Dirk Van Damme

Date and location

from November 19, 2014 until November 20, 2014
Orpheus Instituut

From Output to Impact: The integration of artistic research results into musical training

Eventfrom November 19, 2014 until November 20, 2014

ORCiM Seminar 2014

The seventh International ORCiM Seminar, a joint effort of Orpheus Institute (Ghent) and the Norwegian Academy of Music’s Centre of Excellence in Music Performance Education (Oslo), offers the opportunity for contributors from around the world to gather and explore the theme of the integration of artistic research results and how research results into musical training.

One of the socially most relevant aspects of research is the passing on of newly acquired knowledge. At universities, where research and teaching positions are combined, such transfers are self-evident, even though they are not necessarily immediate. With the recent developments in Artistic Research (AR), a type of knowledge is being explored that pertains very much to the music practitioner. While it focusses directly on the musician's practice, it applies the latter as part of the investigative method, and aims at impacting that practice, this type of knowledge has not previously been generated explicitly. Now, AR is supported and carried out with an ever-growing intensity and speed, and across educational and institutional levels: the European Association of Conservatoires considers AR as a gateway to the profession, implying that the impact of AR is to extend beyond the mere integration of AR skills in the curriculum (e.g. a Master in AR).

The seminar will frame the debate in a wider perspective through the keynote by Prof. Dr. Dirk Van Damme, head of Innovation and Measuring Progress Division in the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills.



Registration fee: € 50 (The fee includes coffee breaks, a Wednesday dinner and Thursday lunch.)Note: Free for all full-time conservatory students under the age of 26

Registration deadline: 31 October 2014