ZACHAR LASKEWICZ, PhD


Name: Dr Zachar Alexander Leonid LASKEWICZ
Email: zachar@nachtschimmen.eu
Birthdate: 19 March 1971
Origin: Australia (birth), Belorussia/Russia (parentage)
Languages Spoken: Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian.


EDUCATION

 

2005

Masters of Letters [Gender Studies]
University of New England

2003

Post-doctoral Certificate in World Music
University of New England

2002

Graduate Diploma in Multimedia
University of Southern Queensland

1997-2002

PhD in the Theatre Sciences
University of Ghent

1996

First License in Experimental Composition
Conservatorium of Ghent

1995-1996

Graduate Diploma of the Arts in Language Studies
Edith Cowan University

1994-1995

Certification in French, Russian and German Studies
Adult education in Ghent & Brussels

1991-1993

Bachelor Degree with Honours in Theatre & Drama Studies
Murdoch University


SELECTED LECTURES & PROFESSORSHIPS

2003-2004

Assistant Professorship in English, Literature & Theatre,
Department of Foreign Languages & Literature,
Kaohsiung National University, Kaohsiung (Taiwan)

Graduate Course Designer & Lecturer in Asian Ritual Performance (Masters & PhD programme)
Theatre & Drama Studies Department, Taipei National University of the Arts

2003

Assistant Professorship in English, Theatre & Performance
English Department, Chinese Culture University, Yang Ming Shan (Taipei)

Graduate Course Designer & Lecturer in Indonesian Performance - dance and theatre
Theatre & Drama Studies Department, Taipei National University of the Arts

2002-2003

Assistant Professorship in ELT, Literature & Theatre
(Department of Applied Foreign Languages)
Shih Chien University (Kaohsiung Campus), Southern Taiwan

2002

March 20-23
Paper presented at conference: "Wondrous Textual Machines"
The New Information Order and the Future of the Archive, The Institute for Advanced
Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

2001

April 16
Lecture to composition students on own music-theatre compositions
LASALLE-SAI College of the Arts (Singapore)

1998

December 8-10
Paper presented at symposium: "The Self-Reflexive Cultural Myth"
10th International Symposium of the Austrian Association of Semiotics
Vienna (Austria)

1997

July 13-19

Paper presented at congress: "The Organic Presence of the Sign in
Balinese Performance Texts"
6th International Congress of the Association for Semiotic Studies Guadalajara (Mexico)

1996

September 5-9
Paper presented at congress: "Time and Space in Balinese Musical Texts"
International Semiotics Congress, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

November 4 & 5
Lecture series presented in Finland: Towards a Multimedial Approach to Musical Experience
(3 lectures), University of Helsinki (Finland)

1995

November 14-16
Paper presented at congress: "The Balinese Musical Sign Embodied in Time and Space"
Fifth International Congress on Musical Signification, Bologna (Italy)

1993

June 10-16
Paper presented at congress: “ZAUM: Towards a musical understanding of language”
International Summer Congresses for Structural and Semiotic Studies, Imatra (Finland)

1992

July 17
Paper at colloquium: "Rethinking language and text in terms of a musical aesthetic"
Colloquium on Australian, American and British poetry set to music
Edith Cowan University, Perth

1991
January 28 Lecture on New Music-Theatre, Logos Foundation, Ghent (Belgium)


SELECTED PERFORMANCES


2002

30 June
FLEW: music & music-theatre
[the release of 2 new CDs and a concert with new music by Laskewicz]
Het Lofthuis, Sint-Niklaas (Belgium)

12 December
ZAUM based on Russian Futurist poetry for 3 dancers
[performance at the opening of the Taipei Arts Festival]
Town Hall Market Place, Taipei (Taiwan)

2001

18 March
ZAUM & other works [New choreography of ZAUM based on original score for three dancers]
The Court Hotel, Perth (Australia)

1998

5 December
Solo Performance / Conducting
[ZAUM (solo version), Songs of Incantation for 9 female voices]
SKRAEP performance/stimmer/impros, Den Anden Opera, Copenhagen (Denmark)

11 December
Soft Rains: New Music by Laskewicz (Concert and C.D. Launch)
performances by Sturt, de Mey, De Fleyt & Laskewicz
The Logos Foundation for New Music, Ghent (Belgium)

1997

June 27
Sesolahan Gender: Combination of Balinese & occidental music-theatre;
premiere of new music-theatre composed by Laskewicz;
performed by Saling Asah v.z.w. (Balinese gamelan), The Logos Foundation, Ghent

1996

December 8
Festival of musical action: Solo Performance of Zaum-1, Zaum-2 & Songs of Incantation
Academic Drama Theatre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1995

12 December
World premiere of Project-3 for Javanese gamelan, organised and conducted by
Laskewicz, ‘De Nacht van Radio 3’ [The Night of Radio 3], De Singel, Antwerp

1993

February 17
Van Marinetti tot Laskewicz: concert of new works including première of Zaum-2 for 5 actors
Week of Contemporary Music [Week van de Hedendaagse Muziek], KMC Zaal, Ghent

March 23
Presentation of the new work Het Loket for the international music festival Ars Musica
Studio 1, Radio Gebouw, Brussels

July 6
Imbahl: Concert by Zachar Laskewicz of compositions influenced by Indonesian performance
The Logos Foundation, Ghent

November 1-3
ZAUM: new music-theatre composition directed for Het Stekelbees Festival
Victoria Theatre, Ghent

1992

January 17-18
Produced and directed new music-theatre concert Songs of Incantation
Title work composed & directed by Zachar Laskewicz, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

1989
April 28
First Prize (open original composition category) for the work There Will Come Soft Rains
Fremantle Eisteddfod (Australia)

1988
October
EVOS Young Composer's Award, Second Place for the work Primordial Genesis


SELECTED WRITINGS & PUBLICATIONS

2004

LASKEWICZ, Zachar (2004) Music as Episteme, Text, Sign & Tool, Brussels & San Francisco: Saru Press. [ISBN 0-9532-713-07]

2003

LASKEWICZ, Z. (2003) "Muziek-Theater in Bali" in: Kunsttijdschrift Vlaanderen 297, jg. 52/11-03, pp. 222-227. [ISSN 0042-7683]

LASKEWICZ, Zachar (2003) "From the Hideous to the Sublime" in: Performance Research Journal, R. Gough, J. Christie (eds.), 8(3).

2002

LASKEWICZ, Zachar (2002) "Wondrous Textual Machines: new forms of textuality in a changing world," in: The New Information Order and the Future of the Archive, John Frow (ed.), University of Edinburgh. [ISBN 0-9532-713-07 (html) 0-9532-713-15 (pdf)]

LASKEWICZ, Zachar (2002) "Popular Music and Interculturality," in: Refashioning Pop Music in Asia: Cosmopolitan Flows, Political Tempos, and Aesthetic Industries, Curzon Press, London.
[ISBN 0-7007-140-14]

LASKEWICZ, Zachar (2002), "[radical] Experimentation, [enforced] Machination and [involuntary] Stage-Fright: the Utter Terror of the Non-discursive", in: Homo Orthopedicus: Le corps et ses prothèses à l'epoque (post)moderniste, Paris, L'Harmattan: 369-391.

2001

LASKEWICZ, Zachar (2001), "The Self-Reflexive Cultural Myth", in: Myths, Rites, Simulacra: Semiotic Viewpoints, Vienna, Hochschülerschaft a.d. TU Wien/Wirtschafsbetriebe: 225-234. [ISBN 3-900494-36-3]

1998

LASKEWICZ, Zachar (1998) "The Organic Presence of the Sign in Balinese Performance Texts," in: Semiotics Bridging Nature and Culture: Proceedings of the 6th Congress of the IASS-AIS, Guadalajara, Mexico, 13-19 July, Adrián Gimate-Welsh (ed.), CD-ROM. [Multilingual CD-ROM]

LASKEWICZ, Zachar (1998) "From ZAUM: new music-theatre in three movements", in: CHAIN, Summer 1998, University of Hawai'i Press. [ISBN 0-9666-303-00, ISSN 1076-0520]

1993

LASKEWICZ, Zachar (Honours Thesis) Extending the Significative Potential of Music in the Theatre: towards a new concept of signification
Prof. D. Moody, Prof. M. O'Toole (supervisors), Murdoch University, Western Australia

1991

LASKEWICZ, Zachar (1991) "Using Music as an Open Creative Resource", New Music Articles (issue 9) 1991, pp. 26-30, NMA Publications. [ISSN 4567-7483]


 

 

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January 3, 2007