INTERVIEWS, REVIEWS, TEXTS, ARTICLES
Music is a vehicle through which man can come closer to understand, to feel and to express the fundamentals and the origin of life, nature and the universe.
- Chong Kee Yong Timeless Echoes : Note on the performance practice by Arne Deforce. March 2015
- Richard Barrett 'life-form'. Programma toelichting festival Musica Sacra Maastricht 20 September 2014
- Zu den CD-Veröffentlichungen des belgischen Cellisten Arne Deforce. Musiktexte n° 133 : Spiel mit den Komplexitäten des Lebens. (Bastian Zimmermann)
- De klankkast binnenste buiten gekeerd. HA' Gent : Een interview met Arne Deforce over de confrontatie van cello met elektronica. (Wannes Gyselinck)
- Xenakis Complete Cello Works. Dissonance n° 119 (sept. 2012) Revue musicale suisse pour la recherche et la création. (Bastian Zimmermann)
- Alvin Lucier : Music for cello and amplified vases. The nature of sound is universal. Music is not universal. An interview between composer Alvin Lucier and Arne Deforce. Gent May 15, 2003.
- The resonant box with four strings. Arne Deforce interviews Richard Barrett on his early cello works : Interview on the musical esthetics of Richard Barrett and the genesis of his music for cello (sept. 2000- feb. 2001)
PhD - DOCTORAL THESIS IN THE ARTS
Abstract "LABORINTH Π - Thinking as experiment: '472 Meditations on the need of creative thought and experimentation in performing complex music from 1962 to the present."
MANIFESTOS ON ART, MUSIC AND OTHERS
- 2011 An artist's life manifesto. Marina Abramović
- 1957 The creative act. Marcel Duchamp
- 1909 Freie Musik. Nikolai Kulbin. Surprising manifest by Russian Futurist Nikolai Kulbin for Der Blaue Reiter Almanac edited by Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky published in 1912. Its significance for Russia was comparable with that of the Sketch of a New Aesthetic of Music published by Ferruccio Busoni in in Europe in 1907. Anticipating the upcoming musical trends he advocated, amazingly for the time, quarter and eighth-tone music:
"The music of nature is free in its choice of notes — light, thunder, the whistling of wind, the rippling of water, the singing of birds. The nightingale sings not only the notes of contemporary music, but the notes of all the music it likes. Free music follows the same laws of nature as does music and the whole art of nature. Like the nightingale, the artist of free music is not restricted by tones and halftones. He also uses quarter tones and eighth tones and music with a free choice of tones. A series of still unknown phenomena is revealed: The close connection of tones and the processes of close connection. These connections of adjunct tones of a scale, of quarter tones or even lesser intervals, may still be called close dissonances, but they possess special characteristics that customary dissonances do not."