A fundamental concern of the project is to move contemporary music performance out of a “19th century” concert format into contexts that potentially permit a more immediate engagement with a larger public. In many cases, this could involve the organization of performance events in urban spaces.
Conversely, much contemporary reflection on the urban environment underlines the need for participatory dimensions and for practices spanning stage and street.
Finally, contemporary architectural practice affords many levels of interaction with composition and performance, leading to artworks that involve and stimulate audiences at many levels.
This colloquium will be organized in collaboration with the Interfaces associate partner Theatrum Mundi, based in LSE Cities, London.