Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency
Thomas Meyer, born 1955, is an expert in classical and new music.
Thomas has worked as a music journalist for newspapers, radio stations and musical periodicals. He has lectured at several universities and researched as a musicologist in the fields of piano music, contemporary music, improvisation and film music. With Urban Mäder and Marc Unternährer, he recently published a book about Teaching of Free Improvisation.
Thomas has been on the Board of Trustees of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and belongs to the programme commitee of the New Music festivals of Rümlingen and Berne.
In London Thomas researched for a new book on the art of English bell ringing.
Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland
The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only
For more information visit lg-stiftung.ch.