NPAPW – Networking Performance Art Production Workshop – is an annual workshop and gathering of an international community exploring technologies that utilise advanced networks to enable interactive arts instruction, master classes, multisite performances, and remote auditions.
The NPAPW22, jointly organised by GÉANT and Internet2 and supported by EENet of HTM, is hosted by and taking place at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn, Estonia.
The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT) is a public university offering higher education in all major fields of music and theatre through bachelor, master and doctoral programmes.
Considered one of the most functional music education institutions in Europe, the EAMT boasts a 13,500 square metre facility located in the centre of Tallinn, Estonia’s capital city.
EAMT is prestigious and attractive educational, scientific and cultural institution with a high level of professionalism, dedicated to preserving national cultural traditions and actively developing international cooperation, while being open to creative ideas, diverse scientific research and innovative interdisciplinary projects.
The mission is to sustain, develop and promote Estonian culture at the highest level, through music and theatre studies as well as creative activities and research.
NPAPW22 PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
GÉANT, Anglia Ruskin University
Royal Danish Academy of Music
New World Symphony
University of Memphis
New World Symphony
NPAPW22 ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Estonian Academy of Music, Tallinn, Estonia
This is constantly evolving, but here is a (mostly) comprehensive list:
- LoLa – an ultra-low-latency Windows platform that allows synchronous performance in above CD-quality audio and HD video.
- Ultragrid – a cross platform software application that uses consumer devices for streaming up to 8K resolution video and multichannel, high resolution audio.
- MVTP – A hardware streaming solution offering up to 4K at 60FPS with TICO compression.
- JackTrip – A multichannel audio streaming solution for Macintosh and Linux.
- Nimbra – Hardware encoding solutions offering extremely low-latency 4K streaming over IP networks.
- Polycom/H.323 – A commercially produced software and hardware communications standard particularly effective for educational programs.
Performing artists, music educators, composers, academic administrators, faculty, technology developers, cultural video producers, administration and staff from performing arts venues – anyone or any institution interested in using interactive technologies over high-speed networks in educational programs or performances.
NPAPW invites submissions of papers, demonstrations, presentations, installations and multi-site performance proposals exploring the use of advanced networking and interactive technologies for performing arts production and education with partners across the globe.
The NPAPW22, organised by GÉANT and supported by EENet of HTM, is hosted by and taking place at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn, Estonia.
In 2000, Internet2, the U.S. research and education networking consortium, identified the potential of using advanced networks for arts and humanities and began bringing technicians, academics and artists together for Network Performing Arts Production Workshops in 2003. Since the beginning, the annual workshops took place at the campus of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida.
In 2002, what was then known as TERENA (now GÉANT), the European Research and Education Networking Association, started to address the needs of the user communities in the arts and humanities areas with the SERENATE study.
Since 2009, NPAPW have been held in Europe and the United States annually. The European workshops were held in Trieste in 2009, Paris in 2010, Barcelona in 2011, Vienna in 2013, London in 2015, Copenhagen in 2017 and Prague in 2019. In 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 workshops were organised at the New World Symphony in Miami. The 2020 workshop has been cancelled due the COVID19 pandemic and the 2021 edition has been organised online.
Currently NPAPW is a collaborative project of GÉANT, Internet2, New World Symphony, GARR (Italian NREN) and other European national research and education networks (NRENs), working together with cultural institutions around the world to organise the annual event.