Rückspiegel 3: Beecroft
Concert-Lecture with Ulrich Mosch
Wed 25 July 2018, 14.00
Lichtenbergschule (Kleine Sporthalle)
In English. Tickets (5 €) at the box office.
Two performances & lecture
Norma Beecroft: Contrasts (1962)
German Premiere at the Darmstadt Summer Course 1963
Ulrich Mosch (Lecture)
During her musical training, the Canadian composer and radio producer Norma Beecroft (*1934) established contact with a large variety of composers in Canada, Europe and the USA. She is considered one of the pioneers of electronic music in Canada. The instrumental work Contrasts was written during her time in Rome, when she was studying composition with Goffredo Petrassi and the flute (in private lessons) with Severino Gazzelloni.
In the four concert-lectures entitled “Rückspiegel” (Retrospective), the musicologist Ulrich Mosch will present, in sound and words, four works by female composers that were performed during the first decades of the Darmstadt Summer Course. In addition to the works themselves and their connections to the respective questions of the time that were being discussed in Darmstadt and elsewhere, there will be a special focus on the di erent paths taken through life
by these composers, who belong to different generations and come from different parts of the world. Each event will open and close with a complete performance of the work in question.