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.
December 13 2016 (20.30)
On December 13th Maria Cleary will perform solo harp and duo harp/violin in the Waalse Kerk to elucidate her artistic work in relation to her thesis.
December 13 2016 (17.30)
On December 13th will publicly elucidate his artistic work through a lecture-presentation with ensemble and an open masterclass in which he will teach volunteers at the Lutherse kerk in Leiden.