The Artistic Turn

The Artistic Turn

A Manifesto

The emergent field of artistic research remains controversial. The challenges and opportunities presented by this burgeoning discipline may be better understood by reemphasizing the centrality of the artist. Through a study of the interrelationship between artistic fields and theories of knowledge, and through consciously metaphorical readings, the authors examine the contexts within which artistic research has developed.

Kathleen Coessens

Kathleen Coessens is a philosopher and artist who explores the crossings of science and art, human creativity and cultural representations, and tacit, embodied and sensorial knowledge. She is head of music at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel and teaches artistic research practices and supervises PhD students at the conservatoires of Brussels and Antwerp and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.


Experimental Encounters in Music and Beyond
Experimental Encounters in Music and Beyond opens a necessary dialogue on experimental practices in the arts and negotiates their place in contemporary society. Going beyond the music-historical usage of the term "experimental", this book reimagines experimentation as an open working definition encompassing multiple forms of artistic attitudes...

Sound and Score
Essays on Sound, Score, and Notation
This volume brings together music expertise from prominent international researchers and performers to explore the intimate relations between sound and score and the artistic possibilities that this relationship yields for performers, composers and listeners.

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