ODC 2018

Date and location

from April 18, 2018 until April 19, 2018
7:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Orpheus Institute

Dissolving Borders: Musical Migration / Migratory Musicking

Eventfrom April 18, 2018 until April 19, 2018

Orpheus Doctoral Conference 2018

Music, and the arts in general, has always been a source of inspiration in times of crisis; it establishes rapport between peoples and cultures and serves as a laboratory for the creation and expression of cultural values.

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Dissolving Borders invited proposals that will investigate and problematize how musicians create political spaces that transcend demarcated space and culture, on scales both global and local, macro and micro. We seek work that engages with the complex realities of inter-cultural contact, including issues of migration, communication, integration, acceptance, and symbiosis. As the world experiences radical displacement during an era of unprecedented enforcement of borders, we seek earnest engagements with the vibrant history of music’s entanglement with these issues. Looking to past musics, musicians, and scholarship, we encourage imaginations of music’s current and future role as a cultural and political agent.

Keynote speakers

Jordi Savall – conductor, gambist, composer, ensembles Hespèrion XXI and Orpheus XXI
Prof. Dr. Jin-Ah Kim – Hankuk University, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


  • Guy Livingston
  • Lukas Ligeti
  • P.I. Echa
  • Kira A. Dralle
  • Catalina Vicens
  • Liselotte Sels
  • Úrsula San Cristóbal
  • Sean Matharoo
  • Avery Gosfield


docARTES PhD students started in 2016:

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Registration fee: € 80 (standard fee) / € 45 (students) / € 15 (Jordi Savall keynote). Participation is free of charge for researchers and students affiliated with Orpheus Institute and docARTES.

We have a special ticket for the keynote of Jordi Savall (19 April, 16.00 - 18.30). Please register through the form and select the Jordi Savall keynote ticket (€ 15).

Deadline: 11 April 2018