The Arnold Schönberg Center created its Educational Visions Workshop as an outreach program for teachers both at work and prospective who are seeking new approaches to impart and learn more about the life and work of Arnold Schönberg.
Schönberg’s times and his oeuvre are such prominent parts of the 20th century that they clearly call for a way of looking at them which incorporates links to other arts and artists. Consolidated work on selected topics (including his sound world, the 12-tone method, painting, cultural and historical context) opens up ways and means of presenting Schönberg’s art and the times he lived in so that new approaches come to vivid life – at once exciting, sensory and analytical.
The workshop is geared toward the classroom and musical instrument study alike (in so far as the latter is not only concerned with technical aspects of playing); materials and teaching models readily usable in everyday school situations illuminate the possibilities for interdisciplinary investigations and projects. Simple ensemble exercises, easily playable by beginners, provide young musicians with an immediate, hands-on experience of Schönberg’s world of sound, one which is still unusual to some.
Other features of the workshop include a guided tour of the Center’s archive, sessions in Schönberg’s apartment in Mödling near Vienna and a discussion with his son Lawrence Schoenberg, as well as other opportunities to learn more about the great composer beyond scores and the literature.
Date: Wednesday, August 22nd – Friday, August 24th, 2012
Held at the Arnold Schönberg Center (Schwarzenbergplatz 6, Eingang Zaunergasse 1 – 3, A-1030 Wien) and the Schönberg-Haus in Mödling (Bernhardgasse 6, A-2340 Mödling).
Admission is free, application fee is 30 €. The Workshop is held in German.
Idea: Lawrence Schoenberg
Concept and instructions: Karin Wagner, Eike Feß, and Iris Blumauer
Info-Broschüre german (pdf)