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31.01.2016

Darmstadt 2016: Composition, Violin and Flute booked out

Due to the enormous demand the registration for composition, violin and flute is no longer possible. There is no waiting list. We have reserved places for applicants in open calls. In case there will be free places in the end, we will re-open the registration. We'll inform you on this website and on Facebook.

31.01.2016

Darmstadt 2016: Composition, Violin and Flute booked out

31.01.2016

Darmstadt 2016: Composition, Violin and Flute booked out


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21.01.2016

Just Beyond Our Instruments is the World: Call for Concepts

Just Beyond Our Instruments is the World: A Collaborative Post-Instrumental Workshop with Steven Kazuo Takasugi and Mocrep

 

Together with participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2016, Steven Kazuo Takasugi and Ensemble Mocrep are going to explore musical possibilities beyond the classical instrument. Please apply for the workshop by 21st February 2016!

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21.01.2016

Just Beyond Our Instruments is the World: Call for Concepts

21.01.2016

Just Beyond Our Instruments is the World: Call for Concepts


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15.01.2016

Application now possible!

15.01.2016

Application now possible!

15.01.2016

Application now possible!


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07.01.2016

NACHHALL: Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez (1925-2016) in conversation with Michael Rebhahn (IN GERMAN)
27 December 2012, Baden-Baden
Camera & Sound: Christian Gropper

 

On 27 December 2012, Michael Rebhahn interviewed Pierre Boulez at his home in Baden-Baden. The interview is part of the oral history project NACHHALL ("Reverberation") that was initiated by Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD) to collect memories and stories of protagonists of the Darmstadt Summer Course in the 50s and 60s.

07.01.2016

NACHHALL: Pierre Boulez

07.01.2016

NACHHALL: Pierre Boulez


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06.01.2016

Pierre Boulez dies at 90

Please click on the picture for opening the gallery. All photos (c) IMD Archive

French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez died at 90 yesterday evening in Baden-Baden. His name is closely related to the history of the Darmstadt Summer Course, especially in the 1950s and 1960s. Born in Montbrison (F) on 26 March 1925 and educated at Paris Conservatory, he attended the Darmstadt Summer Course for the fist time in 1952 when Olivier Messiaen was among the tutors. Boulez held courses and lectures himself every year from 1955 to 1957, then from 1959 to 1963 and for the last time in 1965. His Darmstadt lectures like "Alea" (1957), "Penser la musique aujourd'hui" (1960) or "Notwendigkeit einer ästhetischen Orientierung" (1963) are among his most important texts.

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06.01.2016

Pierre Boulez died at 90

06.01.2016

Pierre Boulez died at 90


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01.01.2016

IMD wishes a Happy New Year!

IMD wishes a Happy New Year! In 2016, we are especially looking forward to the International Summer Course for New Music (29 July to 14 August 2016) and to celebrating its 70th anniversary. Online application will start on 15 January 2016!

 

Besides the long-term preparations for the next Summer Course, IMD was engaged in a number of other projects past year: In cooperation with Staatstheater Darmstadt we've presented the exhibition „In Darmstadt geboren! – Luigi Nono in Darmstadt" in June and now collaborate on the International Music Theatre Competition that Staatstheater Darmstadt has launched. We've also supported the Friends of IMD in establishing their new concert format „From Darmstadt" which had its premiere with a Dieter Schnebel concert & talk in Freiburg in June. The series of Darmstadt Music Talks – together with Jazzinstitut and Akademie fuer Tonkunst – was continued in 2015 with three topics: Culture on the Streets (with Léon Krempel), Music and Architecture (with Kerstin Schultz), Music and Censorship (with Christiane von Wahlert).

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01.01.2016

IMD wishes a Happy New Year!

01.01.2016

IMD wishes a Happy New Year!


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23.12.2015

Georges Aperghis 70

If you want to surprise someone else, if you want to renew the listening, you have to start being surprised yourself. (Georges Aperghis in conversation with Tarek Kai)

 

Today, the Paris-based greek composer Georges Aperghis celebrates his 70th birthday. Since 2006, he has been a regular guest at the International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt and is invited for next year as composition tutor, too.

Tarek Kai interviewed Georges Aperghis during the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014 for the Writing Workshop BLOG:

 

"The composer is his first critic." – Interview Georges Aperghis 2014

 

Georges Aperghis (c) Xavier Lambours
23.12.2015

Georges Aperghis 70

23.12.2015

Georges Aperghis 70


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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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03.11.2015

Call for Participation: Writing Workshop 2016

For the fourth time the Darmstadt Summer Course 2016 will be offering a Writing Workshop. Although the concept of the project has been revisited and adapted every time, its core is still the same: focused support and concentrated training for young journalists in the field of contemporary music. The success of this format also shows its need – since 2010, applications have tripled and the quality of applications has increased at the same time.
After a successful test in 2014 the Writing Workshop 2016 will again be offered bilingual in German and English. We are delighted to have two very well known UK publicists on board: Anne Hilde Neset and Peter Meanwell, who will share the two project weeks. The German-speaking part will be directed by Stefan Fricke who has worked for the Writing Workshop since the very beginning and has played a key role in emerging the format. In the 2016 edition – again with the active support by Eberhard Bätza who will supervise the „temporary studio“ – an even stronger emphasis is given on the media broadcasting, web and blogging.
Application deadline for the Writing Workshop is 1st March 2016, please see the PDF "Call Writing Workshop" for details.

03.11.2015

Call for Participation: Writing Workshop 2016

03.11.2015

Call for Participation: Writing Workshop 2016


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17.10.2015

International Summer Course for New Music 2016

Booking & Registration from January 2016
Festival Program & Tickets from April 2016

 
The preparations for the next Darmstadt Summer Course and its 70th anniversary are already running at full speed at IMD. From 29 July to 14 August 2016 we expect more than 400 participants in Darmstadt.

Booking and registration will be possible on this website from 15 January to 15 April 2016. From now on we will report regularly on projects and new formats, calls, the tutors, the concert and performance program and on practical questions like how to get here or how to find an accomodation.

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70 Years: 1946 – 2016

17.10.2015

International Summer Course for New Music 2016

17.10.2015

International Summer Course for New Music 2016


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