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Performative Arts-Based Audience Research: Investigating Audience Experiences with High Modernist Solo Works for Flute

Daniel Henry Øvrebø of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Agder has submitted his thesis entitled «Performative Arts-Based Audience Research: Investigating Audience Experiences with High Modernist Solo Works for Flute» and will defend the thesis for the PhD-degree Tuesday 16 November 2021. (Photo: Private)

I aim to investigate how live performance experiences with this music produce subjectivities among audiences, and how this can be expressed by creating narratives from the interviews and conversations.
In addition, my own navigation around the double role of performer and researcher is subject to inquiry.

Daniel Henry Øvrebø

PhD Candidate

The disputation will be held both digitally and in an Auditorium. Spectators may follow the disputation digitaly – link is available below.

 

Daniel Henry Øvrebø of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Agder has submitted his thesis entitled «Performative Arts-Based Audience Research: Investigating Audience Experiences with High Modernist Solo Works for Flute» and will defend the thesis for the PhD-degree Tuesday 16 November 2021

He has followed the PhD-programme at the Faculty of Fine art at the University of Agder, with specialisation in Art in Context.

Summary of the thesis by Daniel Henry Øvrebø:

Performative Arts-Based Audience Research: Investigating Audience Experiences with High Modernist Solo Works for Flute

Musical communication has been examined from multiple perspectives, ranging from semiotic analysis and cognitive approaches to social and cultural contexts.

Nevertheless, an approach that combines qualitative methods with artistic perspectives is lacking.

In this PhD project, three postwar modernist works for solo flute constitute a program performed in three cities in Norway: B. Ferneyhough – Cassandra’s Dream Song; B. Jolas – Fusain pour une Flutiste, and M. Kagel – Atem für einen Bläser.

Focus Group Interviews

After each performance, I conducted focus group studies with participants engaged primarily through the respective cities’ symphonic orchestra subscription list.

Guided by a general agential realist perspective on music performance and an inquiry into audience responses, I aim to investigate how live performance experiences with this music produce subjectivities among audiences, and how this can be expressed by creating narratives from the interviews and conversations.

In addition, my own navigation around the double role of performer and researcher is subject to inquiry.

Disputation facts:

The trial lecture and the public defence will take place in Sal 2 - Sigurd Køhns hus - Building K, Campus Kristiansand and online (link below).

Dean Marit Wergeland, Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Agder, will chair the disputation.

The trial lecture Tuesday 16 November at 15:30 hours

Public defence Tuesday 16 November at 16:45 hours

The disputation are streamed at this link: https://www.uia.no/live/event/disputas 

 

Given topic for trial lecture«(How) do issues of research methodology and ethics raised by feminist, post-colonial, social justice and post-humanist scholars beyond white male referentiality concern audience research on performing European modernist music?»

Thesis Title«Performative Arts-Based Audience Research: Investigating Audience Experiences with High Modernist Solo Works for Flute»

Search for the thesis in AURA - Agder University Research Archive, a digital archive of scientific papers, theses and dissertations from the academic staff and students at the University of Agder.

The thesis is available here:

The CandidateDaniel Henry Øvrebø (1988 - Bergen) BA as a teacher in music, UiA (2012), MA in Music Performance, UiA (2014), Master's Thesis: «En analyse av Betsy Jolas' Épisode 1 for fløyte solo: En studie av uakkompagnert musikk for fløyte med fokus på interpretatoriske utfordringer», supplementary studies in Art History, Musicology and German language and culture, University of Bergen (2015, 2017). Present position: Adviser at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet).

Opponents:

First opponent: Professor Christian Rolle, Direktor of Department Kunst und Musik, University of Cologne, Germany

Second opponent: Professor Tone Pernille Østern - professor in Arts Education with a focus on Dance, Department of Teacher Education, NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Professor II Nina Sun Eidsheim, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Agder and Professor in Musicology at the Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA, USA, is appointed as the administrator for the assessment committee.

Supervisors in the doctoral work were Professor Robin André Rolfhamre (main supervisor), Professor Elin Angelo, NTNU and Associate Professor Arnulf Christian Mattes, University of Bergen (co-supervisors)

What to do as an audience member:

The disputation is open to the public. To follow the trial lecture and the public defence you must click on this link:

https://www.uia.no/live/event/disputas 

Opponent ex auditorio:

The chair invites members of the public to pose questions ex auditorio in the introduction to the public defense, with deadlines. It is a prerequisite that the opponent has read the thesis. Questions can be submitted to the chair Marit Wergeland on e-mail marit.wergeland@uia.no