RM@Lethe Symposium

Stockholm University of the Arts welcomes you to Lethe – International Symposium on Forgetfulness in Artistic Processes to be held on 2-4 March, 2023. 

Using the mythological river Lēthē as a metaphorical point of departure, musicians Anna Lindal, Andreas Hiroui Larsson, and Johan Jutterström conduct a research project on forgetfulness as a method and guiding principle for an artistic process.

With this symposium we invite you to discuss and investigate forgetfulness from a wide spread of perspectives, e.g., improvisation, memory, and time, in order to hopefully be able to draw conclusions on if and how forgetfulness can be applied to an artistic practice.

How can forgetfulness be an artistic tool?

Will forgetfulness and the river Lēthē enable us to become artistically reborn by way of aiding us to forget our musical habits and traditional reasonings?

What are we willing to forget?



Freya Bailes 
Keynote speaker
Associate Professor in Music Psychology, University of Leeds 

Christian Wolff
Keynote speaker 
Composer, Strauss Professor Emeritus in Music, Dartmouth College

Marcia Cavalcante Schuback
Professor in Philosophy, Södertörn University

Røgnvaldur Ingthorsson
Associate Professor in Philosophy, University of Helsinki

Katt Hernandez 
Violinist, PhD-candidate, Lund University

Toby Kassel
Choreographer and Dancer

Lethe Research Group
Anna Lindal, Violinist, Professor Emerita in Music
Johan Jutterström, Saxophonist, PhD in Music
Andreas Hiroui Larsson, Percussionist, Master in Music, Researcher


Annette Arlander
DA, former professor in performance, art and theory

Guest Researchers, Musicians and Performers

Eva Lindal, Violinist
Henrik Olsson, Percussionist
Jennifer Torrence, Associate Professor in Music, percussionist
Johan Arrias, Saxophonist
Karl Dunér, Stage Director, Artist
Lisa Ullén, Pianist
Magnus William-Olsson, Author
Mats Persson, Pianist, Composer
Nils Claesson, film maker, PhD in Film and Media

Lämna en kommentar

Din e-postadress kommer inte publiceras. Obligatoriska fält är märkta *