Darmstadt 1 / Discontinuity with Michael Maierhof

DISCONTINUITY
Workshop Michael Maierhof

With selection process
Participants: 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.

For more information on the Discontinuity Workshop, click here.


Michael Maierhof

Komponist (geb. 1956 in Fulda), lebt in Hamburg. Beschäftigt sich mit Instrumenten, Objekten, Präparationen, Applikationen, schwingenden Systemen, Motoren, Pausen, Klanglosigkeit.

Studierte Musik und Mathematik in Kassel sowie Philosophie und Kunstgeschichte in Hamburg. 1989 erste Kompositionen. Seit 1990 liegt der Schwerpunkt  bei der raumbezogenen Musik für Ensembles unterschiedlicher Besetzungen, der Entwicklung einer Präparations- und Untertontechnik für Streichinstrumente sowie Forschungen über das Kreisen auf Untergründen, Longitudinalschwingungen auf Nylonsaiten, Einsatz und Bearbeitung von Plastik zur Instrumentenherstellung. Entwicklung von Anregern mit mechanischen oder Schall-Motoren, analoge Splitter für Blasinstrumente und Stimme.

Arbeitet an einer nicht über Tonhöhen organisierten Musik.

Verschiedene Stipendien und internationale Aufführungen.

Mitbegründer des Künstlernetzwerkes „stock11.de“ und des Verbandes für aktuelle Musik Hamburg (vamh,de).
Michael Maierhof is a German composer based in Hamburg, who studied mathematics and music in Kassel, and art history and philosophy in Hamburg. He is writing non-pitch organized music since the early nineties.

Working with instruments, objects, preparations, applications, oscillating systems and motors. Exploring longitudinal wave phenomens on nylon strings, undertones on string instruments, friction on different structured surfaces, activation of instruments and objects by mechanical and sonic motors, the plastic materials for constructing new resonance spaces and developing analog vocoder for wind instruments and the voice.

He was an invited lecturer at Trinity College in Dublin, at the Stuttgarter Musikhochschule, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, Mozarteum Salzburg and the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijng/China, at the Musikhochschule Freiburg/Germany and in 2015 at the University of Cordoba/Argentina.

For more information on Michael Maierhof, click here.