Neue Musik vermitteln
“Make things of which we do not know what they are”: this quote from Theodor Adorno can stand as a motto for the content of the symposium “Communicating New Music: Aesthetic and Methodological Questions” and thus also for this book, which documents the three-day conference in May 2010. The main focus is on the documentation of and critical reflections on the workshops led by composers and musicians where students and schoolchildren engaged in experimental composition and performance. Commentaries and essays by the workshop leaders and observers give a deeper insight into this work, but also throw up questions which are yet to be fully answered. The book is augmented with theoretical and practical contributions which identify and illuminate different perspectives and possibilities for practical work in communicating New Music and music in general.