Upcoming talk at conference ‘Performing, Engaging, Knowing’, Lucerne University (Switzerland)
Last week, I should’ve been in Prague. This week, I should’ve been in Lucerne, Switzerland for the conference Performing, Engaging, Knowing. Alas, we’ll be having the conference online, in my own living room.
The conference, organised by the Studygroup for Applied Ethnomusicology and Lucerne University, aims “to bring together ethnomusicological and artistic practices to uncover convergences and conflicts between different forms of sonic, musical, and social knowing”.
My colleague Imogen and me will talk about the role of the musician-researcher in collaborative experiments in classical music. See below for our abstract.
Intervening in an Orchestra as Lab: Experimenting as a Musician-Researcher
The role of the musician-researcher comes with its own methodological and artistic challenges. How to share artistic responsibility in co-creative, collaborative projects? How to articulate and utilize the tacit and embodied knowledge of the musician-researcher? And what comes to count as artistically relevant in the messy process of designing experiments and intervening in the symphony orchestra practice? Sitting on the boundary between artistic research and interventionist (action) research, we show the multiple ways the role of the musician-researcher plays out in practice, navigating between musical ideals, productional logics, academic norms and artistic experience.