Auckland to host musical instruments conference

Auckland is set to host the next annual International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) in June next year, marking the first time the global conference has been held in New Zealand.

The 21st edition of NIME will be hosted by The University of Auckland, which led the conference bid supported by Auckland Convention Bureau and Tourism New Zealand.

The conference is expected to attract 200 delegates, with Fabio Morreale, lecturer and director of research at The University of Auckland’s School of Music, instrumental in securing the winning bid.

“We are incredibly proud of hosting NIME, as it is the most important academic conference in the whole field of music technology,” said Morreale.

“We are thrilled to host world-renowned musicians and scholars, who will come and share their latest research and inventions. The conference theme is aligned with the rising commitment in Aotearoa to reassess the value of indigenous art and methodologies.”