Research Seminar with dr. Falk Hübner

hubnerOne Size Fits All? Artistic Research as Integrative Practice

Donderdag 2 maart 2017, 14-16.30 uur, LUCA Campus Lemmens, Lemmensberg 3, Leuven

In deze presentatie zal Falk Hübner over de identiteit van de artistieke onderzoeker spreken, en over het idee van artistiek onderzoek als “geïntegreerde praktijk”. Daarbij wordt de relatie tussen artistieke en onderzoekende activiteiten herdacht en met elkaar in één professionele identiteit geïntegreerd.  Falk zal twee case studies voorstellen, als eerste uitwerkingen van dit concept: zijn muzikaal-choreografische performance “I will carry you over hard times” voor solo slagwerker (zie afbeelding)  en het transdisciplinaire project “IYANTWAY” (If you are not there, where are you), een samenwerking tussen negen interdisciplinaire kunstenaars, neurologen en kinderen die aan “absences” leiden, een lichte vorm van epilepsie. Voor meer info, zie

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(Organisatie: Onderzoekseenheid Music & Drama)


Anke Coomans presents in Cambridge, UK

Anke Coomans will present her PhD project at the “Music Therapy and Dementia Care in the 21st Century” Conference, September 4-6 2015, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.


‘Moments of resonance’ in musical improvisation with people in a severe stage of dementia. An explorative multiple case study research.

People in late stage dementia often show signs of anxiety and distress. Due to cognitive impairments they lack the ability to express their emotions and needs in a way that is understandable for their family and/or caregivers. This lecture presents a study that aims to explore how musical improvisation in music therapy with people with dementia can lead to occurrences of essential moments of meeting on a non-verbal, musical level. In a multiple case study (n=4), data consist of written clinical notes of the music therapist and video-recordings of individual music therapy sessions. Each case study comprises an in-depth analysis that leads to a selection of essential moments of meeting between the patient and therapist. The selection as well as the analysis happens by means of a clinical research intervision group and is based on an interpretive phenomenological approach. Some preliminary conclusions of the study will be presented. They will show how musical improvisation can be used as a specific intervention and how certain musical elements, such as timbre, tempo, silence, and phrasing, can play a crucial role in the occurrence of what is defined as ‘moments of resonance’.

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Thomas De Baets Invited Speaker at International Colloquium JMI in Brussels

Djmi_logo-848x500r. Thomas De Baets will be one of the invited speakers at the international conference “Connecting Knowledges through Music” on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Jeunesses Musicales Internationals. All JMI members will join this international event. The colloquium will be held in “La Tentation” in Brussels, on Wednesday June 24.

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