The Pop and Jazz Platform Meeting 2014 took place at the Conservatorio di Musica “G. Tartini” in Trieste, Italy, on 14-15 February under the title “The Audience”.

The Pop and Jazz Platform Preparatory Working Group:
Stefan HECKEL (Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz) – Chair
Erling AKSDAL (Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim)
Simon PURCELL (Trinity College of Music London)
Maria Pia DE VITO (Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia, Rome)
Hannie VAN VELDHOVEN (Utrechts Conservatorium)
Udo DAHMEN (Pop Akademie Mannheim)
Lars ANDERSSON (Malmoe Academy of Music)

The AEC preparatory working groups members work on the preparation of AEC events on voluntary basis. The AEC Preparatory Working Groups are all formed by coopting active individuals in the relevant field of specialization within AEC member institutions. Proactivity, as well as geographical and gender balances are the applied criteria to guarantee the diverse and dynamic character of the groups, who should ideally recreate the diversity of AEC members institutions.
Working group members are financially supported by their home institutions, which cover their travel and accommodation expenses to the working group meetings and to the actual event.


Conservatorio di Musica “G. Tartini”
14-15 February 2014

Conference Venue: SISSA, Address: Via Bonomea, 265, Trieste

Meeting Point Shuttle Buses: Piazza Oberdan, Trieste, Italy

“The Audience”


Friday 14th February

10:00 – 12:00: WG meeting (for PJP working group members only), SISSA
12:30 – 13:30: Pop and Jazz Vocal Teachers Meeting

12:30 and 13:30: Shuttle Buses to SISSA (Meeting Point Piazza Oberdan)

13:30-14:30: Newcomers Session (Aula Magna)
– Introduction to the AEC by Jeremy Cox, AEC Chief Executive
– Introduction to the PJP and presentation of the PJP Statement of Purpose by the Working Group
– Networking Session for Newcomers

14:30-14:50: Opening Event with music introduction (Auditorium)

Music Introduction: Jazz Guitars Duo
Marko Cepak – Marco Bolfelli
Bill Evans Time remembered
Bill Evans Very early

Opening remarks by:
Stefan Heckel, PJP Coordinator
Georg Schulz, Kunstuniversität Graz, AEC Council Member
Teresa Trevisan, IRC of the Conservatorio “G. Tartini” in Trieste
Bogdan Benigar, European Jazz Network
Jeremy Cox, AEC Chief Executive

14:50-15:30: The “New Music Languages” Department of the Conservatorio “G. Tartini” by Pietro Polotti, Paolo Pachini and Matteo Alfonso (Auditorium)

15:30-16:00: Networking with refreshments

16:00-17:30: Session I
Presentations by Joe Townsend and Gerry Godley
Moderated by Simon Purcell and Erling Aksdal

17:30-18:15: Bar Camp 1
Introduction by Udo Dahmen and topics selection

18:15-19:00: Tony Roe / Tin Men interactive live performance

Buses Back to the city centre

Saturday 15th February

9:15: Shuttle Buses to SISSA (Meeting point Piazza Oberdan)

10:00-11:30: Session II with music introduction

Music Iintroduction: Body Jockey – BJ set 2
Interactive electro dance music performance
by Sarah Taylor, Maurizio Goina and Pietro Polotti
Performer: Sarah Taylor
Electronics: Pietro Polotti

Panel Discussion
Peter Schulze, Music Journalist, Artistic Director JazzFest Berlin
Francesco Martinelli, festival director, promoter and writer, Pisa
Bogdan Benigar, Ljubljana Jazz Festival, European Jazz Network
Joe Towsend, Trinity Laban, London
Gerry Godley, Director of the Improvised Music Company” Dublin
Moderator: Hannie van Veldhoven, Utrechts Conservatorium

11:30-13:00: Bar Camp 2A
6 topics discussed in Breakout Groups

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:30-16:00: Bar Camp 2B
6 topics discussed in Breakout Groups

16:00-17:00: Interactive Session
Audience participating
By Maria Pia De Vito and Udo Dahmen

17:00-17:30: Networking with refreshments

17:30-18:30: Closing Session
Paolo Damiani, Head of Jazz at Santa Cecilia Roma, interviewed by
Maria Pia De Vito on jazz higher music education in Italy

Reporting back on the Bar Camp
Participant Questionnaire
News from the AEC by Jeremy Cox
Announcement of the PJP Platform 2015
Closing Remarks

18:30 Buses back to Trieste City Centre

20:00 Concert at Teatro Verdi

21:30: Dinner at Stazione Marittima

Online Registration

Please click HERE to register to PJP 2014

Deadline early bird: 20th January

Please send a photocopy of your document
for the wifi access at SISSA to

Information on Fee Payment

To receive an invoice please mail

Amount of the Registration Fee (per person)

Category For Registration and Payment made by
20th January
For Registration and Payment made after
20th January

Representative of an AEC member institution

140 euro 190 euro
Representative of a non-AEC member institution 440 euro 490 euro

Student from an AEC member institution

90 euro 110 euro
Other students 140 euro 190 euro

The participation fee includes:
• conference documents
• participation to all plenary and parallel session
• participation to the networking moments
• possibility to display information brochures posters and materials about AEC members institutions
• Coffee Breaks
• One organized Dinner ( Saturday 15)
• One organized Lunch (Saturday 15)
• Shuttle bus service from and to the Meeting Point (Piazza Oberdan) to the SISSA (Conference Venue) at the scheduled pick up times
• Concerts organized by the hosting institution
• Assistance by the AEC Office Staff

The participation fee will not be reimbursed for cancellations notified after January 15

Bank details for payments

BNP Paribas Fortis
Kantoor Sint-Amandsberg, Antwerpsesteenweg 242
9040 Sint-Amandsberg, Belgium
Account Holder AEC-Music
IBAN: BE47 0016 8894 2980
VAT number/ N° TVA/ USt-IdNr. BE 503 980 425

When making the transfer, please clearly quote:

• Invoice number

• the code of the event (PJP 2014) and
• the last name of the participant
• the name of your institution (if fitting)
Example:, PJP2014, Smith, Gotham Conservatory

Map of Venues PJP 2014 Trieste

– Hotels
– Conference Venue: SISSA, Via Bonomea 265, Trieste
– Meeting Point Shuttle Buses to SISSA: Piazza Oberdan, Trieste

Special Fares with Lufthhansa to Trieste for PJP participants

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa

Lufthansa German Airlines offers a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. As an airline partner, Lufthansa offers special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companion.

To make a reservation, please click on and enter the access code BEZAYLX in the “Access to Your Special Lufthansa Offer” area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.
NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.

These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to and providing the access code as a reference.

Hotels to be booked through the travel agency Cividin Viaggi

Please find the Hotel Information Document in the Documents and Images Tab. In the same document you will find travel information from the airports to the city and some optional services (private transfers, guided tour) offered by the travel agency.

Hotel bookings have to be made through the special hotel booking form you can find in the Documents and Images tab