunity for contributors from around the world to gather and explore

Temporality in Musical Composition and Performance

Practitioners from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals for presentations.

Deadline for Proposals: January 5th, 2015


Pre-Festival Concert

Dinsdag 30 September 2014

Voor een unieke concertervaring heb je in de eerste plaats een unieke artiest nodig, met een artistiek visie en een droom. Pianist Jan Michiels bedacht een 'onuitvoerbaar' 4-en-een-haf-uur-durend programma Ascolta! vanuit zijn rotsvast geloof in de kracht, de moeilijkheid maar ook het geluk dat vervat ligt in 'het luisteren'. Maar waar kan je zo een onconventioneel, onuitvoerbaar werk op een podium brengen?

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