NEWS & BLOG

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

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Performing Matters: Video documentation


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17.08.2014

Portrait Leopold Hurt

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Maya Mankiewicz portraitiert den Komponisten und Zitherspieler Leopold Hurt bei den 47. Internationalen Ferienkursen für Neue Musik

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16.08.2014

The Kranichstein Music Prize has been awarded

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The Kranichstein Music Prize has been awarded.

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The Kranichstein Music Prize has been awarded.


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16.08.2014

The Kranichstein Music Prize has been awarded.

Ashley Fure (Composition / USA) and the Ensemble Distractfold (Interpretation / UK) were awarded the 2014 Kranichstein Music Prize. The prize, founded in 1952, is awarded to one current composition and one interpretation presented at the International Summer Course for New Music, selected by an independent jury, comprising the music journalist Carolin Naujocks, the composer Hannes Seidl and the accordionist Eva Zöllner, as outstanding in quality and significance. In 2014 the prize sum is 6000 Euros, divided equally between the winners in the two categories Interpretation (ensemble or soloist) and Composition.

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Ensemble Distractfold und Ashley Fure

Kranichsteiner Musikpreis

16.08.2014

The Kranichstein Music Prize has been awarded.

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The Kranichstein Music Prize has been awarded.


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16.08.2014

Ein Tag in Darmstadt - eine Reportage

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Adele Jakumeit
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15.08.2014

"Es geht um die Klangästhetik"

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Ein Portrait von Alexander Schubert im Zusammenhang mit seiner Band Decoder

 

Die Improvisation brachte den Bremer, Alexander Schubert, zum Komponieren. "Ich wollte Sachen irgendwie mehr strukturieren, besser strukturieren können, zeitlich strukturieren, genauer machen. Das war für mich eigentlich der Grund zur Komposition zu gehen, sozusagen im Sinne von Sachen aufschreiben und notieren." Dem Notieren von Musik widmete er sich schließlich erst in seinem Studium, dem Masterstudiengang Multimediale Komposition an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg.

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Maya Mankiewicz
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16.08.2014

Program & Open Space 16.08.2014

OPEN SPACE

10:00 - 15:00 OS 3, Beginne/Skizzen, Martin Schüttler's Studenten
10:00 - 11:00 OS Showcase, Music by Ian Power, Dino Georgeton
10:30 - 11:30 OS 4, MEAT and GREAT,The beetles networking corp.
11:00 - 13:00 OS 2, violin etude project, Graeme Jennings (Violin Studio)

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Program & Open Space 16.08.2014

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Program & Open Space 16.08.2014


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15.08.2014

Reportage "Composition Beyond Music"

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Malte Kobel
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15.08.2014

„Oper ist für mich das allergrößte“

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Ein Portrait von Gordon Kampe

 

"Alles was mit Theater, mit Musiktheater zu tun hat, da gehen mir sofort die Nerven durch." Und das aber alles andere als negativ. Die Synapsen von Gorden Kampe beginnen zu glühen – und das schon als Kind. Seinen Weg zum Komponieren bezeichnet er als einen klassischen. In der Schule wirkte er bei vielen Aufführungen großer Orchester- und Chorwerke mit. Sein Musiklehrer animierte ihn schon früh kleine Melodien und musikalische Gesten zu entwickeln. "Dann habe ich auch irgendwann gemerkt Musik ist mein Ding und hatte schon Bock auf große Oper und Orchester und so Zeug."

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Maya Mankiewicz
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15.08.2014

Der Komponist als Maßschneider

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Das Ensemble Nikel bei den Darmstädter Ferienkursen

 

In einer Maßschneiderei bin ich noch nie gewesen, habe mir nie einen Anzug schneidern
lassen. Meine Faszination für den personalisierten Schnitt kommt wohl eher aus schicken
Gangster-Filmen. Aus Szenen, in denen Männer bei der Anprobe zu sehen sind und
vermessen werden. Perfekt sitzen die Anzüge auf ihren Körpern. Zum erweiterten
Körperbefinden werden die Kleidungsstücke dann; zum Selbst der Protagonisten.

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Malte Kobel
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15.08.2014

Program & Open Space 15.08.2014

OPEN SPACE
10:00 - 19:00 OS Osthang, KONNEX @ OS OSTHANG
10:00 - 13:00 OS Showcase, Violin Studio Concert, Graeme Jennings
12:00 - 13:00 OS 1, Excerpts of 1+1=1 by Pierluigi Billone, Samuel Dunscombe and Aviva Endean
12:00 - 13:00 OS 5, Writing for Viola d'amore, Annegret Mayer-Lindenberg
13:00 - 15:00 OS 1, Equilibrium, Juan Sorrentino

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Program & Open Space 15.08.2014

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14.08.2014

From Reality to Opera

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An interview with Hans Thomalla

 

The New Yorker has described Hans Thomalla's music as "dark-hued but expressively precise". Thomalla first came to the Därmstadter Ferienkurse in 2004 as a student; now he is a tutor in the contemporary opera workshop, coaching 5 newly-written operas in a 10-day course.

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Viola Yip
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14.08.

Music and Space

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The 2014 Darmstadt Summer Courses' Analysis, Aesthetics and Theory Seminar Series

 

On the 7th August an overwhelming number of participants turned up to a modest classroom in the Bessunger Knabenschule, all in search of some rigorous early morning musicological stimulation. Three experts from quite diverse specialisms, Ulrich Mosch, Christoph Neidhöfer and Yuval Shaked, formed the panel of tutors who would guide the participants into 'Music and Space', this year's over-arching theme. It was a theme which offered two interwoven issues to be explored across five three-hour sessions and Ulrich Mosch opened the seminar series with a very necessary contextual overview.

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Steph Jones
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14.08.2014

Focus: Disklavier Plus

16:00, Mornewegschule

Vito Zuraj, Steffen Krebber, Lucas Wiegerink and Ji Youn Kang were commisioned to write new pieces for Disklavier which can be heard today,16:00 at Mornewegschule. The pieces are part of the workshop "Disklavier Plus".

Disklavier Plus

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Focus: Disklavier Plus

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Focus: Disklavier Plus


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Program & Open Space 14.08.2014

OPEN SPACE

10:00 - 13:00 OS 4, Anatomy of a String Quartet, part 2,  Mivos Quartet and SamsonYoung

10:00 - 11:00 OS Showcase, UCSD composers and performers

11:00 - 13:00 OS Showcase, Presentation of String Trios by Santiago Diez-Fischer and Martin Iddon, Distractfold Ensemble

13:00 – 14:00 OS 4, Death Metal Rock with Headbang for Violin from MONOLITH, TakaoHyakutome and Hiari Kiyamae

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Program & Open Space 14.08.2014

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13.08.2014

Portrait Mark Andre

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Adele Jakuleit

stellt den Komponisten Mark Andre vor

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12.08.2014

Portrait Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir

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Laura Weber portraitiert die Harfenistin Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir

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12.08.2014

Räumliche Hörerfahrungen in der Centralstation

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Das ensemble mosaik versucht sich an einem audiovisuellen Konzertformat

 

Im Programmbuch, im Programmheft, auf einem zusätzlichen Flyer, überall wird es angepriesen – das Transduktionenkonzept. Transduktion – ein Begriff aus den Naturwissenschaften, speziell aus der Biologie, der im Zusammenhang mit dem Konzertabend eine Verbindung von Klang- und Musikprojektion betitelt. Das ensemble mosaik möchte gemeinsam mit dem Filmkünstlern Distruktur unter der künstlerischen Leitung von Thomas Fiedler und Bettina Junge die Beeinflussung auditiver Wahrnehmung durch visuelle und virtuelle Reize erproben.

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Von Maya Mankiewicz

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13.08.2014

It’s all about understanding

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It is the years of performing together that create magic and understanding between musicians. In an interview two weeks ago, this is what Menahem Pressler, the 91 year old pianist and founding member of the legendary Beaux Arts Trio, told me. It was the experience gained over sixty years of ensemle playing which made the Trio one of the finest chamber music groups of the last century. Does this also apply to ensembles dealing with new music?

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By Tarek Kai

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13.08.2014

Rods and Strings: performing for a virtual audience

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An Interview with Franz Martin Olbrisch

 

Berliner Franz Martin Olbrisch is no stranger to the Darmstadt Ferienkurse. He has been a composition teacher in 1994, 2004, 2006 and 2010 and again this year, and has had many performances of both instrumental and sound installation works. This familiarity with the Ferienkurse is easy to see in his most recent work, Rods and Strings. This work, for a modular ensemble of 1 to 20 players, presents the audience with sound objects that they can manipulate, videos and photos from past Darmstadt Summer Courses, and an ensemble performing with live electronics. I recently spoke to Franz Martin about this work, his inspiration, and the process of presenting it at the 2014 Darmstadt Ferienkurse.

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By Geoffrey Landman
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13.08.2014

Reinhard Schulz-Prize

Tonight, 19:00, Centralstation (Saal)

The Reinhard-Schulz-Prize for Contemporary Music Journalism 2014 goes to Benedikt Leßmann from Leipzig. The prize had been created to support young talented music journalists who specialize in the field of New Music. Dr. Thomas Schäfer and Peter Hagmann, chairman of the jury, will present the award. 

 

Afterwards Ensemble Nikel performs pieces by Stefan Prins, Michael Wertmüller, Pierluigi Billone, Vladimir Gorlinsky. 

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Tonight: Reinhard Schulz-Prize

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Tonight: Reinhard Schulz-Prize


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13.08.2014

Program & Open Space 13.08.2014

OPEN SPACE

09:30 - 12:00 OS 1, SOUNDINITIATIVE - Workshop with Mauro Lanza & Andrea Valle

10:45 - 11:30 OS 2, New works for Janggu and Ggwaenggwari (Korean perc.), Sori Choi

11:00 - 12:00 OS 4, Niklas Seidl/Paul Hübner: A Gyšrgy Entertejnment [The Georg Entertainment]

11:00 - 13:00 OS Showcase, INSIDE THE FLUTE, Alessandro Baticci

13:00 - 15:00 OS Showcase, Open Rehearsal "Anatomy of a String Quartett", MivosQuartet

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12.08.2014

Surprise!

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Lecture am 11. August: Fabien Lévy: Die Kunst der Irreführung

 

Der neuen Musik wird oft vorgeworfen, sie sei zu kompliziert, zu intellektuell. In seinem Vortrag „Die Kunst der Irreführung" hält der Komponist Fabien Lévy ein Plädoyer für mehr Verständlichkeit in der Musik. Sie darf nie absichtlich kompliziert sein. Das heißt nicht, dass alles gut ist, was einfach zu hören ist. Gute Musik – das weiß auch Lévy, sollte keine Banalitäten akzeptieren, uns neugierig machen, uns kognitiv ansprechen. Zum Beispiel indem unsere Wahrnehmungsmuster verwirrt werden.

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Von Isabelle Wiltgen

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12.08.2014

Portrait Patrick Hahn (von Jakob Bauer)

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Ein Portrait des Dramaturgen und Musikwisenschaftlers Patrick Hahn vo Jakob Bauer

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12.08.2014

Die Crux sprachbasierter Bemühungen zum Verständnis von Musik

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Eine Lecture von Philipp Blume

 

Der Titel des Buches „Eleganter Unsinn" von Alan Sokal und Jean Bricmont ist eine treffliche Umschreibung über das diffuse Problem wissenschaftlicher Theorien als Grundlage für musikalische Analyse. In der Geschichte der Postmoderne gab es häufig das Problem, Naturwissenschaft zur Veranschaulichung von Musiktheorien zu verwenden. Auch Philipp Blume bediente sich in seinem Vortrag „Eins, Zwei, Viele" einer solchen Herangehensweise, um dichotome Strukturen in unserem Denken anhand von neurologischen Strukturen zu veranschaulichen. Seine komplexe These stützte er auf einen vereinfachten Aspekt der Neurologie, der besagt, dass eine Nervenzelle nur zwei Zustände kenne: Entweder schickt sie einen Impuls oder nicht.

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Von Moritz Klenk

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12.08.2014

Stadtoase

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Das Osthang Project als Open Space

 

Aus einem Fenster dringt leise Musik. Ein aufsteigendes Klaviermotiv, begleitet von Gitarre und Bass, schwillt langsam an, schraubt sich höher und höher, wird immer lauter, erreicht mit Donnergrollen im Schlagzeug den Höhepunkt – und bricht ab. Noch mal von vorne. Es ist eine Probe des Ensemble Nikel, das an diesem sonnigen Nachmittag die Straße vor dem Gebäude des Fachbereichs Gestaltung der Hochschule Darmstadt beschallt. Eines von vielen Ensembles der Darmstädter Ferienkurse, die im Rahmen des „Osthang Project" in den nächsten Tagen auf dem Gelände auftreten werden.

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Von Adele Jakumeit

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12.08.2014

Kunst als ethisches Konzept

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Lecture von Mario de Vega – Electromagnetic pollution, human perception and biopolitics

 

Folgendes Szenario: Wie jeden Abend wird das Handy an das Akkuladegerät angesteckt. Plötzlich bricht ein dichtes Gewirr aus roten Fäden aus Steckdose und Handy, breitet sich immer weiter aus, rankt an einem empor und schließt zuletzt den ganzen Körper in sich ein. Ein irres Bild aus einem Horrorstreifen? Nein, die Realität, so wie sie um uns herum existiert, aber nicht sinnlich wahrgenommen werden kann.

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Von Jakob Bauer

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12.08.2014

Darmstadt Studies

13.08.2014, 9:30, Akademie für Tonkunst

The ´Darmstadt Studies Research Day Berlin - Basel` focuses upon the history of the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music. The two major research projects "Ereignis Darmstadt" at the University of the Arts Berlin and "Fokus Darmstadt"  at the music academy Basel approach the topic from different angles. Questions regarding Aesthetic, Theory and Performance Practice are at the centre of the key notes presented tomorrow at Akademie für Tonkunst

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Darmstadt Research Day

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12.08.2014

Lecture Michael Rebhahn as PDF

Michael Rabhahn provided a PDF of his lecture "How to become a successful composer", held on 6 August 2014 at Bessunger Knabenschule during the 47th International Summer Course for New Music.

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Lecture Michael Rebhahn as PDF

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Lecture Michael Rebhahn as PDF


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12.08.2014

Open Space

Open Space is going into its last four days and busy with many program points designed by the students of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014. Check out the diverse and exiting program at Lichtenbergschule. The Osthang at Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt has been newly added as a venue for the second week of the Summer Course.

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Open Space Showcase Foto: Daniel Pufe
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Open Space

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12.08.2014

ensemble mosaik @ Darmstadt Summer Course

ensemble mosaik at the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014

The concert of last night by ensemble mosaik, Distruktur, Thomas Fiedler and Bettina Junge in the media: A review on Deutschlandradio Kultur by Rudolf Schmitz. 

 

Deutschlandradio Kultur

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ensemble mosaik @ Darmstadt

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12.08.2014

Program & Open Space 12.08.2014

OPEN SPACE
12:00 - 13:00 OS Showcase, Possibility of "speaking pianist" composition, Michiko Saiki
13:00 - 14:00 OS 3, 'How' Does Music Mean?, Ori Talmon
14:00 - 14:45 OS 4, performance of BLACK HORIZON by M. Giuliani, Tom Pauwels
14:00 - 16:00 OS Showcase, Concert of "les trombones de bale" and a lecture on trombone multiphonics by Michel Roth + Mike Svoboda, Les trombones de bale

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Program & Open Space 12.08.2014

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12.08.2014

Performing matters!

The workshops "Composer-Performer" and "Contemporary Opera" couldn't be more different in their approaches to the topic of performance. Tomorrow, 13. August at 22:00, the "Composer-Performer" workshop of Jennifer Walshe presents their results at Kunsthalle Darmstadt. On Thursday and Friday 14 /15 August, at 17:30, the "Contemporary Opera" projects will be performed at West Side Theatre. 

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Performing matters!

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Performing matters!


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12.08.2014

Scelsis Bänder neu aufgerollt

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Es mache ihn krank, Klang zu verschriftlichen. So lapidar wäre Giacinto Scelsis Antwort auf die Frage gewesen, die ein Zuhörer nach dem Konzert in der Böllenfalltorhalle am Samstag stellte: Warum hat Scelsi seine Stücke nicht notiert, wie es Komponisten jahrhundertelang getan haben?

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Von Philipp Kehrer

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Darmstadt Summer Course on Voice Republic

Many lectures and discussions of the 47th International Summer Course for New Music are available as audio podcasts on the platform Voice Republic.

11.08.2014

Die Klanginstallationen des IEM

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Philipp Kehrer stellt die Klanginstallationen vor, mit denen sich das IEM bei den diesjährigen Ferienkursen präsentierte

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11.08.2014

Portrait Clemens Gadenstätter

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Moritz Klenk stellt den österreichischen Komponisten Clemens Gadenstätter vor

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Portrait Johannes Kreidler

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Rebekka Meyer stellt den Preisträger des Kranichsteiner Kompositionspreises 2012 vor.

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Interview Wafaa Bilaal

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Celeste Oram met Wafaa Bilal for an interview about his work and his visit to Darmstadt

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11.08.2014

Transduction

Tonight, 19:30, Centralstation (Halle)

 

Pieces by Clemens Gadenstätter, Andrea Valle, Mark Baden and Mauro Lanza will be performed by ensemble mosaik. The concert as a course through possibilities of heard spatiality – acoustically, visually and virtually will set the listening space in motion. The evenig is a cooperation with the film art duo Distructur and the directors Thomas Fiedler and Bettina Junge. 

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Concert: Transduction

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Concert: Transduction


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11.08.2014

Psychisches aus dem Lautsprecher

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Das Degem-Konzert bei den Ferienkursen 2014 (7. August)

 

Es blubbert, knarzt und quietscht aus allen Ecken – sind's Mäuse oder Aliens? In Clemens von Reusners „Rooms without walls" (2012) geht es recht unheimlich zu. Das Szenario des Stückes ist wie aus einem Thriller-Drehbuch. Eine Frau geht unsicher auf ihren Stöckelschuhen durch eine Tiefgarage.

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Von Isabell Wiltgen

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11.08.2014

Lachenmann: A Self-Portrait

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Should I defend myself?

 

Towards the end of the Q&A session after the workshop concert of Got Lost, two consecutive questions were put to Helmut Lachenmann. Both had the potential to induce a more personal response than he had otherwise offered: first, "why did you come back to Darmstadt 2014?' to which Lachenmann unhesitatingly replied with a simple 'why not?!'"; then "why did you come back to teach the younger generation?" to which he declared, "I cannot teach, I do not teach, Composers cannot be taught [...] I hope you find your own way that is all. Should I defend myself?"

 

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By Steph Jones

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Program & Open Space 11.08.2014

OPEN SPACE

10:00 - 10:50 OS 2, long tone improvisation warmup, Bonnie Lander
11:00 - 12:30 OS Showcase | While my guitar gently weeps, Nico Couck
12:00 - 14:00 OS 2, Workshop: Experimental Singing Techniques, Frauke Aulbert
13:00 - 14:00 OS 5, Abjad, Josiah Wolf Oberholtzer

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Program & Open Space 11.08.2014

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09.08.2014

Neue Freiheit

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Das Ensemble Adapter bei den Ferienkursen für Neue Musik

 

Darmstadt, Centralstation. Stückbeschreibung des Komponisten im Programmheft: „In Metal Zone treffen dumpfe Monotonie, eine strenge Begrenzung des Materials und Heavy Metal aufeinander. Kann daraus ein Gefühl der Freiheit entstehen?" Ja, es kann!

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Von Rebekka Meyer
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Program 10.08.2014

Open Space
11:45 - 12:50 OS Showcase, Kupka's Piano Performance, Kupka Ensemble
12:00 - 14:00 OS 2 , Workshop "Singing and Playing" | Frauke Aulbert
12:30 - 14:30 Edith-Stein-Schule (110), durch - open rehearsal with the composer Mark Andre and standardmodell

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10.08.2014

Peter Ablinger: Composition Beyond Music

Tonight: 22:30!, Orangerie

 

The 13 participants of the workshop "Composition Beyond Music" by and with Peter Ablinger will present the result of their research in the Orangerie. Tonight the collective will be joined by the video artist Christine Schörkhuber. The workshop focused upon the analysis of the preconditions and practices of music and on a reconsideration of what else music can be.

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Peter Ablinger © IMD, Daniel Pufe
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Peter Ablinger: Composition beyond music

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Peter Ablinger: Composition beyond music


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09.08.2014

Just released: Darmstädter Beiträge Vol. 22

On time during the 47th International Summer Course for New Music the 22nd volume of the „Darmstädter Beiträge zur Neuen Musik“ has been published by Schott Music. In 2012, IMD director Thomas Schäfer continued the renowned book series of the Darmstadt Summer Course after a 20 years break. The present, now 22nd volume, edited by Michael Rebhahn and Thomas Schäfer, contains lectures and a discussion from the Summer Course 2012. The book is available at the Campus Shop at Lichtenbergschule and costs 16,95 €.

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Just released: Darmstädter Beiträge Vol. 22

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Just released: Darmstädter Beiträge Vol. 22


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09.08.2014

Portrait Peter Ablinger

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Malte Kobel mit einem Miniatur-Portrait des Klangkünstlers Peter Ablinger, Dozent der 47. Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik

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Portrait Eva Furrer

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Adele Jakumeit portraitiert Eva Furrer, Dozentin für Flöte und Yoga bei den 47. Internationalen Ferienkursen für Neue Musik

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08.08.2014

Curious Ears Abroad - eine Fragestellung

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Bereits die Allergiker-Warnung am Eingang, dass Walnüsse zum Einsatz kommen werden, belebt das Interesse. Die Besucher passieren allmählich das Schild und betreten neugierig den Saal. Die Curious Chamber Players aus Schweden spielen ihr Konzert mit dem Titel „Curious Ears Abroad" und es wird ein vielfarbiger und spannender Mix versprochen.

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Von Moritz Klenk

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Also a Composer: Yuval Shaked

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"It's a little bit strange for me to say "I am a composer", Yuval Shaked says. He considers that to be a father or a gardener is as important as to compose a piece. He has his own garden near Haifa full of orange-trees, lemons and olives and talks about it with the same seriousness as when he talks about music.

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By Lyubov Morozova

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08.08.2014

Die Technik macht einen Strich durch die Rechnung

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Zur Zukunft elektronischer Kompositionen – eine Lecture von Sebastian Berweck

 

Floppy Discs als Aufführungsmaterial? Alte, wabbelige Datenträger für prähistorische Mac-Computer, die mittlerweile im MoMA stehen. Von Absurditäten dieser Art kann Sebastian Berweck stundenlang berichten. Geht es um eine Wiederaufführung älterer elektronischen Kompositionen, kommt es häufig zu Problemen.

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Von Maya Mankiewicz
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08.08.2014

Schäfer’s log, 2030

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Excerpt from the opening speech of the 58th International Darmstadt Summer School

 

… when I look back over my time as head of the Darmstädter Ferienkurse, it is with no little pride that I think of our achievements. In my years here I oversaw the greatest change in the history of the courses: the great transition, as we call it now.

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By Neil Smith
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08.08.2014

Please Fasten Your Seatbelt: Lachenmann's Got Lost

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Nothing compares to seeing a composer passionately discussing his music.

 

On August 5 and 6, Helmut Lachenmann hosted a 2-session workshop on his 30-minute long piece for soprano and piano Got Lost (2007/2008) in Großer Saal, Akademie für Tonkunst, Darmstadt. Instead of the scheduled open rehearsal, Lachenmann decided to walk through his piece with the audience, detail by detail, in a lecture recital setting.

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By Viola Yip
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Program and Open Space 09.08.2014

OPEN SPACE
12:00 OS 4, Operation of Culture Negativism - Speech on experiment of asian
contemporary vocal music, Hang Su
13:00 OS Showcase, The silent performance - the noise around the noise, Colin Tucker and Josh Hyde
14:00 OS 4, Listening: Prince - Dirty Mind (1980), Jon Heilbron
14:00 OS Showcase, Presentation of HELLO by Alexander Schubert (2014) and Décombres by Raphael Cendo (2006), Decoder Ensemble
15:00 OS 3, Listening: short presentation of works by 4 composers: AmitGilitz, David Coll, Ori Talmon, Lian Flenedy
17:00 OS Showcase, Concert Percussion Quartett, Ensemble This, Ensemble That

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09.08.2014

Program and Open Space 09.08.2014

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Program and Open Space 09.08.2014


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07.08.2014

Tight Diamond Formation

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In the performance notes for his new string quartet, Inscribed, in the center: >>1520, Antorff <<, Evan Johnson instructs that the performers should be situated 'close enough that the physical presence of each player's neighbours is more noticeable than it might otherwise be'.

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By Steph Jones

07.08.2014

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07.08.2014

Die Event-Manager

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Groß ist in – nicht nur bei den Donaueschinger Musiktagen 2013, die unter dem Motto „Musikalische Großformen" standen. Die ersten Tage der Darmstädter Ferienkurse 2014 könnte man ähnlich untertiteln. Auch hier wurde geklotzt. Den Anfang machte, nicht von schlechten Eltern, Stockhausens „Carré" für vier Orchester und Chöre.

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Von Jakob Bauer
07.08.2014

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08.08.2014

Interview with Georges Aperghis

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"The composer is his first critic. He knows the reality of things" (Georges Aperghis)

 

Hearing Georges Aperghis' music can be, no doubt, a memorable experience. Meeting him is another one, even better perhaps ... The interview that follows took place on one of the benches at the entrance of the Akademie für Tonkunst, during a lovely sunny afternoon.

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By Tarek Kai
08.08.2014

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08.08.2014

Program & Open Space 08.08.2014

OPEN SPACE

09:30 – 11:00 OS 1, WHISPER IMPROV ENSEMBLE, Athena Corcoran-Tadd and Viola Yip

10:00 – 10:50 OS 2, long tone improvisation warmup, Bonnie Lander

10:00 – 11:30 OS Showcase, Opera and New Music - a contradiction?, Patrick Hahn

14:00 – 15:00 OS 2, Performance and Workshop with Carl Rosman: Evan Johnson's "Ground" for contrabass clarinet, Evan Johnson

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08.08.2014

Program and Open Space 08.08

08.08.2014

Program and Open Space 08.08


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07.08.2014

Why Write About New Music?

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For the past three decades, at least, there has been a problem with, for one of a better term, the discursive 'respiratory system' of New Music. In 'Contemporary Music and the Public', published in 1983, Pierre Boulez outlined how people are spellbound by the past and that, in turn, '[t]his historicising carapace suffocates those who put it on, compresses them in an asphyxiating rigidity; the mephitic air they breathe constantly enfeebles their organism in relation to contemporary adventure'.

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By Steph Jones
07.08.2014

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07.08.2014

2x3: Trio Accanto and Trio Catch

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Rarely has an intermission divided two disparate halves of a concert so markedly. Monday's Werkstattkonzert featured two trios of differing instrumentation and aesthetic. The first ensemble, Trio Accanto, is celebrating their 20th year together and consists of three tutors from the course, Nicolas Hodges (piano) Christian Dierstein (percussion) and Marcus Weiss (saxophone). Trio Catch, on the other hand, is a budding young group consisting of clarinet, cello, and piano, one of four ensembles promoted by the Ferienkurse's boost! program.

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By Geoffrey Landman
07.08.2014

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07.08.2014

Arbeit am Mythos

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Am Samstag, dem 9., und Sonntag, dem 10. August, wird das Scelsi Revisited Projekt bei den Darmstädter Ferienkursen präsentiert. Uli Fussenegger, Kontrabassist beim Klangforum Wien, ist einer der Initiatoren des Projektes. Malte Kobel hat mit ihm gesprochen.

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Von Malte Kobel
07.08.2014

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07.08.2014

Program & Open Space 07.08.2014

OPEN SPACE

10:00 - 10:50 OS 2, long tone improvisation warmup, Bonnie Lander
12:00 - 14:00 OS 4, KONNEX Meeting 2, Jorge Sánchez-Chiong
13:00 - 15:30 OS 2, Violin: Extended Techniques, Takao Hyakutome

16:00 - 18:00 OS Showcase, Instrumental + live Elektronik, Improvisation, Trio nicdemasow
17:00 - 20:30 OS 2, Introduction and premiere of "Fictions" for string quartet, Mivos Quartett and Ken Ueno

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07.08.2014

Program & Open Space 07.08.2014

07.08.2014

Program & Open Space 07.08.2014


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06.08.2014

A Treat From Yukiko Sugawara

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In the afternoon, it was very cloudy and it looked like it was going to rain.

 

Inside the Akademie für Tonkunst, at 4pm, a big crowd of people was waiting outside the Großer Saal for the first solo recital at the 2014 Darmstädter Ferienkurse performed by the pianist Yukiko Sugawara.

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By Viola Yip
06.08.2014

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06.08.2014

Program 06.08.2014

10:00 Debate: The Darmstadt Forum III ,Bessunger Knabenschule
12:00-18:00 Sound Installations: IEM, Mornewegschule
13:30 Lecture: Michael Rebhahn, Besssunger Knabenschule
15:00 Lecture: Sebastian Berweck, Bessunger Knabenschule
16:00 Workshop Concert: GOT LOST, Akademie für Tonkunst (Grosser Saal)
17:00 Constellations II (Lehmann, Schick), Bessunger Knabenschule
19:30 Concert: Curious Ears Abroad, Orangerie
22:00 Concert: Aperghis at night, Centralstation (Saal)

06.08.2014

Program 06.08.2014

06.08.2014

Program 06.08.2014


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06.08.2014

"Dead Serious" by Nadar Ensemble and Wafaa Bilal

Yesterday, around 3000 people witnessed DEAD SERIOUS at Georg-Büchner-Platz Darmstadt.

06.08.2014

"Dead Serious" by Nadar Ensemble and Wafaa Bilal

06.08.2014

"Dead Serious" by Nadar Ensemble and Wafaa Bilal


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05.08.2014

AUDIOGUIDE

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or
DIE GESAMMELTEN WERKE VON JOHANNES KREIDLER, GmbH

 

18:41 The premiere of Audioguide is portended by claps of thunder in the sky over Darmstadt.

18:53 Johannes Kreidler's work is being trampled over before the show has even begun. Postcards of his Slide Show Music series are strewn on the floor of the foyer, as if worthless, disposable, forgettable.

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By Celeste Oram
05.08.2014

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05.08.2014

Yukiko Sugawara plays ...

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The central place of the piano in traditional music literature poses difficult questions for the twenty-first-century composer. How can this venerable instrument speak with a new voice? And should this new voice remain relevant to the skills the pianists themselves have spent their lives assembling?

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By Neil Smith
05.08.2014

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05.08.2014

Warum über neue Musik schreiben?

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Warum überhaupt über Musik schreiben? Benötigt Musik, vor allem gegenwärtige, Geschriebenes, um sich seiner Existenz gewahr zu werden? Mag sein. In sehr viel pragmatischerer Hinsicht bedarf es aber wohl des Schreibens über neue Musik zuallererst aus Gründen des Informierens und Dokumentierens.

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Von Malte Kobel
05.08.2014

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05.08.2014

Portrait Giacinto Scelsi

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Laura Weber stellt den Komponisten Giacinto Scelsi vor.

05.08.2014

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05.08.2014

Writing Workshop BLOG is online

The International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt will be joined again in 2014 by young music journalists taking part in the Writing Workshop. In texts and audio pieces they will report in German and English on courses, concerts, lectures and projects, conduct interviews and discuss the results with colleagues.

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05.08.2014

Writing Workshop BLOG is online

05.08.2014

Writing Workshop BLOG is online


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05.08.2014

Why Write About New Music?

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"The truth is, we can do very well without art; what we can't live without is the myth about art."

 

Consider the inverse of the question: why not write about new music? There's a case to be made to leave music alone: to abandon efforts to decipher it, analyze it, contextualize it, qualify it, quantify it

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By Celeste Oram
05.08.2014

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05.08.2014

Scelsi Revisited

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Isabelle Wiltgen mit einer Vorschau auf das Projekt "Scelsi Revisited" vom 9. und 10. August

05.08.2014

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05.08.2014

Program 05.08.2014

10:00 Debate: The Darmstadt Forum II , Bessunger Knabenschule

11:00 Workshop: Nikel mINUS oNE, Mathildenhöhe, Osthang (h_da Aula)

12:00-18:00 Klanginstalltionen, Mornewegschule

13:30 Lecture: Peter Ablinger, Bessunger Knabenschule

15:00 Lecture: Harry Lehmann Bessunger Knabenschule

15:00 Open Rehearsal: GOT LOST, Akademie für Tonkunst (Großer Saal)

16:00 Workshop Concert: Mivos Quartet, Centralstation (Halle)

17:00 Konstellationen I (Kreidler/Hespos), Bessunger Knabenschule

18:00 Workshop Concert: IEM – Gerriet K. Sharma, Mornewegschule (Mensa)

21:00 Concert: Dead Serious, Georg Büchner Platz (vor dem Staatstheater Darmstadt)

05.08.2014

Program 05.08.2014

05.08.2014

Program 05.08.2014


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04.08.2014

"lecture–discussion–discourse": Podcasts

Today, the lecture–discussion–discourse series, coordinated by Michael Rebhahn, will start with the first debate of the Darmstadt Forum (10:00, Open Space Showcase, "I. New Conceptualism: A Dead End or a Way Out?") and lectures by Patrick Frank (13:30, Open Space Showcase, "Patrick Frank: Rede zur Lage der Neuen Musik") and Stefan Fricke (15:00, Open Space Showcase, "Konzept als Dekor").

The discourse platform "Voice Republic" will present several lectures and discussions of the Darmstadt Summer Course as online podcasts.

04.08.2014

"lecture–discussion–discourse": Podcasts

04.08.2014

"lecture–discussion–discourse": Podcasts


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02.08.2014

Opening 47th International Summer Course for New Music

"I wish this music could provide a little inner quiet, space and concentration: An awareness of the fact that we have a great deal of time if we prepared to take it - that it is better to come to oneself than to be beside oneself." –– Karlheinz Stockhausen

 

On 2 August, the 47th Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music will open with Karlheinz Stockhausen's legendary composition "Carré"(1959-60) for four orchestras, four choirs, and four conductors, under the artistic direction of Thomas Schäfer. Performers include the Ensemble musikFabrik from Cologne, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Hessen radio station symphonic orchestra), and the Darmstadt Concert Choir.

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02.08.2014

Opening 47th International Summer Course for New Music

02.08.2014

Opening 47th International Summer Course for New Music


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01.08.2014

Schreiben über Musik

Morgen beginnen die Ferienkurse. Auch in diesem Jahr wird in der Schreibwerkstatt wieder das Verhältnis von Musik und Sprache austariert. Mit vielen Kritiken, Porträts und Reportagen wird die Schreibwerkstatt das Programm der Ferienkurse ab Montag begleiten.

01.08.2014

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31.07.2014

Call for Participation: Open Space Workshop Nico Couck

Nico Couck: While My Guitar Gently Weeps [dealing with idiosyncrasy]

 

SESSION 1
Monday, 11 August 2014, 11:00-12:30 with special guest Simon Steen-Andersen

Open Space | Showcase

 

SESSION 2
Thursday, 14 August 2014, 16:00-17:30 with special guest Clemens Gadenstätter

Open Space | Showcase

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31.07.2014

Call for Participation: Open Space Workshop Nico Couck

31.07.2014

Call for Participation: Open Space Workshop Nico Couck


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16.07.2014

PDF Program Book online

The  program book of the 47th International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt (2 to 16 August 2014) will be published soon. From now on it is also available on issuu or as PDF download.

16.07.2014

PDF Program Book online

16.07.2014

PDF Program Book online


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11.07.2014

Participants of the workshop „Expanded Music" selected

Participants of the workshop „Expanded Music" selected

Simon Steen-Andersen and ensemble soundinitiative have chosen their partcipants for the workshop „Expanded Music" at Kunsthalle Darmstadt:

 

Patricia Alessandrini, Ricardo Eizirik, Evan Gardner, Simon Løffler, Andrés Nunes de Buen, Alessandro Perini, Chris Swithinbank and Katherine Young.

 

The exact workshop appointments will be published later. A project presentation is scheduled for Friday, 15 August 2014, 2pm at Kunsthalle.

Simon Steen-Andersen
11.07.2014

Participants of the workshop „Expanded Music" selected

11.07.2014

Participants of the workshop „Expanded Music" selected


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08.07.2014

Liza Lim cancels visit

We regret to announce that Liza Lim (Visiting Composer) will be unable to attend the summer course due to private reasons.

08.07.2014

Liza Lim cancels visit

08.07.2014

Liza Lim cancels visit


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08.07.2014

Special Offers - Booking now open

Registered participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course can now book additional offers (limited contingents):

 

Bicycle (3 to 16 August): 31,90 €
Bicycle pick-up will start on 3 August at 11:00 next to the festival office at Lichtenbergschule.

 

Lunch (3 to 16 August): 145,20 €
For lunch there will also be two mobile snack bars at campus Lichtenbergschule where you can buy small meals without booking in advance and at the check-in in Darmstadt you will get a list of bistros and restaurants in the neighbourhood.

 

For bookings of bicycle, lunch or accomodation please log in here with your personal ztix access data: LOGIN
 
Eva Furrer is offering yoga classes. If you are interested, please e-mail at:
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Maximal number of participants: 40

08.07.2014

Special Offers - Booking now open

08.07.2014

Special Offers - Booking now open


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25.6.2014

Curious Chamber Players: Call for Works-in-progress

The Curious Chamber Players (CCP) invite composers to submit work-in-progress compositions and/or sketches involving objects or devices together with ordinary instruments.

 

Objects are any acoustic items that would not be classified as instruments, for example "found objects" from everyday life that have both a conceptual role and a performance role in the music. The objects can also be installations constructed from different materials, to produce specific sounds. The devices can be smaller tools that are used to play the instruments in different ways, or it can be different electric devices that are possible to perform, like instruments.

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Curious Chamber Players, Photo: CCP
25.6.2014

Curious Chamber Players: Call for Works-in-progress

25.6.2014

Curious Chamber Players: Call for Works-in-progress


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25.6.2014

Curious Chamber Players: Call for Musicians

The Curious Chamber Players (CCP) invite musicians who would like to play music for ensemble, involving objects or devices, to a workshop on 7 August 2014. Please see the call for works-in-progress for details on the music. During the workshop, you will play together with the CCP members and get coaching on how to perform and rehearse the works we have chosen for the workshop. And you get the great possibility to meet some exciting composers and their ongoing music!

 

We invite all musicians who are interested in performing objects and devices, but also flutists, clarinetists, guitarists, percussionists, pianists, violinists and cellists.
Let us know by July 15th, if you would like to participate in the workshop. Parts will be e-mailed to you before the festival starts.
 
Please e-mail your participation wish to:

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25.6.2014

Curious Chamber Players: Call for Musicians

25.6.2014

Curious Chamber Players: Call for Musicians


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21.06.2014

IEM Graz: Studio-in-Residence in Darmstadt 2014

After visits of the Electronic Studios of Dresden and Zurich the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) from Graz will be in 2014 Studio-in Residence at the Darmstadt Summer Course. We are delighted to welcome one of the most prominent studios in Europe. The IEM Graz has to face the dual challenge of on the one hand presenting their own research and work projects comprehensively and on the other hand involving interested Summer Course participants accordingly into practice. For this, the IEM team has designed a detailed work and presentation schedule in which key project themes of the studio (including „15 Years of Spatial Audio / Composing Spatial Instruments“, „Virtual MUMUTH“, „Patterns of Intuiton“, Winfried Ritsch’s „Automatic Piano“, „mobile hemisphere“ and space- and soundsculpture in computer music) harmonize with almost daily concert presentations at 6pm.

 

More information on the workshops of IEM Graz and other tutors of the Electronics Atelier can be found under Summer Course > Electronics Atelier.

 

For a list of the Electronics Atelier presentations please see under Program > Electronics Atelier.

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21.06.2014

The IEM Graz as Studio-in-Residence at the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014

21.06.2014

The IEM Graz as Studio-in-Residence at the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014


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14.06.2014

Internal Call for Miniatures

During the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014 Uli Fussenegger (double bass tutor) and Ernesto Molinari (clarinet tutor) will offer a workshop for bassists, clarinetists and composers. Chosen compositions for this project will be worked out together with Summer Course instrumentalists in a public workshop.

 

Participants of the composition courses can e-mail by 15 July 2014 a PDF file of ONE existing composition for double bass and double bass clarinet OR a sketch of a new composition planned at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
The two workshop tutors will select composers for active participation. In a workshop concert some of the results will be presented.

14.06.2014

Internal Call for Miniatures

14.06.2014

Internal Call for Miniatures


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09.06.2014

Internal Call for Scores: Workshop with Martin Iddon and Distractfold

Registered participants of the Darmstadt composition courses are invited to apply for a workshop during the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014 with Martin Iddon and Distractfold to work on pieces which are still in the process of composition, rather than finished work. The workshop will involve a combination of one-to-one lessons with Martin Iddon and a day-long working session with Distractfold. Deadline for submissions is 1 July 2014.

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09.06.2014

Internal Call for Scores: Workshop with Martin Iddon and Distractfold

09.06.2014

Internal Call for Scores: Workshop with Martin Iddon and Distractfold


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31.05.2014

Tactile Sound Workshop – Internal Call

During the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014 Alessandro Perini will present a project about tactile sound, in the frame of Peter Ablinger’s workshop „Composition Beyond Music“.
The project consists of a chair with eight vibration speakers attached. These speakers will stimulate the tactile perception of the audience in eight distinct parts of their body.

Composers taking part in the Darmstadt Summer Course are invited to submit by 15 July an 8-channel audio file.

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31.05.2014

Tactile Sound Workshop – Internal Call

31.05.2014

Tactile Sound Workshop – Internal Call


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29.05.2014

Open Calls

The 47th International Summer Course for New Music will take place from 2 to 16 August 2014

Registered participants are invited to take note of the open calls for special projects. Detailed terms of application can be found in the section Summer Course > Calls.

 

 

Application Deadlines:

1 June 2014:

Call for Projects

Expanded Music

1 June 2014:

Call for Discussants

The Darmstadt Forum

15 June 2014:

Call for Drafts

Harp Composition Workshop

15 June 2014:

Call for Drafts

Cello Composition Workshop

15 June 2014:

Call for Musicians

ENSEMBLE NIKEL mINUS oNE

29.05.2014

Open Calls for the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014

29.05.2014

Open Calls for the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014


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18.05.2014

Helmut Lachenmann at the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014

Nearly sixty years ago – in the summer of 1957 – Helmut Lachenmann visited the Darmstadt Summer Course for the first time as a participant and met Luigi Nono, with whom he took lessons in Venice later. His first appearance as a composer in 1962 marked the performance of Echo Andante. In 1972 Lachenmann coordinated the Composers Studio at the Summer Course and from 1978 on he was composition tutor regularly – his last stint was in 2006. This year he will return to Darmstadt as a „Visiting Composer“ in the first week of the Summer Course (3 to 7 August). His main focus this time will not be teaching, but working with various performers.

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Helmut Lachenmann's last Darmstadt appearance in 2006, Photo: Günther Jockel
18.05.2014

Helmut Lachenmann at the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014

18.05.2014

Helmut Lachenmann at the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014


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15.05.2014

Ticket sales open today!

Online advance ticket sales open today for the concerts of the Darmstadt Summer Course (around 30 events to be held 2–16 August 2014).

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15.05.2014

Ticket sales open today!

15.05.2014

Ticket sales open today!


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14.05.2014

Chamber Sessions – Internal Call for Scores

By 25 May 2014 participants of the Darmstadt composition courses can submit ONE finished and already performed score for 3 to 5 players for the Chamber Sessions.
Coordinated by saxophone tutor Marcus Weiss, the new format Chamber Sessions is offering chamber music experience in the field of New Music for instrumentalists coming to Darmstadt.

A group of tutors will select works from the Call for Scores as well as some classics of new chamber music for the Chamber Sessions. In a second step instrumentalists can inscribe as players for certain parts. 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.

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14.05.2014

Chamber Sessions – Internal Call for Scores

14.05.2014

Chamber Sessions – Internal Call for Scores


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06.05.2014

The Darmstadt Forum - Call for Discussants

 

Participants of this years Summer Course: Please apply by 1 June 2014 as discussants in one of the Darmstadt Forum panels:

 

I. New Conceptualism: A Dead End or a Way Out? (Curator: Kai Polzhofer)

II. The Concert of the Future is Online. (Curators: David Coll, Aaron Einbond, Karolin Schmitt-Weidmann)

III. The More Art is Supported, the Worse It Is for It. (Curators: Martin Hiendl, Patricia Martinez)

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06.05.2014

The Darmstadt Forum - Call for Discussants

06.05.2014

The Darmstadt Forum - Call for Discussants


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03.05.2014

Expanded Music - Internal Call for Projects

Expanded Music: Participants of this years Darmstadt Summer Course can submit projects for a workshop with Simon Steen-Andersen and ensemble soundinitiative by 1st June 2014.

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Simon Steen-Andersen
03.05.2014

Expanded Music - Internal Call for Projects

03.05.2014

Expanded Music - Internal Call for Projects


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28.04.2014

Summer Course Concert Program now online!

The opening concert of the 47th International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt on 2 August 2014 will feature Karlheinz Stockhausen’s spacial music Carré for four orchestras, four choirs and four conductors from1959/60. More than 30 concerts, performances, semi-scenic music theater and experimental interventions will follow in the two festival weeks from 2 to 16 August 2014 in various locations in Darmstadt – and with one guest performance in Frankfurt on 3 August. PERFORMING MATTERS is this year’s main theme of the program, curated by Thomas Schäfer and featuring premieres by Patricia Alessandrini, Georges Aperghis, Joanna Bailie, Wojtech Blecharz, Ann Cleare, Steven Daverson, Cezary Duchnowski, Ashley Fure, Clemens Gadenstätter, Vladimir Gorlinsky, Leopold Hurt, Evan Johnson, Marina Khorkova, Hikari Kiyama, Konrad Korabiewski, Steffen Krebber, Johannes Kreidler, Mauro Lanza und Andrea Valle, Fabien Lévy, Sarah Nemtsov und Paul Frick, Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri, Stefan Prins, Jagoda Szmytka, Lukas Wiegerink, Ken Ueno and others.

 

The program is constantly supplemented until August by workshop presentations, lectures and research formats.

28.04.2014

Summer Course Concert Program now online!

28.04.2014

Summer Course Concert Program now online!


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23.04.2014

Call for Musicians: ENSEMBLE NIKEL mINUS oNE

Join the Ensemble Nikel for a day!

All participants of this year’s courses for electric guitar, piano, percussion and saxophone are invited to take part in the project ENSEMBLE NIKEL mINUS oNE and to apply by 15 June 2014.

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23.04.2014

Call for Musicians: ENSEMBLE NIKEL mINUS oNE

23.04.2014

Call for Musicians: ENSEMBLE NIKEL mINUS oNE


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10.04.2014

Call for Scores: Cello Composition Workshop

During the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014 Lucas Fels (cello tutor), Brian Ferneyhough (composition tutor) and Yuval Shaked (tutor Seminar Analysis, Aesthetics & Theory) will offer a workshop for cellists and composers. Participants of the composition courses can apply by 15 June 2014 for the project by submitting a PDF file of ONE existing composition for cello solo OR a sketch of a new cello work.

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Lucas Fels (links) mit Pieter Matthynssens und Hans Thomalla (hinten) in Darmstadt 2010
10.04.2014

Call for Scores: Cello Composition Workshop

10.04.2014

Call for Scores: Cello Composition Workshop


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09.04.2014

Registration period extended for certain instrumental courses

The registration period for certain instrumental classes for the 47th International Summer Course for New Music (2 to 16 August 2014) has been extended. There are a few places left in the classes of Peter Veale (oboe), Pascal Gallois (bassoon), Marcus Weiss (saxophone), Mike Svoboda (horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba), Tom Pauwels (guitar), Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir (harp), Barbara Maurer (viola), Lucas Fels (cello) and Uli Fussenegger (double bass).

09.04.2014

Registration period extended for certain instrumental courses

09.04.2014

Registration period extended for certain instrumental courses


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06.04.2014

Yukiko Sugawara offers a special course on piano music by Helmut Lachenmann

During Helmut Lachenmann's stay as „Visiting Composer“ at this year’s Darmstadt Summer Course (3 to 7 August 2014) Yukiko Sugawara will offer a special course on the composer’s piano music. The course is aimed at all participants of Nicolas Hodges’ piano class, but will of course also be open to all other interested people for passive participation. In addition to the solo piano works by Helmut Lachenmann, Yukiko Sugawara will examine the solo parts in compositions like Ausklang (1986), Allegro sostenuto (1989) and GOT LOST (2008).

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Yukiko Sugawara 2006 in Darmstadt, Photo: Günther Jockel
06.04.2014

Piano Music by Helmut Lachenmann: Workshop with Yukiko Sugawara

06.04.2014

Piano Music by Helmut Lachenmann: Workshop with Yukiko Sugawara


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27.03.2014

Darmstadt Studies: Research Day during the Summer Course

Two important research projects dealing with the history of the Darmstadt Summer Course are underway at Berlin University of the Arts and the University of Music Basel, both using the outstanding archive collections of the International Music Institute Darmstadt. While the Berlin project „Darmstadt Events“ (Direction: Dörte Schmidt and Pietro Cavalotti) understands the Summer Course as aesthetic, theoretical, and political sphere of action, the Basel project „Focus Darmstadt“ (Direction: Michael Kunkel) uses selected case studies on the performance practice of contemporary music in the period 1946-1990. Under the title „Darmstadt Studies“ both research projects will present excerpts of their analysis during the next Summer Course on 13 August 2014. Please find the detailed program in the PDF.

27.03.2014

Darmstadt Studies: Research Day during the Summer Course

27.03.2014

Darmstadt Studies: Research Day during the Summer Course


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27.02.2014

Workshop with Gilbert Nouno: „Scoring and Performing Music Electronics“

In his lecture and workshop on composition with electronics, French composer and sound artist Gilbert Nouno will discuss scoring and performing music electronics. The emphasis will be put on musical and creative rather than technical matters. Sonic interaction thinking and insight, but not programming, will be the main topic. Relations between composition, electronics and performance will be explored in workshop sessions from the creative points of view of composers and performers.

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27.02.2014

Workshop with Gilbert Nouno: „Scoring and Performing Music Electronics“

27.02.2014

Workshop with Gilbert Nouno: „Scoring and Performing Music Electronics“


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23.02.2014

Decided: Participants for the Workshops of Jennifer Walshe/David Helbich and Peter Ablinger

The jurys for the two workshops of Jennifer Walshe and David Helbich („Composer-Performer“) and Peter Ablinger („Composition Beyond Music“) have decided. The following eight artists are invited to take part in this project that will have a first meeting in Biel (CH) at the Bern University of from 14 to 18 April 2014:

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23.02.2014

Decided: Participants for the Workshops of Jennifer Walshe/David Helbich and Peter Ablinger

23.02.2014

Decided: Participants for the Workshops of Jennifer Walshe/David Helbich and Peter Ablinger


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19.02.2014

New vocal music with Donatienne Michel-Dansac

During the 47th International Summer Course for New Music one of the most outstanding vocalists in New Music, Donatienne Michel-Dansac, will give a masterclass with focus on new languages in vocal contemporary music from solo voice to vocal chamber music. The workshop is for singers that are already technically assured. For this reason there is a special application procedure: After registration 2 recent audio and/or video files have to be sent to Donatienne Michel-Dansac with 1 piece from the 20th century repertoire and 1 piece at one’s own choice. A CV and a repertoire list for the work in Darmstadt are also requested.

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Donatienne Michel-Dansac 2012 in Darmstadt, Photo: Stefan Daub
19.02.2014

New vocal music with Donatienne Michel-Dansac

19.02.2014

New vocal music with Donatienne Michel-Dansac


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15.02.2014

„Visiting Composers“ at the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014

For this year's Darmstadt Summer Course – like 2010 and 2012 – several composers will be coming to Darmstadt for some days or for special projects. In the first week we will welcome Georges Aperghis, who wants to join in even though he is on sabbatical in 2014, Lars Petter Hagen from Oslo and Helmut Lachenmann, who will give a special workshop on his „Music for Voice and Piano“ GOT LOST (2007/08) together with Yuko Kakuta (soprano) and Yukiko Sugawara (piano).

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Helmut Lachenmann's last Darmstadt appearance in 2006, Photo: Günther Jockel
15.02.2014

Visiting Composers at the Summer Course 2014

15.02.2014

Visiting Composers at the Summer Course 2014


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07.02.2014

New: ULYSSES Community Platform

IMD is happy to announce that the new ULYSSES Community PLATFORM is officially launched!

 

The tool aims at linking
Artists (composers, performers, visual artists etc.),
Organizations (festivals, academies, music centers, cultural managers, ensembles etc.),
And everyone interested in projects with new music.

 

We especially invite the participants of this year’s Darmstadt Summer Course to create a profile, join the group „Darmstadt Summer Course 2014“ and explore how you can share data and information with other participants or find people with similar interests for future collaborations here in Darmstadt and create subgroups etc.

 

We’d like to know if the tool is useful for you. Please help us to improve it and e-mail your feedback at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thank you!

 

You can now register for free and discover all the functions and possibilities available online :

http://community.ulysses-network.eu

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07.02.2014

New ULYSSES Community Platform is now online

07.02.2014

New ULYSSES Community Platform is now online


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17.01.2014

Composition Courses in Darmstadt

If you've registered for Composition, you are right to expect to get in close contact with the composition tutors of the Darmstadt Summer Course. All composition tutors can plan individually how they would like to organize their classes: as one-to-one lessons, in small groups, in the form of special workshops, with or without selection procedure etc.
Several calls for workshops are still open during the registration period, please look for updates regularly.
 
Early enough before the Summer Course all registered participants for composition will receive an e-mail where we ask for your special preferences concerning the tutors so that we can see for which tutors and formats there is the highest demand. This will be compared and adjusted afterwards according to the tutors’ timetables. There is not a guarantee for a place with a certain composer, but we try to find fair solutions together with the tutors to comply your interests in the best way possible. In addition, there will be plenty of other offers (last minute places, Visiting Composers) and open formats during the Summer Course.

Lesson with Brian Ferneyhough in Darmstadt 2010, Photo: Anja Trautmann
17.01.2014

How to take part in the Composition Courses

17.01.2014

How to take part in the Composition Courses


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10.01.2014

New format for musicians: "Performance practice electronic music" with Sebastian Berweck

Sebastian Berweck – one of the most sought-after pianists for experimental contemporary music – will offer within the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014 a new format that has been developed especially for interpreters who work with electronics but have not been trained for this. Regarding the specific content of his workshop Sebastian Berweck wrote the following statement:

 

“You are a performer and you want to play with electronics but you don’t know where to start? Performance practice electronic music is here to help you get started and answer some of the questions you might have:

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10.01.2014

New format for musicians: "Performance practice electronic music" with Sebastian Berweck

10.01.2014

New format for musicians: "Performance practice electronic music" with Sebastian Berweck


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06.01.2014

Apply Now: 47th International Summer Course for New Music

Online application for the 47th International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt (2 to 16 August 2014) is now possible until 31 March 2014. Please find constantly updated information on courses, calls, projects and tutors under SUMMER COURSE.

Online Application

06.01.2014

Apply Now: 47th International Summer Course for New Music

06.01.2014

Apply Now: 47th International Summer Course for New Music


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20.12.2013

New Project 2014: ENSEMBLE NIKEL mINUS oNE

Ensemble Nikel offers in its mINUS oNE project a 5 day experience allowing young performers to explore and experience the challenges rising from playing contemporary chamber music in a quartet formation. In this case the quartet does not only invite the performer to deal with typical aspects related with musical coordination, unified sonority, mutual phrasing and breathing, score analysis among others but also involve the challenge of fusing electric and acoustic sound sources into a unified organism that rise from the unique quartet formation based on saxophone, electric guitar, percussion, piano and often added electronics.

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Yaron Deutsch and Ensemble Nikel in Darmstadt 2010, Photo: Jens Steingässer
20.12.2013

New Project at Darmstadt Summer Course 2014: ENSEMBLE NIKEL mINUS oNE

20.12.2013

New Project at Darmstadt Summer Course 2014: ENSEMBLE NIKEL mINUS oNE


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14.12.2013

Disklavier Plus at Darmstadt

As partner in the Ulysses Network, IMD is involved in several projects in cooperation with other European festivals and academies. The 47th International Summer Course for New Music will feature a project called Disklavier Plus: Five young European composers have been commissioned to write a new work for Disklavier and (live-) electronics: Ville Raasakka, Vito Zuraj, Ji Youn Kang, Lucas Wiegerink, Steffen Krebber. The Yamaha Disklavier is a normal acoustic piano that uses built-in electroacoustic solenoids and optical sensors allowing them to play notes and use the pedals independently of any human player, store data and reproduce it.

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14.12.2013

Disklavier Plus at Darmstadt

14.12.2013

Disklavier Plus at Darmstadt


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29.11.2013

Electronics Atelier 2014

The Electronics Atelier within the 47th International Summer Course for New Music (2 to 16 August 2014) will offer - as in the years 2010 and 2012 - far-ranging approaches to electronic music today.
After the demolition of the Darmstadt club 603qm the Electronics Atelier 2014 has lost its home – so the project is currently still in development. It is certain, however, that the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM Graz) will appear as Studio-in-Residence in 2014. In addition to workshops and presentations of their own research and working areas (artistic research, signal processing, acoustics and computer music), where the students can actively participate, the IEM Graz is also involved in various Summer Course projects (including „Disklavier Plus“, „Scelsi Revisited Backstage“ and a workshop concert of Degem, the German Society for Electroacoustic Music).
Individual artists like the French Gilbert Nouno, the Mexican Mario de Vega and the Berlin based Robert Lippok received and accepted our invitations. 

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29.11.2013

Electronics Atelier 2014

29.11.2013

Electronics Atelier 2014


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09.11.2013

Interpretation: 47th International Summer Course for New Music

Lessons with a recognized expert in the field of new music, rehearsals for a work from one’s own repertoire, a lecture, the exchange of ideas with a composer about playing techniques in his/her new piece, trying it out, finding other players, forming a trio ... that’s what a day at the Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music could look like for an instrumentalist. Or different.
From the beginning of January until the end of March 2014 instrumentalists can sign up online. Only for some instrumental classes special modes of application will be announced on this website, most of the others are open to all musicians interested in New Music. A list of the courses offered and the names of the tutors will also be published soon.

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09.11.2013

Interpretation: The 47th International Summer Course for New Music

09.11.2013

Interpretation: The 47th International Summer Course for New Music


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01.11.2013

Call for Young Ensembles: Four groups nominated

Through the promotion scheme boost! the International Summer Course for New Music is offering since 2010 a special coaching for young ensembles. 53 groups from 19 different nations applied for the upcoming boost! program which is part of the ENSEMBLE 2014 project. A jury (Barbara Maurer, Tom Pauwels, Mike Svoboda, Lucas Fels, IMD) has now nominated the following four ensembles:
 

Distractfold Ensemble (UK), Ensemble Garage (DE), soundinitiative (F) und Trio Catch (DE).

 

The ensemble members will be granted partial scholarships for the 47th International Summer Course for New Music (2 to 16 August 2014). IMD thanks all ensembles who applied for their interesting submissions.

01.11.2013

Call for Young Ensembles: Four groups nominated

01.11.2013

Call for Young Ensembles: Four groups nominated


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25.10.2013

Darmstadt Summer Course 2014: Brass Academy

The 47th Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music will offer a special format for brass players wishing to intensify their interest in and expertise with New Music: Since the similarities between the brass instruments clearly outweigh the differences, the new Brass Academy will be established as a forum for all brass players. In master-classes and individual lessons, contemporary extended playing techniques such as lip multi-phonics, singing-and-playing, air sounds, etc. will be taught and applied in the context of solo and chamber music.

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Mike Svoboda, Photo: Jens Klatt
25.10.2013

Darmstadt Summer Course 2014: new brass academy

25.10.2013

Darmstadt Summer Course 2014: new brass academy


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18.10.2013

Workshop „Composition Beyond Music“ with Peter Ablinger

Within the next Darmstadt Summer Course Peter Ablinger will conduct a workshop titled „Composition Beyond Music": „Field recordings, site-specific compositions and installations, the presentation of sounds, sound production as a social pattern, the essentials of sound and music, music without sounds, technology and research into source material, the body in music, archaeoacoustics, sound and other media, perception and reality – these are just some of the potential themes to be explored, elaborated, and presented by the participants in their own works in this workshop series that combines theory and practice."

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Peter Ablinger, Photo: Siegrid Ablinger
18.10.2013

Special Workshop „Composition Beyond Music“ with Peter Ablinger

18.10.2013

Special Workshop „Composition Beyond Music“ with Peter Ablinger


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11.10.2013

Three Ulysses projects at the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014

Since last year the International Music Institute Darmstadt (IMD) is partner institution of the new European network Ulysses. This network federates European partners involved in the support and promotion of young artists. The partners – academies, summer schools, support programs connected with ensembles or festivals – play a fundamental role in recognizing, accompanying, professionalizing and developing the careers of young European composers and performers. Ulysses is supported by about fifty associated partners.


Three Ulysses projects will take place within the next Darmstadt Summer Course in August 2014: Two special workshops and one concert event. In association with three other Ulysses partner insitutions IMD invited composer and sound artist Peter Ablinger for a workshop titled „Composition Beyond Music" (the call for this project will be published soon on this website), created a project called „Disklavier Plus" (with new works by Steffen Krebber, Vito Zuraj, Lucas Wiegerink and Ji Youn Kang), and re-invited the Swedish ensemble Curious Chamber Players to present its brand-new program in Darmstadt.

Further information on Ulysses:

Ulysses network

Ulysses platform

11.10.2013

Three Ulysses projects at the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014

11.10.2013

Three Ulysses projects at the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014


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05.10.2013

New for instrumentalists: Chamber Sessions

In 2014, a new project, the Chamber Sessions, will increase the links between participants of the different instrumental classes of the Darmstadt Summer Course. Three to five players will come together in small ad hoc-formations and rehearse selected works of participants of the composition classes (Call for scores) as well as some classics of new chamber music. Each project is accompanied by an instrumental tutor.

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05.10.2013

New for instrumentalists: Chamber Sessions

05.10.2013

New for instrumentalists: Chamber Sessions


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28.09.2013

Writing Workshop 2014

The International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt will be accompanied in 2014 again by young music journalists who take part in the Writing Workshop. In texts and audio pieces they will report in German and English on courses, concerts, lectures and projects, conduct interviews and discuss the results with colleagues. The tutors Björn Gottstein (SWR, Stuttgart), Stefan Fricke (hr, Frankfurt am Main) and Christopher Fox (author and composer, London) will offer practically oriented lessons for beginning music journalists in the field of the new music.

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28.09.2013

Writing Workshop 2014

28.09.2013

Writing Workshop 2014


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18.09.2013

Call for Projects: Workshop Contemporary Opera

A workshop for contemporary opera, directed by Hans Thomalla (composer, Northwestern University Chicago) and Patrick Hahn (dramaturge, Stuttgart Opera) will be offered during the upcoming 47th International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt 2014. Composers can apply by 1st December 2013 with project sketches and other materials.

Please see the PDF “Call Opera Workshop” for details.

 

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Donatienne Michel-Dansac 2012 in Darmstadt
18.09.2013

Call for Projects: Workshop Contemporary Opera

18.09.2013

Call for Projects: Workshop Contemporary Opera

A workshop for contemporary opera, directed by Hans Thomalla (composer, Northwestern University Chicago) and Patrick Hahn (dramaturge, Stuttgart Opera) will be offered during the upcoming 47th International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt 2014. Composers can apply by 1st December 2013 with project sketches and other materials.
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13.09.2013

Call for Composer-Performers

Within the next Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music 2014 Jennifer Walshe will conduct a special project that is addressed to composer-performers: composers performing their own pieces/ideas/concepts. A workshop with the selected artists for this project will take place in April 2014 at Bern University of Arts (BUA) in Biel/CH. The group will reconvene during the Darmstadt Summer Course (2 to 16 August 2014).

 

If you are interested in this project, please, read the PDF „Call for Composer-Performers“ and apply by 31 December 2013 the latest.

 

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Performance Jennifer Walshe in Darmstadt 2012
13.09.2013

Call for Composer-Performer

13.09.2013

Call for Composer-Performer

Within the next Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music 2014 Jennifer Walshe will conduct a special project that is addressed to composer-performers: composers performing their own pieces/ideas/concepts. Applications must be submitted by 31 December 2013.
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30.08.2013

Kranichstein Music Prize 2014: New Jury

A new jury will choose the Kranichstein Music Prize winners in 2014: Music journalist Carolin Naujocks, composer Hannes Seidl and accordionist Eva Zöllner will hear all official concerts of the 47th International Summer Course for New Music and award the prize during the final concert on 16 August 2014 to one composer and one interpreter or ensemble.

 

Since 1952 the Kranichstein Music Prize is awarded to participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course for an outstanding work or performance. In 2014 the prize will be endowed with a total amount of 6,000 EUR. The jury also selects musicians and composers who will receive scholarships for the Darmstadt Summer Course in 2016.

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Kranichstein Music Prize for Interpretation 2012: Ensemble Dal Niente
30.08.2013

New Jury for Kranichstein Music Prize in 2014

30.08.2013

New Jury for Kranichstein Music Prize in 2014

A new jury will choose the Kranichstein Music Prize winners in 2014: Music journalist Carolin Naujocks, composer Hannes Seidl and accordionist Eva Zöllner will hear all official concerts of the Darmstadt Summer Course and award the prize during the final concert on 16 August 2014 to one composer and one interpreter or ensemble.
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23.08.2013

Young Ensembles Platform Meeting

Through the project ENSEMBLE and the promotion scheme boost! IMD supports since 2010 young New Music ensembles at the beginning of their careers. An international ensemble network is now initiated with a first ensemble platform meeting taking place in Darmstadt on 5 and 6 September 2013. It is accompanied by Lucas Pairon, founding director of the Belgian Ictus ensemble, who had offered consultations for young ensembles already during the Darmstadt Summer Course in 2012. A continuation of the ensemble meeting is planned for 2014 at the 47th International Summer Course for New Music.

 

The platform meeting is hosted by IMD who offers the framework (provides space, helps with lodging and coordinating the program), but topics will be identified and prepared by the ensembles themselves. Around 30 representatives of ensembles from Europe and the US who took part in the Darmstadt Summer Course during the last few years confirmed their participation.

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Lucas Pairon with young ensembles during the Summer Course 2012

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23.08.2013

Young Ensembles Platform Meeting

16.08.2013

35 new Radio Stories on the Darmstadt Summer Course

„Is Darmstadt alive?“ The Cologne based magazine "MusikTexte" asked this question to numerous composers in summer 1984. Today, one could answer: "Very much alive!" - especially with regard to the upcoming 47th International Summer Course for New Music in 2014. And the history of Darmstadt is at least as exciting: On 10 September 2013 the Hessian Broadcasting Service (Hessischer Rundfunk) hr2-kultur starts the second season of the series „Bauhaus, Brennpunkt, Drehscheibe“ (Bauhaus, focus, hub) with 35 new radio stories on the Darmstadt Summer Course (in German).

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Mauricio Kagel 1976 in Darmstadt (Photo: Manfred Melzer)
16.08.2013

35 new Radio Stories on the Darmstadt Summer Course

16.08.2013

35 new Radio Stories on the Darmstadt Summer Course

On 10 September 2013 the Hessian Broadcasting Service hr2-kultur starts the second season of the series „Bauhaus, Brennpunkt, Drehscheibe“ (Bauhaus, focus, hub) with 35 new radio stories of the Darmstadt Summer Course (in German): Tuesdays 10 to 11 p.m. on hr2-kultur, also on live stream.
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09.08.2013

New at the Summer Course: Harp workshop with Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir

For the first time since the 1960s the harp will play an important role at the Darmstadt Summer Course in 2014. Back then, Francis Pierre and Pierre Boulez had integrated the instrument in the Summer Course work, now Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir takes over the harp lectureship in 2014. The Icelandic harpist who was trained in her homeland as well as in London and Amsterdam is regarded as one of the most important younger representatives of her instrument worldwide. She is a co-founder of the Ensemble Adapter as well as member of the Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble. Besides this, she works on the completion of her thesis which examines the role of the harp in new music. Gunnhildur Einersdóttir will present the results of her extensive research and experience within the Summer Course. Also her website encyclopaedia dealing with harp playing techniques and notation will be available next summer.

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Photo: Rut Sigurdardottir
09.08.2013

New at the Summer Course: Harp workshop with Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir

02.08.2013

365 days left: 47th International Summer Course for New Music

Every two years the Darmstadt Summer Course is organized by the International Music Institute Darmstadt (IMD). We are already right in the middle of preparing the next edition: For the 47th International Summer Course for New Music (2 to 16 August 2014) we are expecting about 350 young composers and interpreters in Darmstadt. Online applications will be possible from January until the end of March 2014 on this website. From now on we start reporting over one year every week on projects and new formats, the tutors, the concert and lecture program as well as on practical issues like lodging and how to get here.

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02.08.2013

365 days left: 47th International Summer Course for New Music

02.08.2013

365 days left: 47th International Summer Course for New Music

Every two years the Darmstadt Summer Course is organized by the International Music Institute Darmstadt (IMD). We are already right in the middle of preparing the next edition: For the 47th International Summer Course for New Music (2 to 16 August 2014) we are expecting about 350 young composers and interpreters in Darmstadt. Save the date!
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