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Current Research Projects(s)


PhD Research Project “Composing music as learning tool in instrumental music education

started in October 2020 – University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

Supervisors:
Prof. Dr. Silke Kruse-Weber (University of Music and Performing Arts Graz)
Prof. Dr. Gary McPherson (University of Melbourne)
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rüdiger (Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf)

Since several years the composition has already found a place in music education, focusing the attention not only on its artistic purpose but also on its pedagogical role.
I would like to explore in depth the educational possibilities of music composition, in order to provide the fundamental role of the music creation in instrumental education. The main purpose of a method that uses the composition as an educational tool to improve and/or acquire some instrumental skills, is primarily not to provide knowledge but rather to develop critical, analytical and aesthetical senses.

The aim of this dissertation is to observe and to research how participant’s playing skills change by using composition as a complementary methodology in instrumental learning. The aim of this research project is then to explain what, when, how and why research, experimentation and composition can be used as an integrative method in instrumental pedagogy with multiple purpose. This research study sets the bases for the development


Previous Research Projects(s)


Colori e Multiforme

(2011 – 2018)

From Composition to Live-Performance. Irene Malizia publishes an Educational DVD as a result of her artistic and pedagogical research project. The idea started with the publication of the above mentioned book ( https://www.doblinger.at/en/Item/Colori-e-Multiforme.htm ) containing five pieces for solo violin, of increasing difficulty, with special violin technique explanations and preparatory exercises, and ended with this educational DVD ( https://www.doblinger.at/en/Item/Colori-e-Multiforme-didaktische-DVD.htm ), as documentation of the entire research process. The objective of this research project is to evaluate the impact that instrumental exploration and experience with contemporary music have on the musical and instrumental development of pupils and students. The book and the DVD are both available by Doblinger as well as by Variando musica.

Colori e Multiforme – The Trailer


Symposia & Conferences


Doctoral Student Forum of the 28th EAS Conference
22nd – 24th of March 2021 – Freiburg/Online (Due to Covid-19)
– Poster Presentation: Composing music as learning tool in instrumental education. Irene Malizia

AMPF Frühjahrstagung 2021
19th – 21st of March 2021 – Nuremberg/Online (Due to Covid-19)
– Paper Presentation: Composing music as learning tool in instrumental education. Irene Malizia

ESCOM Winter School – Cross-European Winter School On Musical Ability
1st – 5th of February 2021 – Online (Due to Covid-19)
Poster Presentation: Composing music as learning tool in instrumental education. Irene Malizia

EPARM Conference 2019 – European Platform for Artistic Research
28th – 30th of March 2019 – Gheorge Dima Music Academy, Cluj Napoca – ROMANIA
– Paper Presentation: Interdisciplinarity and practice of improvisation in ensemble. Irene Malizia and Angelo Tatone

9th EuNet MERYC Conference 2019 – COUNTERPOINTS OF THE SENSES. Bodily experiences in musical learning
26th to 28th of March 2019 – De Krook, Ghent – BELGIUM
– Practice Paper: Discover your instrument by creating and composing with particular sounds. Irene Malizia
– Poster: Improvisation for children as part of the process of music education. Irene Malizia and Angelo Tatone

LATIMPE (Platform for Learning and Teaching)
24th to 26th of October 2018 – Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo – NORWAY
– Workshop 1: Improvisation. Different worlds in one word. Irene Malizia and Angelo Tatone
– Workshop 2: “Colori e multiforme“; the composer, the teacher, the student. A multidimensional collaboration in learning, teaching and composing. Irene Malizia

ESTA KONGRESS 2018
19th to 21st of October 2018 – Musikschule Neckarsulm – GERMANY
– Workshop 1: Basic questions about playing techniques and notation of modern music. Irene Malizia
– Workshop 2: Stylistic and didactic development of a piece. Irene Malizia

HARP 2018 – Hub for Artistic Research in Performance
28th to 29th of June 2018 – Royal Northern College of Music – Manchester (UNITED KINGDOM)
19th to 21st of October 2018 – Musikschule Neckarsulm – GERMANY
– Workshop’s Presentation: Colori e multiforme; the composer, the teacher, the student. A multidimensional collaboration in learning, teaching and composing. Irene Malizia
– Workshop’s Presentation: Improvisation. Different worlds in one word. Irene Malizia and Angelo Tatone

EPARM Conference 2018 – European Platform for Artistic Research
22nd to 24th of March 2018 – ESMAE Porto – PORTUGAL
– Paper Presentation: From the Sound to the Sign. From the Sign to the Sound. The musical composition as an interactive tool in the music education and as an impulse for an “alternative” teaching method. Irene Malizia