The 5th edition will take place August 2014.
more info soon
The 4th edition of the Atlas Academy took place from 20 August to 2 September 2012 in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and culminated in the Atlas Festival in the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ.
Detailed schedule >
The Atlas Academy offers a wide range of activities:
1 Atelier for the creation of new repertoire
Composers and musicians from all over the world come together to study and research the possibilities to create new intercultural music during two weeks of experimental sessions and workshops.
2 Lectures/demonstrations on Asian instruments
lutes – 'ud, tar, setar, pipa
bowed strings – erhu, kamancha, sarangi, kemençe
zithers – qanun, santur, zheng, koto
wind instruments – shakuhachi, duduk, sheng, sho
3 Seminars and documentation
Lectures by invited guest speakers will address a variety of perspectives. The activities of the Atlas Academy will be documented (audiovisual and written) with the objective to build a comprehensive digital library.
4 Atlas Festival
Performances of traditional and intercultural music will take place at the Atlas Festival on 31 August – 2 September >.
The Atlas Academy is made possible with the financial support of the City of Amsterdam.