ODC 2018 // Dissolving Borders: Musical Migration / Migratory Musicking

Geplaatst op 18 Apr 2018

ODC 2018 visual
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.

18-19 April 2018
Orpheus Institute (Ghent, Belgium)

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.

Keynote speakers

Jordi Savall – conductor, gambist, composer, ensembles Hespèrion XXI and Orpheus XXI
Prof. Dr. Jin-Ah Kim – Hankuk University, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


  • Guy Livingston
  • Lukas Ligeti
  • P.I. Echa
  • Kira A. Dralle
  • Catalina Vicens
  • Liselotte Sels
  • Úrsula San Cristóbal
  • Sean Matharoo
  • Avery Gosfield