Review Neue Muziekzeitung, 27.7 2018, Darmstadt Neue Musikkursen

Translation of review, Neue Muziekzeitung, 26.7 2018, Darmstadt Neue Musikkursen, extract

“The most exciting part of the Summer Course, in which plot and content was not entirely predictable, was presented by the workshop participants. Expectations were high from the outset, with faculty bearing names such as Kubisch or Walshe, but experiences such as those from the young artists Yiran Zhao and Kirstine Lindemann from the composer-performer workshop went beyond even these. With their piece they made it even clearer what concerns the next generation: the performing body, furthermore the question of one’s own identity. The means of choice: Camera and projection. Touching their bodies with stethoscope-like contact microphones the two artists produced delicately harsh, silverthread-like timbres, while a camera filmed them and projected the image several times recursively behind them. With short preparation time and only a few days in the performance space it is of course not possible to make great leaps in music history, but nevertheless small steps in the mini discourse.”

— Juana Zimmerman, Neue Musik Zeitung, translation N. Andrew Walsh

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