Journeys Through Reykjavik: New Audiences and Innovative Practice

YST Conservatory students Mervin Wong (BMus Viola Year 3) and Rachel Ho (BMus Flute Year 3) recently attended a 3 day seminar in Reykjavik, Iceland, as part of YST’s collaboration with the New Audience and Innovative Practice, European Master of Music.  The project is coordinated by Iceland Academy of the Arts and the project partners are Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, Stockholms konstnärliga högskola, Stockholm, Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Vienna, Koninklijk Conservatorium, The Hague, Pins Claus Conservatorium & Academie Minerva, Groningen, YST Conservatory of Music, Singapore, Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC), and the Icelandic Opera, Reykjavik.

This project aims at the modernisation of curricula and learning environment, through an interdisciplinary dialogue between higher education in music and performing arts. Mervin and Rachel, together with fellow student Michela Amici from the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, developed their project named ‘Journeys’ where they created a sound collage, combining live performance with field recordings made in Reykjavik.  
 

Caption: YST flute major Rachel Ho (left) and violist Mervin Wong (centre) presents ‘Journeys’ with Hague student Michela Amici.)

Caption: YST flute major Rachel Ho (left) and violist Mervin Wong (centre) presents ‘Journeys’ with Hague student Michela Amici.)