Together for music - the podcast of the German Music Council

The German Music Council (DMR) is committed to the interests of 15 million people who make music in Germany and is the world's largest national umbrella organization for music culture. We are convinced that music contributes to social cohesion, democracy and understanding in Europe and the world. In the podcast, we talk about musically and socially relevant topics and address issues that affect the music scene. Where should contemporary funding structures start? What does diversity in music look like and how can it be made visible? We talk about the structure and working methods of the DMR, about artistic priorities and the specific musical work of our projects (including Jugend musiziert, Bundesjugendorchester, Podium Gegenwart and Forum Dirigieren). Our team of presenters consists of experts from the music scene and takes turns in producing the episodes: Together for Music.

Intro music:
Sergej Maingardt: Rush (2019)
for large orchestra, amplified ensemble and electronics
Krisztián Palágyi, Tal Botvinik, German National Youth Orchestra, Lothar Zagrosek

Together for music (in German only!)

EPISODE 1: INTERVIEW WITH DMR PRESIDENT PROF. MARTIN MARIA KRÜGER ON 70 YEARS OF THE GERMAN MUSIC COUNCIL
by Claudia Rometsch
EPISODE 2: MUSICAL INNOVATION TODAY, CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLES IN FOCUS
by Bastian Zimmermann

1. Genoël von Lilienstern: Couture (2014)
for two sinthesizer soloists and orchestra
Benjamin Kobler, Lars Jönson, SWR Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov

2. Yiran Zhao: behind the apples (2018)
for six voices
New Vocal Soloists Stuttgart

3. Jonah Haven: starnge nest (2020)
for bass clarinet, piano and violoncello
Trio Catch

4. Jonah Haven: gasser (2020)
for eight musicians
Ensemble Proton Bern, Gregor A. Mayrhofer

5. Genoël von Lilienstern: Top (2012/13)
for ensemble
Ensemble Interface

 

Episode 3: German Conducting Award
by Claudia Rometsch

Music:
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Overture "The Hebrides or The Fingal's Cave" op. 26
WDR Symphony Orchestra
Dayner Tafur-Díaz (conductor)

EPISODE 4: MAX VOLBERS - THE WINNER OF THE DMW AND "YOUNG ARTIST OF THE YEAR" (OPUS KLASSIK) IN CONVERSATION
by Claudia Rometsch

As a recorder player, harpsichordist and ensemble leader, Max Volbers is one of the most versatile young musicians in the field of early music. He is winning hearts with his recorder - and not just in the early music scene. In 2021, he won the German Music Competition, and his debut CD "Whispers of Tradition" from the German Music Competition prizewinner series on the GENUIN label was awarded the OPUS KLASSIK in the "Young Artist of the Year" category. We talk to him about his success, the importance of competitions and why he is involved in the German Music Council's Future Workshop.

EPISODE 5: PROMOTING MUSIC IN JAZZ. A CONVERSATION WITH THOMAS BOSCH (BMFSFJ) AND MICHAEL LANGKAMP (HFMT HAMBURG)
by Sarah Seidel
 
 

Music:
Ole Sinell: "With the Rollator over Red" 
Federal Jazz Orchestra
Niels Klein (conductor)
 
Bernice Petkers / Francy Boland: "Lullaby of the Leaves"
Federal Jazz Orchestra
Jiggs Whigham (conductor)
 
Jerome Kern / Darmon Meader: "The Song Is You"
Federal Jazz Orchestra
Jiggs Whigham (conductor)

EPISODE 6: SINGER IUMA ON THE BLESSING AND CURSE OF CLICK COUNTS, ALGORITHMS AND LIKES
by Silke Super
 
 

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EPISODE 7: MUSIC AND INCLUSION
by Thilo Braun
 
 

The concert experience and accessibility - how well is the German music scene prepared for this? What experiences do people with disabilities have at festivals, in clubs and at concerts? The reason for this podcast episode is an online focus recently published by the German Music Information Center, an institution of the German Music Council. On miz.org you can find the new offer on the topic of "Inclusion in musical life" with reports, interviews and facts from a wide variety of perspectives. Music journalist Thilo Braun spoke to people involved in the scene for us, including Ron Paustian from the "Inklusion muss laut sein" initiative and music educator Prof. Dr. Irmgard Merkt.

EPISODE 8: CONDUCTING AT EYE LEVEL: A VISIT TO THE CRITICAL ORCHESTRA®
by Elisabeth Hahn

The Critical Orchestra® brings together members of renowned orchestras on a voluntary basis to provide young conductors with a unique teaching environment: It is the musicians themselves who give the conductors their feedback and suggestions during rehearsals.

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Musicians can sing or play in the ensembles of the German Music Council, the Federal Youth Orchestra, the Federal Jazz Orchestra and the Federal Youth Choir, and take part in competitions. With four other projects in the area of promotion, the German Music Council supports young, highly talented musicians, conductors, composers and interpreters of contemporary music as well as pop musicians on their way to a professional musical life and builds a bridge between musicians, organizers and the public. In addition, the German Music Information Center (miz) offers a central information point on all topics of musical life.

 

 

The German Music Council is the sponsor of the competitions for children and young people: Jugend musiziert and Jugend jazzt, the competitions for professional musicians: the German Music Competition, the German Conducting Award (formerly the German Conducting Prize) and the German Choral Conducting Award, as well as the competitions for amateur musicians: theGerman Choir Competition and the German Orchestra Competition.

The German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat e. V.) is the mouthpiece and initiator of music policy issues for its members.

The numerous advantages of a membership in the German Music Council e.V. compiled for you.

Under the menu item MEDIA you will find our press page with all the latest news, our press page with the press contacts and the publications.

Promoting young musicians in the ensemblesof the German Music Council also includes performing on stage in front of an audience. The project leaders are happy to accept requests for engagements. The German Music Competition concert promotion program arranges approximately 200 concerts a year for concert organizers and concert series.

Music educators will find concepts and working materials for music lessons at the Podium Gegenwart's educational projects. Current developments in music policy and studies can be found in the "Music Education" section, as well as specialist articles on this topic at the German Music Information Center.

With the German Music Information Center, the German Music Council offers a central information point on all topics of musical life.