Reflective practice in artistic research is predicated on the repertoire of conceptual models available to the artist – innate, learned and assimilated, conscious, half-formed and obscure. This experimental workshop takes a radical approach to developing cognitive skills for artist-researchers in music. It seeks to encourage development in areas that will support and empower reflective research in all areas of music, through the joy of focussed learning.
Courses in common learning environment
Teachers' consultations and plenary discussion
The empirical evidence is mounting for the view that we are nowhere near as rational as we think we are. Could it be that we are not actually rational at all? During the sessions we will reflect on what it is to be rational, consider what being rational enables us to do, particularly in our pursuit of musical excellence, and finally we’ll look at how, if we are rational, we might get better at reasoning. More details.
The training of contrapuntal thinking in contexts of Sixteenth-Century Music is a perfect school of combinatory skills and therefore for composition and ‘creative thinking’. The engagement with both musical Practise and Theory can also offer fascinating impulses for our own today’s musical experience and thinking. More details.
While programming experimental instruments capable of sound generation and manipulation, the fundamentals concepts of computer science – such as functions, variables and control structures – will be presented, discussed, and experimented with. More details.
Students from all partner institutions and with a different musical and scientific background participated in the bootcamp at Orpheus. Some of them not only studied music but also mathemathics, philosophy or pedagogy. Regarding their instruments they presented a big range from piano, tuba, flute, violine to jazz-contrabass. Also two composers participated.
Today Joost Vanmaele from the Orpheus Instituut/ docARTES-programme gave the RAPP Lab teachers a perspective on artistic research. In his presentation "Strategies for artist researcher development" he also presented the docARTES at Orpheus as a community of inquiry.
Parallel to the bootcamp for students the Orpheus Instituute organised a special learning-teaching-training activity for teachers from the partner institutions. It gave the possibility to observe the special classroom atmosphere of the bootcamp and there was also room for discussions and exchange among the teachers: Wednesday 8 September 14:00 –15:00: Introduction (Jonathan Impett, Orpheus Institute) / The docARTESprogramme at The Orpheus Institute (Peter Dejans, Luk Vaes) 15:00 –15:30: Tea 15:30 –17:30: Participants give short presentations on institutional teaching strategies for advancedstudents in artistic research. Thursday 9 September Observation of ‘bootcamp’ teaching/learning event 09:00 –10:30 Markus Roth (Sixteenth Century Counterpoint) 10:30 –11:00: Coffee 11:00 –12:30: Marianne Talbot (Critical Reasoning) 12:30 –14:00 Lunch 14:00 –15:30: Magno Caliman…