Practice as Research through Networking and Situation-Specific Utilisation of Synergies
2010 - 2013
The project focuses on eight works from the published repertoire for solo piano of the composers of the Second Viennese School: Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern and Alban Berg. These pieces form a self-defining ‘body of cognate works' in which the investigations of the project are to be located. Through the processes of experimentation through practice - the physical, mental and psychological preparation of this group of works for performance - an intricate, interconnected matrix of tacit and manifest knowledge is generated, explored and re-evaluated. This web draws on multi-disciplinary epistemological insights - philosophy of science, embodiment theory, ecological theory, semiotics and sociology - and integrates these into both a conceptual model and a practical framework for artistic research.