Embodiment - Experiment: The York-ORCiM Seminar, 2011

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This two-day seminar, "Embodiment - Experiment", brought together expertise from two institutions: the Music Department at the University of York and the Orpheus Research Center in Music. We also welcome a distinguished keynote speaker, Professor Rolf Inge Godøy, and an additional researcher, Jan Schacher, from another of the Orpheus Institute’s partner institutions, Kunst Universität Graz. This was the second York-ORCiM seminar and formed part of the ongoing collaboration between the institutions. The seminar explored the relationship between two observations: firstly, that experimentation is inherent to artistic practice and to the processes of music making; secondly, that composition, improvisation, performance and listening are all embodied practices. Presentations examined the ways in which experimental approaches to music making can reveal the embodied character of musical exchange and perception, articulating significant aspects of tacit knowledge.
Period10 May 201111 May 2011
Event typeConference
LocationYork, United KingdomShow on map


  • Music performance
  • embodiment
  • experimentation