composers and composition students
At the Atlas Lab composers
· work on sketches and pieces in collaboration with the instrumentalists
· learn about various musical traditions and their instruments 
· contribute to the creation of new intercultural repertoire

instrumentalists and music students
At the Atlas Lab musicians
· attend masterclasses by top-soloists 
· collaborate with composers from all over the world
· contribute to the creation of new intercultural repertoire  

all other interested
are free to attend seminars, (informal) concerts, workshops and develop research on intercultural topics (articles, interviews, etc.)

active participants
- composers can apply to develop a project during the lab (a complete piece, sketch, experiment or improvisation), leading rehearsal sessions with the soloists/tutors and other participating musicians.
- musicians can attend masterclasses and lessons by top soloists like Dhruba Ghosh, Kiya Tabassian, Naomi Sato, Elshan Mansurov, Harrie Starreveld and others. Instrumentalists can be requested to collaborate with the Atlas Lab composers, according to each piece's needs.

auditor participants
All selected participants can attend the activities offered in the Atlas Lab as listeners.

selection procedure
Proposals will be evaluated and the selected candidates will be contacted and assisted to further develop their plans.

Application is now closed for all active participants
Application for auditor participants is open until the beginning of the Lab. Please send us an email at

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