Lucia D'Errico

Belgium (residence), Italy (citizenship) °1982
research interests: experimentation, ME21, music, post-structuralism, electronic music, Guitar, video performance, graphic design, Deleuze, Derrida, performance, materiality, ME-X, lacan
affiliation: Orpheus Institute Ghent, ME-X
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Lucia D’Errico is a musician and artistic researcher. A research fellow at the Orpheus Institute (Ghent, Belgium), from 2014 to 2018 she has been part of the research project MusicExperiment21, with which she has explored notions of experimentation in the performance of notated music in the Western tradition as an expansion of/in opposition to traditional practices of musical interpretation. She holds a PhD from the KU Leuven (docARTES programme) and a master’s degree in English literature, and is also active as a guitarist, graphic artist, and video performer.


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Powers of Divergence

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  • Aberrant Decodings (21/11/2017)
    Event: Performance, Handelsbeurs, Ghent, artist(s)/author(s): Lucia D'Errico
    Lucia D’Errico, concept, composition, guitars, laptop, digital images Marlene Monteiro Freitas, dance In the performance Aberrant Decodings the figure of the interpreter of Western notated art music is questioned and challenged in favour of an experimental attitude towards past musical woks. The performance takes place in the form of a “recital,” staging pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven, Giulio Caccini, Sigismondo d’India, Athanasius Kircher, Claudio Monteverdi, Robert Schumann, and Nicola Vicentino. Yet, instead of presenting the pieces in their original instrumental and sonic configuration, they are evoked through sounds and gestures unrecognisable as belonging to their pastness: electronics, guitars, dance. The interpreter turns into the operator, a figure that instead of replicating, reproducing, reconstructing the past, emphasises the potential in it latent for the emergence of the new. Whereas execution and interpretation relate to an ideal and aprioristic sonic image of the musical work (as Platonic copies), Aberrant Decodings produces simulacra: performance becomes a sonic “image” that relates to what is different from it (the musical work expressed by a score) by means of difference, and not by attempting to construct a (supposed) identity. In this process, internal resemblance is negated, together with the idea of composition as origin and performance as its telos. The physical presence of the operator on stage is double: on one end the musician, whose body exposes various degrees of involvement with sound production (from hyperphysical engagement with the instrument to evaporation into electronic sound); on the other end the dancer, whose body is traversed by the de-anatomising affective power of sound- music.
  • Variation VIII (30/01/2016)
    Art object: Sound, artist(s)/author(s): Lucia D'Errico
  • Piange Madonna – Tryptich of anamorphic glances (26/05/2015)
    Art object: Sound, artist(s)/author(s): Lucia D'Errico
    After Sigismondo d'India's song "Piange Madonna" (1609)
  • Madonna il poco dolce (28/08/2014)
    Event: Performance, artist(s)/author(s): Lucia D'Errico
    After Nicola Vicentino's madrigal "Madonna il poco dolce" (1555)
  • n(Amarilli - 1) – series of anamorphic glances (15/04/2016)
    Art object: Sound, artist(s)/author(s): Lucia D'Errico
  • Rasch23 (4-1) (30/09/2016)
    Art object: Sound, artist(s)/author(s): Lucia D'Errico
  • Antidotum Tarantulae (30/04/2011)
    Event: Performance, artist(s)/author(s): Lucia D'Errico
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Artistic Activity

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  • )( Z )( (20/10/2015)
    Art object: Illustration, artist(s)/author(s): Lucia D'Errico
  • The Waste Land (17/05/2014)
    Event: Concert, Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venice, artist(s)/author(s): Lucia D'Errico
    The Waste Land project aims at going beyond the concept of repertoire and to embrace that of relic: waste as desert, but also as scrap, unused thing. The land that has to be crossed is a fragmentary knowledge, a catalogue of dead things that take on new life when inserted into a different space, at the center of which there is sound. The text by T.S. Eliot is the dramaturgical starting point of an experience that involves writing, interpretation, improvisation, reproduction. The material which the waste land is made of - debris, human bodies in metamorphosis, water, oil, but also a crowd of voices that crosses the millennia - becomes a sonic scenography occasionally crossed by past musical experiences.

ME21

Rasch X

Nietzsche N

Diabelli Machines

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Publications

  • Powers of Divergence – An Experimental Approach to Music Performance (01/09/2018)
    Publication: Book, Leuven University Press, artist(s)/author(s): Lucia D'Errico
    Beyond resemblance: creative divergence in music performance What does it mean to produce resemblance in the performance of written music? Starting from how this question is commonly answered by the practice of interpretation in Western notated art music, this book proposes a move beyond commonly accepted codes, conventions and territories of music performance. Appropriating reflections from post-structural philosophy, visual arts and semiotics, and crucially based upon an artistic research project with a strong creative and practical component, it proposes a new approach to music performance. The approach is based on divergence, on the difference produced by intensifying the chasm between the symbolic aspect of music notation and the irreducible materiality of performance. Instead of regarding performance as reiteration, reconstruction and reproduction of past musical works, Powers of Divergence emphasises its potential for the emergence of the new and for the problematisation of the limits of musical semiotics. This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).
  • Aberrant Likenesses: The Transposition of Resemblances in the Performance of Written Music (01/09/2018)
    Publication: Article, Leuven University Press, artist(s)/author(s): Lucia D'Errico
  • )( Z )( (01/11/2017)
    Publication: Paper, Leuven University Press, artist(s)/author(s): Lucia D'Errico
  • Reflection (01/02/2018)
    Publication: Article, Oxford University Press, artist(s)/author(s): Lucia D'Errico

DARE 2015

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