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49th Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music

  • IMD Akademie für Tonkunst Ludwigshöhstraße 120, 64285 Darmstadt Germany (map)

Call for composers: Etudes for electric guitar

Special project for composers and guitar players

Tutor: Yaron Deutsch

As one of the flagship projects of his 2018 guitar class in Darmstadt, Yaron Deutsch is following an approach that will be of an opposite kind to what is commonly being associated when thinking of electric guitar. For the electric guitar, Yaron has commissioned 8 new works (2-3 minutes each) that will eventually formulate a cycle of 12 etudes referencing Villa- Lobos’ iconic 12 etudes for guitar written 90 years ago for the master Andreas Segovia. These new etudes are supposed to be premiered by participants in Darmstadt and among the composers writing these new etudes will be: Chaya Czernowin, Rebecca Saunders, Pierluigi Billone (the shortest Billone piece to date), José María Sánchez-Verdú, Clemens Gadenstätter, Christopher Trapani, Elena Rykova and Andreas Dohmen. For the remaining 4 etudes we are hoping to choose 4 composers that take part in the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018.

Commissioned composers:

Oliver Thurley
Avshalom Ariel
Matthew Grouse
Patricia Martinez


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