NEWS

28.12.2014

Looking back at the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014

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

28.12.2014

Looking back at the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014

28.12.2014

Looking back at the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014


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23.12.2014

IMD wishes Happy Holidays!

The International Music Institute Darmstadt remains closed until 5 January. We wish you all Happy Holidays and all the best for 2015!

 
Besides the preparations for the next Darmstadt Summer Course (30 July to 14 August 2016) with its 70th anniversary in 2016 IMD is planning some major projects also for 2015: From 26 to 29 November 2015 we will be for the third time cooperation partner in the festival cresc… Biennale for Modern Music Frankfurt Rhine Main, that will focus on the subject "MUSIK - FILMBILD - MUSIK" and will also feature Helmut Lachenmann's 80th birthday.

 

An important milestone for our archive team will be reached in spring 2015: Since 2010 IMD works on the description and digitization of the unique collection on the Summer Course history: Metadata to the rich stocks of photos, recordings and written documents since 1946 are provided and made available on-line. We will start featuring some parts of IMD's digital collections on this website regularly.

Some percussion instruments used by the Curious Chamber Players on 6 August 2014 in Darmstadt
23.12.2014

IMD wishes Happy Holidays!

23.12.2014

IMD wishes Happy Holidays!


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14.11.2014

Save the date: Darmstadt Summer Course 2016

The 48th International Summer Course for New Music will take place from 30 July to 14 August 2016. The terms of participation and calls for special projects will be published early enough on this website.

14.11.2014

Save the date: Darmstadt Summer Course 2016

14.11.2014

Save the date: Darmstadt Summer Course 2016


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27.10.2014

Interpreting New Music - The Darmstadt Summer Course 2014

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

27.10.2014

Interpreting New Music - The Darmstadt Summer Course 2014

27.10.2014

Interpreting New Music - The Darmstadt Summer Course 2014


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21.10.2014

Documentation "Composition Beyond Music"

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

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21.10.2014

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

21.10.2014

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


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17.09.2014

Review Open Space 2014

A tool for self-motorized exchange and self-organized knowledge transfer - that is the OPEN SPACE at the Darmstadt Summer Course. Over 100 projects and presentations were created between 2 and 16 August 2014 by participants, tutors and guests. The project was planned and coordinated by Berno Odo Polzer.

The Open Space calendar will stay accessible on this website in a PDF version and documents the diverse activities that enriched the official program of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014. Many thanks for this to all contributors!

"Contemporary harp notation and technique" with Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir

Open Space Calendar 2014 (PDF)

17.09.2014

Review Open Space 2014

17.09.2014

Review Open Space 2014


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18.08.2014

Performing Matters: Video documentation

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

18.08.2014

Performing Matters: Video documentation

18.08.2014

Performing Matters: Video documentation


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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

16.08.2014

The Kranichstein Music Prize has been awarded


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