School of Music Visiting Artist Series
Two researchers from the Orpheus Institute, Ghent (Belgium) introduce their new research group ‘Music, Thought, and Technology’ (MTT). They will discuss issues surrounding the concept of ‘artistic research’ and present their project in this light. MTT proposes that the imagining and understanding of music are conditioned by an informal repertoire of conceptual models that can be considered technological. We might therefore look to the concepts and practices of technology to offer a useful discourse not only for the hybrid technology-enabled works that are our current paradigm, but also for wider musical practices. By the same token, we might look to our long cultural experience of the complex materiality/immateriality of music as we seek to understand the nature of digital culture and its artifacts.