Darmstadt Summer Course 2018: Workshops

In addition to the studios for interpretation and composition, we are offering a range of workshops to  participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018. The most important prerequisite for taking part in the workshops is that you are enrolled for the Summer Course and got a booking confirmation with participant number. Moreover, there are specific requirements or selection processes for most of the workshops.

The list of workshops is constantly updated, please visit this website regularly.

DISCONTINUITY

Tutor: Michael Maierhof

Workshop with selection process
For regular participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018

Maximum number of participants: 8 - 10

Deadline for submission of applications: 28 February 2018

 

Working phase: 15 to 26 July 2018

Target group: composers, artists, teams

APPLICATION

DISCONTINUITY

Voice Electrification

Workshop on Composing for voice and live-electronics

Tutor: Julia Mihály (voice & live-electronics)

Workshop with selection process

For participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018 (vocalists, composers)

Maximum number of participants: 8-10
Passive participation: possible upon arrangement

Deadline for submission of applications: 15 January 2018

Working phases:
Phase 1: 16–20 March 2018 (SELMA Frankfurt/Main)
Phase 2: 14–28 July 2018 (Darmstadt Summer Course)

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Julia Mihály, Photo: Ela Mergels

Voice Electrification

Artistic Research as Compositional or Performance Practice

Workshop with selection process

For performers, composers and sound-artists who

  • wish to create a new composition, performance, improvisation or artwork which is imbued by an interest in artistic research,
  • are interested in enriching their artistic practice through rigorous self-reflection,
  • search for ways to indulge deeply into a specific topic based on methods of artistic research,
  • wish to develop new performance models through artistic research.
  • (are participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018)

Tutors: Marko Ciciliani & Barbara Lüneburg

Maximum number of participants: 10-12
Passive participation: possible upon arrangement

Deadline for submission of applications: 31 January 2018

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Photo: Christina Hansen

Artistic Research as Compositional or Performance Practice

Harp Composition Workshop

Tutors: Gunnhildur Einarsdottir and Martin Iddon
Workshop with selection process
For participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018
Maximum number of participants: 8 composers
Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2018

 

During the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018 Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir (harp tutor) and Martin Iddon (composition tutor) will offer a workshop for harpists and composers. The goal of the workshop is to deepen the composers' understanding of contemporary harp technique and performance practice.

APPLICATION

Harp Composition Workshop

Workshop Christina Kubisch: Invisible Inaudible

(The Hidden City)

Tutor: Christina Kubisch

Workshop for participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018

Maximum capacity: tba

The conditions for participation will be announced soon.

 

The workshop is based on the research of sounds which we normally cannot hear: electromagnetic waves, underwater sounds, solar frequencies, radio waves and others. The workshop aims to explore and record soundscapes and signals in and around Darmstadt and to transform and transcribe them into a work which will be presented at the end. The result of the acoustic research can be a site specific installation, composition, sound sculpture, performance or other.

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Workshop Christina Kubisch: Invisible Inaudible

Chamber Sessions

Tutors: Marcus Weiss (Coordination), Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir, Uli Fussenegger, Graeme Jennings, Donatienne Michel-Dansac, Cathy Milliken, Ernesto Molinari, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Krassimir Sterev, Geneviève Strosser and others
Workshop for composers and interpreters

The conditions for participation will be announced early enough.


Initiated by saxophone tutor Marcus Weiss, the Chamber Sessions are offering chamber music experience in the field of New Music for instrumentalists coming to Darmstadt. A group of tutors is selecting works from a Call for Scores that can be workshopped during the Summer Course with musicians –  3 to 5 players in small ad-hoc ensembles –  of the instrumental studios. Each ad-hoc ensemble will rehearse together with a Summer Course tutor in Darmstadt. The exchange on a concrete score, rehearsal methods, notation and interpretation questions and the cooperation with the composer (if possible) is in the foreground of the Chamber Sessions. Instrumentalists can inscribe as players for certain parts before the Summer Course. A Call for Musicians will be announced early enough.

Chamber Sessions

Workshop Composer-Performer

Tutors: David Helbich and Jennifer Walshe

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

Maximum capacity: 8

Extended deadline for applications:  5 February 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.

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Workshop Composer-Performer in Darmstadt 2016

Workshop Composer-Performer

Feedback Sessions

Tutor: Heloisa Amaral

Workshop, open to all participants and tutors of the Darmstadt Summer Course

Dates and locations tba

Maximum capacity of each session: 8

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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E-mail registration is much appreciated, but spontaneous participants are welcome if the group is not over 8 persons.

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Feedback Sessions

Further Workshops

Details on these and other workshops and projects will be published soon:

  • Atelier Elektronik: Several Workshops
  • Cello Composition Workshop (Younghi Pagh-Paan, Lucas Fels)
  • Collaboration (Workshop Cathy Milliken)
  • Composing for Percussion Ensemble (Workshop of the Percussion Studio)
  • Composing for Violin and Oboe (Workshop Cathy Milliken, Graeme Jennings)
  • DANCE & MUSIC (Workshop Stefan Prins & Daniel Linehan)
  • Etudes for Electric Guitar (Workshop Yaron Deutsch)
  • Ircam in Residence: Several Workshops
  • Nature Theater of Darmstadt (Workshop of the Percussion Studio)
  • Notation (Workshops & Lectures, curated by Lucas Fels)
  • Piano Composition Workshop (Brian Ferneyhough, Nicolas Hodges)
  • Salims Salon (Workshop Seth Ayyaz, Cedrik Fermont, Jacqueline George, Elsa M'Bala (aka AMET), Hannes Seidl)
  • Tonus (Ulrich Mosch)
  • Workshop Alexander Schubert
  • Workshop Ulf Langheinrich
  • Workshop Guitar, Double bass and Live-electronics (Yaron Deutsch, Uli Fussenegger, Carlo Laurenzi)
  • Workshop Kirsten Reese
  • Workshop Martin Iddon
  • Workshops Michael Schmid
  • Workshop Patrick Frank
  • Workshop Rebecca Saunders & Krassimir Sterev
    Workshop Rebecca Saunders & Milica Djordjevic & Marco Blaauw