So-called "extended techniques" have suffered a consistent lack of understanding from a theoretical, historical and practical point of view.
Mark van Tongeren
In our culture, vocal harmonics fuction as independent musical elements since only a few decades. Thresholds of the audible explores the changing relationship between singers, listeners and harmonics. As a research method a series of compositions (Nulpunten/’Zeropoints’) has been developed, which attempt to make a fresh approach to overtone singing and to the sonic source material of the human body.
Although the guitar has been part of the classical music tradition for centuries, writing for the guitar remains a formidable challenge for many composers. Where orchestral instruments have a long history of scoring guides that help composers develop their craft, the number of studies dedicated to guitar scoring remains scarce. This has led to a myriad of scoring problems in guitar works written by non-guitarist composers, often evidenced in unplayable passages and underdeveloped textures.
Thomas De Baets
In dit onderzoek wordt de muzikale interacties tussen de muziekleraar en de leerlingen in het secundair onderwijs bestudeerd. Aan de basis van de studie ligt de volgende onderzoeksvraag: in hoeverre bepaalt het muzikale handelen van de muziekleraar de kwaliteit van de muzikale interactie met leerlingen?