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, tours to music venue and institutions, 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. Priority will be given to the students’ individual interests and their reaction to the course’s various subjects. Next to the seminar days, the students will attend a series of tours to educational institutions and important music venues, guided by their personnel. 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 among different disciplines. Throughout the course, the students will have the chance to work in a collaborative context, exchanging know-how and thoughts.

Course details

teachers Thanasis Deligiannis
term September-December 2020
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 Days (irregular): 4 pairs (3+3 hours) & 1 final day (3 hours)
  Τours x5 (irregular): AHK-ATD, Muziekgebouw, Korzo, DAS, Hortus
  Physical Workshop: 5-day workshop in December (6 hours per day)
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 electivesDeveloping Creativity
  Freedom and Improvisation