have great pleasure in inviting you to Oslo for a joint IAML - IASA
Congress. Our capital has been nicknamed a “cauldron” due to its
central location in southern Norway and because it actually is a big
melting pot that combines big city life, easily accessible pristine
nature, a booming cultural life, living history ..... in short, the
promise to satisfy any cultural, professional, gastronomical and social
the first time since 1996 we will have a joint congress and a joint
programme with our sister-organisation, IASA. What is music without
sound? Hopefully we will discover we have more in common now than 25
years ago due to easier access to virtual libraries through the
Internet. New and interesting topics will be covered. The professional
programme will add both knowledge and inspiration to your daily work.
You will be able to establish useful contact with colleagues from all
over the world. We look forward to welcoming you to Oslo.
registration deadline is May 1st 2004. After that date a higher
registration fee will be charged. Registration fee for members of IAML
or IASA: NOK 1.600,- before May 1st and NOK 2.000,- after that date.
Completed registration form for the congress and accommodation should be
sent by mail or fax to:
Norsk musikkråd, P.O.Box 440
NO-0103 Oslo, Norway
Telefax +47 22 42 44 10
registration is possible through our website http://www.iaml-iasa-2004.musikk.no/Registration_form.htm
international bank transfer: Remember to enclose a copy of your receipt
of payment By credit card: Visa or Mastercard
are possible up to June 1st. The amount paid will be reimbursed after
deducting bank charges and any deposit charge incurred by IAML-IASA 2004
for accommodation bookings.
received after June 1st
will only be refunded after the receipt of an official document
confirming that the cancellation is due to illness or accident.
congress will take place at The University of Oslo, Blindern, in Georg
Sverdrups Hus (The University Library) and Helga Engs Hus.
the city centre, station “Nationaltheatret”, you can easily reach
the University by subway no. 3 (Sognsvann) or no. 5 (Storo) two stops
and 6 minutes distance.
Helga Engs Hus
Sem Sælandsvei 7, Blindern
Georg Sverdrups Hus
Moltke Moesvei 39, Blindern
for the congress will take place in Georg Sverdrups Hus.
– 11.00 – 18.00
Sunday August 8th
– 09.30 – 17.00
Monday August 9th
– Friday August 13th
- 09.00-17.00 (closed Wednesday afternoon)
Sverdrups Hus offers excellent facilities for trade exhibitors.
Exhibitors who wish to receive further details should contact
Archive & Research
Tlf. +47 23 04 91 35
Telefax: +47 23 04 85 58
those of you who choose to stay in a hotel in the centre, lunch can be
provided at Blindern Studenterhjem for the price of NOK 70,-, including
a hot meal. You will have to book lunch in advance if you wish to eat
there. See registration form.
Blindern campus there are several cafeterias where you can have lunch.
The largest one is located in the Fredrikke building where you will also
find a supermarket, hairdresser, a drug store, two restaurants, a pub
and a coffee shop.
with the Norwegian Embassy or Consulate General in your country
concerning visa requirements for travel to Norway. At the present time
no visa is required for staying in Norway up to 90 days for North
American, Central American and most South American or European citizens.
Several other countries, mainly in East Asia, are also exempted from
those of you arriving by car, there will be a parking lot available.
Space must be reserved.
Getting to Oslo
international airport in Oslo,
Oslo Airport Gardermoen
is located 50 km north of the city.
How to get to/from
the airport and Oslo
express train departure every 10 minutes, duration 20 minutes. Price:
Airport express bus departure every 20 minutes, duration 40 minutes.
Price: NOK 160,-.
is located 110 km south-west of Oslo. The low fare airline Ryanair has
made this airport a new and important gateway to Oslo. The Torp Express
bus service corresponds with Ryanair’s flight, duration 2 hours drive
can be reached by train from either Stockholm or Copenhagen.
from Copenhagen and Kiel to Oslo.
August the weather varies from warm and sunny to rain. Temperatures
range from 15–25 C.
August 8th – 18.00
Ceremony (included in the congress fee)
University of Oslo, Georg Sverdrups hus, Moltke Moes vei 39
Sverdrup's building was inaugurated in 1999, houses the University
Library. This year’s opening ceremony will take place in its foyer,
where we shall have the oppurtunity to be acquainted with the music of
the composer in-house, Arne Nordheim. Gaute Vikdal's interpretation of
Nordheims composition "Hunting of the Snark" for solo trombone
will be followed by a reception.
Monday, August 9th
(included in the congress fee)
Oslo City Hall, Rådhusplassen
Municipality of Oslo invites the delegates to a reception in the
twin-towered City Hall on the waterfront overlooking the fjord. This
relativetly new and modern building, inaugurated in 1950 to celebrate
the city's 900th anniversary, is
mostly known abroad for hosting the presentation of the Nobel
Peace Prize. Its interior houses a treasure of paintings, sculptures and
decorations representative of the artistic talent in Norway in the first
half of the 20th century. Carillon music played by Vegar Sandholt will
welcome the guests before entering. The Mayor of Oslo will welcome us in
the vast Central Hall, famous for its huge oil painting "Administration
and Festivity" by Henrik Sørensen. We will hear Arne Nordheim's
composition "Ohm", performed by Gaute Vikdal.
10th – 19.00
Evening (see registration form, NOK 150,-)
Studenterhjem, Blindernveien 41
of the delegates are staying at the Blindern Studenterhjem, a charming
and recently redecorated building dating from the mid-1920s, situated in
the recreational park adjacent to the congress venue. Its beautiful
gardens are the perfect setting for a "Norsk Aften" (pronounced
"noshk aph-ten"), a Norwegian Evening with an introduction to
typical Norwegian food, traditional Norwegian folk dance, and an
opportunity to experience the laid-back and outdoorsy Norwegian culture.
12th – 19.30
Concert (included in the congress fee)
Gamle Logen, Grev Wedels plass 2
Music Information Centre Norway (MIC) celebrates its 25th anniversary in
2004, and thus invites all participants to a concert in Gamle Logen (the
Old Masonic House), Oslo's main concert hall of the 19th century, where
Edvard Grieg held numerous concerts. This magnificent building, now
restored to its original glory, is worth a visit by itself, but with a
programme presenting a cross-section of Norwegian music in a historic
atmosphere, it promises to be a memorable evening !
more information about MIC
13th – 19.00
Dinner (see registration form)
(NOK 450,- for delegates & accompanying persons, NOK 600,- for
University of Oslo, Fredrikke
farewell dinner will take place in the Fredrikke building, which houses
a pub, cafés and restaurants. We meet in the restaurant “Fredrikke
Mathus” on the first floor to relax and enjoy our last evening
together with a good dinner, a warm atmosphere and happy tunes to dance
in the congress fee)
1. Highlights of
morning starts at the Akershus Castle from the 13th century, the oldest
building in Oslo. We will walk at the ramparts surrounding the fortress.
A comfortable coach will bring us through the city centre, passing The
Parliament Building and The Royal Palace. Next stop is the famous
Vigeland Sculpture Park, containing about 200 sculptures by one artist,
Gustav Vigeland. The park is a unique monument depicting the cycles of
life. We will then climb up the hill 370 m above sea level to the
Holmenkollen Ski Arena. Visit the oldest Ski Museum in the world and The
Jump T for a spectacular view of the city and the fjord.
Last stop is The
Viking Ship Museum with the original long boats serving as viking burial
chambers. The excavated objects and boats, now more than 1000 years old,
mostly made of oak are very well preserved.
2. Art in Oslo
Munch occupies a unique position among Nordic painters. We will visit
The Munch Museum with a vast collection of his paintings, drawings and
graphic works. The museum also houses a documentary exhibition of
Munch’s life. Another important artist is Gustav Vigeland. We will walk
through Vigeland Sculpture Park where the guide reveals the secrets of
Vigeland’s art, depicting about 600 persons sculpted in 200 groups. A
unique piece of art in the centre of Oslo. Last stop is the Deichman
Library. ”Deichmanske bibliotek” is the public library serving the
county of Oslo. The Music Department is located in the main branch, and
is Norway's largest public library music department, with 18000 CDs,
10000 books, 20000 sheet music titles as well as video, DVD and
CD-ROM. The visit to the Oslo Public Library's Music Department
will begin at 17.00 with a presentation of the library, continue with a
short tour of the building and conclude with light refreshements and
music for conference participants.
3. From Viking Age
to Oil age
first stop is a visit to The Norwegian Folk Museum, one of the largest
open air museums in Europe. You may enjoy a variety of traditional
houses, a stave church and thousands of different objects collected from
all over Norway. We will start with a visit to the stave church from the
12th century. Continue to visit the open arts and crafts studios, see
traditional baking and people in regional costumes. On the way we will
pass traditional houses and domestic animals before we end up in the
viking museum ship
with the original long boats serving as burial chambers in the viking
era. The excavated objects and boats, now more than 1000 years old, are
made of oak and are very well preserved. Last stop is the Kon-Tiki
are longing for Norwegian nature you should definitely join this tour
taking you to the idyllic “white town” of Drøbak. We go by bus for
approximately 45 minutes, then we stroll in the narrow streets of
Drøbak with beautiful small white wooden houses, enjoying the
picturesque town. We will stop in the harbour for a snack before we
visit The Christmas House and the Santa’s post office. Furthermore
Drøbak is known for its art galleries. One of the most famous being the
Finsrud Gallery where you can study the artists’ perpetuum mobile.
5. Art and Sea
trip starts with a brief visit to Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art.
We walk through the town of King Christian the 4th from 1624, passing
Akershus Castle from the 13th century. We will board a boat for a
45-minute tour of the harbour ending up at The Maritime Museum of Norway.
To complete the maritime part of the tour we will visit the polar
ship Fram and The Kon-Tiki Museum.
6. NRK - RADIO/TV
Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) is the national public service
broadcaster, holding a dominant position in the Norwegian market, both
for radio and TV. This afternoon we’d like to welcome you to a
presentation and a guided tour that will take you to the different
archives, needed in a modern broadcasting environment. You will also
visit the world's first all digital radio channel. It is a classical
music channel, situated within the Broadcasting House, in a small,
custom-designed area containing state-of-the-art equipment. The final
stop will be in the new "Broadcasting Experience Centre",
presenting Radio, TV and New Media to the visiting public in fascinating
ways. The NRK shop is also situated in the Centre. Snacks or a light
meal will be served during the visit. NRK is only 5-10 minutes walk from
the conference venue.
Tour 1: Bergen
from Oslo airport on Saturday, August 14 at 9.50 - you will land at the
Oslo airport on Sunday at 20.00.
host in Bergen will be the staff of the Music Department at the Bergen
to Bergen - the city of music. Bergen
- The Gateway to the Fjords - is a charming city full of small wooden
nested in the shelter of its surrounding seven mountains. They scramble
up the mountainsides and compete for space with wealthy mansions,
flaunting themselves from the heart of the city to the top of the Fløyen
can breathe history walking through Bergen, where clusters of
centuries-old wooden houses cling together in the old quarters.
Colourful wooden sea-trade houses, still intact from the Hanseatic Trade
Era, line the harbor starting from the open-air fish market. Ever since
the intrepid King Olav Kyrre founded the city in 1070, the contour of
the harbour has stayed the same, untouched by changing times and rough
turns of history, its quay often harboring majestic three-masted
schooners and cruiseships.
fjords are Scandinavia's tourist attraction Number One - and Bergen opens
the door to a kingdom of fjords. The sea has carved through and across
Norway's long coastline where waterfalls tumble down the mountainsides,
the snow glitters on the mountain tops while grass softens the edges of
is a blend of past and present, history and tradition living in fruitful
symbiosis with modern life-style, filling the second largest city of
Norway with charm and atmosphere. In short, Bergen offers the ideal
combination of nature, culture and interesting city life.
was the venue for IAML 1976, a conference still remembered with great
joy. Bergen is also the birthplace of some of the most influential Department
at the Bergen Public Library. It will also take you to visit three
composers homes: Ole Bull (1810-1880) - a violin-wizard and composer of
who built his fairytale castle on an island outside Bergen, Harald
Sæverud (1897-1992) had his “Siljustøl” built, inspired by its
surrounding nature, and finally Edvard Griegs own home,
“Troldhaugen”, where you will be given a rare piano recital on
Griegs own grand piano in the livingroom he shared with his Nina - a
truly memorable experience.
programme will allow ample time to explore the city on your own, from
the open-air fish-market to a funicular ride to the top of one of the
seven surrounding mountains.
: NOK 3.500,-
This includes flight, hotel, 2 lunches and one dinner (beverages
excepted) and bus/boat transportation to the three homes. We reserve the
right to alter the program if necessary, but we promise to upkeep its
more information :
the Grieg Archives at the Bergen Public Library
(click on the flags for other languages)
(click on the flag for the English version)
Tour 2: Stavanger
from Oslo airport on Saturday, August 14 at 9.30 - you will land at the
Oslo airport on Sunday at 17.10.
host in Stavanger will be Jacqueline von Arb from the Norwegian
Institute of Recorded Sound.
is a well-kept secret. It is Norway's smorgasbord, a buffet where you
can taste all aspects of Norway, from vast agricultural land
criss-crossed by hand-built stone walls to a city with its own symphony
orchestra, from a Stone Age farm to the latest petroleum technology,
from the well-known mountains with a web of fjords to, believe it or
not, endless white sandy beaches ! Rooming all the facilities of a
modern international city, yet retaining the charm of a small town
atmosphere, Stavanger deserves its unofficial title of "smallest
metropolis in the world".
we'll have the opportunity to stroll around Stavanger's car-free centre
and browse in the variety of small traditional shops and avant-garde
cafes, where we can explore the fascinating story of the dynamic
Norwegian oil industry at the brand new Norwegian Petroleum Museum, dig
into the region’s sea-faring history at the Maritime Museum, or enjoy
some organ at the Cathedral built in the Middle Ages. Then we'll all
reconvene for lunch at a restaurant by the harbor for a taste of modern
stroll through the "Old Town" with its cobblestoned streets,
where picturesque, well-preserved white-painted wooden houses and their
small, colourful gardens brings us to the Bjergsted Music Park, which
nests all the major musical institutions of Stavanger. It is also home
of the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound with its 100.000 LP's,
40.000 78's (and more), one of the largest collections available to the
public, both for listening and research. The institute invites us for a
presentation and refreshments before ushering us through the magnificent
park to enjoy the highlight of the International Chamber Music Festival,
the Gala Concert in the Concert Hall. We'll have a late-night supper
down-town and a good rest at one of Stavangers hotels.
will never forget Lysefjorden. Sunday, we'll take a cruise into the 42
kilometres long fjord, yet only 500 meters wide, cutting like a crack
into the mountains rising dramatically up to 1000 metres straight up
from the fjord. We'll have lunch at Helleren, at the base of an
overhanging cliff, the excursion boat will let us drink from a
waterfall, admire the majestic Pulpit Rock towering at 600 meters above
us, feed mountain goats, enjoy seals at play, visit the cave of the
tramper, and sometimes it even stops for mermaids.
: NOK 3.500,- This includes flight, hotel, all mentioned meals and
cruise (beverages and museum tickets excepted). We reserve the right to
alter the program if necessary, but we promise to upkeep its quality.
a picture gallery of Stavanger
are of course plenty of other traditional touristic tours in Norway, and
we recommend this site http://www.fjordtravel.no/fjord_tours.html
Tour 3: Telemark
from Oslo on Saturday morning – return on Sunday afternoon
tour starts on Saturday morning by coach to Ulefoss where we will embark
on one of our canal boats - M/S Victoria of M/S Henrik Ibsen. We will
experience a living cultural monument that has mostly preserved the
character of the last century. Here you’ll see old locks with fine
stone walls, the original cast iron machinery for operating the lock
gates, the old lockkeepers’ houses, the lockkeepers’ huts, beautiful
parks and old jetties. The boat trip takes about 5½ hours. Overnight
accommodation will be at the Quality Straand Hotel in Vrådal. The
Quality Straand Hotel has been welcoming travellers, holidaymakers and
course delegates for more than 140 years. The hotel combines old
traditions with modern comfort and wellbeing and is widely known for its
good food and atmosphere.
breakfast on the following day the tour continues to Uppigard Natadal in
Flatdal, a beautiful farm building from the 1700s. The location looks as
though it has been taken from a fairy tale and when dusk falls you can
almost hear gnomes and goblins dancing up in the woods and in between
the brown-coloured timber walls. The landlord will give a talk to the
group about superstitions and an enjoyable presentation about life on
the farm in olden days and up to the present time. Sour cream porridge,
cured meat and scrambled eggs plus coffee and cakes/griddle cake will be
served at the farm. The tour will then return to Oslo. But first we’ll
make a brief stop at Heddal Stave Church. This stave church that is
still in use is one of the largest in Norway and was built in the 12 th
and 13 th centuries.
Price NOK 1.840,-
includes: Coach transport, boat trip, overnight stay in a double room,
evening buffet and breakfast, visit to the farm where sour cream
porridge, cured meat, scrambled egg plus coffee and cakes/griddle cake
will be served. Entrance to Heddal Stave Church