Transdisciplinary Approaches: Composing Time & Space

Learning Objective
The course aims to introduce students to practices that cross the borders of their discipline and help them rethink and redesign their own creative process.

Course Content
Throughout the course 6-8 students will attend a series of seminar days and tours, as well as a 5-day physical workshop. During the seminar days the participants will become acquainted with the work and practices of relevant influential artists and be introduced to related terminology. The students will be trained in sharing their thoughts, observations, reactions and reflections, in relation to their artistic practices and skills. In addition to the seminar days, the students will attend a series of tours to educational institutions and important music venues. An important part of the course is the physical workshop, which functions as a creative laboratory without the stress of making a final performance. With all students on stage exploring presence and physicality, a set of performative and creative tools will be introduced. By working with their voices, bodies, sound, light, time and space, they will dive into a dialogue across disciplines. 

Course details

teachers Thanasis Deligiannis
term September-December 2021
participation The course is addressed to master composition and live electronic students, as well as to creative instrumentalists. It is mandatory for the bachelor students who take part in the Opera Forward Festival project. Each student can only miss one seminar day and one tour. They cannot miss a physical workshop day.
method of instruction Seminar (irregular): 9 days x 3 hours
  Τours x4 (irregular): AHK-ATD, Muziekgebouw, Korzo, DAS, x 2 hours
  Physical Workshop: 5 days x 5 hours workshop in December
readings Works & writings by Heiner Goebbels, Mauricio Kagel, Pina Bausch, Iannis Xenakis, Thierry De May, Jennifer Walshe, Ryoji Ikeda, Robert Wilson, Christoph Marthaler, Beat Furrer, George Aperghis, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Dimitris Papaioannou, Robert Ashlery, Romeo Castellucci, Euripides Laskaridis, Alvin Lucier, Roy Andersson, Adam Magyar, Peter Tscherkassky, Takashi Ito, David Roesner, Matthias Rebstock, and others.
assessment Based on the students’ participation. Throughout the course the students will be asked to keep an online diary of notes & thoughts, as well as answer a series of short questionnaires. All input will be put together in an e-booklet as an alternative overview, given back to the students by the end of the course.
credits 5
related electivesCreative Performance Lab
  Freedom and Improvisation