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The shape of time

The shape of time. A research on visual poetics in contemporary music, music improvisation and dance.

In contemporary classical music the duration is fixed and clearly described in the score. Music improvisation, on the other hand, has no defined chronology or end. In my doctoral research I asses how interactive generative video relates to the musicality and dynamics of cross-disciplinary improvisation performances?
Through cross-disciplinary improvisation performances, I examine how the relationship between visual language, language, choreographed movement and sound can be redesigned, materialised again in real time and in relation to music? Can working with and altering of interactive generative video during cross-disciplinary improvisation performances be used as a method to temporalize the perception across various disciplines on which they can converge in a new narrative?

WORP is an cross-media improvising collective, combining musicians, visual artists and dancers. Through each performance, they explore the borders of the different media involved.

Performed by:
Lazara Rosell Albear: dance | pocket trumpet
Sofia Kakouri: dance | pocket trumpet
Geraldo Si: dance
Jan Pillaert: bastuba | voice
Peter Jacquemyn: double base | voice
Klaas Verpoest: live video
Vincent Caers: live electronics

This performance was recorded at Terrarium – Brussels [BE] on 28th of November 2018.

This research project is commissioned by the LUCA School of Arts. Promotor & Co-promotor: Dr. Mark Delaere (KU Leuven) and Dr. Steven Devleminck (LUCA)
Duration: 2017 – 2021
Its main goals are the development, the support and the conceptualization of artistic research within LUCA Faculty of the Arts. Visit for more information.