April 18-19, 2018
Music, and the arts in general, has always been a source of inspiration in times of crisis; it establishes rapport between peoples and cultures and serves as a laboratory for the creation and expression of cultural values.
Dissolving Borders invited proposals that will investigate and problematize how musicians create political spaces that transcend demarcated space and culture, on scales both global and local, macro and micro. We seek work that engages with the complex realities of inter-cultural contact, including issues of migration, communication, integration, acceptance, and symbiosis. As the world experiences radical displacement during an era of unprecedented enforcement of borders, we seek earnest engagements with the vibrant history of music’s entanglement with these issues. Looking to past musics, musicians, and scholarship, we encourage imaginations of music’s current and future role as a cultural and political agent.
February 1, 2018 (14.00)
On February 1st Lucia D'Errico will publicly defend her thesis at the Orpheus Institute.
December 20, 2017 (13.45)
On December 20th Joost Vanmaele will publicly defend his thesis at the University of Leiden.
December 19, 2017 (16.30)
On December 19 Joost Vanmaele will present the artistic outcomes of his research project in a lecture-performance at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.
November 21, 2017 (16.15)
On November 21st Dick de Graaf will publicly defend his thesis at the University of Leiden.