18 November 2021 - University of Antwerp, ARIA

Seminar in context of DARIAH project

During the pandemic, musicians were forced to experiment with digital formats. Nadar Ensemble responded to this with the interactive online performance ‘Fitting Inside’ (Stefan Prins). This seminar questions and discusses the differences with live performances, such as ‘Hide to Show’ (Michael Beil), in which the role of technology in art becomes one of the central themes. What new artistic possibilities do digital formats offer and what problems do musicians encounter when performing for an online audience? Does digitization require or entail different aesthetics and what does that require of the performers? What happens with the notion of 'aesthetic distance' when the audience can digitally interact?


  • Thomas Moore (Nadar ensemble)
  • Annemarie Peeters (music journalist)
  • Pascal Gielen (ARIA, UAntwerpen)
  • Marlies De Munck (UAntwerpen)


Lange Sint-Annastraat 7, 2000 Antwerp (room S.209), 14:00 - 16:00

Participation is free, but registration is required.
Please note that this will be a covid-safe event.

Annemarie Peeters

Annemarie Peeters is a writer, dramaturge and journalist. Occasionally also a poet, performer and musician. Often lost, but sometimes not. Where word and music meet: that is where she is most often found. Her debut novel Ook bomen slapen was published in 2018. Verdwijntijd, a live audio play with lutenist Sofie Vanden Eynde, premiered this autumn and will be published in book form this spring.

Thomas R. Moore

Thomas R. Moore is a conductor and trombonist with Nadar Ensemble and a researcher at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. As a soloist, he has premiered works at the several international festivals including the Darmstadt New Music Summer Course, //hcmf, ZXZW, Time of Music and Images Sonores. Moore’s research delves into the artistic and socio-economic motivations behind the utilization of conductors in new music.

Pascal Gielen

Pascal Gielen is full professor of sociology of culture and politics at the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (Antwerp University), where he leads the Culture Commons Quest Office (CCQO). Gielen is editor of the international book series Antennae - Arts in Society (Valiz). In 2016 he became laureate of the Odysseus grant for excellent international scientific research of the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders in Belgium.

Marlies De Munck

Marlies De Munck is a philosopher of culture. She teaches aesthetics and philosophy of music at the Antwerp University (Belgium). At the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA) she conducts research into the production and reception of artistic meaning. She is author of several essays on art and music.

This work has been supported by the DARIAH ERIC