Atlas Academy

The Atlas Lab (formerly known as 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 non-western instruments and seminars about eastern musical cultures and composing for intercultural instrumental combinations.

The Atlas Academy promotes, stimulates and strives for the development of:

a. new intercultural repertoire
b. instrumental skills and ensemble playing
c. knowledge of various musical cultures
d. documentation and digital library

The Atlas Lab 2016 will take place 27 August – 4 September at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Composers, instrumentalists and music scholars interested to take part can apply via the online application till the 25th of June.

Joël Bons – concept and artistic director
Jasper Berben – coordinator/producer
Thanasis Deligiannis – artistic coordinator

This is a collage of sketches I tried out during the Atlas Academy of 2010. Pulsuz means gratis. I used it on the score believing it means “free” – Google translator tricked me. The performers started laughing and we decided to use it as the title of the sketches’ suite.

For more information about the Atlas Lab you can visit the Atlas Ensemble website.

About Thanasis Deligiannis

Composer/Performer/Coordinator