Holocrania, a submersive audio-visual dive into the wondrous world of the migraine sufferer: towards the creation of an experimental opera.
- Research Unit Music & Drama
- Research Group Performance Practice & Composition
Migraine has been a source of inspiration for many artists. The link between this neurological condition and music, however, has never been thoroughly researched. This PhD project therefore attempts to shed a light on the connection between migraine and music, and explores whether the experience of a migraine attack can found the creation of a musical work. This work will take shape in an “experimental opera”, and more specifically an intermedial sound-art-performance that combines vocals and electronics. This doctoral project mainly focuses on the existential, symbolic and phenomenological aspects of the migraine condition. In addition, a profound insight in the neurological and physical aspects of an attack will be obtained and used to attain the artistic objectives. On the one hand, this opera seeks to be a reproduction of a migraine-attack that leads its audience into a surrealistic, absurdist dreamland filled with confusion and physical discomfort. On the other hand, it strives to be a reflection on the migraine condition as an inescapable part of life.
- Promotor: Dr. Jeroen D'Hoe (LUCA)
- Co-promotor: Dr. Anneleen Masschelein (LUCA)
- Duration: 2017-2021
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