venice, italy

Please note that negotiations with venues, artists and partners are ongoing. Once details are set, we will post them here.

location (tbc)

artists (tbc)


network partner - GARR

GARR is the Italian National Research and Education Network, providing high performance connectivity and advanced ICT services to researchers, teachers and students.

A non-profit organization founded by Universities and major research organizations in Italy, GARR manages a fully owned fibre optics network of 15.000 km, and offers advanced network services, as well as Cloud services over its own Cloud infrastructure. Currently it interconnects more than 1.000 sites including: universities, music conservatories, art academies, research centres, laboratories, astronomical observatories, libraries, museums, monuments, schools, and other research, educational and cultural facilities.

GARR engages on strong collaborations with its user community to provide support for specific projects, and design tailored solutions to meet their network and ICT requirements. In particular, the long-lasting collaboration with Tartini Music Conservatory in Trieste led to the design and implementation of LOLA, a system for the low latency transmission of high definition audio and video streams over geographical networks. Conceived in 2005, first released in 2010 and now enriched with a number of new features, LOLA is the response to the musicians' requirement of playing together from remote sites.

additional intentions

LOLA is a low latency audiovisual transmission technology which has been developed by Conservatorio di Musica "Giuseppe Tartini" in Trieste in collaboration with GARR. The impulse to develop this low latency tool came directly from musicians who are often involved in geographically distributed activities.

In 1907, Komitas visited and studied in Venice for three weeks. San Lazzaro degli Armeni, a small island in the Venetian Lagoon, accommodates the headquarters and, as such, one of the most important cultural centers of the Mekhitarist congregation. Here you will also find the death mask of Komitas Vardapet.

Venice culturally benefits from the influence and extensive collection of Armenian art and culture, which has been preserved in the monastery for centuries.

For organizational reasons we will nevertheless choose a venue directly in Venice.

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