14.08.2016

Campus Shop & Library

Campus Shop (Musikforum Demond: sheet music, CDs, books) and Campus Library at Lichtenbergschule will be open today from 9:30 to 16:00.


In the library, you can get your free copy of the Darmstädter Beiträge zur Neuen Musik vol. 23 if you still have the voucher that was in your welcome bag.

 

Posters and the last program books are sold at the front desk.

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14.08.2016

Program & OPEN SPACE 14 August 2016

Sunday, 14 August 2016

 

OPEN SPACE

11:30 OS 6: Lecture on Transcription | Lorenzo Romano (Schallfeld Ensemble)
12:00 OS 4: Lecture Composing for (classical) Guitar | Grégory Leclair
12:00 OS showcase: Workshop and Performance: scapegoat & Sam Salem / 'Not one can pass away' | Noam Bierstone
13:30 OS 1: Performance of Eva-Maria Houben: haiku zur zweit // weiter | Samuel Dunscombe and Rebecca Lane

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14.08.2016

Program & Open Space 15.08.2014

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13.08.2016

Program & OPEN SPACE 13 August 2016

Saturday, 13 August 2016

 

OPEN SPACE

10:00 OS 3: Meeting Point for composers | Quartetto Maurice
10:00 OS 6: Performance LOVE AND APPROPRIATION | Donal Sarsfield
10:30 OS showcase: Violin Studio Concert | Graeme Jennings
10:30 OS 1: Open Class: Donatienne MICHEL-DANSAC class | Roi Sarouk
11:00 OS stage: Concert Accordion & E-guitar Project | Deutsch + Sterev

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13.08.2016

Program & Open Space 15.08.2014

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11.08.2016

Program & OPEN SPACE 11 August 2016

Thursday, 11 August 2016

 

OPEN SPACE

10:00 OS 4: Listening Session: Exhibitronic Internationales Klangkunst Festival Open Call Result | Yérri-Gaspar Hummel
10:30 OS 6: Concert „Dual Disturbance“s | Josu Izco-Clarinet + Rosa Soler-Flute + Michael Murphy-drumkit
11:00 OS 4: Lecture „Revolutionary sounds: the rhythm of protest chants“ | Maayan tsadka

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11.08.2016

Program & Open Space 15.08.2014

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12.08.2016

Program & OPEN SPACE 12 August 2016

Friday, 12 August 2016

 

OPEN SPACE

10:00 OS 1: Concert Solo clarinet performance | Benjamin Maneyrol
10:30 OS 4: Panel Musical tandem : PICNIC | Mick Lim + Gu Wei + Li Qian Yun
10:30 OS showcase: Concert Guitar for breakfast | Guitar class
11:00 OS 5: Concert Two new (cello and trombone) works by Steen-Andersen, Eimermacher, Walter, Morishita | Ellen Fallowfield + Stephen Menotti

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12.08.2016

Program & Open Space 15.08.2014

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09.08.2016

Program & OPEN SPACE 9 August 2016

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

 

OPEN SPACE

10:00 OS 4: Confined walls of unity. The entire oeuvre for flute solo by Brian Ferneyhough | Ine Vanoeveren
10:00 OS 5: Lecture - Demonstration: Singer-Composer Communication | Miika Hyytiäinen + Donatienne Michel-Dansac’s voice class
10:00 OS showcase: Workshop „Darmstadt Debut“ | Santorsa + Saccone
10:30 OS 2: Lecture „On Texture as a Musical Parameter“ | Amit Gur
11:00 OS showcase: NEW ZEALAND: Is It A Hoax? | C. Oram & A. Taylor

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09.08.2016

Program & Open Space 15.08.2014

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10.08.2016

Program & OPEN SPACE 10 August 2016

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

 

OPEN SPACE

10:00 OS showcase: Concert FRACTALES performance at IMD | Fractales ensemble
10:00 OS 1: Workshop „Colour in notation with viola“ (Billone/Rushford) | Phoebe Green
12:00 OS 1: Workshop: GRID | Neele Hülcker
12:30 OS 3: Music Theatre: :-) WHY SO SERIOUS? (-: | HannaH Walter (violin) - Jacobo Hernández Enríquez (violin)

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Program & Open Space 15.08.2014

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08.08.2016

Program & OPEN SPACE 8 August 2016

Monday, 8 August 2016

 

OPEN SPACE

11:00 OS showcase: Concert „Darmstadt Debut“ | Santorsa-Fantechi
12:00 OS 6: Lecture „Coherency in the Languages of Visual Art & Music“ | Shawn Lucas
12:00 OS 1: Performance, Discussion + Lecture: Duo TRANSICIÓN; Music for flute & guitar | Pavel Tseliapniou
12:00 OS 4: Presentation & Discussion: On recent works | Milica Djordjevic

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Program & Open Space 15.08.2014

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07.08.2016

Program & OPEN SPACE 7 August 2016

Sunday, 7 August 2016

 

OPEN SPACE

10:00 OS 6: Presentation: Works by HM Mease (b. 1994) | Wyatt Wakefield
11:00 OS 2: Open Rehearsal: Chamber Music - Chaya Czernowin | Schallfeld Ensemble
11:00 OS showcase: Open Rehearsal: Voice, Flute and electronics | Maria Alikhanova
12:00 OS 6: Concert: Xenakis and Romitelli | Quartetto Maurice

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07.08.2016

Program & Open Space 15.08.2014

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06.08.2016

Program & OPEN SPACE 6 August 2016

Saturday, 6 August 2016

 

OPEN SPACE

10:00 OS 1: Fabrice Fitch new work for quartet + solo cello piece | Distractfold Ensemble
11:00 OS 4: Concert Duo Santorsa - Queirós | Concert Gt. and Cl.
11:00 OS showcase: „Concert Honey Dripper“ | Weston Olencki
12:00 OS 6: Lecture „Why Theater?“ | Steven Kazuo Takasugi
12:00 OS 1: Performance „Music Domestic“ | Lucie Vítková

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06.08.2016

Program & Open Space 15.08.2014

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05.08.2016

Performing SOUNDGARDEN

To celebrate 70 years Darmstadt Summer Course we’ve set a visual spatial accent in the middle of the city – SOUNDGARDEN at Karolinenplatz. This special venue is not only a nice place to hang out, to have a coffee or a beer, to visit our little exhibition on the Summer Course history, but also a place to perform smaller DJ sets. You are invited to participate with a set for Performing SOUNDGARDEN, you just need to get in touch with us. Enter the stage of the sound truck with music of your own choice!

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Soundgarden

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Soundgarden


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01.08.2016

Program & OPEN SPACE 1 August 2016

Monday, 1 August 2016

 

OPEN SPACE

10:00 – 16:30 OS 5: Seminar KRITIK – Kritik in den Theaterkünsten | Patrick Frank & guests
12:00 OS showcase: 10 Years Anniversary NADAR VINYL | Nadar Ensemble
13:00 OS 6: Recordings of the Listen + Space Commissions | Devin Maxwell

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01.08.2016

Program & Open Space 15.08.2014

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02.08.2016

Program & OPEN SPACE 2 August 2016

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

 

OPEN SPACE

09:30 OS extended (Lichtenbergschule: We Spoke room): SURROUND COFFEE | We Spoke
10:00 OS showcase: Composing for Flute | Eva Furrer and Beat Furrer
10:00 OS 6: People Making Sounds | Charlie Sdraulig
10:30 – 12:00 OS 5: KRITIK II: Kritik in den Theaterkünsten | Patrick Frank und Gäste
12:00 OS 6: Lecture Just Beyond Our Instruments Is The World | Cohen-Elias + Lucas (Mocrep + Takasugi)

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02.08.2016

Program & Open Space 15.08.2014

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03.08.2016

Program & OPEN SPACE 3 August 2016

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

 

OPEN SPACE

09:30 OS extended (Lichtenbergschule We Spoke room): SURROUND COFFEE | We Spoke
11:00 OS 5: Seminar KRITIK III: Neue Musik | Patrick Frank and guests
11:00 OS 2: Lecture Composing for Harp | Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir
11:00 OS 4: Concert + Lecture UN(!)limited(?) | Ine Vanoeveren

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03.08.2016

Program & Open Space 15.08.2014

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04.08.2016

Program & OPEN SPACE 4 August 2016

Thursday, 4 August 2016

 

OPEN SPACE

09:30 OS extended (Lichtenbergschule We Spoke room): SURROUND COFFEE | We Spoke
10:00 OS showcase: Open Rehearsal Situative Composing | Hannes Seidl
10:00 OS 1: one on one performance: ear action | Hülcker + Veloce
11:00 OS 2: Presentation Remixing „A Clockwork Orange“ | Schallfeld Ensemble
14:00 OS 6: Open Rehearsal and Workshop | The history of my Instrument (Harp +Video) | | Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir und Simon Steen-Andersen

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04.08.2016

Program & Open Space 15.08.2014

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05.08.2016

Program & OPEN SPACE 5 August 2016

Friday, 5 August 2016

 

OPEN SPACE

09:30 OS extended (Lichtenbergschule We Spoke room): SURROUND COFFEE | We Spoke
10:30 OS showcase: Concert + discussion of Pietro Dossena: "Haunted" for solo guitar | Ruben M. Santorsa
11:30 OS 6: AI + Trumpet Improvisation | Ethan Marks
12:00 OS showcase: Magical Realism - the music of Esaias Jarnegard | Weston Olencki
13:30 OS 1: Lecture What's HICHIRIKI | Yukari Misawa

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Program & Open Space 15.08.2014

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31.07.2016

NEW: Translucent Spaces – Workshop with Klaus Lang

Tutor: Klaus Lang

Workshop

For signing up for this workshop, please e-mail
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Maximum capacity: 10

The general idea and starting point of this project is the attempt to develop new definitions of musical spaces through happenings positioned on the borderline of concert, installation and performance.

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31.07.2016

Program & OPEN SPACE 31 July 2016

Sunday, 31 July 2016

 

OPEN SPACE

11:00 OS 5: Seminar KRITIK | Patrick Frank

12:00 OS 6: Deep listening: recent works | Yoav Chorev

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Program & Open Space 15.08.2014

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30.07.2016

NEW: Feedback Sessions

Heloisa Amaral is offering a new workshop format at this years Darmstadt Summer Course: Feedback Sessions at the OPEN SPACE. Being able to share knowledge and expertise with colleagues is essential for the development of an independent professional artist. In performance arts such as theatre and dance concrete methods and strategies for peer-to-peer feedback are widespread; within contemporary music practice, however, the topic has not been given much formal attention. The feedback workshop proposed by the Darmstadt Summer Course 2016 is inspired by a method for actors and visual artists created by philosopher Karim Bennamar for the DasArts School in Holland. In addition to teaching musicians specific skills on how to give and receive objective and constructive feedback, the workshop will allow participants to present works in progress to open-minded colleagues.

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Feedback Sessions

Dates: 2 (Introduction)

4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 August
Time: always 14:00 – 15:30

Location: OPEN SPACE (please check OS calendar for the concrete room)

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25.07.2016

Mathias Spahlinger has to cancel his participation at Summer Courses

Unfortunately, Mathias Spahlinger has to cancel his participation in this year’s Summer Courses due to health reasons. We regret having to cancel his composition atelier and are wishing him all the best.

25.07.2016

Mathias Spahlinger has to cancel his participation at Summer Courses

25.07.2016

Mathias Spahlinger has to cancel his participation at Summer Courses


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23.07.2016

OPENING: De Keersmaeker's "Vortex Temporum" on 29 July

Temporal whirl, temporal maelstrom – vortex temporum: the right metaphor for the opening of the International Summer Course for New Music in 2016. The Darmstadt Summer Course has existed for 70 years; it took place for the first time in 1946 at Kranichstein Hunting Lodge, before the gates of an utterly destroyed city. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's version of Gérard Grisey's masterpiece "Vortex Temporum" is the kick-off for a dense festival program with concerts, lectures, installations, workshops and interventions – almost around the clock, until 14 August!

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23.07.2016

OPENING on 29 July: Vortex Temporum

23.07.2016

OPENING on 29 July: Vortex Temporum


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17.07.2016

Call for Musicians: Chamber Sessions

From now on registered participants of the Darmstadt instrumental courses can inscribe for the Chamber Sessions. The tutors have chosen works by Summer Course participants and are offering to rehearse these pieces together.

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17.07.2016

Call for Musicians: Chamber Sessions

17.07.2016

Call for Musicians: Chamber Sessions


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07.07.2016

Free capacities for Youth Hostel, Bus Shuttles, Bicycles

Registered participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course can still book a limited contingent of places in the Darmstadt youth hostel: Accomodation in Multi-bed room, incl. breakfast is at 26 € per person / night (17 nights: 442 Euro + 3% Service Charge = 456 Euro)

 

We are also offering:

Bus Shuttles for the two Frankfurt events

3 August 2016 The Lichtenberg Figures (Eva Reiter & Ictus)

13 August 2016 hr-Sinfonieorchester with Ferneyhough (Firecycle Beta), Lachenmann (Air) and Gander (bloodbeat)

Bicycles for the entire Summer Course period (42,20 € for 16 days)

You will need your ztix login details for booking:

BOOKING YOUTH HOSTEL, BUS SHUTTLES, BICYCLE

Forgot your ztix login?

Please go to the ztix website below, enter the e-mail address that you've used for booking and have ztix reset your password.

www.ztix.de

07.07.2016

Free capacities for Youth Hostel, Bus Shuttles, Bicycles

07.07.2016

Free capacities for Youth Hostel, Bus Shuttles, Bicycles


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29.06.2016

We Spoke New Music : Call for Musicians

We Spoke invites musicians to work on a large scale version of Fritz Hauser’s conceptual work Schraffur during the Darmstadt Summer Course 2016. The work consists in scratching regularly the surface or string of any instrument (percussion or not) and to explore the micro differences in tone that come out of extremely slow shifts in position. All instrumentalists are welcome, we will be providing scratchable instruments and sticks to those who don’t have one. We will have a short daily cession from 3rd to 5th August, and a longer cession with the composer himself on 6th and 7th, culminating with a late morning performance on 7th August. If you like to take part, please e-mail

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29.06.2016

We Spoke New Music : Call for Musicians

29.06.2016

We Spoke New Music : Call for Musicians


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14.06.2016

Please Print your Booking Confirmation

For check-in on 29 July in Darmstadt, all participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course will need their booking confirmation as PDF or on a mobile device. In the booking confirmation you can also find the links for online booking of the Youth Hostel and the Maritim Rhein-Main Hotel Darmstadt. There are some free places left at the Youth Hostel and the hotel!


In case you've forgotten to print this confirmation during the booking process, you can do it again anytime. Please follow the instructions here or in the PDF "Print Booking Confirmation":

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14.06.2016

Please Print your Booking Confirmation

14.06.2016

Please Print your Booking Confirmation


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25.05.2016

ROTOR#3

Freitag, 3. Juni 2016 | 22.00 Uhr | Atelierfrankfurt Club

Schwedlerstraße 1-5, 60314 Frankfurt/Main (Tram 11, Haltestelle Schwedlerstraße)

Konzert: Gebrüder Teichmann
mit Studierenden der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt (HfMDK)

Club: Felix Krapp und Kilian Paterson


ROTOR heißt eine neue Konzertreihe, die an wechselnden Orten experimentelle, elektronische Musik, Neue Musik und Klangkunst miteinander verbindet.
ROTOR #3 präsentiert in einer Konzertperformance die Ergebnisse eines Workshops der Gebrüder Teichmann mit Studierenden der Kompositionsabteilung der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (Klasse Prof. Orm Finnendahl). Im Anschluss daran Clubnacht mit den Djs Felix Krapp und Kilian Paterson.

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Atelierfrankfurt Club

Schwedlerstraße 1-5, 60314 Frankfurt/Main
Tram 11, Haltestelle Schwedlerstraße

Eintritt: 8/5 Euro

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ROTOR#3

25.05.2016

ROTOR#3


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20.05.2016

Internal Call for Scores: Chamber Sessions

The Chamber Sessions, in 2014 initiated for the first time in Darmstadt by saxophone tutor Marcus Weiss, give a special focus to the potential of the about 400 Summer Course participants: Each of them is bringing "her / his" music, ideas and individual approaches to Darmstadt. The chamber music format Chamber Sessions is offering a framework for the exchange on rehearsal methodology, notation, current compositional practices and interpretation by facing a concrete score together. A Call for the Scores invites the composition students of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2016 to submit pieces. The tutors will select the most interesting pieces for the project and will work on them together with small ad hoc ensembles (3 to 5 players). As soon as the pieces will be chosen, we’ll publish a Call for Musicians who can then sign up for a musical part.

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20.05.2016

Internal Call for Scores: Chamber Sessions

20.05.2016

Internal Call for Scores: Chamber Sessions


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18.05.2016

historage: Call for Remixes / Re-workings / Responses

Submission Deadline: 25 May 2016

 

Distractfold, in collaboration with the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD) and the Goethe Institut, would like to invite emerging composers, sound artists and electronic music producers to participate in the historage project. We are seeking short remixes, reworkings or responses to selected recordings from the IMD archive: Interested artists should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register their interest in the project and in order to be given access to material from the archive.

 

The deadline of the first stage of submissions for historage has been moved to 25 May due to demand and last minute responses to our call for participation. To clarify a point raised by many dozens of participants, you are clear to use all, some, or one of the provided works as source material, and to combine this material with anything else as you see fit. There are no aesthetic criteria for this submission.

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Distractfold
18.05.2016

historage: Call for Remixes / Re-workings / Responses

18.05.2016

historage: Call for Remixes / Re-workings / Responses


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17.04.2016

New York is celebrating 70 years Darmstadt Summer Course

In the musical world the name of Darmstadt is synonymous with the International Summer Course for New Music. 70 years ago, the Summer Course was founded and since then it has made major contributions to music history: Nearly all prominent protagonists of the music after 1945 are somehow connected to Darmstadt, as are the aesthetic debates and fierce controversies on present and future composing. Outstanding performances by Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez, Luigi Nono, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage, David Tudor, Morton Feldman, György Ligeti, Luciano Berio, Gérard Grisey, Helmut Lachenmann, Brian Ferneyhough and many others are also part of the Summer Course history. Until today, the International Music Institute Darmstadt (IMD) is organizing the Summer Course every two years and still it is unparalleled throughout the world with its hybrid format combining summer academy, festival and international discourse platform for contemporary music.

 

This is reason enough for the New York based ensemble scene to celebrate Darmstadt's legacy of radical innovation with a three-day music festival: From 9 to 11 May 2016 there will be concerts with ICE, Mivos Quartet, Talea, SEM and the Wet Ink Ensemble at Roulette (509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217). Festival highlights include Matthias Spahlinger's “Extension”, Karlheinz Stockhausen's “Mikrophonie”, John Cage's “Concert for Piano and Orchestra”, new works by Ashley Fure and Darmstadt faculty member Jennifer Walshe as well as a performance of Helmut Lachenmann's third string quartet “Grido”.

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…FROM DARMSTADT…
70 YEARS OF NEW MUSIC
9 to 11 May 2016 @ Roulette

509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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17.04.2016

New York is celebrating 70 years Darmstadt Summer Course

17.04.2016

New York is celebrating 70 years Darmstadt Summer Course


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23.03.2016

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and Donatienne Michel-Dansac: Studio for Voice in Contemporary Music

This year's Darmstadt Summer Course offers an extensive program for singers: In addition to the studio of Donatienne Michel-Dansac that focuses on solo repertoire, the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart will offer a studio for contemporary vocal chamber music. Both studios are closely interlocked with each other: As a participant of one course one may also work in the other studio. There are special requirements and selection procedures for both studios. Interested singers are asked to apply soon, by 15 April 2016 latest.

Studio for Voice in Contemporary Music I
Tutor: Donatienne Michel-Dansac
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Studio for Voice in Contemporary Music II
Tutors: Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart

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23.03.2016

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and Donatienne Michel-Dansac: Studio for Voice in Contemporary Music

23.03.2016

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and Donatienne Michel-Dansac: Studio for Voice in Contemporary Music


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29.02.2016

Darmstadt 2016: Several courses booked out

Due to the enormous demand the registration for composition, violin, saxophone, guitar, piano and flute is no longer possible. There is no waiting list. In case there will be free places in the end, we will re-open the registration. We'll inform you on this website and on Facebook.

29.02.2016

Darmstadt 2016: Several courses already booked out

29.02.2016

Darmstadt 2016: Several courses already booked out


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26.02.2016

Electronics Atelier Workshops 2016

Workshops by: Susanne Kirchmayr (Electric Indigo), Philipp Sollmann (Efdemin), Mario de Vega, Sebastian Berweck, Hanno Leichtmann

 

Under the label Electronics Atelier the Darmstadt Summer Course 2016 will offer several workshops to all registered participants. Inscription details will be announced early enough via e-mail. It is also possible to register for the Darmstadt Summer Course and only take part in the Electronics Atelier workshops.

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26.02.2016

Electronics Atelier Workshops 2016

26.02.2016

Electronics Atelier Workshops 2016


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21.01.2016

Just Beyond Our Instruments is the World: Call for Concepts

Just Beyond Our Instruments is the World: A Collaborative Post-Instrumental Workshop with Steven Kazuo Takasugi and Mocrep

 

Together with participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2016, Steven Kazuo Takasugi and Ensemble Mocrep are going to explore musical possibilities beyond the classical instrument. Please apply for the workshop by 21st February 2016!

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21.01.2016

Just Beyond Our Instruments is the World: Call for Concepts

21.01.2016

Just Beyond Our Instruments is the World: Call for Concepts


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15.01.2016

Application now possible!

15.01.2016

Application now possible!

15.01.2016

Application now possible!


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07.01.2016

NACHHALL: Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez (1925-2016) in conversation with Michael Rebhahn (IN GERMAN)
27 December 2012, Baden-Baden
Camera & Sound: Christian Gropper

 

On 27 December 2012, Michael Rebhahn interviewed Pierre Boulez at his home in Baden-Baden. The interview is part of the oral history project NACHHALL ("Reverberation") that was initiated by Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD) to collect memories and stories of protagonists of the Darmstadt Summer Course in the 50s and 60s.

07.01.2016

NACHHALL: Pierre Boulez

07.01.2016

NACHHALL: Pierre Boulez


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06.01.2016

Pierre Boulez dies at 90

Please click on the picture for opening the gallery. All photos (c) IMD Archive

French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez died at 90 yesterday evening in Baden-Baden. His name is closely related to the history of the Darmstadt Summer Course, especially in the 1950s and 1960s. Born in Montbrison (F) on 26 March 1925 and educated at Paris Conservatory, he attended the Darmstadt Summer Course for the fist time in 1952 when Olivier Messiaen was among the tutors. Boulez held courses and lectures himself every year from 1955 to 1957, then from 1959 to 1963 and for the last time in 1965. His Darmstadt lectures like "Alea" (1957), "Penser la musique aujourd'hui" (1960) or "Notwendigkeit einer ästhetischen Orientierung" (1963) are among his most important texts.

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06.01.2016

Pierre Boulez died at 90

06.01.2016

Pierre Boulez died at 90


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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).

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01.01.2016

IMD wishes a Happy New Year!

01.01.2016

IMD wishes a Happy New Year!


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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.

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04.12.2015

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

04.12.2015

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


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03.11.2015

Call for Participation: Writing Workshop 2016

For the fourth time the Darmstadt Summer Course 2016 will be offering a Writing Workshop. Although the concept of the project has been revisited and adapted every time, its core is still the same: focused support and concentrated training for young journalists in the field of contemporary music. The success of this format also shows its need – since 2010, applications have tripled and the quality of applications has increased at the same time.
After a successful test in 2014 the Writing Workshop 2016 will again be offered bilingual in German and English. We are delighted to have two very well known UK publicists on board: Anne Hilde Neset and Peter Meanwell, who will share the two project weeks. The German-speaking part will be directed by Stefan Fricke who has worked for the Writing Workshop since the very beginning and has played a key role in emerging the format. In the 2016 edition – again with the active support by Eberhard Bätza who will supervise the „temporary studio“ – an even stronger emphasis is given on the media broadcasting, web and blogging.
Application deadline for the Writing Workshop is 31 March 2016, please see the PDF "Call Writing Workshop" for details.

03.11.2015

Call for Participation: Writing Workshop 2016

03.11.2015

Call for Participation: Writing Workshop 2016


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