Presentation of the Percussion Ensemble Composition Workshop
Participants of the percussion classes of Christian Dierstein and Håkon Stene
The Darmstadt Summer Course offers the special opportunity for young composers and musicians from over 40 countries to meet and work together intensively for two weeks. Each time, this leads to unexpected productive contacts and artistic projects. The work in Darmstadt does not always involve finished scores; often, the composers and musicians start from sketches and concepts that are only developed fully through joint experimentation to find specific ways of writing for the instruments. The two percussion tutors, Christian Dierstein and Håkon Stene, had issued a call for percussion concepts and project ideas from young composers involving three to five percussionists. Every kind of sound-producing object was expressly desired. The selected projects will be worked on intensively during the two-week workshop, accompanied by the composition tutors Rebecca Saunders, Georges Aperghis, Marko Ciciliani and Simon Steen-Andersen. In its workshop concert, the percussion class will offer a glimpse of this laboratory.