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  1. Black Box Music DVD Nominated for Norwegian Spellemannprisen

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    Black Box Music DVD Nominated for Norwegian Spellemannprisen

    13. January 2015

    Simon Steen-Andersen's Black Box Music and Run Time Error have been nominated for the Spellemannprisen 2014 in the contemporary category. The winner of the prize will be made public on 17 January at a ceremony in Oslo Concert Hall.

  2. Theatre of Voices Edition – Carols from the Old and New Worlds

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    Theatre of Voices Edition – Carols from the Old and New Worlds

    18. December 2014

    In 2008 Paul Hillier wrote about his motivations for creating the edition:

  3. Simon Steen-Andersen's Buenos Aires – Something Never before Seen or Heard

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    Simon Steen-Andersen's Buenos Aires – Something Never before Seen or Heard

    2. December 2014

    Photo: Hanne BudtzThe Danish Weekendavisen recently devoted much of a lengthy article to a discussion of Simon Steen-Andersen's Buenos Aires.

  4. Buenos Aires –  Meta Opera by Simon Steen-Andersen

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    Buenos Aires – Meta Opera by Simon Steen-Andersen

    18. November 2014

    But what kind of opera is Simon Steen-Andersen's Buenos Aires?Astrid Kvalbein of Norway's Aftenposten sums it up:

  5. Steingrimur Rohloff's Babel – Intro Offer

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    Steingrimur Rohloff's Babel – Intro Offer

    11. November 2014

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  6. Nordic Council Music Prize for Black Box Music

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    Nordic Council Music Prize for Black Box Music

    31. October 2014

    Black Box Music, by the innovative composer Simon Steen-Andersen (born 1976), is a unique and radically different work. Andersen plays, with great virtuosity, in the intersection between composition, installation art, electronica and performance. Black Box Music is a challenging piece of avant-garde music, quite unlike anything else, and yet embracing it requires no prior musical knowledge. It is unusual for a form of expression as personal as this to reach so many people.

  7. Simon Steen-Andersen's Piano Concerto wins Donaueschingen Orchestral Prize

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    Simon Steen-Andersen's Piano Concerto wins Donaueschingen Orchestral Prize

    21. October 2014

    The orchestra was fascinated by the unique sound world of the concerto:

  8. Simon Steen-Andersen – Piano Concerto Premiere

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    Simon Steen-Andersen – Piano Concerto Premiere

    17. October 2014

    This year, the Donaueschingen Festival will concentrate on figures who, in addition to their musical work, also express themselves in other fields and profit from the interrelations between the various disciplines. The focus will not be the large new world of hybrid or interdisciplinary products, however, but rather those which rest very much on the autonomy of their respective artistic branch.

  9. Fuzzy: Irrepressible Humour and a Sense of Fun

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    Fuzzy: Irrepressible Humour and a Sense of Fun

    7. October 2014

    Earlier this year we wrote about Chimes of Memory, a CD release on which a number of his works were collected for the occasion of his 75th birthday.We're not the only ones to have written about it. There have been many reviews, both locally and abroad, and the level of enthusiasm has been high:

  10. Chromatische Weltmusik and the Ghost of Schubert at Klangspuren Festival

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    Chromatische Weltmusik and the Ghost of Schubert at Klangspuren Festival

    16. September 2014

    Chromatische Weltmusik was one of a wide range of Danish works that provided a resonant point of focus for the festival.

  11. Suså Festival

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    Suså Festival

    29. August 2014

    A program highlight is the full performance of Svend Nielsen’s Sommerfugledalen by the fantastic Ars Nova Copenhagen. Premieres include Simon Steen-Andersen’s Mono (Autotune Study and Nachgesang) - for male voice, keyboard and electronics (7') (2014) and Jexper Holmen’s Extinct (2013) for soprano and chamber ensemble (a piece about extinct whale species!) performed students from the Helsingør MGK. 

  12. Nordic Music Days 2014

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    Nordic Music Days 2014

    26. August 2014

    Simon Steen-Andersen's chamber opera Buenos Aires is to be performed twice during the Nordic Music Days, held this year on 17-20 September as part of the Ultima Festival in Oslo, Norway. The opera is about the Argentinean dictatorship in the period 1976-83, and in a conversation with the Argentinean Esteban Buch, who has psecialized on the relationship between music and politics, Simon Steen-Andersen talks about the work with the creation and production of the opera. 

  13. Klangspuren Festival

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    Klangspuren Festival

    26. August 2014

    Christian Winther Christensen's orchestral work Chromatische Weltmusik (ohne fremde Elemente) is to be given its first perfomance at the opening of this year's Klangspuren Festival on 11 September. The work was originally to have been premiered by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in December 2013 in connection with the centenary of the Danish Composers Society, but was cancelled because of the storm Bodil. Instead DR chose to broadcast the full rehearsal of the work.

  14. Premiere in Denmark and USA

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    Premiere in Denmark and USA

    20. August 2014

    Thomas Agerfelt Olesen is particulaly fond of composing string quartets. His String Quartet no. 7 will be premiered by the Danish String Quartet September 28th at the new concert house in Ålborg - Musikkens Hus. The new quartet will also be on the repertoire when the Danish String Quartet goes on tour to the States in October. The american premier will be in Chicago on October 10th.

  15. Bo Holten's 40th anniversary

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    Bo Holten's 40th anniversary

    20. August 2014

    In 2014 the Danish composer and conducter Bo Holten can celebrate his 40th anniversary as a composer. September 27th the anniversary will be celebrated with a concert at The Royal Library (The Black Diamond) where the choir Musica Ficta and the Arild String Quartet will play music by Bo Holten among others a premier of his String Quartet no. 1 commisoned by the Danish Royal Library. 

  16. A music performance about identity

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    A music performance about identity

    19. August 2014

    A performance about man’s search for identity. About belonging, feeling home or being in constant movement. How identity varies as to where you are in your life, where you live, who you meet etc. What is our identity today? Is it possible to keep ones identity and affiliation in a globalized and rapidly moving world…A glimpse...then I'm gone again is performed by Figura Ensemble at Marienlyst Castle in Helsingør August 22.- 24. 

  17. Performance for mouth and ear

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    Performance for mouth and ear

    19. August 2014

    Lars Kynde and Nikolaj Kynde have directed, composed and designed the sensuous performance Tasteful Turntable. A sensuous performance that explores the sense-interference between music and gastronomy. For the composer, the tastes are used side by side with the sounds in the score. For the chef, the sounds are used to flavour the ingredients.

  18. Voices from the War

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    Voices from the War

    19. August 2014

    Line Tjørnhøj has set music to an “Afghanistan-suite” - Voices from the War written by Anne-Cathrine Riebnitzsky, a language officer formerly deployed in Afghanistan. A choral work with gripping tales of destiny that show the face of war. The piece, commissioned by the Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir, is interrupted by sudden drill commands and radio communication from bomber aircraft but none the less lit with a glimmer of hope throughout.