T H E  D A R K


International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research

DARE 2015 | Orpheus Institute | Ghent | Belgium | 9-11 November 2015

O P E N - A C C E S S   R I C H - M E D I A  P R O C E E D I N G S

Edited by Paulo de Assis and Paolo Giudici

Jan Michiels and Deborah Walker


Jan Michiels, Piano, Royal Conservatoire of Brussels, BE

Deborah Walker, Cello, Paris, FR



Micro-concert. Compositions by Pascale Criton, Clara Maïda, Olivier Messiaen, Luigi Nono


Day 2, 10 November, De Bijloke Concert Hall, 17:30–18:30





Clara Maïda, Doppelklänger (2008)


Pascale Criton and Deborah Walker, Chaoscaccia (2012) [cello]


Olivier Messiaen, Petites esquisses d’oiseaux (1985), Le Rouge-gorge (1)


Olivier Messiaen, Petites esquisses d’oiseaux (1985), Le Merle Noir


Olivier Messiaen, Petites esquisses d’oiseaux (1985), Le Rouge-gorge (2)


Luigi Nono, .....sofferte onde serene...


Jan Michiels (b. 1966) is Professor of Piano at the Royal Conservatoire Brussels, where he also leads the class on contemporary music. He studied with Hans Leygraf at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, where he was awarded an exceptional distinction for his interpretations of Bartók’s Second Piano Concerto and Ligeti’s Etudes. A laureate in several international competitions (including the Queen Elizabeth, Brussels) he conducted piano masterclasses in London, Murcia, Hamburg, Oslo, Montepulciano, and Szombathely. In addition to his activity as a pianist, Jan Michiels has a doctorate in the arts centred on Luigi Nono’s Prometeo. He is a senior research fellow at the Orpheus Institute, Ghent, and an active member of the core team of ME21.



Deborah Walker is a new music performer and improviser based in Paris. She was born in Reggio Emilia (Italy) in 1981 and studied cello in her hometown. After graduating she moved to Paris to continue her cello studies with Agnès Vesterman and Anssi Karttunen. Since 2007 she has been a member of Dedalus, a variable experimental and contemporary music ensemble, which has collaborated with Tom Johnson, Pascale Criton, Christian Wolff, Antoine Beuger, and Jurg Frey, among others. She has played in many festivals including I Suoni delle Dolomiti, Italia Wave, ZKN in Karlsruhe, Festival d’Avignon, Festival Nomad in M’Hamid (Morocco), and Switch ON (Malaysia), and she tours regularly in Europe. Deborah has recently been working on pieces for solo cello with Pascale Criton and Eliane Radigue. She also takes part in theatre, dance, and circus performances, both as a composer and a performer. Deborah is currently completing a PhD about Fluxus performances in Italy.