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Inside the Hearing Machine

Declassifying the Classics


Piano Sonatas Opus 109, 110 and 111

A new CD and documentary by pianist and artistic researcher Tom Beghin in collaboration with: keyboard maker Chris Maene, acoustician Thomas Wulfrank, music historian Robin Wallace, Tonmeister Martha de Francisco and sound engineer Steven Maes

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Tiziano Manca at Transit

Transit (Festival 2021)

20 October 2017, 20.30, STUK Leuven (BE)


Artist researcher Tiziano Manca is one of the composers of the Transit (Festival 2021) opening concert in Leuven (BE). The performance will be by the Antwerp based HERMESensemble.


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Their Tone of Voice

Study Day with Hilary Metzger (cello)

23 October 2017, 11.00


Written sources have more validity than we realize, especially when we examine them less literally, but take into consideration the context and above all, the tone of voice which the author expresses his ideas. By comparing the writings and the recordings of specific performers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it becomes evident that in some cases, the written document may even shed more light on the musical and performance preferences of that artist.

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Aberrant Nuptials

Experimental Performance

21 November 2017, 20.15


Baroque and classical pieces are performed with electric guitars, laptops, and video projectors. They are exploded into digital images and enacted by the breathtaking contemporary dancer Marlene Monteiro Freitas. Robert Schumann’s famous piano fantasies Kreisleriana, are played in dialogue with texts by Roland Barthes and Friedrich Nietzsche, submersed in a three-screen video projection and live-electronics.

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Aberrant Nuptials

DARE 2017

20 - 22 November 2017


The philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and its resonating discourses have become increasingly relevant to the field of Artistic Research, and Deleuze is now a key reference for many artist-researchers engaging with knowledge across artistic, academic and non-academic fields of practice. DARE 2015: The Dark Precursor was the first conference attempting to trace the encounter between artistic research and Deleuze’s world. The Second International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research, DARE 2017: Aberrant Nuptials, continues that mapping, readdressing the question ‘How can communication occur between heterogeneous systems?’ through the associated concepts of ‘aberrant nuptials’ and ‘zone of indeterminacy’.

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