Promoter: Universidade de Aveiro (UA)


Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU);

Instituto Politécnico do Porto (IPP);

EEA Grants: 14 949,00

Total Amount: 17 667,00 €

Grace Code: PT-BI068


What did this initiative focus on?

The TransVariations project focuses on the use of innovative technological approaches to problematize the relationship between artistic creation and interpretation in the context of Western classical music.

The established bilateral relationship between institutions in Portugal and Norway will enable the exploration of resources associated with modern timbral modeling in the context of piano repertoire, using feedback and adaptive processing methods as modes of experimentation.

The objectives are:

  • Promote the (re)creation of artistic works from the past and the production of new artistic outputs through the use of contemporary technological interfaces.
  • Enhance new technologies related to artistic creation.
  • Reshape the idea of expressiveness in music.
  • Disseminate new resources, technological tools, and practical strategies related to interpretation and artistic creation.

As a result, new artistic products will be created that advocate a break with the contemporary paradigm of representation in Western classical concert music. Thus, a new idea of authenticity emerges based on a perception of the past through innovative contemporary means: a new reality is reconstructed according to current understanding mechanisms where, in practice, the original exists within specific temporal and spatial contexts as part of the present.

The TransVariations project takes place between April 2023 and November 2024.