After a great book talk and brilliant few days in Speyer and Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences, I have finally arrived in Cologne. I am now preparing my talk and Ethernet Orchestra performance at the Institute of Music Education. Event details below. This concert is the only performance of my tour and I’m very much looking forward to performing with local bassist Achim Tang, as well as regular Ethernet Orchestra ensemble members Hervé Perez and Chris Vine, who will be performing from their respective cities of Sheffield, UK, and Londrina, Brazil. I have enjoyed meeting Dr. Thomas Busch, who is hosting me, as well as editing the book Musical practices and virtual spaces, which I have contributed a chapter. The book is soon to be published by Kopaed: Munich. I have found many kindred spirits among the staff here because of a recognition that tertiary music education courses should be teaching telematic music-making as part of the curriculum. This perspective is also what I argue in my book, namely that we should be preparing music students for a future in which tele-collaborative work will be a central component of their profession.
Building no. 216, 3rd floor, “Musiksaal” (room 336)
University of Cologne, Institute of Music Education