INSTITUTE OF MUSICOLOGY SASA, BELGRADE, SERBIA
– coordinator of the project –
Institute of Musicology of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade was founded in 1948 as the first institute of musicology in the former Yugoslavia. The Institute conducts study of history and theory of music and explorations in ethnomusicology and music aesthetics; studies have focused on the Serbian music and its links with music culture in the neighbouring and European countries. The Institute has its archive, phonoarchive, photographic collection, and a rich library. Beside scholarly research, the Institute has always been engaged in a spectrum of educational and cultural activities, targeting not only expert audience, but also a wider circle of public interested in the Serbian musical heritage and its position in the Balkan and European context.
NEW ART CENTER BELGRADE, SERBIA
New Art Center was established by artists Sonja Loncar and Andrija Pavlovic (LP Duo) in 2008 in Belgrade (Serbia), with the basic idea to work on development and education of Serbian civil society in a field of art and culture. Goals of the Center are: presenting the latest tendencies in European art and culture to audience in Serbia and neighboring countries, as well as collaboration with artists and cultural organizations from all European countries in order to create cultural dialog and bridges between the EU and non-EU countries. New Art Center works on promotion of new artists in the field of music, theater, visual arts and literature in order to produce multimedia projects with special attention on cultural diversity.
THE DANISH NATIONAL SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
By offering eleven different educations in all aspects of theatre and contemporary dance, The Danish National School of Performing Arts (Statens Scenekunstskole) is the main educational institution in Denmark within the fields of acting, dance, choreography, scenography, light and sound design, musical accompaniment for dance, dance partnership, production and stage management. The Danish National School of Performing Arts hosts about 130 students, who work in an interdisciplinary study environment, where it is possible to focus on your own subject while also engaging in productions and performances of all sizes. The students’ professional competence is developed through internships and through teaching and training from a number of professional educators from Denmark and abroad.
KINO ŠIŠKA CENTRE FOR URBAN CULTURE, LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture is a public institution that was founded by the Municipality of Ljubljana. Having operated since 2009, it is the central Slovenian institution, rather than being limited to Ljubljana, for contemporary and urban culture manifested in concerts, and also in visual and performing arts. Each year, Kino Šiška hosts more than 250 events, which are attended by around 65 thousand visitors. The programme of Kino Šiška represents and combines the urban life, multiculturalism, a politically unbiased attitude and advanced technology, whereas its architectural solutions make it one of Slovenia’s friendliest venues to the physically impaired and sensory-deprived. Kino Šiška encourages innovation, creativity and international cooperation.
CENTER FOR PROMOTION OF SCIENCE, BELGRADE, SERBIA
Center for Promotion of Science is a government institution competent for promotion and popularization of science. The Centre, founded in spring 2010, is a part of the overall strategic plan for the development of Serbia as a knowledge based economy, constant innovation and networking. The idea to create the Centre emerged from the need to bring science closer to the population, as a necessary condition to increase the general scientific literacy and thus assure the future technological progress in Serbia.
– ASSOCIATED PARTNERS –
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, OXFORD, UK
As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford is a unique and historic institution. Today, Oxford is a modern, research-driven university. The Oxford University has been ranked number one in the world for medicine for two years running by the Times Higher Education Supplement (2011-12 and 2012-13). Oxford is also ranked in the top ten globally in life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and the arts and humanities.
CQT (CENTRE FOR QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES), SINGAPORE
The Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore brings together quantum physicists and computer scientists to explore the quantum nature of reality and quantum possibilities in technology. Established in December 2007 as the city-state’s first Research Centre of Excellence, CQT now has some 200 staff and students. The Centre boasts a world-class research program with strong theory and experiment groups.
TODAYSART – LAB DEPARTMENT, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
TodaysArt Foundation is a collaborative network of companies specialized in presentation, research, development, production and promotion within the field of digital culture, contemporary arts and creativity. It was founded in 2002, with the initial goal to create an annual festival of Art, Music and Technology in the city of The Hague, Netherlands. It has since evolved into an international platform that promotes art and creativity through festivals, events and that supports artists and creators with knowledge, research and a wide network.
– ABOUT PARTICIPANTS –
Vlatko Vedral is a Serbian born (and naturalised British Citizen) physicist and Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford and CQT (Centre for Quantum Technologies) at the National University of Singapore and a Fellow of Wolfson College. He is known for his research on the theory of Entanglement and Quantum Information Theory. As of 2012 he has published over 200 research papers in quantum mechanics and quantum information and was awarded the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2007. He has held a Professorship at Leeds, visiting professorships in Vienna and Singapore (NUS) and at Perimeter Institute in Canada. As of 2012, there were over 10,000 citations to Vlatko Vedral’s research papers. He is the author of several books, including Decoding Reality.
Andrew Garner is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore. His research interests include the foundations of quantum physics, information thermodynamics and complexity science. He completed his DPhil in Atomic & Laser Physics at the University of Oxford in 2015, and his undergraduate degree in Physics at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford in 2010. Beyond physics, he also has a keen interest in music and music technology, composing and producing the incidental music for two plays staged in Oxford, incorporating sounds from software synthesisers of his own design.
Dragan Novkovic (CENU) is a Professor of Audio Technology, Sound Synthesis and Music Production at the Audio Department of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in Belgrade. The issue of acoustics in closed spaces and public areas has been of his interest both in theoretical and scientific papers, as well as at practical level. He is known for his extensive cooperation with a number of artists, implementing tens of projects in all areas of culture and art. His engagement was in the field of sound recording, music production, project designing and coordination. He did more than a 200 concert productions as a main live sound engineer.
LP Duo – Sonja Loncar Andrija Pavlovic (CENU) are pianists who founded LP Duo in 2004. It has since become one of the most successful European chamber ensembles. Both musicians completed their undergraduate and postgraduate studies (specialized in piano duo) at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. They further studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock (Germany), completing postgraduate and PhD studies in chamber music and piano duo with honor. As solo musicians and piano duo members, they won so far over 30 awards at international music competitions. LP Duo has performed in Serbia, Netherlands, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark, Switzerland, Finland, Macedonia, San Marino, Poland, Italy, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the USA. They gave Serbian and world premieres of more than 30 contemporary pieces. Many composers have dedicated their music to LP Duo.
Kim Helweg is a composer and professor at the Danish National School of Performing Arts. He studied music at the University of Copenhagen. Kim works as a composer in all genres (symphonic music, chamber music, jazz ensembles, electronic music, theater and film) and as rehearsal director and organizer (including the Royal Theatre, Pantomime Theatre, Aarhus Theatre). He also works as a teacher at, among other, Dance Lines Covent Garden, NordScen, Belo Horizonte and Danish high schools.
Beer van Geer/Universal Mediaman (TodaysArt Lab) is involved in projects which vary from websites to customized technology. Using various elements such as computer technology, visual/graphic design and narratives, he develops systems that explore and explain the human world. His field of interest are all sorts of media-related disciplines, such as audiovisual media, touch screens, photography, projections, websites, graphic design, installations and experimental media.