Yves Knockaert is professor of philosophy of music and contemporary music at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven. He was director of the Institute for Practice based Research in the Arts at the KULeuven Association (2006-2010). He made many programs on 20th-century music for the Belgian Radio. He has contributed to several specialized journals, wrote the book Wendingen (Turns), about drastic changes in 20th-century music, Muziek uit de voorbije eeuw (Music from the past century, with Boudewijn Buckinx) and Systemlessness in Music (in Order and Disorder, Collected Writings of the Orpheus Institute). Recently he published several contributions on research in the arts, in Blood Sweat and Theory: Research Through Practice in Performance (ed. John Freeman, 2009) en Itamar, Revista de Investigación Musical (Universidad de Valencia, 2010, nr. 3). He is peer reviewer for the e-journal Music and Practice. In 2011 he started a PhD in Musicology: analysis of Wolfgang Rihm’s instrumental music.