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van 16 mei 2024 tot 17 mei 2024
Orpheus Instituut: Korte Meer 12, 9000 Ghent

ODC 2024 Media in Music and Sound Arts: Awareness, Interaction, and Identity

Nieuws Event Callvan 16 mei 2024 tot 17 mei 2024

The Orpheus Doctoral Conference (ODC) is a yearly event organised by docARTES PhD students. As artist-researchers, what happens when our intentions contradict a medium's affordances? How in our practice do we navigate the distinct qualities and limitations of each medium?

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Reflecting on the roles that media play in artistic practices both challenges conventional boundaries and enriches artistic narratives. Musicians and other creative practitioners communicate through media while at the same time they are influenced by a medium's affordances. The interaction between media and artists is further complicated in contemporary artistic performance environments from the moment artists integrate multimedia installations or digital instruments in their practice, embracing advancements in technology such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

This conference invites artist-researchers to discuss how different media have impacted the creative process and have shaped artists’ identities throughout history, from print, radio, and television, to today’s various digital and interactive platforms. We envision the following questions as starting points:

  • How does a medium contribute to the creative processes of performers or composers while, at the same time, defining their artistic identities?
  • Does a historical instrument, either as a medium or an aesthetic choice, interfere with contemporary concert settings?
  • How do different media impact the audience's and performer's realities?
  • How has media evolution influenced the way art and culture are curated, produced, distributed, and consumed?

Keynote: Prof. dr. habil. Sabine Sanio

Prof. Dr. habil. Sabine Sanio is head of the theoretical focus of the master's program »Sound Studies and Sonic Arts« at the Berlin University of the Arts, where she has been teaching since 2009. Since 2019 she leads the DFG research project »Hearing the Other. On the Aesthetics of the Real in Experimental Music and Sound Art«. She studied German language and literature as well as philosophy at the Goethe University Frankfurt and the Free University of Berlin. She received her doctorate in German language and literature and habilitated in musicology.

She has numerous publications on current aesthetics, media aesthetics and history, sound art, new and experimental music, and the relationship between the arts. Her previous book publications include »Alternatives to Work Aesthetics: John Cage and Helmut Heissenbüttel« (Saarbrücken, Pfau, 1999) and »1968 and the Avantgarde« (Sinzig, Studiopunkt, 2008). In addition, she has published a volume entitled »Sound as a Time Model: Thinking Time as Sound. Music, Sound Art and French Philosophies of Time« (Berlin, University of the Arts, 2014). With Bettina Wackernagel she published »Heroines of Sound. Feminism and Gender in Electronic Music« (Hofheim, Wolke, 2019) and with Christian Scheib »Das Rauschen« (Hofheim, Wolke, 1995). Most recently, she published »Musik als Raumkunst. Zur Ästhetik von Alvin Lucier« (in: Alvin Lucier, Munich, edition text+kritik, 2018, Series: Musik-Konzepte 180/181).


The full program will be announced by the end of April 2024.


Presentations duration/format:

  • 20 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A
  • We are open to all presentation formats including prerecorded-only, live-only or a combination.

Deadline: 21st April 2024

Registration fee:

  • € 30 for DAY 1 & 2 (lunch included)
  • € 70 for DAY 1 & 2 (lunches and dinner included)

Participation is free of charge for researchers and students affiliated with Orpheus Institute and docARTES.

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