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Experimental Affinities in Music

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Book Series: Orpheus Institute Series ISBN: 9789462700611 9789461661883 Year: Pages: 252 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_587990 Language: English
Publisher: Leuven University Press Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 313419
Subject: Music
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Experimental Affinities in Music brings together diverse artistic, musicological, historical, and philosophical essays, enhancing a broad discourse on artistic experimentation, and exploring various experimental attitudes in music composed between the thirteenth and twentieth centuries. The golden thread running through the different chapters is the quest for inherently experimental musical practices, a quest pursued from interrogating, descriptive, or challenging perspectives, and always in relation to concrete music examples.

Experimental is taken as an adventurous compositional, interpretive, or performative attitude that can cut across different ages and styles. Affinities suggest connectors and connections, convergences, contiguities, and adjacencies that are found in and through a diversity of approaches and topics. 

The texts share a common genesis: the lectures of the International Orpheus Academies for Music and Theory convened by Luk Vaes (2011) and Paulo de Assis (2012, 2013). The affinities found in this volume include essays by Lydia Goehr, Felix Diergarten, Mark Lindley, Martin Kirnbauer, Edward Wickham, Lawrence Kramer, Hermann Danuser, and Thomas Christensen, as well as interviews with pianist Leon Fleisher, with pianist-composer Frederic Rzewski, and with composer Helmut Lachenmann.
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Logic of Experimentation

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Book Series: Orpheus Institute Series ISBN: 9789462701380 9789461662507 Year: Pages: 260 DOI: 10.11116/9789461662507 Language: English
Publisher: Leuven University Press Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 313419
Subject: Music
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"Beyond interpretation: a proposal for experimental performance practices

Logic of Experimentation offers several innovative and ground-breaking perspectives on music performance, music ontology, research methodologies and ethics of performance. It proposes new modes of thinking and exposing past musical works to contemporary audiences, arguing for a new kind of performer, emancipated from authoritative texts and traditions, whose creativity is propelled by intensive research and inventive imagination. Moving beyond the work-concept, Logic of Experimentation presents a new image of musical works, based upon the notions of strata, assemblage and diagram, advancing innovative practice-based methodologies that integrate archival and musicological research into the creative process leading to a performance. Beyond representational modes of performance—be it mainstream or historically informed performance practices—Logic of Experimentation creates an ontological, methodological and ethical space for experimental performance practices, arguing for a new mode of performance. Written in an experimental style, its eight chapters appropriate music performance concepts from post-structural philosophy, psychoanalysis, science and technology studies, epistemology and semiotics, displaying how transdisciplinarity is central to artistic research. An indispensable contribution to artistic research in music, Logic of Experimentation is compelling reading for music performers, composers, musicologists, philosophers and artist researchers alike."

Virtual Works – Actual Things

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Book Series: Orpheus Institute Series ISBN: 9789461662521 9789462701403 9789461662521 Year: Pages: 208 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_1000227 Language: English
Publisher: Leuven University Press Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 313419
Subject: Music
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"Beyond musical works: new perspectives on music ontology and performance
What are musical works? How are they constructed in our minds? Which material things allow us to speak about them in the first place? Does a specific way of conceiving musical works limit their performative potentials? Which alternative, more productive images of musical work can be devised?

Virtual Works – Actual Things addresses contemporary music ontological discourses, challenging dominant musicological accounts, questioning their authoritative foundation and moving towards dynamic perspectives devised by music practitioners and artist researchers. Specific attention is given to the relationship between the virtual multiplicities that enable the construction of an image of a musical work and the actual, concrete materials that make such a construction possible. With contributions by prominent scholars, this book is a wide-ranging and fascinating collection of essays, which will be of great interest for artistic research, contemporary musicology, music philosophy, performance studies and music pedagogy alike.

Contributors: David Davies (McGill University, Montreal), Andreas Dorschel (University of the Arts Graz), Lydia Goehr (Columbia University, New York), Kathy Kiloh (OCAD University, Toronto), Jake McNulty (Columbia University, New York), Gunnar Hindrichs (University of Basel), John Rink (University of Cambridge)"

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Book Series: Orpheus Institute Series ISBN: 9789462701410 9789461662538 Year: Pages: 324 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_1000226 Language: English
Publisher: Leuven University Press Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 313419
Subject: Music
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"New modes of epistemic relationships in artistic research
Research leads to new insights rupturing the existent fabric of knowledge. Situated in the still evolving field of artistic research, this book investigates a fundamental quality of this process. Building on the lessons of deconstruction, artistic research invents new modes of epistemic relationships that include aesthetic dimensions.
 
Under the heading transposition, seventeen artists, musicians, and theorists explain how one thing may turn into another in a spatio-temporal play of identity and difference that has the power to expand into the unknown. By connecting materially concrete positions in a way familiar to artists, this book shows how moves can be made between established positions and completely new ground. In doing so, research changes from a process that expands knowledge to one that creatively reinvents it.
 
Contributors: Annette Arlander (University of the Arts Helsinki), Paulo de Assis (Orpheus Institute, Ghent), Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University), Leif Dahlberg (Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm), Lucia D’Errico (Orpheus Institute, Ghent), Mika Elo (University of the Arts Helsinki), Laura González (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Esa Kirkkopelto (University of the Arts Helsinki), Yve Lomax (Royal College of Art, London), Cecile Malaspina (CNRS-Université Paris 1/Université Paris 7), Tor-Finn Malum Fitje (independent artist, Oslo), Dieter Mersch (Zurich University of the Arts), David Pirrò (University of Music and Performing Arts Graz), Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin), Hanns Holger Rutz (University of Music and Performing Arts Graz), Michael Schwab (Orpheus Institute, Ghent/University of Applied Arts Vienna), Birk Weiberg (Zurich University of the Arts)"

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