Darmstadt “Classics of the Avant Garde” presents its fourth annual Essential Repertoire festival at ISSUE Project Room. Described as “a conscious provocation on multiple levels” by the New York Times, and “one of the most significant presentations of the season” by Time Out New York, this “open-minded and inclusive” festival encompasses everything from Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music figurehead Karlheinz Stockhausen to godfather of the New York School, Morton Feldman to proto-minimalism pioneer Terry Riley. This year's program Features the New York Premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Cosmic Pulses, Morton Feldman’s marathon For Christian Wolff, and Darmstadt’s celebrated Terry Riley’s In C.
Darmstadt "Classics of the Avant Garde" is the Brooklyn-based music series led by composer-musicians Zach Layton and Nick Hallett, focusing on the experimental tradition. Darmstadt is sponsored by ISSUE Project Room, and presents its two annual programs: a month-long Institute of premieres, workshops, video screenings, and lecture-performances in June and an Essential Repertoire festival of cherished works from the experimental music canon in the Fall.