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3 September 2010
Learn more about using advanced networks for interactive performing arts

Advanced research and education networks and the newest multimedia technologies offer exciting possibilities to people who produce performing arts events and are involved in artistic higher education. Those involved in this area are invited to join an upcoming workshop on using advanced research and education networks to enable interactive performing arts education, multi-site performance events and high quality netcasting.

Hosted by IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique Musique) in Paris, France on 22-24 November 2010, the core goal of the European workshop is to create a wider community that can benefit from exchanging experiences in this pioneering field, and to start building tighter collaboration in Europe.

Most technologies used in this domain are still experimental solutions that cannot be bought 'off the shelf' nor sustained by common commercial Internet service providers. This two day event will provide attendees the opportunity to 'learn, touch and play' with diverse solutions as well as learn more about the network performing arts scene. Other topics to be covered include:

  • hands-on sessions of established and emerging technologies such as DVTS, JackTrip, ConferenceXP, EchoDamp and LOLA,
  • a tutorial on audio and lighting for best results in video-conferencing
  • a live networked master class
  • performances and discussions of works by Bernhard Lang (composer), Christine Gaigg (choreographer) & Andrea Cera (composer)

This is the second in a series of network performing arts production workshops, and is a collaborative effort between TERENA, the French research and education network RENATER, the U.S. advanced networking consortium Internet2, and the Italian research and education network GARR, with support from the European Commission's EACEA (Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) Project Culture 2007-2013.

Target audience

If you are in the research and education community and produce performing arts events (academies or colleges of music, dance, arts etc.) and want to explore the possibilities and challenges of using advanced Internet and related services in your teaching, rehearsals and performances, please join us for this workshop.

People involved in audio / video production in other domains are also welcome to join and will surely benefit from the workshop presentations and practical hands-on sessions.

Further information

Online registration is open from 8 July 2010. More information is available on the workshop website: http://npapw-2010.ircam.fr/wordpress/, including technical requirements and how to register.