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21.08.2015

Over 150 Submissions: International Music Theatre Competition

Staatstheater Darmstadt has received over 150 submissions for the International Music Theatre Competition. In September, a maximum of 5 composers will be chosen by a jury (Chaya Czernowin, Will Humburg, Sergej Newski, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Peter Ruzicka, Thomas Schäfer, Karsten Wiegand) to write short pieces or scenes of around 20 minutes duration. These pieces are planned to be staged and premiered in the course of the 48th International Summer Course for New Music at the end of July 2016.

21.08.2015

International Music Theatre Competition

21.08.2015

International Music Theatre Competition


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27.07.2015

ENSEMBLE 2016

After the large ensemble projects in 2010, 2012 and 2014 and the successful young ensemble programs in those years, it has become a matter of course that the Darmstadt Summer Course is offering formats for young ensembles besides the composition and interpretation workshops and that Darmstadt can serve as a working platform and network for ensemble start-ups.

 

In the past, the participating ensembles were chosen by a jury from an international call. This time, IMD will ask a group of Summer Course tutors and former participants who have a good overview on the international young ensemble scene for recommendations. From a list of 10 to 15 nominations IMD will choose a maximum of three ensembles that can take part in the Darmstadt Summer Course 2016.

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Open rehearsal Mivos Quartet with Helmut Lachenmann in Darmstadt 2014
27.07.2015

ENSEMBLE 2016

27.07.2015

ENSEMBLE 2016


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15.07.2015

cresc... 2015: IMAGES OF SOUND

26 to 29 November 2015
IMAGES OF SOUND
MUSIC AND FILM

80th BIRTHDAY HELMUT LACHENMANN

 

The cresc… program 2015 is online!

 

cresc biennale
15.07.2015

cresc... 2015: IMAGES OF SOUND

15.07.2015

cresc... 2015: IMAGES OF SOUND


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11.07.2015

Save the date: Darmstadt Summer Course 2016

The 48th International Summer Course for New Music will take place from 29 July to 14 August 2016. The terms of participation and calls for special projects will be published early enough on this website.

11.07.2015

Save the date: Darmstadt Summer Course 2016

11.07.2015

Save the date: Darmstadt Summer Course 2016


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16.06.2015

International Music Theatre Competition

Staatstheater Darmstadt is looking for composers who are interested in music theatre but haven't written a large-scale work in that field so far. Applications for the Music Theatre Competition - in cooperation with IMD and the Darmstadt Summer Course - can be submitted by 20 August 2015. A maximum of 5 composers will be chosen by a jury (Chaya Czernowin, Will Humburg, Sergej Newski, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Peter Ruzicka, Thomas Schäfer, Karsten Wiegand) to write short pieces or scenes of around 20 minutes duration. These pieces are planned to be staged and premiered in the course of the 48th International Summer Course for New Music at the end of July 2016. For further details please see the PDF "Call Music Theatre".

16.06.2015

International Music Theatre Competition

16.06.2015

International Music Theatre Competition


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12.06.2015

Staubach Fellows 2016 are nominated

The first Staubach Fellows are selected for the Darmstadt Summer Course 2016. The jury consisting of composers Rebecca Saunders and Martin Iddon and the Director of the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD), Thomas Schäfer, nominated Milica Djordjevic (Serbia, *1984), Catherine Lamb (USA, *1982), Nomi Epstein (USA, *1978) and Clinton McCallum (USA, *1980).
The Staubach Fellowships are grants that are administered by the IMD and are awarded for its Summer Course in even-numbered years. The grants are funded by The Harry and Alice Eiler Foundation, Inc. (USA) to honor Harry Eiler’s maternal grandfather, Gotthard Josef Staubach, who was born and grew up in the village of Herbstein, Hesse, north of Darmstadt and are offered interchangeably and intermittently with the Staubach Honoraria at the discretion of IMD.

12.06.2015

Staubach Fellows 2016 are nominated

12.06.2015

Staubach Fellows 2016 are nominated


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01.01.2015

Looking back at the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014

With this short "road movie" by Katharina Herkommer and Jörg Lohner (nmzMedia) we are looking back again at the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014. Thanks to all participants, tutors and guests for this exciting and inspiring Summer Course issue!

01.01.2015

Looking back at the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014

01.01.2015

Looking back at the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014


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27.10.2014

Interpreting New Music - The Darmstadt Summer Course 2014

More than just master classes: Katharina Herkommer and Jörg Lohner (nmzMedia) have accompanied some young interpreters with their camera during the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014: to workshop concerts, rehearsals with composers and ensembles, to workshops on experimental sound production and sessions with young composers and tutors. The film shows a cross section of the diverse activities during the 47th International Summer Course for New Music (2 to 16 August 2014). Many thanks to all contributors!

27.10.2014

Interpreting New Music - The Darmstadt Summer Course 2014

27.10.2014

Interpreting New Music - The Darmstadt Summer Course 2014


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21.10.2014

Documentation "Composition Beyond Music"

Video artist Christine Schörkhuber documented Peter Ablinger's workshop „Composition Beyond Music" during the 47th International Summer Course for New Music (2 to 16 August 2014 in Darmstadt). Over two weeks Peter Ablinger and the 13 participants (Robert Blatt, Victoria Cheah, Aaron Einbond, Neele Hülcker, Jörg Köppl, Ingrid Lee, Sergej Maingardt, Alessandro Perini, Elena Rykova, Juan Sorrentino, Sven Sosnitski, Berglind Maria Tomasdottir, Dan Tramte) worked together in Darmstadt and did several presentations during the Summer Course.

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21.10.2014

Documentation on Peter Ablinger's Workshop "Composition Beyond Music"

21.10.2014

Documentation on Peter Ablinger's Workshop "Composition Beyond Music"


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18.08.2014

Performing Matters: Video documentation

Drones and hot air balloons, video art and talk show theater: "Performing Matters" was the central theme of the 47th International Summer Course for New Music, held in Darmstadt from 2 to 16 August 2014 at different venues throughout the city. The video by Katharina Herkommer and Jörg Lohner from nmzMedia gives some impressions on the broad workshop and concert program and features works by Johannes Kreidler, Ylva Lund Bergner, Wafaa Bilal and Stefan Prins.

18.08.2014

Performing Matters: Video documentation

18.08.2014

Performing Matters: Video documentation


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