Nordic Music Days 2019

At Nordic Music Days this year, Edition·S will be representing seven composers at concerts, talks, and other unique performances which explores the senses. We are looking forward to an inspiring week in Bodø, Norway.

Nordic Music Days Bodø 2019

1 world premiere, 2 talks, and 6 performances of works written by composers whom Edition·S are representing at this year's Nordic Music Days in Bodø, Norway. This year, the festival of new Nordic art Music explores the theme Truth? Which all the works touches upon in their own unique way. 

Mette Nielsen: Talk & Songs from your childhood

November 13, 14:30, Mette Nielsen will be part of a talk on rituals, voice, the everyday, and the holy. Also, Mette Nielsen's piece Songs from Your Childhood will be performed later that day at 17:00 in Stormen by Bodø Domkor, Vocal Art, and Ylajali. Go to the event here.

Carl Bergstrøm-Nielsen: HO, HI, HA, HI

At the same event, Carl Bergstrøm-Nielsen's piece HO-HI-HA-HI will be performed by Bodø Domkor, Vocal Art, and Ylajali. View the event here.

Niels Rønsholdt: Civilizations

At a third concert November 13 19:00 in Stormen, Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta, Berit Norbakken Solset, Vocal Art, and Tim Weiss will perform Niels Rønsholdt's national romantic symphony Civilizations published in 2017 by Edition·S. Go to the event here

Lars Kynde: Tasteful Turntable

How does sound affect our perception of food, and how does taste affect our experience of music? Those are questions framing Tasteful Turntable, which is a performance that explores the sense-interference between the two senses of tasting and hearing. A slowly turning dining table is designed specially to provide the guests with parallel stimuli through the ears and mouth. The composition will be performed in an intimate setting for only twelve guests at a time. The piece is performed by  Nikolaj Kynde, Lars Kynde, Lars Berbusmel. View the event here

Allan Gravgaard Madsen: Suite 

Allan Gravgaard Madsen's ensemble piece Suite published here at Edition·S will be performed November 15 in Stormen by Cikada Ensemble, at the event called Cikada

Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard: Triangular Mass

Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard has created Triangular Mass: a piece for multiple triangles, performable by all, regardless of previous musical knowledge or training. The ensemble is playing triangles in different sizes, creating a crystalline and prism like sound. The sound of the individual triangle and the individual player is dissolved and the sound reappears in a new collective form. Go to the event here

Steingrimur Rohloff: 5 Songs by Medea (World Premiere) & 5 songs fra Lysistrate

Esbjerg Ensemble and Dutch mezzo-soprano Francine Vis will perform Steingrimur Rohloff's new work 5 songs by Medea which has world premiere at the event called Moments of Truth November 16 in Stormen. At the same event, Rohloff's 5 songs from opera piece Lystrate published by Edition·S will also be performed. Medea is based on the female character from the classic Greek drama, written 400 BC. Steingrimur Rohloff's work on Medea takes on the question: What may the female characters of the classic Greek dramas tell us today? Read more here

Steingrimur Rohloff will also be present at a talk about Medea and Lysistrate November 16 18:00. Read more here

Follow Edition·S' campaign focusing on one composer a day during the Nordic Music Days-week 10-17 of November.

See the full festival programme here.