F.14.1 Exploring the Space is an interdisciplinary work by PhD student Peter van Bergen. This composition for big band (with 25 musicians, singer, tap dancer, 16 artificial improvisers, audience participation through the i-phone app IOM-AIM, and interactive projections) connects realisations of forms of instability in composition, improvisation and image. The piece will be performed by the David Kweksilber Big Band.
Kurt Bertels (saxophone) and Bert Koch (piano) illustrate the historical evolution of the saxophone in Belgium with a concert programme consisting exclusively of pieces by Belgian composers. Each musical piece reflects a different dimension of the instrument.
On Thursday 9th October, the PhD students of KCB organise "The other side of thin air - reflecting on breathing and phrasing (part II)", a lecture performance followed by a concert.
On October 15th, the harvest of the Arts Platform will be finalized.
Three writers-in-residence, Indian-American Kiran Desai, Québécois Chantal Neveu and the Dutch Vonne van der Meer, will give readings and talk about how the place where they write affects their work.
The annual General Research Day of the Royal Conservatory Brussels will take place on Friday 24th October (9.30am to 1pm) in the Kleine Concertzaal. This research day mainly focuses on the artistic research students need to conduct for their master paper. Both finished projects and work-in-progress of (graduated) students and PhD students will be presented.
For TRANSIT, Ann Eysermans, Maarten Buyl and Hugo Morales created a total production. To this end, they think and work together on the symbiosis of their creations, the spatial setup, the use of video and the relationship between virtuality and reality. This performance - executed by ChampdAction - is also the first (internal) phase of Ann Eysermans' PhD defence.