The Orpheus Institute docARTES programme invites artists, composers, performers and all artistic researchers to participate in its 2019 doctoral conference, where we will engage in reflections on the tangible interdependences between music-makers and their tools. We invite participants from a wide range of disciplines – those that concern new and old instruments, as well as those in the field of musical automaton and their expressive use – in order to bring together multiple perspectives, and cover an extended range of artistic experiences: from historically informed performance to contemporary and electroacoustic music creation.
The one-day conference opens with a concert, which welcomes both artistic presentations and scholarly papers, giving special attention to practice-based research.
“Music, Humans and Machines” Orpheus Doctoral Conference, aims to offer the possibility to get a better understanding and to widen the perspectives about the complex relationship between musicians and their instruments, especially pertinent in this moment where human expressivity is entangled in inanimate “machines”. Although the disciplines may be diverse, the conference will focus on the interplay between artistic vision and its mechanical realisation, and through addressing this common thread, new and transdisciplinary ideas may arise.
18:00 - Keynote speakers: Fari Bradley + Nic Collins
20:30 - Public concert, Orpheus Institute Concert Hall
10:00 - 16:00 - Paper presentations
16:00 - Keynote speaker: Nicholas Cook
Registration fee: € 85 (standard fee) / € 48 (students). Participation is free of charge for researchers and students affiliated with Orpheus Institute and docARTES. A lunch on Thursday is included.
Entrance to the concert on the 22nd is free of charge, but registration is recommended.
Deadline: 12 May 2019
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