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Music-in-Becoming: Close Attention! (2022) Edvin Østergaard
In this exposition, I present the compositions of "Ørenslyd" as an artistic-phenomenological research practice. More precisely, I will take you through seven of my considerations while composing the four pieces. I show these considerations as dwellings along my winding journey leading from idea to realization, imagined to realized sound, and personal to shared experience. All the four pieces of "Ørenslyd" are written for and performed by Tone E. Braaten (soprano), Emma Rydh (mezzo-soprano), Per Kristian Amundrød (tenor), and Håkon Thelin (double bass). The exposition is published as part of: Edvin Østergaard, ‘Music-in-Becoming’, in Practices of Phenomenological and Artistic Research, (eds.) Alex Arteaga, Emma Cocker, Erika Goble, Juha Himanka, Phenomenology & Practice, [Vol. 17, No.1, Summer 2022], ISSN 1913-4711. See here: url{to be provided later by the journal}
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Teleportation and Transformation: approaching the 'impossible' through storytelling and technology (2022) Eirini Sourgiadaki
Throughout human history as we know it, there is a range of stories in the arts and the humanities that meet in variations, which shows an old widespread human desire: a wish for as much life as possible, for being immortal or for getting the ability to be everything and to be everywhere- This wish is opposed to the finite nature of the human existence and the knowing about this fact. It has been and can be approached by forms and tools of narration that engage imagination. For the investigation of the ways such practices signify an embodied experience in daily culture, I am approaching the use of language and especially metaphor and its application in therapeutic tools and trauma treatment methods. For this I am exploiting elements from the fields of hypnosis, meditation, neuroscience and lingusitics, along with storytelling patterns in mythology, religion, fairy tales and science fiction, My focus is not on language alone, but on possible combinations with the potentialities of artistic devices. Both, teleportation and transformation can be understood as a three-step processes compiled by: State 1 (before), the in-between moment (the shift) and State 2 (after). Although State 1 and State 2 (before and after teleportation/ transformation) will be respectively studied, a special focus will be given to the middle part of the process, the in-between moment, including time, space, the (technological) device as well as cultural aspects and possibilities. The in-between moment as a moment of trespassing is a point that not much focus has been given in artistic research till now, unlike State 1 and State 2; what exactly happens after Gregor Samsa sleeps as human and before he wakes up as an insect, or what happens right after Alice steps into the mirror and right before she enters Wonderland, what happens while Clark Kent is inside the phone booth (in Greek “thalamus”) are all invisible. The Greek word for the booth is “thalamus”, the same word used for that part of the brain where all senses end up, the relay station for sensory experiences. How to deal with the presence/absence of the body in terms of time and space during the in-between moment and how to stimulate imagination, memory and engage the senses towards the “impossible” using the means that consist a teleportation/transformation device? The aim of my fundamental research-oriented or knowledge-open (erkenntnisoffenen) PhD project is, to proceed without pre-defining the format of the outcome, but letting it evolve through and within the study, investigation and experimentation instead, working on the following groups of objectives and research questions: i. approaching the ‘impossible’, ii. devices, iii. language storytelling) & other media, iv. possible combinations / experiments. Methods used are: reading connected to the main terms, practicing hypnosis, meditation and relevant practices that use language and engage the body, public presentation(s) and interviews with three groups of peers. As peers I consider persons who experience alternative mind sets, indicatively children, people in love and people with schizophrenia. From the very beginning and to this point, the methodology and the format evolve along with the artistic research.
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Rogues (2022) Hanns Holger Rutz, Nayari Castillo-Rutz
A work-in-progress artistic research project. Initiated by Hanns Holger Rutz and Nayarí Castillo in autumn 2021, it will probably develop into a multiple intermedia object that involves collaboration between different artists. As of this writing, this exposition is very much in flux, trying to capture the meanderings of the process.
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THE GERMAN BOW IN TANGO MUSIC (2022) Maria Alejandra Bejarano Salazar
This artistic research compares French and German bow techniques in Tango music. I have been playing for a couple of years with a German bow when I play classical repertoire, and a French bow when I play tango. Considering that Tango has changed and added many things throughout its history, I wanted to investigate why the tradition of playing with a French bow is still extremely strong. So that is why the main question of this work is how to approach Tango music for double bass using a German bow technique? To answer this question I have been studying the method "The bass in tango" published by Tango sin fin, that approaches all of the elements from the perspective of the French bow. However, I have studied this using the German bow technique. I have found that you can play Tango with both techniques, but you cannot follow the same instructions to find the same results. This is mainly because of the anatomy of the bow. Additionally, because there is not a strong tradition outside of Argentina of typical orchestras or soloists that play beyond Piazzolla the tradition of playing with a French bow is still strong. After finishing this research, I would like to continue working on this subject through a new repertoire in a personal search to improve my performance as a tango player and then share this knowledge playing concerts or teaching with other double bass players.
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Lyon & Healy: the American Harp (2022) Ian Mcvoy
The design of the pedal harp underwent a series of dramatic changes at the turn of the century, most of them attributable to the inventive minds at a Chicago-based musical instrument manufacturer and music publisher, Lyon & Healy. Of the many innovations of the Lyon & Healy company, three of the utmost importance to the development of the instrument: the “adjustable fourchette,” allowing simple regulation of the harp’s tuning in the natural and sharp positions, the “single-link mechanism,” an internal change to the mechanism greatly simplifying both function and manufacture, and lastly the “extended soundboard,” an extension of the soundbox of the instrument allowing for greater volume. Each of these improvements has since been adopted by every modern-day harp maker. This paper endeavors to combine original patents, miscellaneous historical documents, and evidence gathered from extant historical instruments by Lyon & Healy to identify each of the above and other specific changes, their inventors, the time of their introduction, as well as the overall motivation behind each of these important changes.
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Musical Monticello: Classical Music and America (2022) Jasper Snow
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello plantation is here used as a case-study examiningclassical music’s foundations in the United States. Among other titles, Jefferson was a statesman, diplomat, slave master, and avid violinist. He is remembered as the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and third U.S. President. Early documentation suggests he was a gifted musician, reading notation at age nine and practicing “no less than three hours a day” for “a dozen years”. Music played an important role in the courtship of his wife, Martha Skelton Wayles, a harpsichordist and singer. They parented six children, of which two daughters survived to adulthood. Both received substantial keyboard training and their eldest inherited her father’s “taste and talent for music”. Upon their mother's death in 1782, Thomas began a complicated relationship with his late wife’s enslaved half sister, Sally Hemings. She became pregnant at sixteen and bore six of Jefferson’s children, four of which survived to adulthood. While Jefferson’s white daughters learned keyboard, two of his enslaved black sons were taught violin. It is likely that Jefferson himself taught them using the treatises of his expansive musical library, notably Geminani’s “Art of Playing the Violin”. A year after Jefferson’s death, the two sons were given their freedom; the youngest’s profession is listed as “musician” in the 1850 census; he is remembered as an “accomplished caller of dances”. These sons span the full stylistic gamut available in 19th century American music: from fiddle to violin. Thomas Jefferson and his family represent the kernels of America’s musical traditions, and the way they have morphed in parallel with America itself. The musical ecosystem of Monticello plantation is a dynamic location to discuss colonial music’s intersections with class, race, gender, and national identity.
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