Orpheus Research Festival 2015
The Orpheus Institute invites artists, researchers, composers and designers to its 2015 Research Festival, to take place from 30 September to 2 October at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent. The Research Festival is the institute’s annual showcase event of research, music and ideas, now in its seventh edition.
The Research Festival is now established as a beacon for artistic research in music and has drawn the attention of artistic researchers from all over the world. The Festival presents the full range of research at the Orpheus Institute in the process and context of music making—work that addresses questions at the heart of the artist’s musical practice. Whether imagining the future or re-imagining the past, the diversity of artistic research at Orpheus sheds new light on our shared musical present.
Curated by theatre director and musician Johan Petri, these concerts, presentations and lectures form a framework around which guests are encouraged to participate, to respond, provoke and discuss. The Orpheus Institute is pleased to welcome composer Christian Wolff as artist-in-residence at this year’s Festival.
The Orpheus Institute announces “Christian Wolff at Orpheus,” two study days September 28 and 29, 2015, with the composer in attendance. Included is a keynote talk by Philip Thomas (University of Huddersfield) and an open rehearsal by TWO (Joseph Houston, Aisha Orazbayeva) of American experimental works, including a new composition by Wolff.
For detailed information on the Festival’s programme, please visit the website.