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Lucia D'Errico

Univ.-Prof. for Artistic Research / Director of Studies for PhD in the Arts Inter-university institution Science & ArtInstitute for Open Arts
Lucia D'Errico is an artistic researcher in the field of music with a special focus on experimental performance practices and wide-ranging interests in visual arts, post-structural philosophy, semiotics and epistemology. After her PhD at KU Leuven and her postdoc at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent, she has been for artistic research at the Mozarteum University since 2021. 
She is co-editor of Artistic Research: Charting a Field in Expansion (2019, London: Rowman & Littlefield Int.) and author of Powers of Divergence. An Experimental Approach to Music Performance (2018, Leuven University Press). She works as a composer, sound artist, performer and graphic designer. After Lucia D'Errico dedicated the first decades of her artistic career to music performance with a special focus on new and experimental music, her work today focuses on the transformative power of artistic research. D'Errico's intellectual and creative mobility has taken her into fields as diverse as music composition, music performance, computer music, video performance, graphic design, modern literatures, languages, post-structural philosophy, and epistemology. As an artistic researcher, she has explored new musical practices (especially the practice of "divergent performances" and "rhopophony"), new concepts (especially the concept of the "operator"), new methods (e.g. techniques of minoration) and in recently developed new epistemological frameworks (the tetrapartition of the relationship between knowledge and the unknown, the monadic approach to artistic research, and the notion of the knowledge rift).  Her research focus is strongly transdisciplinary and aims to challenge current approaches in music performance and composition by relating them to concepts and practices from other fields. Other areas of research include the critique of representation, the role of the human in relation to the non-human, the paradoxical relationship between writing and what escapes writing, the suspension of teleological temporalities, the status of the question in artistic research, and the Investigation of machine ontologies. She is dedicated to the study of a particular line of post-structural philosophy that focuses primarily on the figures of Jacques Lacan, Maurice Blanchot, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari and Salvoj Žižek. D'Errico's artistic research has been carried out at Casa da Música Porto, University of Royal Holloway London, London City University, Royal College of Art London, Globart Academy Vienna, Ailab Vienna, Norwegian Academy of Music Oslo, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Singapore, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Handelsbeurs Ghent, De Bijloke Ghent, Orpheus Institute Ghent, Plivka Kiev, CERN Geneva, Öresund Collegium for Artistic Research, Malmö, and Hochschule für Musik and Tanz Köln, to name but a few, as well as in several international publications. She received her PhD from the Orpheus Institute Gent and the University of Leuven and was a postdoc at the Orpheus Institute Gent.
2021–current Professor for Artistic Research, University Mozarteum Salzburg. 2022 – current Academic vice-coordinator of the Doctoral College for the inter-university doctoral program Science + Art, University Mozarteum Salzburg and Paris Lodron University Salzburg. 2021 – current Guest teacher for the Master's program AREMus, Conservatorio S. Cecilia Rome. 2018-2021 Coordinator and teacher for the doctoral program docARTES, Orpheus Institute, Ghent (BE).
2019 – 2022 Co-editor of the Series Artistic Research. New York/London: Rowman and Littlefield International. 2018-2020 Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal for Artistic Research. 2015–2019 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the annual International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research (DARE).
Single authored: D'Errico, Lucia. 2018. Powers of Divergence. An Experimental Approach to Music Performance. Leuven: Leuven University Press. Co-edited books: Assis, Paulo de and Lucia D'Errico (eds.). 2019. Artistic Research. Charting a Field in Expansion. New York/London: Rowman & Littlefield International. Chapters in books: D'Errico, Lucia. 2022 (in peer review). “In Search for Art's Relevance for Itself: Artistic Research and the Aesthetic Regime of Art,” in Jesús Tejada (ed.), New Paradigms for Music Research: Art, Society and Technology, University of Valencia, SPI. D'Errico, Lucia. 2022 (in print). “Togliere di scena,” in Bernd Herzogenrath (ed.), Concepts: A Travelogue. New York: Bloomsbury Academic. D'Errico, Lucia. 2022 (in peer review). “Musicistica,” in Bernd Herzogenrath (ed.), Sound Word Almanac. Cambridge (MA): MIT Terra Nova Press (to be confirmed). D'Errico, Lucia. 2020. “Sound Beyond Representation. Experimental Performance Practices in Music,” in Marcel Cobussen and Michael Bull (eds.), Handbook of Sonic Methodologies. New York City: Bloomsbury Academic. Assis, Paulo de, and Lucia D'Errico. 2019. “Introduction,” in Paulo de Assis and Lucia D'Errico (eds.), Artistic Research. Charting a Field in Expansion. New York/London: Rowman & Littlefield International. D'Errico, Lucia. 2019. “For a Future of the Face: Faciality and Performance in the Dance of Marlene Monteiro Freitas,” in Paulo de Assis and Paolo Giudici (eds.), Aberrant Nuptials: Deleuze and Artistic Research 2. Leuven: Leuven University Press. D'Errico, Lucia. 2018. “Aberrant Likenesses: The Transposition of Resemblances in the Performance of Written Music,” in Michael Schwab (ed.), Transpositions. Aesthetico-Epistemic Operators in Artistic Research. Leuven: Leuven University Press, pp. 59–74. D'Errico, Lucia. 2018. Chapter and artwork. “Reflection,” in Daniel Leech-Wilkinson and Helen M. Prior (eds.), Music and Shape. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 30-32. D'Errico, Lucia. 2017. Chapter and artwork. “)( Z )(,” in Paulo de Assis and Paolo Giudici (eds.), The Dark Precursor: Deleuze and Artistic Research. Leuven: Leuven University Press, p. 345.
International peer-reviewed journals: D'Errico, Lucia. 2019. “Schumann's Dichterliebe: From the problem of performance to the performance of the problem.” Mantua: La Deleuziana.  Non-peer-reviewed publication: D'Errico, Lucia. 2022 “From Self-design to Self-institution. In (Re)Search for Art's New Relevance,” in freelance, in Mozartforum–Yearbook 2022, University Mozarteum Salzburg. D'Errico, Lucia. 2021. “Stare con la domanda.” Quaderni del conservatorio «Giuseppe Verdi» di Milano. Pisa: ETS.
D'Errico, Lucia. 2018. Audio tracks. “Variation VIII,” in Paulo de Assis, HermesEnsemble, Ensemble Interface, and ME21 collective, Diabelli Machines8 (multimedia publication). Ghent: Orpheus Institute Series.