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EU project unites musicians from Armenia and France in a digital concert

30 March 2021 / Source: euneighbours.eu

EU project unites musicians from Armenia and France in a digital concert
Tue, 03/30/2021 - 11:38

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A first online concert, bringing together musicians from Armenia and France, was conducted using LoLa (low latency) data transmission technology, provided through the EU-funded EaPConnect project. The ‘Overcoming pandemic and distance with LoLa’ digital concert, which streamed online on 19 March, was supported by the Armenian and French national research and education networks (NRENs) ASNET-AM and RENATER (Marseille).

During the event, cellists Marine Rodallec of the PIANOANDCO cultural association and Andranik Agajanyan of the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan performed a piece by Jacques Offenbach as if they were in the same room, despite being thousands of kilometres apart.

LoLa technology was developed by the Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Tartini, Trieste, in collaboration with the Italian NREN, GARR, and was introduced into Armenia through the first EaPConnect project in collaboration with ASNET-AM, which is operated by IIAP NAS RA (Institute of Informatics and Automation Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia). Since LoLa was implemented in Armenia, the ASNET-AM technical team became actively involved in various workshops and international events, including the 2019 ‘Connecting with Culture’ concert that used a record-breaking 5,000km of networks across seven countries.

The EU4Digital: Connecting Research and Education Communities project (EaPConnect) aims to bring together research and education communities from EU and Eastern partner countries and to reduce the digital divide.

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