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'Listening' Seminar, Orpheus Research Centre in Music

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Ghent, Orpheus Research Centre in Music
May 22-23, 2008

Keynote speakers:
Cornelius De Bondt (Royal Conservatoire The Hague, The Netherlands) and
Eric Clarke (Oxford University, UK)

In the spring of 2007, Orpheus Institute launched its own Orpheus Research Centre in Music [ORCiM]. ORCiMfocuses on practice-based research in music and addresses discipline-specific questions. By explicitly laying the foundations for this artistic research discipline, thereby developing the tools necessary for artistic research of the highest standard, ORCiM plays a unique role in the world of research and higher education of music.

The two-day international seminar on Listening, organized by the Orpheus Research Centre in Music has the aim to present, discuss and disseminate new research relating to music listening, from the musician’s point of view. Experience has shown that how musicians listen to music often differs in important ways from how even knowledgeable non-musicians listen. These findings have important implications for artistic research in music, and it is the aim of this seminar to explore some of these and consider their implications for a variety of artistic research issues.

Themes relating to all aspects of the seminar topic are welcome.
Particular themes covered could include:

  1. How does your personal listening history influence your performances or compositions?
  2. How do you (learn to) listen to yourself while performing?
  3. What do you, as a performer, composer or pedagogue, listen for in music?

Call for Presentations
Practitioners from all music disciplines are invited to submit proposals for presentations. Proposals should consist of 300-400 words and provide a brief account of the project’s rationale, method of investigation and findings. In addition, proposals should include the title of the presentation, names and institutional affiliations of each author, short curriculum vitae, contact information and required technical support. Please indicate whether your presentation includes live music. Presentations will be allocated 30 minutes, this includes 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Deadline for proposals is March 1, 2008. Notification of acceptance will be made by 13 March 2008. Proposals should be sent to: info@orpheusinstituut.be
General registration is possible until May 8, 2008 through info@orpheusinstituut.be

The seminar takes place at the Orpheus Instituut Ghent, Belgium. It starts on Thursday 22 May 2008 12h, and closes on Friday 23 May 2008 16h.

Registration Information and Accommodation
Registration fee: €50 (presenters do not pay any fee)
Full-time Students: €25

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