Atlas Academy

From 20 to 31 August 2014 the Atlas Ensemble organizes the fifth edition of the Atlas Academy at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. The Atlas Academy is a laboratory for the creation of innovative intercultural music. Composers and musicians can apply to develop a piece or experiment during the two weeks, working closely with musicians from all over the world in individual or group sessions.

Besides the laboratories, the Atlas Academy offers seminars, concerts and live lectures/demonstrations of Asian and Middle Eastern instruments and musical traditions. The Atlas Academy offers a wide range of activities.

Atlas Ensemble Composers' Competition 2014
The Atlas Ensemble organizes its first composition competition. Composers of any nationality and age are invited to write a work for the Atlas Ensemble and send their scores before 7 July 2014. All entries will be evaluated by an international jury.

Atlas Festival 6 and 7 September
The selected works will be premiered by the Atlas Ensemble 7 September 2014 in Amsterdam, as part of the Atlas Festival programme in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Authors of selected works will be invited to attend the rehearsals and the premiere in Amsterdam.

Online application for the Atlas Academy is now open.
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Why Atlas?

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