Klas was invited to present our project at The AEC European Platform for Artistic Research in Music (EPARM) Conference 2017, which took place at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp from 20th to 22nd April, under the title “Staging Research: from the laboratory to the stage and back again”. The fifth biennial EPARM conference welcomed music researchers, educators and/or performers to a three day exploration of the current state of affairs of the relation between artistic research performed at the academia and the implications on the field of music production, and vice versa.
Besides presenting the process of the project, Klas discussed how the interaction between research, artistic production and audience is essential to our project. Examples were given from our experiences of doing “pedagogical concerts”, thus combining musical performance with demonstrations and discussions for/with the audience/participants around collective creativity. He also will discussed the challenges and possibilities of presenting our research on stage, as well as thoughts for working with an “open laboratory”, guided by a nomadic ethics that is congruent with the project’s main theme of collective creativity. By participating in this conference we received valuable ideas and suggestions for further development!