This is an extract from the documentary 'Knots and Fields' by Andrew Chesher and David Ryan (2010). The full documentary is 75 mins in length and looks at the history and the contemporary relevance of the famous Summer Courses in New Music, which have been held in Darmstadt, Germany since 1946. It was here that composers such as Stockhausen, Boulez and Cage, among many other key figures in modern music, met in the 50s and 60s.
György Kurtág was first invited to Darmstadt in 1968. 'Knots and Fields' includes footage of the Hungarian composer rehearsing at the courses in 2008. In this extract he is working with the musicians Tony Arnold and Movses Pogossian on his Kafka Fragments.
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