04.12.2015

Geneviève Strosser and Dimitrios Polisoidis: Viola in My/Our Life

The reference to Morton Feldman’s famous composition "The Viola in My Life" is purely assotiative, but Geneviève Strosser and Dimitrios Polisoidis take the title of this piece quite literally for the conception of their jointly planned viola workshop within the next Darmstadt Summer Course: How can we consider from different perspectives the role of the viola in contemporary music, how can we think and discuss these issues? How can we create a meaningful exchange between performers and composers who want to write for this instrument? In five major sections the two „team teachers“ Geneviève Strosser (2012 viola tutor and 2014 main coach for our ENSEMBLE project) and Dimitrios Polisoidis (viola tutor in 2010) will discuss the outlined issues in close cooperation with and strong involvement of the workshop participants.


A special project for viola players and composers, where smaller pieces will be created, will complete the two-week workshop „Viola in My/Our Life.“ The workshop is part of the 48th International Summer Course for New Music (29 July to 14 August 2016), applications are possible between 15 January and 15 April 2016 on this website. Details on the viola workshop can be found in the PDF "Viola in My/Our Life".

04.12.2015

Geneviève Strosser and Dimitrios Polisoidis: Viola in My/Our Life

The reference to Morton Feldman’s famous composition "The Viola in My Life" is purely assotiative, but Geneviève Strosser and Dimitrios Polisoidis take the title of this piece quite literally for the conception of their jointly planned viola workshop within the next Darmstadt Summer Course: How can we consider from different perspectives the role of the viola in contemporary music, how can we think and discuss these issues? How can we create a meaningful exchange between performers and composers who want to write for this instrument? In five major sections the two „team teachers“ Geneviève Strosser (2012 viola tutor and 2014 main coach for our ENSEMBLE project) and Dimitrios Polisoidis (viola tutor in 2010) will discuss the outlined issues in close cooperation with and strong involvement of the workshop participants.