Academy 2011

Date and location

from April 4, 2011 until April 6, 2011
Orpheus Instituut

Aspects of Artistic Experimentation in Early Music

Eventfrom April 4, 2011 until April 6, 2011

Academy 2011

The year 2011 will see Orpheus Institute’s ninth edition of its “International Orpheus Academy for Music and Theory”. The Orpheus Academy 2011’s theme will be “Aspects of Artistic Experimentation in Early Music”.

As much as the artist’s urge to experiment can be assumed to typify historical musical progress, this aspect of artistic practice remains mostly unexplored. Within the larger framework of the Orpheus Research Centre in Music agenda, the Academy will devote three successive incarnations to this topic from the perspective that connects musical practice and theory. For 2011, the focus will be directed towards artistic experimentation in music from the Renaissance and Baroque, including a further emphasis upon experimental behaviour in practices of notation and tuning.

Guest faculty

True to our tradition, a carefully selected guest faculty has accepted to take on this challenge and to make an important contribution to the development of the artistic theoretical discourse:

  • Mark Lindley (Independent Researcher, U.S.A.)
  • Martin Kirnbauer (Musikmuseum Basel / Musikwissenschaftliches Institut, University of Basel, Switzerland)
  • Edward Wickham (University of Cambridge, St Catharine’s College, U.K.)


dr. Luk Vaes