Nordic cooperation in artistic research of music highlighted in Venice in June

The University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki) is opening its very own Research Pavilion in May during the prestigious Venice Biennale for five months. The Pavilion is set to host a discursive programme under the title Camino Events, which includes a Nordic research symposium called “Encounters, Discussions, Experimentations: Art, Research and Artistic Research in Music”. The symposium is a collaboration between Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy and the University of Gothenburg and the Norwegian Arne Nordheim Centre for Artistic Research.

The symposium is held on 16 and 17 June, and it’s a platform for Nordic artists and researchers to share their perspectives on music, music research, and connections between music and art research. The programme includes a total of 15 performances, which all delve into the artistic research in music but have their own unique approach. DMus Päivi Järviö, Director of the Sibelius Academy’s DocMus Doctoral School, notes that the programme reflects the overall theme of the Research Pavilion, which is the Utopia of Access.

- The programme features performances that showcase sound art and soundscapes and projects that study and explore the borders between classical music and classical music performance, or borders between classical music and other musical genres or even other art disciplines, Järviö explains.

The collaborative Nordic symposium offers the participating higher education institutions a chance to build networks, present topical themes of art research in an international context, and provoke discussion on art and research. During the symposium, the visitors will get to experience and witness many interesting phenomena, including a meditation garden, an app that facilitates the communication between a singer and a composer, a Venetian soundscape, and one bodily whole made up of a flute and a flautist.

Further information:
Päivi Järviö
Director of the Sibelius Academy’s DocMus Doctoral School

Research Pavilion: Utopia of Access 11.5.–15.10.2017

Sala del Camino, Campo S. Cosmo, Giudecca, 621 Venice

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