Bodies of Evidence: movement, music, meaning

Catherine Ann Laws, Kathleen Coessens, Stacey Sewell

Research output: Book/ReportBook


The origins of this volume lie in research undertaken at the Orpheus Research Centre in Music during 2011-2013, as part of the overarching project Artistic Experimentation in Music. Coessens and Laws led research strands, entitled ‘The role of the body: tacit and creative dimensions of artistic experimentation’ and ‘Space, Sound and Interaction.’ Both included artistic research on aspects of embodiment. A York-ORCiM seminar in May 2013, ‘Embodied and Material Interactions in Music Making,’ acted as a forum for exchange and consolidation of this research.

The volume explores the nature and forms of tacit, embodied knowledge in creative processes, and how experimental practices draw out this knowledge and expose its significance. It comprises 6 chapters (from seven contributors: one joint chapter) plus a series of short interweaving texts extrapolating the interrelationships between contributions. There is also an accompanying DVD of artistic research materials from the projects discussed in the chapters.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeuven
PublisherLeuven University Press
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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