Nordplus intensive course NORD+MIX (2018)


Sweden: Academy of Music and Drama of University of Gothenburg, Lund University – Malmö Academy of Music, The Royal College of Music in Stockholm
Latvia: Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
Denmark: Royal Danish Academy of Music Copenhagen
Finland: Sibelius Academy
Norway: Norwegian Academy of Music
Estonia: Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Iceland: Iceland Academy of Arts

Three year project (2016-2018) NORD+MIX was coordinated by the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Supported by Nordplus higher education programme, the project NORD+MIX is an intensive and interdisciplinary workshop for Nordic/Baltic students of composition, sound design, music technology, sound art, contemporary performance and improvisation. Format of the workshop:  lectures, creative tutorials, creative laboratory, interdisciplinary collaboration, group improvisation, production and public performance of newly created spatial music. 

Venue: Music Innovation Studies Centre of the LMTA in Vilnius. Dates:  from April 19 to 30 of 2018. Team of teachers: Mantautas Krukauskas and Jonas Jurkūnas (Lithuania), on-line lecture of Matthias Kronlachner (Lithuania/Austria/USA); Hans Peter Stubbe Teglbjaerg (Denmark); Kent Oloffson (Sweden, Malmö), Alejandro Olarte and Andrew Bentley (Finland), Anders Tveit (Norway), Staffan Mossenmark (Sweden, Gothenburg), Hans Gunter Lock and Theodore Parker (Estonia), Henrik Frisk (Sweden, Stockholm), and Rikhardur H. Fridriksson (Iceland).

NORD+MIX schedule

24 students created together with 10 contemporary music students, performing 21 composition adjusted for the sound sphere (3D sound) at the “Kablys” music club in Vilnius.

Concert I (1.34’)

Concert II  (2.01’)

Lectures: I, II and III 

Information about the first and second year projects and the video library of lectures, concerts and documentary films are on


NORD+MIX (2017) 

19. – 28. April 2017 
Venue: Music Innovation Studies Centre
The second year intensive hands-on workshop, which offered an opportunity to work on development of spatial sound compositions and experiment with innovative music technology. Music Innovation Study Centre of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre was the main project venue where 24 students and 10 composition and music technology professors from 9 Nordic-Baltic partner schools collaborated. 
After theoretical lectures were given by professors, students had worked in 3 groups: group A developed creative projects with contemporary ensemble Synaesthesis musicians – Marta Finkelštein, Artūras Kažimėkas, Vytautas Ošklinis, and Monika Kiknadzė; group B createed improvised music project in collaboration with students of contemporary music and improvisation – singer Tua Hakanpää (EAMT), Dominykas Norkūnas (guitar), and Kristupas Gikas (flute); and group C created electroacoustic pieces. 
Live broadcast of lectures:
1. April 20: Lectures
2. April 20: Teachers concert
3. April 21: Lectures
4. April 22: Lectures
5. April 24: Lectures
6. April 25: Lectures
TEACHERS CONCERT: April 20th, Thursday, at 8 pm in MiSC (live broadcast)
NORD+MIX concert I (electroacoustic): April 25th, Tuesday, at 6 pm in „Pelėda“ Music Club
NORD+MIX concert II: April 27th, Thursday, at 6 pm in „Pelėda“ Music Club
Coordinating institution: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
Team of coordinators:
Rima Rimšaitė, head of International Relations Ofice,, phone (+370-5) 2124967
Mantautas Krukauskas, head of Music Innovation Study Centre,, phone (+370-615) 87663 
Royal Danish Academy of Music and Theatre: professor of composition Hans Peter Stubbe Teglbjærg, students Xavier Bonfill, Niklas Ottander
Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre: teaching staff member Einike Leppik, students Mihkel Tomberg, Henri Viies, Doris Hallamägi, Johanna Kivimägi, Tua Hakanpää
Gothenburg University, Academy of Music and Drama: electronic music teacher, musician and producer Christoffer Berg, students Fabian Roos, Adriana Essén 
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre: teaching staff member composer Mārtiņš Viļums and Mantautas Krukauskas, students Goda Marija Gužauskaitė (composition), Paulius Bučius (sound directing)
Iceland Academy of the Arts: composer Ríkharður H. Friðriksson, students Veronique Jacques, Örn Davíðsson
Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music: associate professor, composer Rolands Kronlaks, students Evija Skuke, Armands Aleksandravičius 
Lund University, Malmö Academy of Music: professor of composition Kent Oloffson, students Jonatan Sersam, Fancesco del Nero
Norwegian Academy of Music: teaching staff member, composer and soundartist Anders Tveit, students Harald Jordal Johannessen, Terje Sylvarnes
Sibelius Academy: professor PdH Andrew Bentley and Alejandro Olarte, students: Hugh James McDougall Sheehan, Walter Sallinen, Anna Mäkelä, Antti Suomalainen, Camilo Sanchez
Nord+Mix (2016)
Trans-disciplinary intensive hands-on workshop focuses on development of music projects for ambisonic/sound sphere at the MiSC of the Academy. Students were guided, taught and assisted by expert professionals – teachers from partner institutions.
Young composers, music technology students and sound artists developed, mixed and presented spatial sound electronic and acoustic projects performed by string quartet CHORDOS. 


Coordinating institution: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Partner institutions: Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Gothenburg University – Academy of Music and Drama, Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, Lund University – Malmö Academy of Music, Norwegian Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Royal Danish Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg, Royal Danish Academy of Music, Sibelius Academy of Music – UNIARTS.