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 director of the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and associate researcher at the Orpheus Institute, Ghent.


Sensorial Aesthetics in Music Practices
The Western history of aesthetics is characterised by tension between theory and practice. Musicians listen, play, and then listen more profoundly in order to play differently, adapt the body, and sense the environment. They become deeply involved in the sensorial qualities of music practice. Artistic practice refers to the original meaning of...

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.

Also of interest

Recognizing Music as an Art Form
Friedrich Th. Vischer and German Music Criticism, 1848Ð1887
Barbara Titus


Orpheus Research Centre in Music Series


Art : Performing Arts / Music

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