07.10.2014

Konrad Boehmer passed away

On 4 October 2014, the composer, music author and critic Konrad Boehmer pssed away at the age of 73 in Amsterdam. Boehmer, a sharp-tongued as well as very stimulating conversation partner, was born in Berlin in 1941, went later to Karlheinz Stockhausen in Cologne and attended at his invitation in 1959 for the first time the Darmstadt Summer Course. Boehmer was the first invited composer to tell his Darmstadt memories to Michael Rebhahn, Lukas Einsele and Christian Gropper in the course of the the IMD project „Nachhall“ („Reverberation“) . His critical words about the late 1950s, when the „initiative Darmstadt“ had been in danger of becoming an „institutiton“ and the avant-garde - in the words of Raymonds Radiguet - had started upright, but ended up on their knees, have not lost any of their relevance.
Michael Rebhahn collected some of Konrad Boehmer's Darmstadt memories in a 15 minute audio podcast.

 


Konrad Boehmer 2011 in his apartment in Amsterdam
Konrad Boehmer 1988 in Darmstadt, Photo: Manfred Melzer
07.10.2014

Konrad Boehmer passed away

On 4 October 2014, the composer, music author and critic Konrad Boehmer pssed away at the age of 73 in Amsterdam. Boehmer, a sharp-tongued as well as very stimulating conversation partner, was born in Berlin in 1941, went later to Karlheinz Stockhausen in Cologne and attended at his invitation in 1959 for the first time the Darmstadt Summer Course. Boehmer was the first invited composer to tell his Darmstadt memories to Michael Rebhahn, Lukas Einsele and Christian Gropper in the course of the the IMD project „Nachhall“ („Reverberation“) . His critical words about the late 1950s, when the „initiative Darmstadt“ had been in danger of becoming an „institutiton“ and the avant-garde - in the words of Raymonds Radiguet - had started upright, but ended up on their knees, have not lost any of their relevance.
Michael Rebhahn collected some of Konrad Boehmer's Darmstadt memories in a 15 minute audio podcast.

 

Konrad Boehmer 2011 in his apartment in Amsterdam
Konrad Boehmer 1988 in Darmstadt, Photo: Manfred Melzer