On Thursday, January 14th, Falk carried out the first session of his Live Video Lab, which is part of the larger Live Video Research Project (more info here). In this first of seven session, the the session focussed on the use of preparations for the double bass, and their sounding potential and possibilities.

In the upcoming sessions, these first experiments will serve as a basis for extensions into the visual domain. All experiments are carefully documented in both audio and video and will be published at a later moment. The sessions take place at the HKU Utrechts Conservatory and are open to visitors. In doing this, Falk aims to facilitate a new approach to artistic research at conservatories, and utilising the “conservatory as research laboratory” (see dates here).

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In the first half of 2016, Falk’s activities will take him on several travels to Spain, Finland, the Czech Republic and Australia.

After the premiere performance of I will carry you over hard times in January (see dates), Falk will serve as external member of a doctoral defense at the University of Valencio.

The next seminar of the Innovative Conservatoire (ICON) will take place in march, in Kallio-Kuninkala near Helsinki, where teachers from all over Europe will work with choreographer and educator Liz Lerman, who developed the famous Critical Response feedback method.

In april, the core team of the HKU Research Centre Performative Processes (RECPEP) will present the outcomes of the collective investigation into performative and participatory research at the conference “Artistic Research: Is there some method?” at the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague.

Finally, in September Falk will travel to Melbourne where Sef Hermans will perform and premiere the new music theatre work “silencio” at the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music (BIFEM). For this work, Falk received a composition grant from the Dutch Fonds Podiumkunsten. In the decision of the grant, FPK specifically honored Falk’s music theatre work of the recent years as an exceptional contribution to the field.