BY ZACHAR LASKEWICZ
Zachar Laskewicz was born in Western Australia in 1971. After studying extensively in music, theatre, linguistics and multimedia performance, he attained his doctorate in theatre studies at the University of Ghent in Belgium. His studies were completed by a post-doctoral Masters of Letters specializing in Gender Studies and Queer theory. He has published extensively in both books and academic journals and he has worked as a professor of music, literature and performance at universities in both Taiwan and mainland China. In addition he has started a Balinese gamelan in Brussels, performed and lectured around Europe and in places as diverse as Finland, Denmark and Lithuania, among many other activities which have kept him busy. Currently he works primarily as an independent creative artist, composer, writer and filmmaker in the city of Ghent, Belgium, where he presently resides.
A list of official publications is included below.
LASKEWICZ, Zachar (2004) Music as Episteme, Text, Sign & Tool, Brussels & San Francisco: Saru Press.
Article in Magazine (Dutch)
LASKEWICZ, Z. (2003) "Muziek-Theater in Bali" in: Kunsttijdschrift Vlaanderen 297, jg. 52/11-03, pp. 222-227.
LASKEWICZ, Zachar (2003) "From the Hideous to the Sublime"
in: Performance Research Journal, R. Gough, J. Christie (eds.), 8(3).
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)]
Article in Book
LASKEWICZ, Zachar (2002) "Popular Music and Interculturality,"
in: Refashioning Pop Music in Asia: Cosmopolitan Flows, Political Tempos, and Aesthetic Industries, Curzon Press, London.
Article in Book (French/English)
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.
Article in Proceedings (German/English)
LASKEWICZ, Zachar (2001), "The Self-Reflexive Cultural Myth", in: Myths, Rites, Simulacra: Semiotic
Viewpoints, Vienna, Hochschülerschaft a.d. TU Wien/Wirtschafsbetriebe: 225-234.
Article in Proceedings (Multilingual)
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.
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].
Descriptive Article (Finnish/Suominen)
VELIPAKKA, Inka (1997) "Musiikiss ani on kysmys monitasoisuudesta - intertekstuaalisudesta",
in: Muusikko, 1/97, pp. 12-13, Finland (article concerning Laskewicz’s work in Finland).
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
LASKEWICZ, Zachar (1991) "Using Music as an Open Creative Resource",
Music Articles (issue 9) 1991, pp. 26-30, NMA Publications.
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