This PhD project of Peter Van Goethem 'The Film Director as Archivist' investigates, through the use of existing archival material, the relationship between factual and artistic representation of history and consists of the film 'Night has come', the book 'Restitutie' and the portrait series 'Tipping Point'.
The public defense starts with the screening of the film 'Night has come', followed by the PhD defense and a reception. During the reception you can also have a look at the book 'Restitutie' and the portrait series 'Tipping Point'.
"It is in the nature of things - and it is this which determines the uninterrupted march of evolution in art quite as much as in other branches of human activity - that epochs which immediately precede us are temporarily farther away from us than others which are more remote in time." (I. Stravinsky, An Autobiography, 1936). This quote on the perception of musical language reveals a fascinating paradigm: the older something is, the more it can be tested, and the more something is tested, the more (an opinion on) it can be validated. It is in this field of action that the Research Group Musical Language operates, constantly pushing the boundaries of compositional idioms, testing and validating the old and the new in order to elevate the art of music creation. In this regard, it is not surprising that the presented lectures cover a large array of topics, spanning from Debussy to micro-tonality, from Adorno to multi-medial avant-garde. Though often interdisciplinary in approach - correlating with subjects such as linguistics, music philosophy, psychology, musicology and music technology - each project maintains it's artistic individuality. It is in this way that we aim to facilitate the uninterrupted march of evolution in musical language and help it venture into epochs which lie in the future.
Research Day 23th of March 2018 from 9.30 till 3.40 pm
KLAP (Knowing and Learning in Artistic Practice)
Topic: Music, public and participation
Kathleen Coessens: Sound, experience and imagination: a musical experiment for the public in silence
Philippe Lamouris: "Ebony and Cristal" - The Freedom of the performers (featuring Anemos Saxophone Quartet)
Kostas Tosidis: From bowing technique to guitar sound
Bart Quartier: "25 YEARS OF RESEARCH: question - answer - question"
12 am - 1 pm
Peter Van Bergen: DMEEKG and the presentation of Jommie.
Tomasz Konieczny: "Serving up music: performance practice from the perspective of E.T.A. Hoffman's Kreisleriana
Katarzyna Glowicka: "How research made me happy" or "Creating connection and relevance for modern classical music"
Koen Dries: "Arts for laymen!?"