Research Projects (case studies)

Specific artistic projects contribute to the research, exposing how experimental performance practices might sound and appear. They generate artistic-research outputs that are understood as integral parts, and essential manifestations, of the research process. The artistic projects are the direct responsibility of the Principal Investigator (Paulo de Assis), who works in close proximity to one Post-Doctoral researcher with strong expertise in music technologies, sound-projection and sound-recording, video configurations and use of music-related software (Juan Parra C.), and with one Doctoral Researcher (Lucia D’Errico), a musician and artist-researcher with developing interest on aesthetics, philosophy, and epistemology.

Given that the PI is a trained concert pianist, the artistic projects take as case-studies some key works from the standard Western piano repertoire. However, this does not mean that the artistic projects are confined to piano playing and/or piano sonority, for instance the outputs include larger ensembles, as in the case of ‘Con Luigi Nono: Unfolding Waves’ that  requires a full orchestra with two conductors. In addition, un-notated aspects of music are integral parts of specific projects, including improvisation and collaborative creative practices. Outputs include recordings, web-presence, peer-reviewed journal articles, and a final monograph by the PI.

Read more about each artistic project:

Diabelli Machines

Rasch: Schumann’s Somathemes

Con Luigi Nono. Unfolding Waves