Artistic research is an important part of the operations of the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel. As an institution we aim to support various talented researchers and provide them with opportunities to broaden their expertise in specific artistic fields.
The departmental research council TROBADOR
The research commission TROBADOR was founded during the academic year 2003-2004 under the supervision of Dr. Christiaan de Lannoy. Since the academic year 2006-2007 Dr. Kristin Van den Buys has become the departmental research coordinator and chairman of the research council.
Members are: Dr. Daniel Blumenthal, Dr. Jan Michiels, Jan De Winne, Dr. Kathleen Coessens, William Lanckrock (PWO), Benjamin Dieltjens, Dr. Koen Dries, Helmut De Backer and Peter Daerden.
TROBADOR is composed of various active researchers and practicing musicians, composers, music theoreticians and musicologists.
This balanced composition has proven to be effective for prospection, spreading and judging various research projects as well as the integration of these projects into the operations of the KCB. TROBADOR aims to stimulate the artistic and scientific research and also has a preparatory role in the policy making around research.