NACHHALL: Pierre Boulez
Pierre Boulez (1925-2016) in conversation with Michael Rebhahn (IN GERMAN)
27 December 2012, Baden-Baden
Camera & Sound: Christian Gropper
On 27 December 2012, Michael Rebhahn interviewed Pierre Boulez at his home in Baden-Baden. The interview is part of the oral history project NACHHALL ("Reverberation") that was initiated by Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD) to collect memories and stories of protagonists of the Darmstadt Summer Course in the 50s and 60s.
“NACHHALL” (Reverberation): Oral History Project of IMD
Since May 2010 IMD is working on a voluminous, perennial archive project for coming to terms with its history, digitalization and to make its material of over 60 years of lived music history available for everybody.
Now, we want to add another module to IMD’s source and sound archive – “NACHHALL” (Reverberation) is the title of an Oral History Project of the trio Lukas Einsele (photographer), Christian Gropper (documentary film maker) und Michael Rebhahn (music author) which is going to be developed on behalf of IMD.
“Narrated history” has to be seen not only as a complement to written sources but as well as a totally peculiar presentation of artistic biography and history. And time presses as there do not live as many protagonists of the early beginnings of the Summer Course; many of those who can tell about have already passed the age of 80 – their stories and their impressions about the Darmstadt Summer Course of the 50s and 60s we badly need.
The project "NACHHALL" is kindly supported by
Merck'sche Gesellschaft für Kunst und Wissenschaft