10 December 2019 (19.30)
Concert as part of the PhD Defence by Ilya Ziblat Shay.
Stations and Journeys, ensemble piece performed by ensemble Modelo62
Slil, for viola and electronics performed by Maya Felixbrodt and Ilya Ziblat.
30 October 2019 (11.15)
On October 30 Emlyn Stam will publicly defend his thesis at the University of Leiden.
In Search of A Lost Language: Performing in Early-Recorded Style in Viola and String Quartet Repertoires
Supervisor: Prof. F. de Ruiter
29 October 2019 (20.30)
On October 29 Emlyn Stam will present the artistic outcomes of his research project in a lecture-recital at Theater Branoul.
6 June, 2019 (10.00)
On June 6 Susan Williams will publicly defend her thesis at the University of Leiden.
May 22-23, 2019
This conference explores musician’s long relationship with their instruments and instrumentalities, questioning issues of autonomy and agency in the apparent dichotomy between tools and musical expression. From the mechane of Greek theatres from which gods were suspended, to Mozart’s description of the Stein fortepiano’s knee-lever as “Die Maschine”, to the epoch-defining technologies of recording, sound synthesis, and algorithmic composition of more recent times, performers and composers have relied on mechanical means to create magic in their art.