HIPEX Summer Academy

The Orpheus Instituut announces its HIPEX Summer Academy, July 1 to 13, 2023, directed by Luk Vaes (principal investigator), and with Juan Parra Cancino, Marco Fusi and Seth Josel.

Are you interested in historical experimental music and its performance practices? Are you pursuing or thinking of developing your own research in that topical direction? The HIPEX Summer Academy explores the development of historically informed performances of early electronic pieces, of music by Salvatore Sciarrino and Giacinto Scelsi, and of Helmut Lachenmann’s Salut für Caudwell and Mauricio Kagel’s Acustica. We invite you for coaching and seminars from the hybrid perspective of artistic research.

Three research-based master classes are offered, each in mandatory combination with the production of Acustica:

A. For live electronic performers and sound designers (Juan Parra Cancino)

The Performativity of the Studio considers early electronic music pieces from the 50s and 60s and examines which elements of this body of works still hold potential for performative exposure today: How can we recover, reconstruct and experimentally challenge the notion of “tape music” as a definitive, permanent object? Different experiments will focus on materials, gestures, and reconstructions, to unlock the potential that this historical repertoire holds for new performances.

-July 1 (first full day) to July 6 (final concert on that evening).
-Two to six participants will be selected.

B. For violinists/violists (Marco Fusi)

This course will focus on work for solo instrument by Salvatore Sciarrino and Giacinto Scelsi. Compositional processes and aesthetic approaches will be investigated with the aim of confronting instrumental and notational issues, and of developing participants’ own performative and research strategies. Participants may focus on one or more pieces by each composer, or propose alternative subjects of research relating to Marco Fusi’s research interests (see bio, below).

-July 3 (first full day) to July 8 (final concert on that evening).
-Two to six participants will be selected.

C. For guitar duos (Seth Josel)

Lachenmann’s Salut für Caudwell (1977) is considered from the perspective of dr. Josel’s new score published at Breitkopf & Härtel. (Duos can (be) prepare(d) from the older published version).

-July 9 (first full day) to July 13 (final concert will be on that evening).
-A maximum of three actively participating duos is admitted.


Deadline 15 March 2023

Website orpheusinstituut.be


March 15


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