Nietzsche 6+1: The Weight of Music

Paulo de Assis, Michael Schwab

Between 1854 (when he was aged ten) and 1872, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote a substantial number of musical compositions, including fragmentary pieces for solo piano, several songs, an uncompleted mass, and even a sketched opera. His activity as a composer remains essentially unknown, and his music pieces are rarely performed. A great admirer of Richard Wagner and profoundly influenced by the though...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: ongoing
format: on screen
practice: performance

Fictioning a Thought of Performance

Tero Nauha

Art and philosophy are non-parallel nuptials. Artistic practice often follows the forms of “philosophising,” but both art and philosophy are forms of thinking in materialistic terms. But how does performance think and can we regard the different series of thought, philosophy, and performance as conflating into one universal thought? In my presentation, my aim is to articulate the concepts of ...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 22, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Penthouse
format: performed
practice: performance
keywords: aesthetics, fictioning, form, theremin

A Life as an Open Landscape. Systems of Codetermination in Three Robotic Shows

Zornitsa Dimitrova

Combining A. Naess’s vision of “ecospheric belonging” and Guattari’s concept of an “ecosophy” as a science set “to create new systems of valorisaion, a new taste for life . . . ,” this paper looks at a string of robotic shows by SRL from the late 1970s. These shows uniformly address the possibility of relating to an environment and the question of artefactual autonomy but at the sa...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 21, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Penthouse
format: in words
practice: performance
keywords: actual, aesthetics, landscape, politics

Syncopated Rhythms in the Work of Burrows and Fargion

Jonas Rutgeerts

In 2002 choreographer/dancer Jonathan Burrows and composer/musician Matteo Fargion decided to create Both Sitting Duet, a choreography where they are both equally involved. The piece marked the start of a long- lasting  collaboration  that has, until  now,  resulted  in  the  creation  of eight  short  duets that all “straddle the line between dance, music, performance art and...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 20, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Penthouse
format: in words
practice: performance
keywords: Jonathan Burrows, Matteo Fargion, rhythm
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