Feedback Sessions

Tutor: Heloisa Amaral


Open to all participants and tutors of the Darmstadt Summer Course
Max. capacity of each session: 8

E-mail registration is much appreciated, but spontaneous participants are welcome if the group is not over 8 persons. Please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Being able to share knowledge and expertise with colleagues is essential for the development of an inde pendent 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.

Furthermore, the collective exercises proposed by our tutors will encourage performers and composers to reflect on how the conceptual dimension of their work affects practice and vice-versa, with the dialogue between performers and composers as focal point.

In order to get a taste of the widest possible range of feedback strategies and techniques we recommend participants to take part in several sessions throughout the course. Please bring your instrument, scores and anything else you may need for your performance. Special requirements must be discussed with the tutor beforehand.

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)


If you'd like to present a project in the Feedback Sessions or are interested in learning methods of giving concrete and constructive feedback: Please sign up via e-mail

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