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Writing Workshops at Darmstadt 2010

For the first time in its 45-year history, musicologists and critics are to be incorporated into the Darmstadt Summer School for New Music. According to the IMD website, the idea for bringing writers into the Ferienkürse fold 'came about through the analysis of the dissatisfactory current situation of writing about music in general, and New Music in particular'. The aims of the course will include training in basic working methods – writing concert reviews, specialist articles, journalistic pieces, etc. – as well as the application of this instruction to practical outcomes. This is therefore an exciting prospect not only for young journalists and critics, but also for non-attendees, who will benefit from the fruits of blogs, internet broadcasts and a dedicated course magazine all produced in the course of the Summer School. The full press release is below the fold:

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