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by Wednesday 17 June (for free, of course!) so that you can receive the LINK for participation via ZOOM.



Friday 19 June from 3 to 5 pm CET (with possibility to extend the informal discussion until 5.30 pm).

Elvira Brattico and Luisa Lopez

A more detailed program is being published on this basis:
1. Experience and perspectives of relevant virtual, long-distance conferencing (details below)
2. Organisation of interim communications 
3. “Hot” subjects: how to facilitate that poster content and other more immediate topics can be presented in their current status and benefit from ongoing exchange.

In addition to those who have already replied positively, some spaces are available for additional participants, up to the MAXIMUM number of 100 ATTENDEES (so that the exchange remains manageable).


Richard Parncutt
Centre for Systematic Musicology, University of Graz, Austria
The case for cutting emissions: climate science and ethics.
The opportunity to improve inclusion and electronic documentation at the same time.
Different conference models: the multi-hub model, a single hub plus external participants, the fully virtual conference.

Renee Timmers
University of Sheffield, Department of Music
President of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music
Director of Music Mind Machine in Sheffield
Sharing expertise and training at a distance: employing virtual conferencing techniques for international schools and workshops.
Perspectives on the set up of the Cross-European Winter School on Musical Ability and plans for ICMPC16-ESCOM11.

Enrico Glerean
Staff Scientist, Aalto University, Finland
Twitter conferences in neuroscience: brainTC and OHBMx, lessons learned and future directions
The concept of a Twitter conference and the experience brainTC and OHBMx, some lessons learned when organizing these activities and how we can go forward with online conferences formats. https://ohbmx.org 

Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann
Director, Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik, www.aesthetics.mpg.de 
Department of Music, Frankfurt am Main
The example of online conferences with roughly 300 participants from all inhabited continents, as the inauguration of a network of researchers studying music and musical practices in the context of the present COVID-19 pandemic, with information concerning CfPs, conferences and funding opportunities. https://www.mpg.de/14777336/music-culture-covid19  




Application deadline expired on 31 January 2020.

A number of Volunteers' positions are open for the "Neurosciences and Music - VII" conference in Aarhus.

Applications will be assessed by the Mariani Foundation in agreement with the Hosting Committee and Scientific Coordinator of the conference.

Qualifications of applicants should include student status, IT skills, previous volunteering in conference settings.

Provisions: volunteering covers complimentary enrolment in the Conference (participation in the scientific sessions, common meals and open social program)

Tasks: cooperation with Mariani Foundation staff and the Hosts in logistical needs such as preparation of materials, registration desk, control of access to the venue, technical support, assistant to participants and poster set-up.
Volunteers are required to be present at the conference site from the afternoon of 17 June 2021 for briefing and preparation.


Tel. +39 02 795458
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Samuele Spinelli

Renata Brizzi

Maria Majno

Cristina Giovanola 
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  • Aarhus Music Hall
    Thomas Jensens Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus C
    • Rytmisk Sal: workshops, lunches and coffee breaks
    • Store Sal: symposia 
    • Foyer area: poster sessions
    • "Klubscenen" (226) and rooms 2222 and 224: jam sessions
  • Aarhus City Hall: welcome reception 
    Rådhuspladsen 2, 8000 Aarhus
  • “Centralværkstedet” (The Railway Repair Center): conference dinner
    Værkmestergade 9, 8000 Aarhus C
  • “Den Gamle By” (The Old City Museum): music and light supper
    Viborgvej 2, 8000 Aarhus C

Online attendance
You will receive the relevant information in the first week of June.

Audience and official language 
The Conference is intended for professionals involved in the study of the relations between neurosciences, music and development.
The Conference is held in English.

The certificate of participation in the Conference will be available online on your personal account after the end of the Conference.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to modify the program according to scientific or organizational considerations.


The Neurosciences and Music VII conference is arranged in cooperation with the host institutions Center for Music in the Brain (MIB) and The Royal Academy of Aarhus/Aalborg (RAMA) and takes place in the Academy’s premises within the Aarhus Music Hall. RAMA offers a large variety of music education programmes, including classical, jazz/pop and electronic music. The vision for The Neurosciences and Music VII is that the diverse musical expertise of the Academy can be represented as part of both the scientific and the social program. Inbetween the symposia, the participants will thus experience brief musical encounters under the overarching title “Connecting with music”, involving both teachers and students from the Academy’s different programs. For the social program RAMA’s musical expertise will be presented in three variations of “jam sessions” (Sunday 8-10.30 p.m.) and at two concerts at The Old City Museum (Monday 7:30-10 p.m.).


  Connecting with music 1  
Friday, June 18
, 18:10-18:30 at the Welcome Reception, Aarhus Town Hall
Assoc. Professor Lena Gregersen and student group "Song, Dance and Playing" 

In this session Assoc. Professor Lena Gregersen and a group of rhythmic music and movement students will perform a singing, dancing and playing interlude. The students follow an educational programme in which, apart from their main instrument, they study the combined skills of song, dance and play, a discipline that is much inspired from Latin-American and African music traditions and a speciality in Aarhus, not found in other institutions. The interlude will incorporate solo and group vocal performance, drum and percussion ensembles and dancers, all in an intriguing and complex context. During the interlude, the performers will interact with the audience and provide them with a chance to form part of the performance.

An example of Song, Dance and Play: 

  Connecting with music 2   
Saturday, June 19
 16-16:15, Store Sal
Professor Jim Daus Hjernøe in vocal interaction with audience

Professor in choir conducting and head of RAMA Vocal Center Jim Daus Hjernøe has developed a set of hand signs that can be used for interacting with the singers and to create live arrangements and compositions on the fly. The method is called Vocal Painting or VOPA and can be used at all levels of singing competence from school children over amateur choirs to professional singers at the highest level. In this interlude, Professor Hjernøe will demonstrate the concept by leading the conference participants through a unique impromptu shared singing experience.

For an example see this video:

  Connecting with music 3   
Sunday, June 20,
El Sistema inspired children’s orchestra Musik-Sak led by sisters Rebecca and Gabriella Fuglsig

In this interlude, the El Sistema-inspired children’s ensemble MUSIK-SAK from Aarhus Music School will play a short concert. The goal of the Musik-Sak project is to bring together children across cultural, religious and socio-economic differences and to provide the opportunity to be part of a creative community within the framework of the classical orchestral music tradition.

For an example of MUSIK-SAK see this video:

  Connecting with music 4   
Sunday, June 20,
RAMA Big Band conducted by Professor Jens Christian Jensen

The RAMA Big Band consists of players from both the jazz/pop and the classical departments of RAMA. Professor Jensen is an expert within composition, arranging and conducting of large ensembles and often designs concerts that widely expand the traditional boundaries of Big Band music. Jensen has, among many other things, successfully fused jazz-style arrangements with Middle eastern, Chinese and Electronic music traditions. At this occasion the Jensen will lead the RAMA Big Band through a suite of recently developed compositions and arrangements, featuring some of RAMA’s jazz/pop vocal students.

An example of the RAMA big band can be seen here:

  Connecting with music 5   
Monday, June 21,
Baroque oboe and Armenian duduk interlude by Floris van Vugt

Floris van Vugt invites the audience to join him exploring the roots of the double reed musical family, starting from the modern oboe, baroque oboe, all the way to the haunting sound of the duduk. He will play these instruments and show how builders that made them were actually motor control researchers, improving the instruments to overcome limitations in the human motor system. And yet these very limitations were used by composers to create the characteristic sound and the expressive beauty that can be recovered when we play historic instruments.

  Connecting with music 6   
Monday June, 21,
Girls’ choir EVE lead by Assoc. Professor Birgitte Næslund Madsen

EVE is a choir for young female singers based at Egaa high school north of Aarhus. The choir consists of 30 girls in the age group of 15 to 22 years. EVE is known for a very versatile and wide repertoire, singing songs from all over the world and in many languages, predominantly in a capella arrangements. The choir performs in local, national and international contexts such as church concerts, international choir competitions, cultural events, sporting events, festivals and in spring of 2018 also on national TV in Denmark Has Talent. At this occasion, EVE will be accompanied by MIB Director Peter Vuust on double bass.

For an example see this video from Denmark has talent:


Connected Worldwide
The City of Aarhus is well connected to numerous destinations worldwide via its two international airports. With more than 60 direct routes and 540 one-stop connections, the city is easily accessible.
The airports are Aarhus Airport (AAR) and Billund Airport (BLL).
When arriving at either airport, you will have your luggage within a few minutes and can quickly continue your journey by shuttle bus, car or taxi. The buses at Billund Airport depart every hour and at Aarhus Airport, shuttle buses departs within minutes of every flight arrival. The shuttle will take you directly to the city centre. If you arrive at Copenhagen Airport, you can continue to Aarhus with one of the many daily flights or continue your journey by train (every hour) or by car.

Distance from airport to the convention venue:
- Distance from Billund Airport to the convention venue: 93 KM / 1 hours drive.
- Distance from Aarhus Airport to the convention venue: 42 KM / 40 minutes’ drive.
When in Aarhus, everything is within walking distance and it is easy getting around on foot, by bike, light rail or bus. If you arrive at the train station it is only a few minutes’ walk before arriving at your hotel or at the venue. From here, at your doorstep, you have the opportunity to experience a vibrant city life with restaurants, shopping and cultural experiences

Billund Airport
Billund Airport is well connected to Europe and international hubs; As the second largest airport in Denmark it has 50 direct routes & 540 one-stop destinations to the world.

Direct connections to 11 European hub airports;
Amsterdam (KLM), Paris (AirFrance), Frankfurt (Lufthansa), Riga (airBaltic), Keflavik (Icelandic), Copenhagen (SAS), Istanbul (Turkish Airlines), Brussels (BrusselsAirlines), Helsinki (Finnair), London Heathrow (British Airways), Warsaw (LOT) 

Other direct destinations:
Berlin, Düsseldorf, Vienna, Barcelona, Rome, Budapest, Athens, Prague, Edinburgh, Dublin, Manchester, Milan, Pisa, Faro, Oslo, Stavanger, Stockholm, Vilnius, Poznan, Gdansk, Cracow, Kiev and Istanbul. For all destinations, please see map here

Overseas connections:
540 one-stop options via 11 European hub airports gives easy access to/from overseas destinations in North and South America, Asia and Africa. As an example, on a daily basis, Billund Airport is connected with the following cities; New York 20 times daily, Chicago 12 times daily, Moscow 17 times daily, Shanghai 10 times daily, Singapore 10 times daily and Delhi 7 times daily.

Aarhus Airport
Bridged with Munich as a Star-Alliance hub, connecting with more than 30 daily one-stop destinations from Europe and overseas.

Direct flights
Aarhus Airport is well connected, especially to other Scandinavian cities with direct routes to Oslo, Gothenburg and Stockholm. Direct destinations include: Manchester, Munich, Oslo, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Berlin, Rome and London.
Up to 10 daily flights each way to/from Copenhagen Airport.
In 2018, SAS opened new routes to Oslo and Stockholm adding 20 new one-stop destinations in Norway and 20 in Sweden/Finland via Stockholm. 
One-stop via Munich or Copenhagen from New York City, Boston, Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok and Tokyo. For all destinations, please see map here.

All other US cities:
SAS offer connections to/from most US cities in conjunction with United Airlines.
SAS also offer connections to most major Canadian cities via Newark & Chicago.

Copenhagen Airport
Copenhagen Airport (CPH) is well connected to numerous destinations worldwide with more than 170 direct fligths. If you arrive at Copenhagen Airport, you can easily continue to Aarhus with one of the many daily flights or continue your journey by direct train (every hour).

Overseas direct flights include:
Bangkok, Beijing, Boston, Delhi, Chendu, Hong-Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., Chicago, Orlando, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, Montreal and Toronto.

Direct connections to more than 120 European airports such as:
Athens, Amsterdam, Aberdeen, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Budapest, Bonn, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Frankfurt, Faro, Geneva, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiev, Cracow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Oslo, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Salzburg, Sofia, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb and Zürich.

Other destinations include:
Cairo, Doha and Dubai

Hamburg Airport
Hamburg Airport is like the other airports very well connected to more than 100 destinations primarily within Europe and a few long hauls such as Dubai and Tehran. If you arrive at Hamburg airport, you can easily continue on a direct train to Aarhus.

To Aarhus by train
Aarhus is mainly connected to Europe by a railway hub in Hamburg, and reached within 4 hr. 20 min. With eight daily departures and four direct departures every day, it is easy getting from Hamburg to Aarhus by train. From Hamburg you will also find connections to larger European cities and within 14 hours you can reach Aarhus by train from a great part of Europe - Munich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Prague, Paris, Berlin and Vienna.

List of suggested accommodation 

Special arrangements have been secured with several providers of accommodation in Aarhus for The Neuroscience and Music VII participants.
For all other lodgings, please contact the relevant provider directly.

Cabin AarhusCABINN Aarhus Hotel

Milling Hotel Ritz
Milling Hotel Ritz

Scandic The Mayor
Scandic The Mayor

Wakeup Aarhus
Wakeup Aarhus

Scandic Aarhus City
Scandic Aarhus City

Radisson BLU ScandinaviaHotel Radisson

Book1 Design HotelBOOK1

Danhostel Aarhus CityDanhostel

Radisson BLU Scandinavia 
Modern surroundings | Closest to the conference site
Address: Margrethepladsen 1, DK-8000 Aarhus C
Award-winning hotel in Aarhus city center is perfectly situated beside the popular ARoS
Art Museum and just 2 km from Den Gamle By, the open-air Old Town Museum.
Visit the City Hall, Aarhus Congress Center or watch a performance at Aarhus Music Hall,
all located next to the hotel. Conveniently nearby, guests can access the
central train station and walk to bus stops to reach other well-known destinations in Denmark.
In addition to a superb location, the hotel offers 234 rooms and suites with bold colors
and contemporary design with themes of New York Mansion, Natural Cool or Urban.
Guests also enjoy modern amenities such as a minibar and free high-speed,
wireless Internet access in every room. 
For an innovative and delicious dining experience, visit Restaurant RAA that offers coveted Nordic cuisine.
The hotel has a parking lot to convenience the guests arriving by car.
RATES - until 18 April 2020:
Single: from DKK 1,295
Double: from DKK 1,395

Hotel Radisson


Milling Hotel Ritz
Address: Banegårdspladsen 12, DK-8000 Aarhus C
Web: www.millinghotels.dk
Welcome to the heart of Aarhus. Milling Hotel Ritz is the perfect base for exploring the
multitude of attractions that Aarhus has to offer. Located in the very centre of the city, it
provides an ideal starting point for any activity, be it business, conferences, culture or
Milling Hotel Ritz, built in 1932 and several times renovated, has been redecorated and 
carefully refurbished in keeping with the original architecture. The hotel will seem like
an oasis where the friendly atmosphere will captivate you as soon as the doors have
closed gently behind you, shutting out the rumblings of the city; prepare for a unique
hotel experience.
RATES – until 4 May 2020
Single: DKK 995
Double: DKK 1,095
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Scandic Aarhus City
Address: Østergade 10, DK-8000 Aarhus C
Hotel Scandic Aarhus City is centrally located in the centre of Aarhus and within
walking distance of shops and sights. Visit Den Gamle By (The Old Town Museum)
and the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum with its famous Your rainbow panorama.
Find Aarhus' popular pedestrian street, "Strøget", with its shops and department stores
such as Magasin, Illums Bolighus and Salling, just outside the hotel.
Climb to the top of the hotel for an impressive view over Aarhus city and the harbour,
as well as the woods and beaches.
RATES – until 17 May 2020
Single: DKK 1,350
Double: DKK 1,450
Triple: DKK 1,650
Quad: DKK 1,850
Booking link: Scandic - The Neurosciences and Music VII

Scandic The Mayor
Environment and sustainability |
Address: Banegårdspladsen 14, DK-8000 Aarhus C
Scandic The Mayor is a hotel situated in the heart of Aarhus. The hotel is encircled by
the Music Hall, the City Hall and the beautiful City Hall Park with only a few minutes
walk to the airport shuttle, the Central Station and Aarhus Harbour. The central location
of the hotel makes it the obvious choice for accommodation for visitors to Aarhus,
whether you are here for a conference, on business or on holiday.
Scandic The Mayor has been awarded the Nordic Eco label and holds a dedicated
focus on sustainability, and furthermore, a respectful approach towards the
environment is among the core values of the hotel. The hotel has banqueting rooms and meeting rooms
with a maximum capacity of 150 persons, a café, bar and restaurant.
Aarhus Central Station is found around the corner from the hotel, and this provides
easy access by bus and train. Furthermore, as a guest at one of the hotel’s conference
packages, you have complimentary access to the monitored parking facilities.
RATES – until 17 May 2020
Single economy mini: DKK 1,325
Standard Single: DKK 1,375
Standard Double: DKK 1,525
Triple: DKK 1,725
Quad: DKK 1,925

Wakeup Aarhus
Minimalistic design and quality | A unique hotel with a unique location | A great view
Address: M.P. Bruuns Gade 27, DK-8000 Aarhus C
Wakeup Aarhus is a cool and modern budget hotel designed by architect Kim Utzon
focusing on functionality and design.
Wakeup Aarhus is a newly built hotel that is ideal for those who want an affordable
stay when visiting the „City of Smiles“. Wakeup Aarhus is, like the other Wakeup
hotels, beautifully designed with clean lines that recur throughout the hotel.
There is emphasis on minimalist design and quality at the hotel's 315 rooms, all of which 
contains a flat-screen TV, work desk, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.
Wakeup Aarhus is to find at the corner of M. P. Bruuns Gade and Jægergårdsgade
right in the center. This means that you can have an overnight stay with Bruun’s
Gallery next door and with Aarhus Central Station just around the corner. The location
makes it easy and convenient to stay in Denmark’s second largest city.
Although the hotel has 2 stars, it measures with a 3-4 star hotel experience. All rooms
is completed and furnished with pieces from some of the best Danish furniture
manufactures, and from the upper floors, guests will have a great view over the
rooftops of the city. Wakeup Aarhus is a part of Arp-Hansen Hotel Group.
RATES - until 4 May 2020:
Single: DKK 695
Double: DKK 795
Breakfast: DKK 90 per person
CABINN Aarhus Hotel
One of the best locations in Aarhus
Address: Kannikegade 14, DK-8000 Aarhus C
You find CABINN Aarhus Hotel right next to the canal Aarhus Å where the excitement
and atmosphere self-generates.
Stay at a hotel in one of the best locations in the city, close to Aarhus Cathedral,
the Aarhus Theatre, and the 'Latin Quarter' with its charming cobblestone streets. CABINN
Aarhus Hotel was rebuilt in 2015, and it is located only a few minutes’ walk away from
the pedestrianised high street and its many shops, and with the vibrant café life along
the Aarhus canal right outside the door.
CABINN offers standard and commodore rooms, and rooms specially designed to
accommodate disabled guests and wheelchairs. All rooms have a bathroom and toilet,
TV, telephone and electric kettle with free coffee and tea.
RATES - until 15 April 2020
Single (Commodore): DKK 595
Double (Commodore): DKK 725
A few rooms for 3 or 4 people may be available. Please ask for the price.
Breakfast: DKK 90 per person
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BOOK1 Design Hostel
Address: Møllegade 1, Mølleparken, DK-8000 Aarhus C
Web: www.brochner-hotels.com/book1-designhostel/
A new boutique hostel
In March 2020 a new and unseen boutique hostel concept opens in the former main library in the heart of Aarhus. The design hostel is situated in walking distance from shops and sights, next to the City Park and with boardwalks to Aarhus River.
In addition to a superb location, the hostel offers 452 beds in both dorms, private double rooms and even 4 suites. BOOK1 will open a food court, bars and several social meeting and event spaces – all open for both groups, individual visitors and locals. Here focus is on design and great guest experience, where budget and quality go together, and guests can choose their level of luxury.
RATES – until 17 June 2020:
Dorm (1 bed in 4 or 6 persons dorm): DKK 248
Dorm (1 bed in 10 or 14 persons dorm): DKK 225
Dorm (1 bed in 32 or 46 persons dorm): DKK 203
Twin rooms: DKK 248 per person
Double: DKK 720
Suite: DKK 1,170
Towel DKK 35 
Breakfast is available as an additional purchase. During the booking you can order breakfast for DKK 90. However, the hostel have a Food Court where price depends on choice.
Dorms and twin rooms are with shared toilet and bath and one locker per person.
Booking at https://www.brochner-hotels.com/book1-designhostel/ using the promotion code MUSIC.



Danhostel Aarhus City
Address: Fiskergade 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C
Web: http://danhostelaarhuscity.com/
Urban rooftop hostel in the heart of Aarhus

With its location in the very centre of Aarhus, the guests have the best opportunity to enjoy the fantastic vibe surrounding the hostel: the Vadestedet, The Latin Quarter, ARoS, DOKK1, Aarhus Street Food, The Old Town and lots of great activities.
The hostel offers several room types to cater for all the guests’ accommodation needs, common dormitories, double room and  family room, all with stunning views of the city’s roofs.
RATES – until 18 April 2020
Dorm (1 bed in 8 persons dorm located on the ground floor): DKK 209
Dorm (1 bed in 8 persons dorm on fourth floor with a view): DKK 219 
Female Dorm (1 bed in 4-6 persons dorm): DKK 229
Quad (for 4 people): DKK 965
Single/Double: DKK 615
Breakfast: DKK 65 (10 % off when ordering online)
Bed linen: DKK 50
Towel: DKK 20
All rooms are with shared toilet and shower rooms and one locker per person (bring your own padlock).
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To be confirmed due to the pandemic situation.

An eclectic and entertaining social program will complement the scientific sessions: Welcome reception, Jam Session open to participants and many wonderful City Attractions. You need to register for social events using the relevant form that will be published in March.

Friday, 18 June 2021
 - 17.30-20.00
Attendance is free. Registration required.

18.00-18.10 Welcome by the Mayor of Aarhus 
18.10-18.30 Connecting with music 1 Assoc. Professor Lena Gregersen and student group "Song, Dance and Playing" 

city hall aarhus

The welcome reception takes place at Aarhus City Hall which is situated within short walking distance from the Aarhus Music Hall. At the reception participants can enjoy wine, soft drinks and snacks. The Mayor of Aarhus and representatives from the Hosting Committee as well as the Mariani Foundation will welcome the participants. Assoc. Professor Lena Gregersen and a Song, Dance and Playing student group from RAMA will provide the conference’s first musical experience.


Saturday, 19 June 2021 - 19.30-22.30
The price for the dinner is 60€. Registration required.

The dinner includes welcome drink and snacks, main course with a glass of wine/beer/soft drink and a dessert. Additional wine, beer etc. can be purchased individually.

railway repair center aarhus

Sunday, 20 June 2021 - 20.00-23.00
The Jam sessions are free of charge. Registration required for musically active participants.

music hall aarhus

As part of the social program, MIB and RAMA have arranged for three simultaneous jam sessions on Sunday evening. The purpose of the jam sessions is to give the participants a chance to perform and interact musically in an informal setting. Between 8 and 11 p.m., this structure will allow for the participants both to take part in several of the activities and to listen in. The doors will remain open to all three stages.

  1. Choir session. This is not a jam session in the traditional sense but an opportunity to sing together under competent leadership. Associate Professor Carsten Seyer-Hansen is a well-renowned choir conductor who, besides leading both the professional and the children’s choir at the Aarhus Cathedral, teaches choir conducting at RAMA. Due to Carsten’s exquisite pedagogical skills, this session will be for everyone who wishes to sing.
  2. Jazz Jam session. Under the leadership of experienced jam host and drummer Mikkel Vuust, this session will be for all players and singers of jazz in the widest sense. High-quality pianos, keyboards, guitars, basses and percussion will be made available by RAMA.
  3. Classical session. In this session players of classical instruments of any sort will have the opportunity to play in an ensemble. Former Associate Professor at RAMA, Arne Dich, will be in charge of the session providing ad-hoc arrangements of classical pieces and scores.
    Participants who are unable to bring their own instrument may apply for borrowing one from RAMA. Please indicate your requirement during registration.

It is, in theory, possible to take part in all three sessions. Depending on the registrations, the organizers will distribute singers/players according to the plan below.

Time   A. Choir session  B. Jazz Jam session C. Classical session 
 20.00-20.55 1 Ongoing



Monday, 21 June 2021 - 18.00-22.00
Entrance fee offered by the Mariani Foundation. Registration required. Cost for light supper: 24 euros per person.

1. 19.30-22: jazz at Bent J jazz bar, featuring Mikkel Vuust, Frederik Vuust and Peter Vuust      
2. 19.30 and 20.30: recitals at “The Elsinore Theater” by percussion Professor Henrik Knarborg Larsen, featuring Ki-aikido martial arts techniques

old town museum aarhus

(Warning! The streets in the Old City Museum are cobbled, so high heels are not recommended.)

Conference participants are invited to one of Aarhus’ renowned attractions, Den Gamle By (The Old City Museum) for an exclusive evening with exhibitions, music and light supper. The Old City Museum is a living museum depicting life and architecture in Denmark from three different eras: 1864, 1927 and 1974. The museum is situated close to the centre of Aarhus right next to the Botanical Garden. All buildings originate from the whole of Denmark and have been taken down piece by piece then rebuilt at the museum. This evening, the 1974 neighbourhood is open, including the “Aarhus fortæller (Aarhus narrates)” exhibition and the Tårnborg house with apartments representing the life of a single mother, a nuclear family, a middle-class working couple, a commune and six Turkish immigrant workers. Each apartment is recreated from real people's stories and photos.

Some of the shops will be open too, including the “Pølsevogn”, where you can buy a hotdog and a chocolate milk soft drink, and the Coffee booth offering choices of coffee.

At Den Gamle By, participants have the option of enjoying a light supper, including 3 canapes (Salmon, Cod, Sausage, Salad and Bread) and a glass of Champagne. The price is 24 €.

Musical events
In connection with the social event at Den Gamle By, participants can attend two different musical events.

  1. Two recitals of solo percussion in the “Helsingør Teater” (The Elsinore Theater)
    In the original setting of The Helsingør Teater , Denmark’s oldest theatre stage preserved in its original form, Associate Professor and leader of RAMA’s percussion class Henrik Knarborg Larsen will perform two pieces, one for marimba and one for the aluphone (new original instrument invented in Denmark). As part of an artistic research project, Larsen has worked on investigating the potential of applying methods from the Japanese martial art Ki-aikido in the playing of marimba. In the concert, Larsen will convey some of these techniques to the audience and demonstrate how it applies to his artistic practice. The concert is played twice; at 19.30 and again at 20.30 with an approximate duration of 30 minutes.

    Watch this video to see Larsen in an Aluphone performance 

  2. Jazz at Bent J. Jazz bar
    Participants will experience the atmosphere of an original Danish 70’s jazz club. Here Professor Peter Vuust (double bass) and his two sons Frederik (piano) and Mikkel (drums) will perform a program of jazz standards. The bar will be open during the whole evening.


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