Embodiment ←→ Experiment

Tuesday 10 May 2011, 1.30PM

A two-day seminar jointly convened by York University’s Department of Music and the Orpheus Research Centre in Music, Ghent.

Keynote speaker: Rolf Inge Godøy, University of Oslo


Experimentation is inherent to artistic practice and to the processes of music making.
Composition, improvisation, performance and listening are all embodied practices.
 

The seminar will explore the relationship between these two observations, examining the ways in which experimental approaches to music making, of whatever style or period, can reveal the embodied character of musical exchange and perception, articulating significant aspects of tacit knowledge. Topics will include:

  • embodiment and memory;
  • embodiment and musical identity/ subjectivity;
  • embodiment and affect;
  • bodily habitus and experimentation;
  • listening and perception as embodied processes;
  • the scoring of physical action: tablatures and notations;
  • instruments, interfaces and technological extensions of the body;
  • performative gesture and physical interaction;
  • site, context and the body.

The seminar comprises presentations and performances from researchers at York University, the Orpheus Institute, Ghent, and Kunst Universität, Graz.

The seminar is OPEN TO ALL TO ATTEND, FREE OF CHARGE.

Requests for further information should be addressed to Bill Brooks (william.brooks@york.ac.uk) or Catherine Laws (catherine.laws@york.ac.uk).

Location: Department of Music

Admission: FREE