Alexander Scriabin’s Piano Sonata Nr.1 in F minor op.6: a showcase of the interconnectivity between performance and investigative artistic research Nuno Cernadas - Royal Conservatory Brussels
Considering the theme of the ARTO/ Brussels Arts Platform symposium, “Prepositions in Artistic Research”, the researcher intends through a lecture recital to crystalize in a clear, articulated way, the scientific investigative processes that happen simultaneous to the musical performance of a piece. By positioning himself first and foremost as a performing musician, the researcher intends to show how artistic research can accomplish the purpose of informing and enhancing the interpretation and artistic expression, not by justifying the performance’s choices a posteriori, but as a conduit and driving force for artistic knowledge and insight. The focus of this lecture recital will be the first movement of Alexander Scriabin’s Piano Sonata Nr.1 in F minor op.6, which will be approached from a pianistic point of view. The performance of the movement will precede the discussion of the different interpretative choices and the analytical, expressive and aesthetical grounds that justify them. The researcher will thus highlight the synergistic effect between the intellectual and practical dimensions of musical performance and research, both in its conscious and unconscious forms.