Composing With The Archive
Presentation of the Workshop with Kirsten Reese
Thu 26 July 2018, 14.00
Akademie für Tonkunst (Großer Saal)
Tickets (5 €) at the box office only.
With participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course
The workshop led by Kirsten Reese at this year’s Darmstadt Summer Course will look at which forms an artistic approach to archives and archive materials may take and how historical material may be made artistically productive today in current, relevant works. Among other things, one specific starting point here is IMD’s newly digitized archive, in particular the contributions by composers on the history of the Summer Course, reflections on diversity and historical reception. Audio documents “speak” in a special way. To what extent are different forms of understanding and knowledge conveyed via music and sound? Alongside looking at specific compositional strategies, the focus will be placed on asking which artistic formats – instrumental, media-based, performative, installation-based – the analysis may ultimately take, and how the research process may be incorporated into this. In conclusion, the projects developed in the workshop will be showcased in a presentation that reflects the collective approach to the topic as well as the different strategies in terms of media.