From 20 to 31 August 2014 the Atlas Ensemble organizes the fifth edition of the Atlas Academy at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. The Atlas Academy is a laboratory for the creation of innovative intercultural music.
Composers and musicians applied to develop a piece or experiment during the two weeks, working closely with musicians from all over the world in individual or group sessions.
More information >
Atlas Composition Competition announcement of results >
The international jury has selected
a) 4 works for performance at the Atlas Festival
b) 5 works for the Atlas Academy reading sessions
c) 5 pieces to receive an honourable mention.
rules > and results >
Atlas Festival 6 and 7 September 2014 >
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam
In its 2014 festival the Atlas Ensemble welcomes, amongst others, the Indian master of the sarangi Dhruba Ghosh, and the world-famous Armenian duduk-player Gevorg Dabaghian.
The 48-hours experience of music without boundaries, offers a combination of traditional and brand-new music. Meetings between musicians from different cultures render unheard new experiences: Indian raga principles, ecstatic playing from the Caucasus, quiet Japanese sounds and thrilling Chinese virtuosity stand alongside Western composition techniques in pieces that are specifically written for the ensemble.
Programme & tickets >
Atlas Ensemble in Concert – No Fear
Thursday 19 December 2013 Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam 20.15 Donderdagavondserie >
in collaboration with the conservatories of Beijing and Amsterdam
Artjom Kim conductor
Dhruba Ghosh sarangi
Elchin Nagijev tar
Naomi Sato sho
Bassem Alkhouri qanun
and soloists Beijing on sheng, pipa, zheng and erhu
Artjom Kim Spiral
Carolina Cerezo Dávila No Fear
Manuel Sánchez García The Constant: out of a bell pattern
Amit Gur Forest Tale
Brechtje van Dijk Korstmos
Stefano Pierini Visions
Joël Bons Cadenzas with Dhruba Ghosh sarangi soloist
and instrumentalists from China, India, Azerbaidjan perform solo works
Atlas Ensemble & Academy in Santiago de Compostela
27-30 June 2013 - lectures, workshops and concerts in collaboration with SonUTopias CampUSCulturae and Vertixe Sonora ensemble.
The Atlas Ensemble is a unique chamber orchestra uniting brilliant musicians from China, Central Asia, the Near East and Europe. The ensemble presents an unheard sound world of instruments from different cultures. The repertoire consists entirely of specially commissioned works. More >
The Atlas Academy is an international meeting place for composers and musicians from all over the world. Devoted to the development of new intercultural music the Atlas Academy offers a wide range of presentations, demonstrations, lectures, composers practical workshops on Asian instruments and seminars about eastern musical cultures and composing for intercultural instrumental combinations. More >