January – March 2021
Tuesdays and/or Thursdays at 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]

For an exchange across disciplines and cultures, the FOS Lecture Series brings together composers, performers, musicians, scientists and researchers, in order to investigate into terrains such as the fragility and interdependency of sound, membranes and surfaces, filters and transitions. We look into movement, space, and the body in connection with music theatre and electronic music, as well as into society and environment, identity and gender in the context of composing. These multiple fields contribute to the vast landscape of music theatre today. In this series, we understand music theatre in the widest sense of the term: music theatre is sound moving in, through, or with space and time. Music theatre is a collaborative process that necessitates co-operation and collaboration.

Join us on an inspiring journey into contemporary music, theatre, listening, and culture: we explore new ideas, discuss, and critically comment the various results and insights. Lectures will be in English.

All lectures and events

All events are only held online. You can join by opening the provided link using your browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari …). Participation is free of charge and accessible worldwide.

Wednesday 13 January – 8 PM [CET/UTC+1] Kick-off

Experimental music theatre
Film presentation https://vimeo.com/497323866

Thursday 21 January – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]

Germán Toro Pérez
Instability and Contingency.
Some thoughts about the performance of live electronic music.

Paola Bianchi

ELP – An artistic research project

Join via zoom here >>>

Thursday 28 January – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]

Georgina Born
Listening after Whitehead: Nonhuman Sound, Fragility, and Care

Juliet Fraser
In the thick of it: further reflections on the mess and the magic of collaborative partnerships

Join via zoom here >>>

Tuesday 9 February – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]

Elisabeth Schimana
Sound as Score

Susanne Kogler
Theodor W. Adorno & Hannah Arendt: aesthetics and politics

Join via whereby here >>>

Thursday 11 February – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]

Irene Lehmann
On the theatricality of experimental listening situations

Electric Indigo aka Susanne Kirchmayr
From Idea to Realisation – Susanne Kirchmayr speaks about her artistic process

Join via zoom here >>>

Thursday 18 February – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]

Malik Sharif
Composition and Musicology as Artistic Research: The Case of Ruth Crawford and Charles Seeger

Christina Lessiak
How Feminism Matters: An exploration of an artistic research project

Join via zoom here >>>

Thursday 25 February – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]

Darla Crispin
Fragile sounds, robust text and the mediating potential of mutually-attentive listening

Flora Könemann
The silent draw: exploration of the void through embodied listening and drawing – an exercise lecture

Join via zoom here >>>

Thursday 4 March – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]

Aistė Vaitkevičiūtė
Emerging in the Process: Alternative Musical Thinking Recalling Archaic (Female) Existence

Sarah Weiss
Precarious Resistance: On Women Singing Transgression in Ritual Contexts

Join via zoom here >>>

Thursday 11 March – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]

Veza Fernandez
Tremor – Video performance and artist talk

Chikako Morishita
Composing ‘Narrative Dissolution’: Framing Subjectivity in Music Composition

Join via zoom here >>>

Please note that all lectures and discussions will be recorded by the project team. The video recording will be for documentation purposes only. Where appropriate, an excerpt of the audio recording may be published on the project’s website, on the website of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, or used in podcasts or a radio broadcast. Please note that you can switch off your own sound and video function at any time during the event and join the discussion using the chat function instead.

Sessions will be moderated. During a session, mute your microphone, unless you have been invited by the moderator to speak. If you wish to speak, indicate a request using the chat function and wait for the moderator’s invitation.

If you need assistance or information using zoom or whereby email to musikzimmer [at] aon.at.