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Symposium – Inclusive Creativity Sweden

ShareMusic & Performing Arts is arranging the symposium ”Inclusive Creativity Sweden: The impact of creative technologies in performing arts” 28 April 2016 at the Göteborg Opera in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The core theme of the symposium is the impact of creative technologies on artistic possibilities and inclusive ensembles and how to enhance independence for musicians with disabilities. It is a unique gathering of information and knowledge. We want to create a network for this kind of research field, as well as examine the conditions to develop a new forum including the Swedish perspective.

Several artists, researchers and industry professionals with national and international profiles working in this innovative field have been invited to participate and contribute to the symposium. Inclusive Creativity Sweden particularly aims to provide a platform to showcase developments in the creative practice, highlighting significant new working methods for composers and inclusive ensembles using cutting edge technologies and demonstrating hardware interfaces in development.

Date: 28 April 2016 | Time: 13.15 – 17.00 (incl. coffee break)
Location: Orkestersalen, GöteborgsOperan, Gothenburg, Sweden
Registration: 12.45
Registration is needed, deadline is 25 April. Free entrance. Limited seats.
Contact: Jennifer Nordström

Contributers already confirmed include:

Professor Frank Lyons
Director of Arts & Humanities Research Institute, Ulster University
Northern Ireland

Gawain Hewitt
Musician, sound artist and educator. Associate National Manager: Research & Development at Drake Music.

Ian Ritchie
Artistic director, Setubal Music Festival

Jesper Nordin
Composer and inventor of iOS apps Gestrument

Jonas Kjellberg
Composer and software designer

Professor Lizbeth Goodman BA MA MLitt PhD
Chair of Creative Technology Innovation/Professor of Inclusive Design For Education and founder of SMARTlab

Paul Bothén
Composer and musician

Peter Larsson
Politician, musician and member of the Influence-Ensemble

Sophia Alexandersson (
Chief Executive/Artistic Director, ShareMusic & Performing Arts

Victor Gama
Composer and designer of contemporary musical instruments

Call for proposals – networking day

April 28 is an official event, and the day after we arrange a non-public networking day. For April 29 we are looking for interesting proposals for our panel discussion. Read more about our call for proposals.

Inclusive Creativity is a concept devised by Professor Frank Lyons at Ulster University in collaboration with key partners such as ShareMusic & Performing Arts and Drake Music, which aims to level the playing field in performance and composition for disabled musicians by developing new technologies and methodologies for their use.

Inclusive Creativity Sweden is arranged and hosted by ShareMusic & Performing Arts in cooperation with RNM (Resource New Music), Kultur i Väst and University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. With support of the Swedish Arts Council, the Göteborg Opera, British Council and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.


Symposium – Inclusive Creativity Sweden