10.01.2014

New format for musicians: "Performance practice electronic music" with Sebastian Berweck

Sebastian Berweck – one of the most sought-after pianists for experimental contemporary music – will offer within the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014 a new format that has been developed especially for interpreters who work with electronics but have not been trained for this. Regarding the specific content of his workshop Sebastian Berweck wrote the following statement:

 

“You are a performer and you want to play with electronics but you don’t know where to start? Performance practice electronic music is here to help you get started and answer some of the questions you might have:


−    How does all this work?
−    What do I need?
−    How do I find my own setup and adapt it to different compositions?
−    How to synchronize humans and machines?
−    How does the collaboration with composers/technicians/promoters work?
−    The patch does not work. What now?
−    What repertoire is available?
−    How do I write a tech rider?
−    How do I setup a rehearsal space?

 

Performance practice is for interpreters who want to learn how to play (with) electronics. For this you will need to define your own setup/instrument, and familiarize yourself with it. This course will get you started and show you where to go from here.

 

But performance practice electronic music is for composers, too. Here are some questions you might want to ask interpreters and get some more information on:

 

−    What is a good way to notate electronic music/music for controllers?
−    What does a good tech sheet look like?
−    How to make by composition future proof?
−    What information needs to be communicated to performers, what do they have to know themselves?

 

The course is an open space to discuss any questions/answers that you might have and it’s a space for beginners and advanced students alike. Performance practice electronic music is not about programming though. It’s about electronic instruments and the controllers that control them – and how to make music with them.”

10.01.2014

New format for musicians: "Performance practice electronic music" with Sebastian Berweck

Sebastian Berweck – one of the most sought-after pianists for experimental contemporary music – will offer within the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014 a new format that has been developed especially for interpreters who work with electronics but have not been trained for this. Regarding the specific content of his workshop Sebastian Berweck wrote the following statement:

 

“You are a performer and you want to play with electronics but you don’t know where to start? Performance practice electronic music is here to help you get started and answer some of the questions you might have: