Constellations

The intense exchange of ideas and information, the – also controversial – reflection on aesthetical and methodical concepts of composition as well as on the continuing determination of what music was, is and might be: since the very beginning of the International Summer Course in 1946 these coordinates stamp the regular meetings in Darmstadt. Many musical paradigms presented  – often for the first time – in Darmstadt made history, others are more or less forgotten. The main track of the Constellations series is to re-expose these phenomena with a historical perspective and their (potential) capabilities for the presence and the future.


The 2014 issue of the Constellations, hosted by Stefan Fricke and Michael Rebhahn, is devoted to the topic “tradition(s)”. In a series of talks Fricke/Rebhahn are meeting two guests each: Peter Ablinger, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Johannes Kreidler, Harry Lehmann and Martin Schüttler among others have been requested.


The detailed schedule will be announced later.

The intense exchange of ideas and information, the – also controversial – reflection on aesthetical and methodical concepts of composition as well as on the continuing determination of what music was, is and might be: since the very beginning of the International Summer Course in 1946 these coordinates stamp the regular meetings in Darmstadt. Many musical paradigms presented  – often for the first time – in Darmstadt made history, others are more or less forgotten. The main track of the Constellations series is to re-expose these phenomena with a historical perspective and their (potential) capabilities for the presence and the future.