Call for Projects: Workshop Composer-Performer

Tutors: David Helbich and Jennifer Walshe

Workshop with selection procedure
For participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018

Maximum capacity: 8

Deadline for applications:  31 January 2018

First Meeting 26-30 March 2018 at 
Performing Arts Forum (PAF) in St Erme Outre et Ramecourt / France

 

The composer-performer workshop invites people who work with a performative approach to composition and research, those who are curious about the performativity of sound and music.


Topics:

  • composer as performer
  • physicality & theatre as compositional elements

We are interested in composition which is deeply inspired by the history and state of sound and music as well as by the outcomes of many years of performance art, theatre, dance and much more. We believe that this necessarily re-
quires a strong focus and a different, very open and challenging way of com-posing and preparing pieces for performance.
The people we want to bring together for this workshop are those who seek to move fluidly between the positions of writing and performing, making and doing, planning and trying. Open to re-defining how composing and performing might work, open to becoming someone different through that process.


We will choose a group of people with the potential to work and create together. Our focus is on work, on the process, rather than the finished product. We will though, of course, finish the workshop in Darmstadt with a performance night.


During the workshop we will work on the physicality of sound and music, on the body on stage, on the relation to audience(s), on observation and self-performativity. Next to exercises, experiments and mini-pieces every participant will produce a piece, either by themselves or in collaboration with other members of the workshop.

 

Questions we are interested in:
What is our practice? How do we work, research, consume art? How do we keep fit for art? How do we train to make and perform it? How are we the audience of our own works? How do we experience the works of others? What are forms of collaboration? What is constructive criticism of this new type of working (out-side-ear/eye)? New kinds of pieces demand new ways of producing and preparing – how do we ask what a piece needs? What are the conditions for production and how do they influence what the piece is? What is the theater of concert situation?


Application
Participants interested in this workshop are asked to submit 1 PDF, 3 pages long maximum. No other file format will be accepted. The PDF should consist of:
- 1 page: tell us about yourself.
- 1-2 pages: brainstorm of ideas which you would like to try out, either by yourself or with others during the workshop. These don’t need to be concrete proposals for the piece you will present in the final performance (though they might end up in that piece); we are simply looking to see how you think.  
- include maximum 3 links to specific works of yours we can see/hear online.  

 

The title of the file should contain your name and “CP” to indicate the call, i.e. “Rosaleen_Murphy_CP.pdf” etc.


Structure
The workshop begins with a meeting 26-30 March 2018 at 
Performing Arts Forum (PAF) in St Erme Outre et Ramecourt in France. Students will pay for their travel to PAF. Accommodation at PAF costs 20 Euro per day, plus a 12 Euro once-off membership fee. PAF is self-catering and we will all cook together as a group. Please familiarise yourself with the ethos of PAF here:  http://www.pa-f.net

 

IMPORTANT: Please do only apply if you are able to come to PAF for the meeting in March, as well as to Darmstadt. If you cannot come in March, you will automatically be excluded from the selection procedure.


Please send the PDF with all necessary information to:
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by 31 January 2018 the latest.

 

The selection by Jennifer Walshe and David Helbich will be announced mid of February 2018.

 

All selected artists must be registered participants of the Summer Course and will be given preference during registration. Registration will start mid / end of January 2018.
No scholarships will be granted for this project.

 

Before you apply, please take note of the Darmstadt Summer Course conditions.

Workshop Composer-Performer in Darmstadt 2016

Tutors: David Helbich and Jennifer Walshe

Workshop with selection procedure
For participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018

Maximum capacity: 8

Deadline for applications:  31 January 2018

First Meeting 26-30 March 2018 at 
Performing Arts Forum (PAF) in St Erme Outre et Ramecourt / France

 

The composer-performer workshop invites people who work with a performative approach to composition and research, those who are curious about the performativity of sound and music.

Workshop Composer-Performer in Darmstadt 2016