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News from CROCUS

Upcoming events:

We have had several interesting activities during the spring, see below for more information. Stay tuned here for the autumn program!

We wish you a nice summer!


Prior events from 2023:

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THEME SOUND: On Orality, Writing and Compositional Practices in Relation to Text

Welcome on April 13-14, to a two-day seminar on orality, writing and compositional practices in relation to text that CROCUS co-organizes with the research initiative SNT (Sound, Narrative, Technology)The seminar explores how understanding from an artistic practice could inform method development in the arts and artistic research, as well as in other research fields. What learning outcomes are there from working with music and text? What are the different strategies in writing for musical composition?

Sound, Narrative, Technology, SNT is a network researching audio performance, dramatic writing, musical composition and hörspiel. Researchers, artists and experts within these disciplines meet to develop and deepen the fields that emerge at the intersection, and where the questions and problems take their starting point in narrative, artistic methods and content. 

When: 13-14 April, 2023
IAC – Inter Arts Center, Bergsgatan 29, 214 22 Malmö
For registration please email to jorgen [dot] dahlqvist [at] thm [dot] lu [dot] serel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" or kent [dot] olofsson [at] uniarts [dot] se


The presentations will be held in Swedish/Scandinavian.

Thursday, April 13th

Introducing the SNT research initiative and information from CROCUS

Text and music in performance – aspects on the interplay between dramatic writing, acting and musical composition,
Presenter: Kent Olofsson

The Augmented Hörspiel – Composed Theatre, Presenter: Magnus Bunnskog

13:00–13:50 Thinking in play, Presenter: Tale Næss

Lunch break

The compositional practice as a playwright, Presenter: Vanja Hamidi Isacson

Device Lectures – part discourse, part distortion, Presenter: Robert Willim

Artistic presentations & Seminar Bar

Artistic Presentation: Egots vibrationer by Magnus Bunnskog

Artistic Presentation: 'Allt vad mina händer grävt upp'
Text: Sima Wolgast & Elisabeth Hjorth. Music: Jörgen Dahlqvist & Sima Wolgast 

Artistic Presentation: Fields of Unknowing with Robert Willim

Artistic Presentation: Karlskrona/Malmö by Jörgen Dahlqvist & Kent Olofsson

Friday, April 14th

Writing for a compositional practice, Presenter: Jörgen Dahlqvist

Letter-writing as method: 'Allt vad mina händer grävt upp', Presenter: Sima Wolgast & Elisabeth Hjorth

Lunch break

A Listening Dramaturgy, Presenter: Tanja Hylling Diers

Premises to Create – Investigating “Taste-Based” Biases and Creative Processes of Musicians: An Intervention Study
Presenter: Sima Wolgast & Christine Owman

15:00 Summing up

For more information about the presentations see the following link below: 


The first network meeting in 2023 was on the theme of Materiality

Women in room covered in a textile
Charlotte Østergaard - Costumes as a kin-making material


Welcome to the CROCUS network meeting on March 17, where we discuss how the concept of materiality circulates in relation to body, material, spatiality, expression and representation, how it can contribute to method development and new ways of reflecting in Visual Communication and Artistic Research in Theatre. Note, that the day will be in held in Swedish, hence the titles below in Swedish, with the exception of Østergaard's presentation. 


9.30 - Welcome - Cecilia Fredriksson & Marie Ledendal

9.45-10.15 – Costumes as a kin-making material
Charlotte Østergaard
 (Costume Designer, PhD student, Malmö Theatre Academy, Lund University)
The presentationen will be given in English.

10:20-10.50 – Craftivism – materialitetens roll som mild protest i det offentliga rummet
Marie Ledenda
l (Textile Designer, Senior Lecturer, Department of Strategic communication, Lund University)

10:50-11:10 Coffee break

11.10-11.40 – Reflektioner kring blandning av fiktivt och dokumentärt material i scenkonst
Jörgen Dahlqvist 
(Theater Producer, PhD student, Malmö Theatre Academy, Lund University)

11.45-12.15 – Discussion, moderator, Robert Willim (Artist, Docent, Division of ALM and Digital Cultures, Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University)

12.15 - Closing - Cecilia Fredriksson & Marie Ledendal

When: Friday, March 17, 2023, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
Where: IAC - Inter Arts Center,
Bergsgatan 29, 214 22 Malmö
Registration is required, please sign up by Tue 14 March marie [dot] ledendal [at] isk [dot] lu [dot] se


To see events from previous years, see the Prior Events page.