HERE and NOW: Awareness and Flow in Music Performance

Orpheus Doctoral Conference (ODC)

29 mei 2013

Orpheus Doctoral Conference 2013

In 'Here and Now', music performers, trainers, teachers, and thinkers meet to exchange concepts, experiences and perspectives dealing with the particular moment of being on stage. The central topics are self-awareness, presence and the state of 'flow' in music performance.

Three specific perspectives are addressed: musical performance practices from various traditions, hands-on training for the ‘flow’ state and the dialogue with the psychology and philosophy of awareness and ‘enaction’.

Guest speakers are:

  • Erik Myin, Philosopher, Department of Philosophy, University of Antwerp (BE)
  • Frank Heckman, Professor of Sustainable Performance, Codarts Rotterdam (NL)
  • Pandit Dhruba Ghosh, North Indian (Hindustani) classical musician, principal at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbay (IN)

Contributions by docARTES students Narges Mehrabi, Jan Schacher, Susan Williams, Adilia Yip and Aliona Yurtsevich.