Research

Falk Hübner is an active artistic researcher, constantly operating on the boundaries between practice and theory. Falk is core teacher for research at HKU School of Music and head of the research group Music and Performativity at the Research Centre Performative Processes. Additionally he works as researcher in the research group “Muzische Professionalisering” at HKU University of the Arts.

In 2013, he finished his PhD research on the musician as theatrical performer, and reductive approaches in music theatre and performance, which resulted in the publication “Shifting Identities. The Musician as Theatrical Performer”, published in 2015 by International Film & Theatre Bookstore Amsterdam, and a series of experimental music theatrical performance works. He continues to work with nuances and aspects of reduction and absence in performance in his artistic work.

His present research focuses on the pedagogy of artistic research and the implementation of research in higher professional arts education. In the season 2015/16 he has started a new artistic research project about live video in music theatre.

 

Research Projects

Live Video Research (2015-2017). Artistic research into the use of live video in music theatre.

K&W (2015, ongoing). A platform for research and the arts at the Utrecht Conservatoire. A project by the research group “Muzische Professionalisering”.

I will carry you over hard times (2014-2015). Artistic research project into musical choreography and exhaustion.

Setting the Tone (2014, ongoing). Series of events at the Utrecht Conservatoire with artists and researchers. A project of the Research Centre Performative Processes.

Shifting Identities. The Musician as Theatrical Performer (2006-2013). Artistic research into reduction in musical performance.

 

Publications

Falk Hübner (2015). “Hard Times. Lecture Performance as Gestural Approach to Develop Artistic Work-in-Progress”, in: RUUKKU Nr 5. https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/158044/158045

Falk Hübner (2015). wat we doen, hoe we het doen, waarom we het doen. Een visie over onderzoek aan het HKU Utrechts conservatorium. Utrecht: HKU Utrechts Conservatoire

Falk Hübner (2015). “Spaces for Paradoxes” (foreword), in Vlugt, Marloeke van der: Performance\_as\_Interface. Interface\_as\_Performance. Amsterdam: International Theatre and Film Books.

Falk Hübner (2015). “A Trojan Horse? Me Against the Dance”, in Allard et al: Unpacking Performativity, Arnhem: ArtEZ Press.

Falk Hübner (2014). Shifting Identities. The Musician as Theatrical Performer, Amsterdam: International Theatre and Film Books.

Research in and through artistic practice? – ‘Shifting Identities’ as a case study for friction between theory, research questions and artistic practice (2012), to be published in the proceedings of the 5th International Conference of Doctoral Studies of Theatre Schools (2nd and 3rd December 2011) at the Theatre Faculty of Janácek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, Czech Republic.

“Give it away now” – a reductive approach to performance (2011), to be published in the proceedings of the “Dance and Music: Moving Dialogues” conference at McGill university, Canada,

Entering the Stage – Musicians as Theatrical Performers (2010), published in the 36th issue of NewSound.
Read article on academia.edu.

“… as if you would…” (2009)
in the 2010 journal of the Artistic Research, Theory and Innovation group (ARTI) of the Amsterdam School of the Arts: Starting with music, continuing elsewhere.
Read article on academia.edu.

Synchronous differences: Thespian Play, in the new book of the FIRT/IFTR Research group for Intermediality in Theatre and Performance, to be published in mid 2010
Read article on academia.edu.

Tussenruimtes – Over potenties van vernieuwing in interdisciplinaire mengvormen van (muziek-) theater en performance (2008)
commissioned by November Music Festival in s’Hertogenbosch

er tussen – over de intermediale aspecten in het werk van Heiner Goebbels (2008)
for the program book of the Heiner Goebbels Festivals The Hague;
German version published on Heiner Goebbels’ website