POLAR TECH, POLAR TALKS & MEET THE LAUREATES

1 day, 3 conferences

13 June, 2018 at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm

POLAR TALKS
Polar Talks is an international series of inspiring talks and lectures on cutting edge topics, coalescing around one central theme – the Power of Music. Polar Talks focuses on some of the myriad ways that music can produce powerful outcomes across a range of social, artistic and scientific disciplines.

This year, Polar Talks and curator Alfons Karabuda (The Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) have invited, among others, drummer Josephine Forsman (Sahara Hotnights, Casablanca), internationally renowned opera singer Malena Ernman and the organisation ShareMusic & Performing Arts to discuss diversity and inclusion within the musical world, and to answer the question, why is it good to play music together?

A NEW FAMILY MEMBER: POLAR TECH
Polar Music Prize is proud to present Polar Tech, a brand new conference under the Polar Music Prize banner.

Through an exclusive line up of international speakers, master classes and lectures, Polar Tech aims to bridge the emotional and artistic strengths in music with the opportunities presented by technology. The programme is curated and hosted by Lisa Lindström (CEO Doberman) and Anna Ryott (Deputy CEO Norrsken Foundation)

Ashish J Thakkar (founder Mara group), Sophia Bendz (Executive in Residence at Atomico and former Global Marketing Manager at Spotify), Dr Ahmad Sarmast (The Afghanistan National Institute of Music) and the Songlines organisation are some of the names on this inaugural line up, focusing specifically on education and integration alongside tech and music.

MEET THE LAUREATES of 2018
The day ends with live, onstage interviews with this year’s Polar Music Prize Laureates. Dr Ahmad Sarmast, founder of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, will be interviewed by journalist and Afghanistan expert Lasse Bengtsson and Lars Ulrich, co-founder of Metallica will be interviewed by music journalist Jan Gradvall.

Date
13 June 2018

Venue
Kungliga Musikhögskolan i Stockholm. Students from the Royal College of Music will perform Polar Music Prize inspired music live throughout the day.

Programme
10.00 – 13.00: Polar Tech
14.00 – 16.30: Polar Talks
17.00 – 18.30: Meet the Laureates

Tickets are sold separately for each conference and a day pass is available as well.
The detailed programme is available on the Polar Music Prize website, more names will be added to the line up.

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