Kammerensemble Berlin: KNM stands for the active, current music scene in the metropolis Berlin. Along with other students of former East Berlin’s Hanns Eisler School of Music, Juliane Klein and Thomas Bruns founded the ensemble in 1988. It is now made up of eleven musicians from all over Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland.
Norbotten NEO is the most modern and distinctive voice on the Swedish music scene today! After meticulous preparatory work from Petter Sundkvist and Kjell Englund, the ensemble started up in January 2007, with a grant from the Swedish Arts Council, the municipalities of Piteå and Luleå, and Norrbotten County Council. The ensemble is the only example of its kind in Sweden, being charged with promoting contemporary art music on a national basis. The word ‘Neo’ means simply ‘new’ and reflects both the music performed and the experience offered to audiences. The ensemble consists of seven musicians employed full-time and has Studio Acusticum in Piteå as its home base. Norrbotten NEO performs contemporary music at the highest international level, in a manner which is both exciting and which reaches out to newcomers as well as to experienced listeners. The ensemble has quickly become an essential force in Swedish music life, always stirring and challenging its audiences.
Universities and research insitutions
The UdK Berlin is one of the world’s largest, most versatile and most traditional artistic universities. The courses offered by the faculties of Fine Arts, Design, Music and Performing Arts as well as the Central Institute for Continuing Education / Berlin Career College cover the entire spectrum of the arts and related sciences in over 70 degree programs.
The Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) is the center for digitalization research in Berlin. Since its opening in 2017, scientists have been conducting research in the core areas of Digital Infrastructure, Methods, and Algorithms, and in the innovation areas of Digital Health, Digital Society, and Digital Industry and Services. The ECDF is a project based on a large-scale public-private partnership (PPP) between more than 30 companies, organizations, all four Berlin universities, the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and more than ten research institutions from Berlin science.
Luleå University of Technology is a Public Research University in Norrbotten County, Sweden. The university has four campuses located in the Arctic Region in the cities of Luleå, Kiruna, Skellefteå, and Piteå. With more than 19,000 students and about 1,500 employees, Luleå University of Technology is Scandinavia’s northernmost Institute of Technology. Luleå University of Technology is consistently ranked among the world’s top universities, especially in Mining Science, Materials Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics, and Space Science. The university is famous for its groundbreaking collaborations with various industry partners, such as LKAB, Ericsson, Boliden, ABB, and Epiroc, and its high amount of externally funded research.