Joh. Enschede Amsterdam was commissioned by the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations to produce the Document of Abdication as well as the accompanying storage cassette. The design was by by Jaap Drupsteen, with the Humanistic Minuscule and Italic and all their contextual lettervariations written by Frank E. Blokland, translated by himself into digital fonts: 'Abdicatie Regular' and 'Abdicatie Italic', printed on parchment. The application of these fonts is a one-time event.
Since 2011 Marcel Cobussen, senior researcher and lecturer at ACPA, is running the online, open access Journal of Sonic Studies (JSS). The journal provides a platform for theorists and artists who would like to present relevant work regarding auditory culture. The primary aim of the journal is to think through and problematize auditory culture, in order to understand the impact and importance of sound for and in contemporary culture.
You are very welcome to attend the PM concert on Thursday 30 May in the Lokhorstkerk Leiden (17-18 h.). The students who participate in this concert are all full-time students at Leiden University, and follow a practical Minor in their elective space at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. They are the living example of the fact that art and science can go hand in hand!
On 31 May and June 1 & 2 the music theatre performance Sounds of Absence can be seen and experienced in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. This performance is composed and directed by Falk Huebner. His work can be summarized as a crossover between experimental music concert, performance, installation and media art. Next autumn he will finish his PhD research project entitled SHIFTING IDENTITIES which is located in the field of contemporary music theatre and performance.
Professor Frans de Ruiter, director of the ACPA, will contribute to the panel discussion during the international congress entitled “Culture: Key to Sustainable Development” that UNESCO is organizing in the City of Hangzhou from 15 to 17 May 2013. The subject of the panel is ‘The Contribution of Creativity to Sustainable Development’. Frans de Ruiter is currently President of the IMC, non-governmental organization in formal associate relations with UNESCO.
On April 19th Professor Frans de Ruiter (director ACPA) presents a keynote speech at the conference of the European Festival Association in Granada - in the Ars Nova theme - on 'The Future of Contemporary Music'. The EFA assembles more than 250 festivals worldwide, among which most prestigious ones in Edingburgh, Luzern, Flanders, Bergen, Jerusalem, BBC-Proms, Aix-en-Provence, Pesaro, St. Petersburg and Berlin.
The 3rd European Forum on Music will take place from 18 – 21 April 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. The Forum will be a place for dialogue and networking, for inspiration and exchange and for meeting musicians and music activists from all over Europe.
On Thursday 25 April you are welcome to attend the fourth PM concert of this year in the Lokhorstkerk Leiden (17-18 h.). The students who participate in this concert are all full-time students at Leiden University, and follow a practical Minor in their elective space at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. They are the living example of the fact that art and science can go hand in hand!
The third edition of EPARM, from 18 - 20 April, will take place in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon. The aim of this conference is to explore the rich but ambiguous territory that exists between the ‘madness’ of artistic creation and the ‘method’ of research.
From 14 - 17 April Professor Frans de Ruiter (director ACPA) is chair of the international expert panel for the peer review of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius.
The short film Alma & Esperanza , directed by Itandehui Jansen, a PhD candidate (directing supervisor Professor Dr. Kitty Zijlmans) of the Leiden University Academy for Creative and Performing Arts, has been selected to the Short Film Corner of this year’s edition of the Cannes International Film Festival.
6-7 April: Conference in Birmingham: John Baskerville: art, industry and technology in the Enlightenment
This conference explores the life, context and significance of the eighteenth-century typographer, printer, industrialist and Enlightenment figure John Baskerville [1705/6 till 75] from the perspective of different subject disciplines. It will consider Baskerville’s contribution to both typographic and eighteenth-century history. Frank E. Blokland (PhD candidate) will give a lecture on 6 April on: 'The regularization, standardization, systematization, & unitization of roman type from its Renaissance origins until Baskerville’s time'.
On Thursday 28 March you are welcome to attend the third PM concert of the year in the Lokhorstkerk Leiden (17-18 h.) The program consists mainly of chamber music ranging from pieces of Hindemith and Andriessen to Rachmaninoff and Beethoven. The students who participate in this concert are all full-time students at Leiden University, and follow a practical Minor in their elective space at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. They are the living example of the fact that art and science can go hand in hand!
Leids Universitair weekblad De Mare doet verslag van de boventoon-marathon van Mark van Tongeren, promovendus aan de Academie der Kunsten.
Er schuilt veel meer in de menselijk stem dan je zoal denkt. Performer Mark van Tongeren promoveert deze week aan de Academie der Kunsten op onhoorbare muziek: boventonen, klankkleur en andere keelkwesties.
Experimental Affinities in Music from Late Middle Ages to the present, Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium. The Orpheus Institute is partner of the Academy of Creative and Perfoming Arts in the docARTES programme (doctoral trajectory in musical arts).
PhDArts candidates Pantelis Makkas and Ruchama Noorda will participate in the Learning Place of the upcoming FORMER WEST Congress. FORMER WEST: a contemporary art research, education, publishing, and exhibition project (2008 till 2014) Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin (DE).
Mind the Gap is a concert series in symposium format. Six artists from Austria, Germany, Sweden, Colombia and Switzerland formulate a musical bagatelle, an artistic sound concept, an acoustic idea, and present their work in duplicate: both in the MUMUTH concert hall and on the Web.
Op donderdag 7 maart a.s. brengen Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir o.l.v. Ton Koopman, samen met topsolisten in het Amsterdamse Concertgebouw een heel bijzonder Telemann-programma.
Op 13 maart 2013 zal Mark van Tongeren promoveren op zijn proefschrift "Grenzen van het hoorbare; over de meerstemmigheid van het lichaam".