Call for Projects: DISCONTINUITY

Tutor: Michael Maierhof

Workshop with selection process
For regular participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018

Maximum number of participants: 8 - 10

Deadline for submission of applications: 28 February 2018

 

Working phase: 15 to 26 July 2018

Target group: composers, artists, teams


Discontinuity:
- as gaps, as loops, as blind spots
- as “media jump”
- as a musical form construction
- as an alternative for false causalities

 

Under the title “discontinuity”, Michael Maierhof will coach a two-week workshop welcoming a broad range of various approaches / strategies: works with or without sound, compositions, installations, approaches that address the performance situation itself, music in spaces, the creation of site-specific acoustical and visual spaces, exhibitions of music. Discussions shall serve the purpose of highlighting the concert’s as well as the presentation traditions’ dispositifs, finding presentation forms adequate for certain spaces and debating the basic aesthetical implications of the respective musical form as well as the related presentation form. The workshop, including a final concert / installation to be staged by the participants, is open for musicians / artists / composers who – working in the field of music / installation / performance media – take pleasure in the current inhomogeneous realities and who could adopt the social fractures as a topic.


Conditions of Participation

This workshop is limited to a small group of no more than 8 - 10 participants (composers / artists / teams).
As the workshop and the supervision by Michael Maierhof will be very intense – the actual realization of works continuously will go along with both individual one-to-one tuition as well as lectures and group discussions  –, the participants in the workshop should be aware that a participation in other activities offered in the Darmstadt Summer Course (tuition, lectures, discussions, other workshops etc.) will only be possible to a limited extent.
The workshop will take place in the Kunsthalle Darmstadt where several rooms will be provided for the working stage and the closing presentation.

 

For your application, please submit a project outline (short concept as well as sound and / or visual materials) which should serve as a starting point for the two-week working phase in Darmstadt.
After the participants (or teams) have been selected, the concretion of the project may be discussed with Michael Maierhof before the Darmstadt Summer Course via e-mail and Skype.

 

Required participants’ equipment:
It is assumed that everyone participating as a composer will bring their own laptop and an audio interface. Controllers such as MIDI controllers, motion sensors, USB cams, gaming devices, wearable controllers etc. should be brought if available.


SCHEDULE AND APPLICATION
Please send the following documents by 28 February 2018 to:
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- curriculum vitae (including links to already realized works)
- a first project outline (short concept as well as sound and/or visual materials)

 

The project outline can involve a single or a group of composers working collectively.

Michael Maierhof will select from 8 to 10 projects.


Composers and the selected projects will be announced end of March 2018 at the latest.

 

All selected artists must be registered participants of the Summer Course and will be given preference during registration. Registration will start on 15 January 2018.
No scholarships will be granted for this project.

 

Before you apply, please take note of the Darmstadt Summer Course conditions.

Tutor: Michael Maierhof

Workshop with selection process
For regular participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018

Maximum number of participants: 8 - 10

Deadline for submission of applications: 28 February 2018

 

Working phase: 15 to 26 July 2018

Target group: composers, artists, teams