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17.04.2016

New York is celebrating 70 years Darmstadt Summer Course

In the musical world the name of Darmstadt is synonymous with the International Summer Course for New Music. 70 years ago, the Summer Course was founded and since then it has made major contributions to music history: Nearly all prominent protagonists of the music after 1945 are somehow connected to Darmstadt, as are the aesthetic debates and fierce controversies on present and future composing. Outstanding performances by Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez, Luigi Nono, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage, David Tudor, Morton Feldman, György Ligeti, Luciano Berio, Gérard Grisey, Helmut Lachenmann, Brian Ferneyhough and many others are also part of the Summer Course history. Until today, the International Music Institute Darmstadt (IMD) is organizing the Summer Course every two years and still it is unparalleled throughout the world with its hybrid format combining summer academy, festival and international discourse platform for contemporary music.

 

This is reason enough for the New York based ensemble scene to celebrate Darmstadt's legacy of radical innovation with a three-day music festival: From 9 to 11 May 2016 there will be concerts with ICE, Mivos Quartet, Talea, SEM and the Wet Ink Ensemble at Roulette (509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217). Festival highlights include Matthias Spahlinger's “Extension”, Karlheinz Stockhausen's “Mikrophonie”, John Cage's “Concert for Piano and Orchestra”, new works by Ashley Fure and Darmstadt faculty member Jennifer Walshe as well as a performance of Helmut Lachenmann's third string quartet “Grido”.

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…FROM DARMSTADT…
70 YEARS OF NEW MUSIC
9 to 11 May 2016 @ Roulette

509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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17.04.2016

New York is celebrating 70 years Darmstadt Summer Course

17.04.2016

New York is celebrating 70 years Darmstadt Summer Course


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16.04.2016

Remaining places for certain instrumental courses

There are some free places for certain instrumental courses of this year's International Summer Course for New Music (29 July to 14 August 2016). Registration for Accordion (Krassimir Sterev), Brass (Marco Blaauw, Christine Chapman, Mike Svoboda, Melvyn Poore), Clarinet (Ernesto Molinari), Double bass (Uli Fussenegger), Harp (Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir), Oboe (Peter Veale), Voice (Donatienne Michel-Dansac & Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart), Viola (Geneviève Strosser & Dimitrios Polisoidis) and Cello (Lucas Fels) will be possible until the courses will be booked up.

16.04.2016

Remaining places for certain instrumental courses

16.04.2016

Remaining places for certain instrumental courses


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12.04.2016

historage: Call for Remixes / Re-workings / Responses

Submission Deadline: 15 May 2016

 

Distractfold, in collaboration with the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD) and the Goethe Institut, would like to invite emerging composers, sound artists and electronic music producers to participate in the historage project.

 

We are seeking short remixes, reworkings or responses to selected recordings from the IMD archive: Interested artists should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register their interest in the project and in order to be given access to material from the archive.

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12.04.2016

historage: Call for Remixes / Re-workings / Responses

12.04.2016

historage: Call for Remixes / Re-workings / Responses


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08.04.2016

Open Calls

The 48th International Summer Course for New Music will take place from 29 July to 14 August 2016.

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.

1 May 2016:

Call for Scores

Schallfeld – Filidei

08.04.2016

Aktuelle Ausschreibungen

08.04.2016

Aktuelle Ausschreibungen


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23.03.2016

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and Donatienne Michel-Dansac: Studio for Voice in Contemporary Music

This year's Darmstadt Summer Course offers an extensive program for singers: In addition to the studio of Donatienne Michel-Dansac that focuses on solo repertoire, the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart will offer a studio for contemporary vocal chamber music. Both studios are closely interlocked with each other: As a participant of one course one may also work in the other studio. There are special requirements and selection procedures for both studios. Interested singers are asked to apply soon, by 15 April 2016 latest.

Studio for Voice in Contemporary Music I
Tutor: Donatienne Michel-Dansac
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Studio for Voice in Contemporary Music II
Tutors: Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart

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23.03.2016

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and Donatienne Michel-Dansac: Studio for Voice in Contemporary Music

23.03.2016

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and Donatienne Michel-Dansac: Studio for Voice in Contemporary Music


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26.02.2016

Electronics Atelier Workshops 2016

Workshops by: Susanne Kirchmayr (Electric Indigo), Philipp Sollmann (Efdemin), Mario de Vega, Sebastian Berweck, Hanno Leichtmann

 

Under the label Electronics Atelier the Darmstadt Summer Course 2016 will offer several workshops to all registered participants. Inscription details will be announced early enough via e-mail. It is also possible to register for the Darmstadt Summer Course and only take part in the Electronics Atelier workshops.

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26.02.2016

Electronics Atelier Workshops 2016

26.02.2016

Electronics Atelier Workshops 2016


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04.12.2015

Geneviève Strosser and Dimitrios Polisoidis: Viola in My/Our Life

The reference to Morton Feldman’s famous composition "The Viola in My Life" is purely assotiative, but Geneviève Strosser and Dimitrios Polisoidis take the title of this piece quite literally for the conception of their jointly planned viola workshop within the next Darmstadt Summer Course: How can we consider from different perspectives the role of the viola in contemporary music, how can we think and discuss these issues? How can we create a meaningful exchange between performers and composers who want to write for this instrument? In five major sections the two „team teachers“ Geneviève Strosser (2012 viola tutor and 2014 main coach for our ENSEMBLE project) and Dimitrios Polisoidis (viola tutor in 2010) will discuss the outlined issues in close cooperation with and strong involvement of the workshop participants.

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04.12.2015

Geneviève Strosser and Dimitrios Polisoidis: Viola in My/Our Life

04.12.2015

Geneviève Strosser and Dimitrios Polisoidis: Viola in My/Our Life


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