Cohort in Darmstadt

Cohort was invited by the Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music to organise a think tank session on the topic of “How We Work”. Feel free to join in on this online event that includes a presentation by Pascal Gielen (“Commoning Music”), a conversation with artist Myriam Van Imschoot and an open discussion!

The event takes place via Zoom on Sunday 08 August 2021 at 16.00.
Meeting-ID: 916 0523 9033

To watch the prerecorded videos, go to the Darmstadt Festival website!

How We Work:

After a year-long cultural lockdown it seems more relevant than ever to think about our working methods and modus operandi in contemporary music. What are potential and sustainable alternatives to our current practices? How can we connect to a larger cultural scene and society as a whole? The session will start with a presentation by art-sociologist Pascal Gielen whose research on the commons as a pivotal resource for a sustainable creative biotope has been increasingly influential in the cultural sector. Building on Gielen’s presentation and on the potential role of the commons in our field, Kobe Van Cauwenberghe will talk with artist Myriam Van Imschoot whose unique work is defined by a multitude of artistic fields and media, ranging from dance and performance, film, sound-poetry, video-and sound installations, social artistic work and discursive practices. We will conclude with an open discussion about how our creation processes within the field of contemporary music can be infused or enlarged with new ideas and alternative working methods.