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"Further Evidence on the Meaning of Musical Performance" Working Paper

Posted by Phillip Cartwright on January 15, 2020 at 21:28 0 Comments

Karolina Nevoina and I are pleased to announce availability of our working paper, "Further Evidence on the Meaning of Musical Performance". Special thanks to Professor Aaron Williamon and the Royal College of Music, Centre for Performance Science.…


Division of Labor - Denis Beaubois

Posted by Gabrielle Senza on February 23, 2018 at 0:36 0 Comments

I just came across Denis Beaubois, an Australian multidisciplinary artist whose work, Currency - Division of Labor might be of interest to researchers here.

It is a series of video/performance works that use the division of labor model in capitalism as a structural tool for performance.

From his website:

The Division of labour work explores…




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Philosophy On Stage

Philosophy on Stage is a festival format at the edge of philosophy and arts.

A main interest of of this format to do philosophy is to elaborate this precarious status of matter within the performance of an act to show that matter is not only a necessary condition to actually fulfill an act, but plays a significant role in determining the semantic meaning of it.

Slogan of the last festival Philosophy On Stage #3 at House Wittgenstein in Vienna (sponsored by the Austrian Science Funds FWF TRP 12-G21):
Have you ever met an objective, apathetic, selfless, untouchable, context-free body? The body that the sciences are obviously still seeking when they put forward their theories of bodies (at all) in order to put a concept of it in the place of the body itself.

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Arno Böhler (Vienna)

Location: Vienna, Austria
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Latest Activity: Mar 30, 2020

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Comment by Frank M C Kuehn on December 10, 2012 at 12:22

Hi there on the stage forum - please take a look on research topics and papers I added for download at <worldwideweb dot unesp dot academia dot edu/fmc/> One of the topics may interesting to discuss in this forum is given with my paper on 'The Art of Performance and the Paradox of Acting from Diderot'. Regards, Frank.

Comment by Arno Böhler on September 20, 2012 at 10:41

Philosophy On Stage goes Cambridge:

This is the first meeting of a new forum for research through art and creativity hosted at CRASSH for researchers working in the field between science and the arts:


Friday, 12 October 2012
10:00 - 16:00
Location: CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, SG2

The aim of the meeting October 12th is to establish this new forum. The forum will allow researchers to share ideas, and get feedback from peers on ideas and developments of research projects where artistic or creative (re)presentations are used to explore humanistic elements of life.

Philosophy On Stage will have a presentation within the program, for more information see:

Program of the meeting:

The Forum will make it possible for researchers from all disciplines to meet at CRASSH three times a year (next meetings: 22 February 2013 and 17 May 2013).

Open to all but please email Dr Charlotte Tulinius if you would like to attend or for more information.

The format of the meeting will be plenary presentations with discussion and feedback, and in smaller groups the sharing of projects and ideas, and discussions to describe key issues and ways forward for this forum.

Meeting venue: CRASSH, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities,
Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT, UK.


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