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van 13 februari 2020 tot 14 februari 2020
Orpheus Institute

Experience :: Music :: Experiment

Eventvan 13 februari 2020 tot 14 februari 2020

Orpheus Seminar - Pragmatism and Artistic Research

Seminar on Pragmatism and Artistic Research with a keynote by ​Richard Shusterman.

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“Truth happens to an idea.” So wrote William James in 1907; and he continued “[truth] becomes true, is made true by events.” James was not thinking of musical performance or of artistic research, but his assertion would seem to apply equally or more so to those domains—domains with which the Orpheus Institute is primarily concerned. Truths in performance are only created and apprehended in the process of performing; and understanding that process constitutes the domain of what we call “artistic research.”

Experience :: Music :: Experiment, an Orpheus seminar to be held on February 13 and 14, 2020, begins with these observations and continues by asking questions like: What follows? What other aspects of pragmatism apply to our field of study? In performance, in research, what is the relationship between experience and experiment? Can pragmatism illuminate other performative relationships—between habit and creativity, between notation and embodied knowledge, between selves and practices, between history and innovation?


Richard Shusterman


Nicholas Brown, Deniz Ertan, Ambrose Field, Jean-Charles François, Thibault Galland, Garry L. Hagberg, Clare Lesser, Ivana Miladinović Prica, Thomas Morgan Evans, Caitlin Rowley, Nicholas Sidoroff, Kenneth Siren, Ann Warde


William Brooks, Garry L. Hagberg, Ann Warde

Call for proposals

Now closed.


February 13 

15:00 – 16:00 Registration
16:00 – 16:20 Welcome and introduction
16:20 – 17:45 Keynote address by Richard Shusterman, and discussion
18:00 – 19:30 Dinner (in-house)
19:45 – 21:45 Session 1: Performing (three presentations)

February 14

8:30 – 9:00 Coffee
9:00 - 10:30 Session 2: Making (three papers)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Session 3: Observing (three papers)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (in-house)
13:30 – 15:00 Session 4: Doing (three papers)
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 Summary, plenary discussion, and close


General fee: € 50 (incl. an in-house dinner and lunch)

€ 25 (students, incl. PhD students) / € 0 (docARTES students and Orpheus related researchers)

Deadline: 9 February 2020

(Now closed.)


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