Presented every two years by Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD), the Darmstadt Summer Course is an international “hot spot” for contemporary and experimental musical practices: it is summer academy, festival and discourse platform at the same time and a meeting point of over 400 composers, interpreters, performers, sound artists and scholars. Since 1946, the Darmstadt Summer Course has been aiming at bringing together strong musical and aesthetic positions from all over the world, providing a framework for high-level performance and discourse, a lively international network and a inspiring experience for our participants and guests.

IMD is a cultural institute of Darmstadt, City of Science.