Soundwalks, stars and slapstick: SGSAH Researcher in Residence Programme 2017

Published: 17 March 2017

Published 17/3/17 Two SGSAH researchers started their residencies in March at Cove Park on Scotland’s west coast and Hospitalfield in Arbroath, while a third will spend a week with Deveron Projects in Huntly in May.

Published 17/3/17

Hospitalfield will host Theophile Krosi-Doute, a composer of contemporary classical music and PhD researcher under Professor Paul Mealor at the University of Aberdeen. Krosi-Doute will spend two weeks at Hospitalfield alongside their March Interdisciplinary Residency Programme. During the residency Krosi-Doute will be working on a new composition for his PhD portfolio: Music of our Constellations: Mapping the musical characteristics of the stars through simplicial mathematics. This research in musical composition uses mathematics and astronomy to create a unique brand of ‘process music’. The new piece created at Hospitalfield will specifically focus on introducing a choral element for the first time.

Cove Park will host Daphne de Sonneville, an artist and PhD candidate at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), supervised by Maria Fusco. De Sonneville’s research investigates slapstick and abstraction and during her week long stay at Cove she will work on two performances currently in development and hopes to present a live reading of poems in combination with video to her fellow residents, using editing techniques as a slapstick method to manipulate the rhythm of typed text visible on the surface of the screen.

Finally, Deveron Projects will host Katerina Talianni, who will spend one week in Huntly, Aberdeenshire as a Thinker in Residence. Talianni is a PhD candidate in Music at ECA supervised by Dr Annette Davison. Her research explores soundwalking practices and their impact on audiences’ creative engagement with space and sound through walking. During her week with Deveron, Thalani plans on deepening her understanding of the community’s socially engaged arts practices, particularly Deveron Projects’ philosophy that ‘the town is the venue’, and how collaborative practices can bridge disciplines and explore the relationship between artists and community.

The residencies were arranged in partnership with the host organisations through SGSAH's 2017 Researcher in Residence programme, now in its second year. The programme is open to any PhD doctoral researcher in arts and humanities at a SGSAH member HEI. The three researchers were selected through a competitive application process.

Further information/links:

Theophile Krosi-Doute selected as SGSAH Researcher in Residence

Daphne de Sonneville selected as Researcher in Residence

SGSAH Blog guest post: Reflections from a Residency Host

First published: 17 March 2017