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April 21 2017 (13.30)
On April 21st Jan Schacher publicly defended his thesis at the University of Antwerp.
April 18 2017 (20h00)
On Tuesday April 18 Jan Schacher presented the artistic outcomes of his research project in a concert at deSingel in Antwerp.
22-23 February 2017
The Orpheus Doctoral Conference 2017, Traditions-Transitions, will explore how different modes of relationships between past and present affect musical performance practice and composition. Further, practitioners and researchers from the fields of music and social sciences will draw on Eric Hobsbawm’s notion of “invented traditions”, examining how traditions are forged, broken or interrupted and how they might be used as sources of renewal.
The conference will feature lectures by Richard Taruskin, Joanna Dudley (tbc), Sigiswald Kuijken and Esteban Buch as well as a musical gallery in which performances and installations addressing the conference topics will be interspersed with moderated discussions between artists and our guest speakers.
December 14 2016 (10.00)
On December 14th Maria publicly defended her thesis "harpe organisée", 1720-1840. Rediscovering the lost pedal techniques on harps with a single-action pedal mechanism in the Senate Chamber of the Academy building in Leiden.
December 14 2016 (13.45)
On December 14th Niels Berentsen publicly defended his thesis in the Senaatskamer in the Academiegebouw in Leiden.