Vacancy and New Music

Friedemann Dupelius
Vacancies are a life elixir for new music: central institutions such as the Donaueschinger Musiktage, the Darmstadt Summer Courses, the Gare du Nord in Basel wouldn’t be thinkable without them. Countless artistic concepts also feed on provisional or converted spaces, to the point that one may wonder: is the non- secured, inconvenient, temporary one feature of quality for an art form that does not want to end up in new buildings?

by moxi