The Music & Drama research unit embraces research in the field of music and the performing arts with a clear research focus on the development of artistic practice.
Within Drama, this results into research into various and innovative methods of text creation and its impact on playing. The focus is also on the changing status of the concept of text in the current work field.
Within Music, this translates into research into performance practice and composition and into pedagogical and therapeutic research.
Together, Music & Drama also focuses on all forms of interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research through co-creation and interaction.
The research unit aims at a strong integration of research and education in the Music and Drama courses.
The Music & Drama Research Unit collaborates with various research groups from KU Leuven, including the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine. In addition, the researchers are developing an international research network.
Bo Van der Werf
Carl von Winckelmann
Lieven Van Ael