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Conversations at a distance

Edition·S has been on virtual visits to the composers' homes listening to them talk about one of their compositions. Although Denmark and many other countries have no concerts during the coronavirus situation, there are still many new works being written and lots of fantastic music to listen to which has already been written.

Fuzzy about Fireplay (1991)

Fireplay is a piece for two percussionists and electronics composed in 1991. Watch interview with Fuzzy · Listen to Fireplay (1991) · View score

Bára Gísladóttir about VÍDDIR (2020)

In this video, Bára Gísladóttir talks about VÍDDIR (2020) for nine flutes, three percussionists, bass guitar and double bass premiered in Grundtvigs Kirke February 19th by nine flutists, NEKO3, Skúli Sverrisson, and Bára Gísladóttir. Watch interview · View score

Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen about Symphony no. 3 (2010)

Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen's Symphony no. 3 (2010) recorded by Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Henrik Vagn Christensen at Dacapo Records in 2018. Watch interview · Listen to Symphony no. 3 · View score

Martin Stauning about Harp Concerto (2020)

In this video, Martin Stauning talks about Harp Concerto, which he is currently composing, commissioned by The Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Watch interview

Morten Olsen about The Heart of Darkness (2019)

In this video, Morten Olsen talks about the violin concerto The Heart of Darkness (2019) premiered by violinist Anne Søe and Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen November 8th 2019. Watch interview · View score

John Frandsen about Beauty and the Beast (2011)

In this video, we interview John Frandsen about the flute concerto Beauty and the Beast (2011) premiered by flutist Dora Seres, DR UnderholdningsOrkestret, conducted by Baldur Brönnimann November 30th 2013 in relation to the Danish Composers Society's 100 year anniversary. Watch the interview · Listen to Beauty and the Beast · View score

Niels Rønsholdt about Country (2019)

In this video, Niels Rønsholdt talks about the cello concerto Country (2019) of which the second half will be premiered at SPOR Festival 2020. Listen to the first half of Country performed by Jakob Kullberg and the Polish New Music Orchestra, conducted by Szymon Bywalec. Watch interview · Listen to Country (2019) · View score

James Black about RAUS (2017)

In this video, James Black talks about RAUS (2017) for fourteen musicians and a soloist. The piece was premiered by Athelas Sinfonietta and James Black as soloist conducted by Pierre Andre Valade at KLANG Festival in 2017. Watch interview · View score · Listen to RAUS

Carl Bergstrøm-Nielsen about Frameworks (2002)

In this video, Carl Bergstrøm-Nielsen tell us about his improvisational piece Frameworks (2002) for ad lib- ensemble. Watch the interview · View score

Mette Nielsen about Månekoncert (2020)

In this video, Mette Nielsen tells us about a new piece she is working on titled Månekoncert for 4 singers and accordion. Månekoncert is to be premiered on SPOR Festival 2020. Mette is collecting dreams through a survey. Help Mette by writing about one of your dreams here: bit.ly/droemme · Watch interview

Steingrimur Rohloff about Schumann-Fragmente (2020)

In this video, Steingrimur Rohloff talks about Schumann-Fragmente (2020) for barytone, symphony orchestra, and electronics. The piece is to be premiered by Copenhagen Phil at the beginning of 2021. Watch interview · Follow Copenhagen Phil's event

Birgitte Alsted about Kafka i Kirke (2020)

In this video, Birgitte Alsted elaborates on her latest work Kafka i Kirke (2020) for clarinet, organ, and recitation. The piece was commissioned by Sct Matthæus Kirke and premiered February 20th 2020 by clarinettist Jonas Frølund, organist Philip Schmidt-Madsen, and recitation by Birgitte Alsted herself. Watch interview · Watch the rehearsal of Kafka i Kirke

Bo Lundby Jæger about three pieces for a Brazilian collaboration

In this video, Bo Lundby Jæger talks about three works: 'Why stand ye aghast' (2018), 'The Little Mermaid' (2019), and 'Winther' (2020) composed for a collaboration with the University of São Paolo. Watch interview

Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard about Anthology of Sound (2020)

Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard activates our imagination in regards to sound and music with Anthology of Sound (2020) published by TOPOS. Watch interview · Read about Anthology of Sound (2020)

Wayne Siegel about Signal (2020)

In this video, Wayne Siegel tells us about his installation piece 'Signal (2020) – A hymn to the reunification' at Ejer Bavnehøj which was to be presented in June. Although the presentation is postponed, we hope the sound installation can still be experienced this summer. Watch the interview · Read more about Signal

Most of the interviews have been conducted in Danish, but we are working on texting the interviews in English.