Profiel

Floris Schuiling's research combines musicology with the anthropology of media and material culture. One of his central research aims is a reconsideration of musical performance and experience in terms of people's relationship to technologies and material objects more generally. This includes questions about the role of embodied knowledge, improvisation, and creativity in human behaviour; how these skills are used to cultivate personal and collective identities; and a reflexive theorisation of music itself as the interplay between human and non-human actors.

His current research project, funded by a NWO Veni Award, is entitled "Notation Cultures in Contemporary Music". It forms a comparative ethnographic study investigating how the use of different forms of music notation in different musical genres and practices informs conceptions of music as a social and creative practice.

Schuiling studied musicology and philosophy at Utrecht University, and earned his PhD at the University of Cambridge, with an ethnographic study of the improvising collective the Instant Composers Pool (ICP) Orchestra. In addition, he has a continuing interested in the history of avant-garde music in the Netherlands in a European context, particularly in the overlaps between art music, improvised music, and performance art.

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Wetenschappelijke expertises
Improvisation
Anthropology of Music
Music and Material Culture
Music notation
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Alle publicaties
  2018 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Schuiling, F.J. (20-04-2018) Organiser Material Cultures of Music Notation Utrecht (20-04-2018 - 22-04-2018)
Schuiling, F.J. (30-04-2018 30-05-2018) Invited speaker University of Aberdeen Of Words and Sounds: Conversations across Anthropology and Music
Schuiling, F.J. (30-03-2018). Review of: Composing Dissent: Avant-garde Music in 1960s Amsterdam by Robert Adlington. Critical Studies in Improvisation/Études critiques en improvisation, 12 (1).
  2017 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Schuiling, F.J. (13-05-2017) Organiser KVNM Spring Meeting 2017 Rotterdam (13-05-2017)
Schuiling, F.J. (01-07-2017) Invited speaker Performing Indeterminacy: An International Conference Leeds (30-06-2017 - 02-07-2017) Notation Cultures: Towards an Ethnomusicology of Notation
Koslovsky, John () Researching Performance, Performing Research Amsterdam (27-10-2017 - 29-10-2017) Co-chair and co-organizer of event (with Michiel Schuijer). Involved a collaboration between Utrecht University, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, and the VU University / Orgelpark. Brought international scholars and performe
Schuiling, F.J. (01-09-2017) Invited speaker Rhythm Changes V: Re/Sounding Jazz Amsterdam (31-08-2017 - 03-09-2017) Resounding Interfaces: Notation and Entextualization in Improvised Music
Schuiling, F.J. & Payne, Emily (26-12-2017). The textility of marking: performers' annotations as indicators of the creative process in music. Music and Letters
  2016 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Schuiling, F.J. (16-04-2016) Invited speaker Rhythm Changes IV: Jazz Utopias Birmingham (14-04-2016 - 17-04-2016) Genre, Creativity, and Ontology: Misha Mengelberg's Instant Composition as "Micro-Utopia"
Schuiling, F.J. (07-05-2016) Organiser KVNM Symposium 2016 (07-05-2016)
Schuiling, F.J. (04-07-2016) Invited speaker International Musicological Society Conference: Music as Art, Artefact, Fact Stavanger (01-07-2016 - 06-07-2016) Music Notation as Technology and Material Culture in the Performances of the ICP Orchestra
Schuiling, F.J. (04-07-2016) Invited speaker Royal Musical Association Annual Conference London (03-09-2016 - 05-09-2016) Music Notation as Technology and Material Culture in the Performances of the ICP Orchestra
Schuiling, F.J. (02-07-2016) Invited speaker International Musicological Society Conference: Music as Art, Artefact, Fact Stavanger (01-07-2016 - 06-07-2016) Notation as Interface: From Representation to Mediation
Schuiling, F.J. (04-09-2016) Invited speaker Royal Musical Association Annual Conference London (03-09-2016 - 05-09-2016) Special Session: Performing Notations: Relational Approaches to Musical Materials
Schuiling, F.J. (2016). The Instant Composers Pool: Music Notation and the Mediation of Improvising Agency. Cadernos de Arte e Antropología/Journal of Art and Anthropology, 5 (1), (pp. 39-58) (20 p.).
  2016 - Vakpublicaties
Schuiling, F.J. (2016). Misha Mengelberg tussen free jazz, Darmstadt en Fluxus. JazzBulletin (98), (pp. 24-29) (6 p.).
Schuiling, F.J. (2016). Notatieculturen in hedendaagse muziek - Over muzieknotatie als interface. BLIK, 10 (0), (pp. 28-31) (4 p.).
  2016 - Populariserende publicaties
Schuiling, F.J. (26-06-2016) Invited speaker Museum Het Valkhof Americana van Jimmie Rodgers tot Beyoncé
Schuiling, F.J. (2016) Member Boy Edgar Prize (External organisation) Head of jury
  2015 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Schuiling, F.J. (2015). Animate Structures - The Compositions and Improvisations of the Instant Composers Pool Orchestra . (312 p.). PhD Diss., University of Cambridge.
Schuiling, F.J. (05-06-2015) Invited speaker New Directions in Jazz Studies London (05-06-2015) Globalisation, Genre, and Ontology: The Instant Composers Pool and Current Jazz Studies
Schuiling, F.J. (26-02-2015) Invited speaker The Making of Musical Time: Temporality in Musical Composition and Performance Ghent (25-02-2015 - 26-02-2015) Making, Not Filling Time: Improvisation, Notation, and the Mediation of Temporalities
Schuiling, F.J. (22-06-2015) Invited speaker SIEF 2015: Utopias, Realities, Heritages Zagreb (21-06-2015 - 25-06-2015) Music Notation as a Source of Creativity, Interaction, and Antagonism in the Improvised Performances of the ICP Orchestra
Schuiling, F.J. (19-03-2015) Invited speaker Does it Matter? Composite Bodies and Posthuman Prototypes in Contemporary Performing Arts Ghent (17-02-2015 - 19-02-2015) Notational Intimacies: Score Annotation as Co-Creative Practice
  2015 - Populariserende publicaties
Schuiling, F.J. (06-06-2015) Invited speaker Holland Festival 2015 (30-05-2015 - 28-06-2015) Animals, Viruses and Instant Composition: Misha Mengelberg's Philosophy of Music
  2014 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Schuiling, F.J. (2014). Compositions in Improvisation - The Instant Composers Pool Orchestra. ACT: zeitschrift für Musik & Performance, 5 (22 p.).
Schuiling, F.J. (04-09-2014) Invited speaker Rhythm Changes III: Jazz Beyond Borders Amsterdam (03-09-2014 - 07-09-2014) On the borders of modernism: The Instant Composers Pool between Free Jazz, Darmstadt, and Fluxus
Schuiling, F.J. (18-07-2014) Invited speaker CMPCP Performance Studies Network International Conference 2014 Cambridge (17-07-2014 - 20-07-2014) Resistance in the Rehearsal of Improvised Music: The Case of the Instant Composers Pool
Schuiling, F.J. (08-12-2014) Organiser The Politics of Framing and Staging: Performance as Paradigm II Cambridge (08-12-2014)
  2014 - Vakpublicaties
Schuiling, F.J. (2014). Don Giovanni as American Imperialist - Review of Composing Dissent: Avant-Garde Music in 1960s Amsterdam by Robert Adlington. Cambridge Humanities Review, (pp. 14-15).
  2013 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Schuiling, F.J. (11-10-2013) Invited speaker Tracking the Creative Process in Music Montreal (10-10-2013 - 12-10-2013) Composition, Improvisation and Practical Creativities in the Music of the Instant Composers Pool
Schuiling, F.J. (07-04-2013) Invited speaker CMPCP Performance Studies Network International Conference Cambridge (04-04-2013 - 07-04-2013) Composition, Improvisation and Practical Creativity in the Performance Practice of the Instant Composers Pool
Schuiling, F.J. (14-04-2013) Invited speaker Rhythm Changes II: Rethinking Jazz Cultures Salford (11-04-2013 - 14-04-2013) Jazz as Material Culture: Mediating Objects in the Performance Practice of the Instant Composers Pool Orchestra
Schuiling, F.J. (22-11-2013) Invited speaker Researching Music as Process: Methods and Approaches Oxford (22-11-2013) Putting the product back in the process: on fluxus, viruses, organisms, and the Instant Composers Pool
  2012 - Vakpublicaties
Schuiling, F.J. (2012). De koorddans-act van de geïmproviseerde muziek. JazzBulletin (84), (pp. 46-50 ) (5 p.).
  2011 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Schuiling, F.J. (04-09-2011) Invited speaker Rhythm Changes I: Jazz and National Identity Amsterdam (01-09-2011 - 04-09-2011) The High Wire Act of Improvised Music: The Dutch Reception of Free Jazz and Black Nationalism
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Project:
Notation Cultures in Contemporary Music
01-02-2017 tot 31-01-2020
Algemene projectbeschrijving 

Just like there are writing systems beside the alphabet, there are numerous ways of notating music other than modern staff notation. However, musicological understanding of notation, and indeed of music itself, remains firmly based on staff notation. The growing study of music as performance has challenged the centrality of the score in music studies, but has not led to a reconsideration of the role of notation in musical practice. As long as notation is seen as an objective representation of music, musicological understanding of performance remains incomplete.

This project forms a comparative ethnography of what I call ‘Notation Cultures’, which are defined as practices in which the use of forms of symbolic representation of music informs cultural identities and ways of conceptualising music as a creative practice. For performers, the use of such notations connects to musical traditions, offers different ways of imagining sound as music, makes different demands on their creative knowledge, and constructs different forms of interaction between them.

Drawing equally on the anthropology of material culture and (ethno)musicology, I develop an interdisciplinary approach to notation in terms of the mediation of agency in the social and creative processes that characterise music performance rather than the representation of Platonic musical structures that remain exterior to such processes. Case studies include the use of different media and symbolic systems to problematize binaries of structure and chaos, of abstraction and embodiment, and musical traditions spanning classical, popular, experimental and world musics to problematize binaries of literacy and orality, self and other, and modernity and primitivism.

The aim of the project is to develop an account of notation after the performative turn, and moreover to suggest that music notation, with its dependence on social interaction, creativity and technological mediation, can be an inspiration for reconsidering textuality more generally.

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