Interpretation

Artistic work is given a theoretical basis and accessed by means of interpretation. It is only through the act of interpretation that many works of art manifest themselves at all. In the research field ‘Applied Research in Interpretation’, the research area Interpretation investigates performance practice in music and music theatre primarily of the 19th and 20th centuries and puts its research findings into practice. Further focus areas are music instruments and music theory. The research field ‘Cultural Performance of our Times’ examines current shifts in the relationship between authorship and interpretation across all the arts. A last research field covers 'Pop Music in Context'.

 

Research Fields

Applied Research in Interpretation

Cultural Performance of our Times

Musical Instruments

Music Theory

Pop Music in Context

 

 

Website: hkb-interpretation.ch

Research Projects

Finished Projects (in English or German)

Between Conversation and Primordial Sounds (12-15)

From the Alps to the Violin (14–15)
High-performance teams (14–15)
Be smart! (14–15)
The virtual Welte piano (14–15)

"Sine dissonantiis" (11–15)

Moving Meyerbeer (12–15)

"Agilité, homogénéité et beauté" (11–14)

Beethovens "Fantasie" (12–13)

Die Urfassung des "Fliegenden Holländers" (12–13)

"In Ketten tanzen erweist sich erfahrungsgemäss als Herausforderung" (12–13)

Contrabass Clarinet Unlimited (12–13)

Historisch informierter Blechblasinstrumentenbau (10–13)

"Recording the Soul of Piano Playing" (10–13)

Erschliessung Sammlung Burri (10–12)

Peter Cornelius als Musiktheoretiker (11–12)

Das Stiefkind des Gesangs (11–12)

Autorenauftritte (11–12)

Le Basson Savary (10–12)

Le Cor Chaussier (09–12)

Die Schule der Romantik (10–11)

"Guide-mains" und "L’art du chant appliqué au piano" (10–11)

Sänger als Schauspieler (10–11)

Ein Bogen für Beethoven (09–11)

Begabungsförderung (09–10)

Digitale Literatur (09–10)

Musiktheater in Migration (09–10)

Sprechende Hände (09–10)

Wie von Geisterhand (2) (08–10)

Beethoven 5 (08–09)

Inside the Cut (08–09)

Stimmung und Temperatur (08–09)

Klappentrompeten (07–09)

Wie von Geisterhand (1) (07–08)

Klang (ohne) Körper (07–08)

Le geste musical (07–08)

Ophikleide (06–08)

Aspekte der Streicherpraxis in der Romantik (06)

Interpretationspraxis (05)

Sam, Sammlung, Zusammen! (05)

INNOV-ORGAN-UM (03–05)

Events

Forthcoming Events

further information can be found on the FSP Interpretation website

 

19/20 May 2017

Symposium Authenticity vs Improvisation in the Philosophy of Music?

Bern University, various locations

 

13–16 September 2017

Symposium All Around Beethoven – Interpretation Research Today

HKB, location tbc

 

30 November – 3 December 2017

Symposium Future Sound of Pop Music

HKB, Ostermundigenstrasse 103, 3006 Bern

Past Events

CIMCIM annual Conference 2017 and Fourth International Romantic Brass Symposium, Basel and Bern, 22–25 February 2017

 

Symposium Composing with the Eyes - Swiss Composer Hermann Meier, Bern, 27/28 January 2017

 

Symposium Neapolitan Musical Pedagogy of the Eighteenth Century. Theory, Sources, and Reception, Bern, 26/27 January 2017

 

Symposium «I'm swiss, I'm neutral» on Othmar Schoeck and his opera «Das Schloss Dürande»

Brunnen SZ, 9–11 September 2016

 

Music, Art and Philosophy in Dialogue, Symposium in collaboration with the Institute for Philosophy of the University of Bern, Bern, 20/21 May 2016

 

V. International Congress for Church Music in Bern, Symposium in Bern, 21–25 October 2015

 

Interpretationsforschung. Musical Performance with Reference to Historical Texts and Sound Documents. Symposium in collaboration with the University of Bern, 6 to 8 May 2015

 

Moving Meyerbeer. Opera through the Prism of Visuality and Kinesis, 24 and 25 April 2015, Symposium in Biel

 

performing voice – Vocality in focus of applied interpretation research, 27 to 29 November 2014, Symposium Bern and Basel

 

«Growing Up: Jazz in Europa 1960–1980» – Conference, Workshops, and Concerts, 6 to 8 November 2014, Luzern

 

3rd International Romantic Brass Symposium «Adolphe Sax and his Saxhorns» with the collaboration of the Historic Brass Society, 4 to 5 February 2014, Bern

 

"Improvisieren – Interpretieren", 12/13 and 19/20 October 2013, Symposium Bern

 

Closing event of the research project "Historisch informierter Blechblasinstrumentenbau" with different speakers and concert, 10 June 2013, 16h30, Empa Academy, Dübendorf

 

Symposium & concert "100 Jahre Abendmusiken im Berner Münster", 4-5 June 2013, Cathedral of Bern

 

Concert "Cuivres français" with the Sinfonie Orchestra Biel (SOB), 1st closing event of the research project "Historisch informierter Blechblasinstrumentenbau", 24 April 2013, 20h00, Kongresshaus Biel

 

Symposium "Recording the Soul of Music", 10/11 March 2013, Museum of Music Automatons, Seewen SO

 

Final presentation of the research project "Le Basson Savary", 8 February 2013, Bern University of the Arts

 

Symposium "Das Theater um die Muhsiiik", 14-15/12/2012, Bern

 

Romantic Brass Symposium, 7-10/11/2012, Bern

 

Concert/Presentation „Le Cor Chaussier“, 28 October 2012, MIM, Brussels

 

Symposium "Le violon c'est l'archet – Bögen zur Zeit Beethovens", 19/09/2012, Vienna

 

Symposium „Der Autor ist anwesend! Ou comment se mettre en scène avec son texte.“, 13/04/201, Bern

 

Symposium „Exakte Kopie oder ‚im Sinne‘ historischer Vorbilder – Tendenzen des Nachbaus von Holzblasinstrumenten“, 24–26/2/2012, Bern

 

Congress 11. Jahreskongress der Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie (GMTH), 2-4/12/2011, Bern

 

Symposium Ein Blick zurück ins 19. Jahrhundert

 

Dürrenmatt Lectures 2010

 

Vortrag FSP Interpretation: Gedanken zur Konzeption der barocken Geige

 

Symposium Chopin

Publications

In Preparation

«Raccolta di abbellimenti, o fioriture»

 

Musiktheorie des 19. Jahrhunderts. 11. Jahreskongress der Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie GMTH in Bern 2011, ed. by Martin Skamletz, Michael Lehner and Stephan Zirwes with practical collaboration by Daniel Allenbach, Schliengen: Edition Argus (Musikforschung der Hochschule der Künste Bern, Band 7). (in print by February 2017)

Organisation

Head FSP Interpretation

Martin Skamletz| +41 31 848 38 06

 

Office

Sabine Jud | +41 31 848 49 11

 

Scientific Research Associate

Daniel Allenbach | +41 31 848 39 43

Adrian von Steiger

 

Research Lecturer

Claudio Bacciagaluppi

Manuel Bärtsch

Roman Brotbeck

Thomas Burkhalter

Xavier Dayer

Thomas Gartmann

Daniel Glaus

Michael Lehner

Chris Walton

Stephan Zirwes

 

SNSF Professorship

2011–2016 Kai Köpp

 

Visiting Professors FSP Interpretation

2011/12 Thomas Gartmann

2010/11 Christoph Hust

2009/10 Kai Köpp

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Contact

Bern University of the Arts

Research

Research area Interpretation

Assistant: Sabine Jud

Fellerstrasse 11

CH-3027 Bern

 

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