The 2020 Meeting of AMIS will take place at the National Music Center at Studio Bell, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It will begin on Wednesday, July 15 and finish with the annual banquet on Saturday night, July 18th.
Spanning over 450 years of music history and innovation, NMC's collection is comprised of more than 2,000 pieces that help tell the stories of music in Canada. Many unique pieces from the collection can be found on display throughout Studio Bell while our "living" collection provides visiting artists and artists in residence with access to more than 200 fully functional historic instruments maintained by NMC's in-house technicians.
Inspired by music festivals, Studio Bell is designed to activate all of the senses. Play the guitar, mix a track, and sing along in our vocal booths. Explore memorabilia from Canadian music icons, immerse yourself in an audio-visual installation, or catch a Kimball Theater Organ demonstration. Once you've made it to the top (fifth) floor, cap off your visit with a walk through four Canadian Music Halls of Fame.
Studio Bell is the first national cultural institution dedicated to celebrating music in Canada in all of its forms. The 160,000-square-foot building designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture is composed of nine subtly curved interlocking towers clad in glazed terra cotta. And, it sounds as good as it looks! Referencing the design of musical instruments, the facility's open spaces resonate with the sounds of music and activity, drawing visitors up through five floors of acoustically and visually distinct exhibition, performance, and gallery spaces.
For more information check out the Studio Bell website: https://www.studiobell.ca/