01.01.2016

IMD wishes a Happy New Year!

IMD wishes a Happy New Year! In 2016, we are especially looking forward to the International Summer Course for New Music (29 July to 14 August 2016) and to celebrating its 70th anniversary. Online application will start on 15 January 2016!

 

Besides the long-term preparations for the next Summer Course, IMD was engaged in a number of other projects past year: In cooperation with Staatstheater Darmstadt we've presented the exhibition „In Darmstadt geboren! – Luigi Nono in Darmstadt" in June and now collaborate on the International Music Theatre Competition that Staatstheater Darmstadt has launched. We've also supported the Friends of IMD in establishing their new concert format „From Darmstadt" which had its premiere with a Dieter Schnebel concert & talk in Freiburg in June. The series of Darmstadt Music Talks – together with Jazzinstitut and Akademie fuer Tonkunst – was continued in 2015 with three topics: Culture on the Streets (with Léon Krempel), Music and Architecture (with Kerstin Schultz), Music and Censorship (with Christiane von Wahlert).


In cooperation with the Institut für Klangforschung at Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach and the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt, IMD created ROTOR: A new project platform in the Rhine-Main region at the interface of electronic, experimental and New Music with the first two ROTOR performances in September in the course of the Summer of Architecture Rhine-Main.

 

The third Biennale for Modern Music cresc... in November – organized by Ensemble Modern and hr-Sinfonieorchester in cooperation with IMD and many other Rhine-Main partners – featured the music of Helmut Lachenmann as well as music and film.

 

Besides the ongoing research projects in Basel and Berlin, IMD started collaborations with the institutes for musicology in Hamburg and Heidelberg. Many scholars and artists from all over the world have worked at the IMD archive during the year 2015. They were already given access to a test version of IMD's new online archive database that is the result of our extensive archive digitization project.

 

For the oral history project NACHHALL ("Reverberation") eleven contemporary witnesses of the early years of the Darmstadt Summer Course were interviewed between 2011 and 2015 and provided recollections and memories on their time in Darmstadt which draw a lively picture of the "historical" situations in the 1950s and 1960s. At the moment, the video materials are processed for publication.

 

We'd like to thank all of our partners and supporters for their commitment and confidence in our work and are looking forward to collaborating on these inspiring projects and to creating new ideas!

ROTOR 2015: Philipp Sollmann (efdemin) and John Gürtler
cresc... 2015: Black Box Music by Simon Steen-Andersen
01.01.2016

IMD wishes a Happy New Year!

IMD wishes a Happy New Year! In 2016, we are especially looking forward to the International Summer Course for New Music (29 July to 14 August 2016) and to celebrating its 70th anniversary. Online application will start on 15 January 2016!

 

Besides the long-term preparations for the next Summer Course, IMD was engaged in a number of other projects past year: In cooperation with Staatstheater Darmstadt we've presented the exhibition „In Darmstadt geboren! – Luigi Nono in Darmstadt" in June and now collaborate on the International Music Theatre Competition that Staatstheater Darmstadt has launched. We've also supported the Friends of IMD in establishing their new concert format „From Darmstadt" which had its premiere with a Dieter Schnebel concert & talk in Freiburg in June. The series of Darmstadt Music Talks – together with Jazzinstitut and Akademie fuer Tonkunst – was continued in 2015 with three topics: Culture on the Streets (with Léon Krempel), Music and Architecture (with Kerstin Schultz), Music and Censorship (with Christiane von Wahlert).