The Atlas Lab 2016 took place at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam between 27 August and 5 September.
The Atlas Lab 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 a week of experimental sessions and workshops.
2 Masterclasses for instrumentalists
Masterclasses and lessons by top soloists like Dhruba Ghosh, Kiya Tabassian, Naomi Sato, Elshan Mansurov, Harrie Starreveld and others.
3 Concerts and demonstrations of Middle Eastern and Asian instruments
wind instruments – shakuhachi, duduk, sheng, sho
lutes – 'ud, tar, setar, pipa
zithers – qanun, zheng, guqin
bowed strings – erhu, kamancha, sarangi, kemençe
4 Lectures and documentation
Lectures by invited guest speakers address a variety of perspectives. The activities of the Atlas Lab are documented (audiovisual and written) with the objective to build a comprehensive digital library.
Some of the pieces will be selected for performance in November in the Netherlands.
The Atlas Academy/Lab is made possible with the financial support of the City of Amsterdam and the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne
In 2016 Atlas Academy has been renamed to Atlas Lab
The sixth Atlas Lab took place at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam between 27 Augustand 5 September 2016. The Atlas Lab is an international meeting place for composers and musicians from all over the world. Devoted to the development of new intercultural music the Atlas Lab 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.
Schedule Structure Atlas Lab 2016
26 Aug Participants meet & greet
27 Aug - 3 Sep Atlas Lab
4 Sep Roundup day
5 Sep Educational Atlas Concert at the CvA