• Presentation at CIM '19

    On September 28th, I presented a position paper about the topic of the book at the Conference for Interdisciplinary Musicology (CIM) in Graz.

    The book of abstracts can be downloaded here. My contribution “Unravelling the question of mapping and the aesthetics of digital musical instruments” can be found on page 30 and 31.

    To share the conclusion of my talk:

    The process of mapping is an interdisciplinary effort and requires both engineering and artistic skills.

    While common strategies, tools and elements are used, each instrument is highly individual and often changing over time. New strategies, tools and elements are continually invented, embraced and (in some cases) abandoned again.

    The process is situated in time and relates to the available technical means and current artistic practices: it is connected to the music paradigms embedded in available software and hardware, and how artists adopt, change, break and transcend these paradigms.

    As such it is an enactive process of codevelopment of artistic concepts and technology. Also the resulting instruments may be seen as embodiments of the artistic concepts and performative expression of the artist. Conversely, the instruments are physical objects that allow the exploration and development of these aesthetic concepts.


  • Funding application submitted

    At the start of the month, I submitted a large funding application for the follow-up trajectory to the Creative Industry Fund NL. In October I will hear about the result, and if the result is positive, I’ll be fully focused on the book in 2020 and publishing it at the end of 2020. For the co-financing for this funding application, I will start a crowdfunding action soon, so stay tuned!

    In the follow-up trajectory, I plan to do the following:

    • host work sessions around the book: the first one will be at iii from Oct 28 to 30
    • continue the research (literature, and on the case studies)
    • visit several places in Norway (organised together with PNEK), such as BEK and NOTAM
    • work with graphic designers to illustrate and layout the book: the duo SuperPosition
    • write, write, write
    • and work with the publisher, V2_ to publish the book!

  • Expression of interest form online

    As I am preparing the follow-up trajectory, I have put an expression of interest form online. Please fill it in if you want to help out making this book real!

    In the follow-up trajectory, I plan to do the following:

    • host workshops around the book
    • contintue the research (literature, and on the case studies)
    • work with graphic designers to illustrate and layout the book
    • write, write, write
    • and work with the publisher to publish the book!


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