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ACHAR LASKEWICZ, Theoretician

Contents:

1 - ACADEMIC CV

2 - Theoretical Documentation/Publications

Name:
Zachar Alexander Leonid LASKEWICZ
Address: Rogierlaan 283
1030 Brussels
Belgium
Tel: +32 (0)2 215 6618
Date of Birth: March 19, 1971
Country of Origin: Australia

EDUCATION

1989 - 1993

Bachelor of Arts with honours: theater and drama studies
Murdoch University, Perth (Australia).

1993

First Licence in experimental music
Royal Conservatorium, Ghent (Belgium).

1994

Diploma: "German Elementary Knowledge"
Provinciaal Handels- en Taalinstituut, Ghent.

1995

Diploma: "Nederlands als Tweede Taal, Programma II"
(Dutch as a second language-reading, writing, listening and speaking)
Amsterdam

1996

Graduate Diploma: language studies
Edith Cowan University, Perth.


WORK EXPERIENCE

1991

January 28
Lecture on music-theatre:
Logos Foundation,
Ghent.

August Publication:
"Using Music as an Open Creative Resource"
New Music Articles (issue 9) 1991, pp 26-30
NMA Publications

1992

July 17
Paper presented at colloquium:
"Rethinking language and text in terms of a musical aesthetic"
Colloquium on Australian, American and British poetry set to music
Edith Cowan University
in Perth, Australia.

1993

January 26
Lecture on research: Contemporary Music Project
Royal Conservatorium, Ghent.


1995
June 10-16
Paper presented at congress:
"ZAUM: words without meaning or meaning without words?
Towards a musical understanding of language
."
International Summer Congresses for Structural and Semiotic Studies
Imatra, Finland.

1996

June 9-16
Paper presented at seminar:
"Indexicality and Iconicity in Balinese Musical Texts"
5th International Seminar on Musical Semiotics
Imatra, Finland.

September 5-9 Paper presented at congress:
"Time and Space in Balinese Musical Texts"
International Semiotics Congress
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

November 4-6
Lecture Series Presented in Finland:
Towards a Multimedial Approach to Musical Experience

November 4 "Music as Experience/Music as Text"
November 5 "Balinese Music as an Embedded Sign:Time, Space and Multimediality
in Balinese Music Performances."
November 5 "Multimedial Musicality in Twentieth Century Avant-garde Performance"
University of Helsinki, Finland

November 14-16
Paper presented at congress:
"The Balinese Musical Sign Embodied in Time and Space"
Fifth International Congress on Musical Signification
Bologna, Italy

1997

Paper presented at congress
"The Organic Presence of the Sign in Balinese Performance Texts"
6th International Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies
Guadalajara, Mexico

2000

 

Doctoral Dissertation

Presented at the University Of Ghent

under the supervision of Prof. S. Kersenboom and Prof. J. Van Schoor

Multimedial Musicality in the Performance Text

Part 1: Discovering the Musical Text as an Embedded Sign

Part 2: Interculturality in Balinese Performance Texts

MEMBERSHIPS

Musical Signification Project
International Semiotics Institute
Imatra Cultural Centre
Virastokatu 1, 55100 Imatra
Finland

International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS-IAS)
Institute for Socio-Semiotic Studies
Waltergasse 5/1/12, A-10-40 Vienna
Austria

Australian Music Centre (AMC)
Representation status
PO Box N690, Grosvenor Place NSW 2000
Australia

Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA)
Writer Full Member
PO Box 567, Crows Nest NSW 2065
Australia

Referees Prof. Saskia Kersenboom
Anthropological Linguistics
Department of Cultural Anthropology
University of Amsterdam
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185
1012 DK Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel. +32 (0)20 525 2625


THEORETICAL DOCUMENTATION / PUBLICATIONS

"There Will Come Soft Rains: analysis"

Description:  Unpublished paper

 

"Pinter's The Birthday Party"

Description: Unpublished paper

 

"Using Music as an Open Creative Resource" New Music Articles (issue 9) 1991, pp. 26-30 Sounds Australian (Australian Music Centre Ltd.).
Description: Article published in Australia, based on paper the composer gave at 'The Logos Foundation' in Ghent, Belgium, January 28th 1991.

"The Performance Theory of Music-Theatre

Description: Unpublished Article

 

"The Work of Mauricio Kagel"

Description: Research Assignment

 

"The History and Relevance of the New Music-Theatre"

Description: Research Assignment

 

"The Russian Futurist Connection: Rediscovery of language through music-theatre performance"
Description: Paper presented at the Colloquium on Australian, American and British poetry set to music, Edith Cowan University, Perth Australia, July 17th 1992.
Availability: Paper available on loan from the State Library of Western Australia.

"Het Loket: an anti-opera (an analytical essay)"
Description: Written for the new-music composition project at the Royal Ghent Conservatorium in Ghent, discussing Zachar's composition sharing the same name.

"Language, Text, Music Theatre: Extending the Significative Potential of Music in the Theatre, Towards a new concept of signification"
Description: Honours Thesis, Murdoch University 1993.
Availability: Available from the private collection of Zachar Laskewicz.

ZAUM: New Music-theatre for five performers and tape.
a historical, theoretical and scenic description
Night Shades Press, 1994.
Availability: Book available on loan from the State Library of Western Australia.

Personal Manifesto
Manifesto One: Reflections on Language, Culture, Art and Science
Manifesto Two: Language, Music and Communication
Nachtschimmen Press, 1995.
Availability: Book available on loan from the State Library of Western Australia.

"ZAUM: words without meaning or meaning without words? Towards a Musical Understanding of Language"
Description: Paper presented at the International Summer Congresses for Structural and Semiotic Studies, Imatra, Finland, June 10-16, 1995.
Availability: Paper available on loan from the State Library of Western Australia.

"Indexicality and Iconicity in Balinese Musical Texts"
Description: Abstract for a paper presented at the 5th international Seminar on Musical Semiotics, Imatra, Finland, June 9th 1996.
Availability: Abstract available on loan from the State Library of Western Australia.

"The Balinese Musical Sign Embodied in Time and Space"
Description: Paper presented at the International Project on Musical Signification's international conference in Bologna Italy, November 14-16 1996.

"The Organic Presence of the Sign in Balinese Performance Texts"
Description: Paper presented at the "Semiotics Briding Nature & Culture" congress held in Guadalajara, Mexico, July 13-18, 1997. Published on a CD-Rom.

"Development, Change and Integration: Popular Music in Balinese Performance in the 20th Century"
Description: Paper written by Zachar Laskewicz for a conference on Popular Music in Asia..
Written by Zachar Laskewicz April 1998.

"Musical Sound as Presence: Musical Experience as a Dynamic Cultural Epistemology"
Description: Abstract for paper to be presented in Aix-en-Provence in December1998 at the ICMS 6

 

"Popular Music and Interculturality: the dynamic presence of Pop music in contemporary Balinese performance"

Description: Article awaiting publication in a book on pop music and cultural capital

 

Doctoral Thesis: Multimedial Musicality in the Performance Text

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