Public Work Session
Thinking Together

Gender Relations in New Music – GRINM

Thinking Together – Public Work Session

Haus der Berliner Festspiele

Haus der Berliner Festspiele

© Phillip Aumann

  • In English

Past Dates

Gender Relations in New Music (GRINM) is an activist and research group committed to challenging and redressing the inequalities of opportunity and representation along lines of gender and sexuality, as well as race and class, that afflict new music institutions and scenes worldwide. GRINM was initiated during the 2016 Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music. In this working session, the group will engage in collective deliberation about GRINM’s principles, goals, and political strategies. Core questions include: How can music become the site for such realisation and enactment? From materialist and aesthetic standpoints, do different genres – music theatre, sound art, improvised music, electronic music, opera, the string quartet – offer distinctive potentials for actively reshaping inequalities, and if so, how? How, in new music and sound art, can we take steps to boost diversity and equality among those artists commissioned and performed, published and taught while retaining commitments to high musical and artistic ambition? And how can new music institutions, in their wide variety, be encouraged to reform themselves radically?