International ORCiM Seminar 2011

INTERNATIONAL ORCiM SEMINAR 2011, Orpheus Institute,27-28 APRIL 2011 Ghent, Belgium

Experimentation in the Context of Performance Practice

Orpheus Research Centre in Music [ORCiM]


The third International ORCiM Seminar organised at the Orpheus Institute offers an opportunity for an international group of contributors to explore specific aspects of ORCiM’s research focus.
The theme of the conference is: Experimentation in the Context of Performance Practice

This seminar aims at exploring the complex role of experimentation in the context of performance practices and the artistic possibilities that such practices yield for performers, composers and listeners.

Three main perspectives will be adopted: a historical approach revealing experimental performance practices from the past, a practical approach that takes the ‘skilled body’ as its point of departure,

and finally, an open-ended approach that challenges state-of-the-art practices in the field of music performance.


Keynote lecture: Paul ROBERTS- Professor of Keyboard, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, U.K.



The seminar takes place at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent, Belgium from Wednesday 27 April 2011 (beginning at 14:00) to Thursday 28 April (ending at 16:00).

Deadline for proposals: February 18, 2011 . Register or send us your proposal through

Deadline for participants: April 13, 2011

Please find the CALL FOR PROPOSALS through

Note: Those sending proposals are requested to submit them as MS Word files, not as PDF’s.


More information:


Orpheus Research Centre in Music [ORCiM] – Orpheus Institute, Korte Meer 12, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium – 0032 9 330 40 81 – info@orpheusinstituut.be