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Playing Schumann Again for the First Time (2024) Bobby Mitchell
How can one learn to improvise convincingly within the context of the nineteenth-century piano repertoire? And why is it important to improvise on this repertoire in the twenty-first century? Taking the music of Robert Schumann (1810−56) as a departure point, Playing Schumann Again for the First Time proposes an answer to these questions through methods towards a pianistic practice that is driven by experimentation and strives to continually find more layers where improvisation can take place, both in sounding musical practice and in notation. These practice-based methods are contextualized by a discussion of the presence of improvisation in Western classical musical practice in the nineteenth century. They are then substantiated by an argument to use improvisation as a tool for rethinking the current performance practice of nineteenth-century music. Improvisation itself and the concepts driving this term will also be addressed: improvisation in musical performance will be described as a process guided by a feedback loop between mimesis and morphosis with which the practitioner engages using his or her individual cognitive and embodied approach to listening, forgetting, and conceptualizing; the results of which bear his or her own sonic signature. The knowledge gained in this project lies within the realm of what will be described as improvisation as practice, a category of improvisational behavior that circumvents the need to be presented as art and is rather intended for the development of one’s own music-making.
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LANGUAGE-BASED ARTISTIC RESEARCH (SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP) (2024) Emma Cocker, Alexander Damianisch, Lena Séraphin, Cordula Daus
Conceived and co-organised by Emma Cocker, Alexander Damianisch, Cordula Daus and Lena Séraphin, this Society of Artistic Research Special Interest Group (SAR SIG) provides contexts for coming together via the exchange of language-based research. The intent is to support developments in the field of expanded language-based practices by inviting attention, time and space for enabling understanding of/and via these practices anew.
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A/R/Tography in Theory and Practice in Higher Education: 1) Interview and Exposition. 2) Analyse my A/R/Tographic process. (2024) Guro Kristin Gjøsdal
Guro Kristin Gjøsdal, A/R/Tography in Theory and Practice in Higher Education (Stockholms konstnärliga högskola, Sweden, autumn 2023). The exposition ripples around an interview with Christine Yanco Helland (OsloMet), which is exploring and articulating how she carry out her entangled practice as artist/researcher/teacher. The presentation uses relevant literature to think with. Christine Yangco Helland is an educated drama teacher, director, and dramaturg, with a master’s degree in fine arts with specialisation in theatre from the University of Agder, Norway. Helland has a burning commitment to diversity and inclusion. In addition to working with professional productions, Helland is motivated by involving children and young people, non-professional, and marginalised groups. The exhibition and the interview uses rhizomatic thinking. And so does my own work and production within the methodology and thematics. This task was completed in autumn 2023.
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Örat nära munnen: samtal mellan film och filosofi (2024) Marius Dybwad Brandrud
This PhD project is a study in and through filmic conversations. The project addresses the role of conversation in philosophy education. While philosophy often is manifested in individually written form, this is a study of how filmic conversation can act as philosophical expression, mainly based on the film "Samtal om samtal" which is the principal material of this PhD project. The film begins by addressing the manner of which we speak to one another in a seminar; and by extension how that manner decides which philosophy is at all made possible: Who is speaking and who is listening? Whose experiences count and whose ideas are welcome? Yet, conversation is not only of interest as practice but also as expression. Sometimes something is said through/as conversation that could not have been expressed in any other form. What would happen if conversation, as a communal way of saying things, would constitute a form of philosophical expression in its own right, on par with the individually written text? What form would such an expression be allowed to take? Could philosophy be expressed through the medium of film? In and through the filmic conversation of this study, these queries also lead on to issues of representation and responsibility: What signifies the practice of making a film about or with someone? How are those involved in a film project affected, and how can the film act (in the world) independently? How could responsibility be understood in the process of making a film and regarding the final result? In addition to "Samtal om samtal", the text "Eftertext" is submitted. The text further explores the previously mentioned questions, but adds another layer in commenting on the filmic work of "Samtal om samtal". "Eftertext" also refers to the films "Ett jag som säger vi" and "Rehearsals", as well as the document "Transkription". These works are included as appendices, forming sub studies in the process of making "Samtal om samtal".
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Home page JSS (2024) Journal of Sonic Studies
Home page of the Journal of Sonic Studies
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Beyond Words: Transformations of 'Hamlet' (2024) Eliana Polvere
This paper proposes a reworking of scenes 4 and 5 from William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" through an interdisciplinary approach combining textual analysis and artistic production. The investigation begins with an analysis of key words extracted from the original text, conducted through the use of the AI KOBI platform. The reflections and suggestions that emerged from this phase played a key role in inspiring my creative process. The paper follows the research journey from its initial stage to its development and conclusion. The research culminates in the creation of a series photographic images transforming the concepts explored.
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