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Composition

“The younger generation ought to have its turn to challenge the predecessors, to relieve them of duty, to rebel against them.”

Martin Schüttler, 2004 participant and Kranichsteiner Music Prize Winner


Composition courses in Darmstadt? That can only mean: questioning established thinking; gaining new inspiration for ones own work; rethinking and developing positions; testing composition-related questions regarding aesthetics, craft, and interpretation; maintaining direct contact with lecturers and other students. Composition courses in Darmstadt also mean: working continuously; listening and analysis or just experimenting; confirming or discarding proposed idea; giving shape to inchoate possibilities; grasping spontaneity and realizing it in collaboration with performers. The possibilities are as endless as the experiences and opinions of the participants. For at the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music young composers from completely different cultures and scenes are able to meet. They present their ideas and works to one another. In lessons, at rehearsals, during reading sessions, at lectures, after presentations or in individual projects – everywhere the possibilities abound for a lively and controversial exchange. General aesthetic and societal considerations are as relevant here as compositional matters. The limitations on “how” and “what” are set by each person individually.


“The younger generation ought to have its turn to challenge the predecessors, to relieve them of duty, to rebel against them.”

Martin Schüttler, 2004 participant and Kranichsteiner Music Prize Winner


Composition courses in Darmstadt? That can only mean: questioning established thinking; gaining new inspiration for ones own work; rethinking and developing positions; testing composition-related questions regarding aesthetics, craft, and interpretation; maintaining direct contact with lecturers and other students. Composition courses in Darmstadt also mean: working continuously; listening and analysis or just experimenting; confirming or discarding proposed idea; giving shape to inchoate possibilities; grasping spontaneity and realizing it in collaboration with performers. The possibilities are as endless as the experiences and opinions of the participants. For at the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music young composers from completely different cultures and scenes are able to meet. They present their ideas and works to one another. In lessons, at rehearsals, during reading sessions, at lectures, after presentations or in individual projects – everywhere the possibilities abound for a lively and controversial exchange. General aesthetic and societal considerations are as relevant here as compositional matters. The limitations on “how” and “what” are set by each person individually.