Date and location

from September 28, 2015 until September 29, 2015
Orpheus Institute

Christian Wolff at Orpheus Institute

Eventfrom September 28, 2015 until September 29, 2015

ORCiM Study Day with Research Festival guest Christian Wolff

The Orpheus Institute announces “Christian Wolff at Orpheus,” two study days September 28 and 29, 2015, with the composer in attendance.

Included is a keynote talk by Philip Thomas (University of Huddersfield) and an open rehearsal by TWO (Joseph Houston, Aisha Orazbayeva) of American experimental works, including a new composition by Wolff.

A performers’ workshop will be held on Tuesday afternoon (29th) at which appropriate repertoire can be presented and coached by Thomas and Wolff.

Call for proposals

Proposals for papers and presentations are also invited for sessions on Monday (28th). Interested performers or presenters should contact William Brooks ( for further details.


Monday, September 28

10.30: Coffee and registration

11.00: Welcome

11.15: Papers and discussion

  • Ann Warde: “My God! What has sound got to do with music?”Gesture and relationship as compositional materials in two pieces by Christian Wolff
  • Virginia Anderson: Christian Wolff in Interview
  • Luk Vaes: (title tba)

12.30: Lunch

13:30: Keynote address by Philip Thomas: Fingers, Fragility and Freedom.

14:45: Break

15.00: Open rehearsal: TWO and Christian Wolff (works by Wolff, Feldman, Cage)

17.00: Break 17.30: Wine reception 18.00: Dinner

Tuesday, September 29

9.30: Coffee and registration

10.00: Performers’ workshop with Christian Wolff and Philip Thomas

  • Hannah Reardon-Smith: 13 Changes (Pauline Oliveros)
  • Jerry Wigens: Who and When (indeed!)

12.30: Lunch

13.30: Round-table: Music for Whom? (Thomas, Wolff, Brooks, Houston, Orazbayeva)

15.00: Close of study days