Lecture: Artistic Research and the DocArtes Doctoral Programme in the Musical Arts
- Wednesday 28 August 2019
- Cloud Nine
Lecture on Artistic Research and the DocArtes Doctoral Programme in the Musical Arts
As part of STIMU Symposium The Historical Violin during the Festival Oude Muziek in Utrecht, Anna Scott will deliver a lecture Artistic Research and the DocArtes Doctoral Programme in the Musical Arts on August 28, 2019.
As the phenomenon of artistic research (research in-and-through artistic practice) gains prominence in Dutch higher art education institutions, this talk outlines the specific kinds of artistic research projects being carried out by DocArtes PhD candidates at Leiden University's Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, with a special focus on those dealing with historical musical performance practices. Drawing from my own experience first as a DocArtes PhD candidate and now as a supervisor and postdoctoral researcher, of particular interest here will be the puckish 'Trojan Horse' nature of many of these projects in relation both to the scholarly fields they address, and to the fields of historically-informed performance, early-recordings-informed performance, and mainstream classical performance. A recurring theme throughout these projects is how the performer-researchers at their helms have positioned themselves as both insiders and outsiders: tasking themselves, not with validating these fields' prevailing paradigms of knowledge and practice, but rather with creating equally valid yet radical alternatives, which, once set in motion, collide with those paradigms, ideally leading to the contribution of new kinds of knowledge and practice.
This lecture is part of Session six: Pedagogy then and now and consists of three lectures by Thomas Drescher, Johannes Leertouwer (also ACPA PhD researcher) and Dr. Anna Scott. View the full programme of the STIMU Symposium.
Please go to the website of Festival Oude Muziek to buy a ticket for the STIMU Symposium.
Dr. Anna Scott
Anna Scott is a Canadian pianist-researcher interested in challenging understandings of canonic composers and their works in-and-through provocative acts of musical performance. In 2014 she was awarded a practice-led PhD in early-recorded Brahms performance practices by Leiden University and the DocArtes Doctoral Programme in the Musical Arts, under the supervision of Daniel Leech-Wilkinson and Bruce Haynes†. A busy solo, chamber and lied pianist known for her startling performances of nineteenth-century repertoires from Schubert to Debussy, Anna is currently Assistant Professor at Leiden University's Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, staff at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague, and in January 2019 she was awarded funding by SIA Regieorgaan for a 2-year postdoctoral artistic research project entitled Reimagining the Romantics.