docARTES is a doctoral programme for performers and composers. It offers a unique environment for critical reflection on musical practice.

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Nine new PhD students

docARTES 2021 - 2022


We are pleased to welcome Francesca Ajossa, Harry Buckoke, Maya Fridman, Adam Lukawski, Chiara Percivati, Vera Plosila, Stijn Saveniers, Carlos Eduardo Soares and Victor Somma to the docARTES programme. We also welcome dr. Loes Rusch as a new faculty member.

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Free online course

Orpheus Institute

MOOC on Artistic Research in Music

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The Orpheus Institute launches a fourth run of its MOOC on Artistic Research in Music. A MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is a free online course available for anyone to enroll. The MOOC on Artistic Research in Music offers an introduction to the most relevant research tools, techniques and methodologies as well as the key concepts of artistic research in music.

The course includes several videos with former and current docARTES students and teachers.

Available on edX from 13 September 2021 until 13 June 2022.

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"The Art of Tango", published at Routledge

docARTES alumna

Bárbara Varassi Pega publishes re-work of her doctoral dissertation


In 2014 Argentinean pianist and researcher specialized in tango music, Bárbara Varassi Pega, obtained her PhD degree on the thesis titled Creating and Re-creating Tangos: Artistic processes and innovations in Music by Pugliese, Salgán, Piazzolla and Beytelmann. The Art of Tango is the re-work of her dissertation, published at Routledge.

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Giacinto Scelsi - works for violin and for viola

docARTES student

New CD Marco Fusi, published by Kairos

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Marco Fusi's new album "Giacinto Scelsi - works for violin and for viola", published by KAIROS, presents listeners with the results of a newly elaborated performance practice of these works, based on archival research, in-depth audio analysis, computer-generated animated scores and extensive exploration of instrumental improvisatory techniques. The liner notes accompanying the album offer detailed insights into the research process leading up to the recording.

This publication is the result of Marco Fusi's PhD research at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen and the UAntwerpen (docARTES programme), with the support of KCA's research cluster CREATIE and Orpheus Instituut.

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