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  1. Tasteful Sounds with Lars Kynde

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    Tasteful Sounds with Lars Kynde

    19. August 2011

    Lars Kynde is inviting you to taste 6 dishes inspired by traditional Japanese gastronomy, and composed into a musical flow.Japan has a food tradition that cares for the holistic integration of the four senses: taste, sight, touch and smell. With this project, Kynde aims at expanding this tradition through integration of sound.

  2. Young composers at the UNM festival

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    Young composers at the UNM festival

    18. August 2011

    Ung Nordisk Musik (Young Nordic Music) is a unique festival for young nordic composer held every year, alternating between five countries; Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. A jury chooses seven composers under the age of 30 or still studying from each of the five countries. This year Denmark will be the honourable host of this festival!

  3. Anniversary concerts at Copenhagen Open Form Festival

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    Anniversary concerts at Copenhagen Open Form Festival

    17. August 2011

    The avant-garde classical composers prepared a room for improvisations, unexpected things and memorable moments. Carl Bergstrøm-Nielsen and Henrik E. Rasmussen celebrating their 60 and 50 years anniversary will present two concerts at Copenhagen Open Form Festival this weekend. They have invited festival guests from Poland, an elite ensemble - Kwartludium, to perform a wide selection of open compositions.

  4. Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen opens STRØM Festival

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    Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen opens STRØM Festival

    9. August 2011

    The opening concert LYD // LYS at this year's STRØM Festival is going to be quite different from anything else you have ever seen. With help from composers Jacob Eriksen and Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen and light designer Jakob Kvist Hansen, a three-storied building will be changed into one big playground for twenty-four musicians. Here the facades will come to life as the electronic beat and classical Steve Reich-inspired notes pour out of every crack and window and fill the streets with tight and powerful tones.

  5. Danish composers at Nordic Music Days 2011

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    Danish composers at Nordic Music Days 2011

    5. August 2011

    Iceland is preparing for Nordic Music Days in October, and we are proud to announce the Edition S composers in the concert line up. On October 7 Østen Mikal Ore’s Velodrome will be performed by 60 children from Icelandig Music Schools. Later same evening an electro acoustic concert features Cosmic Ambient by Jexper Holmen.

  6. New harp piece by Simon Steen-Andersen premiered in Vancouver

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    New harp piece by Simon Steen-Andersen premiered in Vancouver

    17. July 2011

    Simon Steen-Andersen's new piece for harp, playback and video is premiered by Sunniva Rødland Wettre at the Tom Lee Recital Hall in Vancouver on Tuesday July 26th as a part of the 11th World Harp Congress. The new work exploits extreme amplification and real-time video projection as means of expanding the audio-visual experience, as do an increasing number of works by the 34-years old Danish composer.

  7. John Tchicai with new experimental quartet at CPH Jazz Festival

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    John Tchicai with new experimental quartet at CPH Jazz Festival

    29. June 2011

    John Tchicai is a living legend. He was a leading exponent of the jazz avant-garde in New York in the '60s and a father-figure for the European avant-garde after that. He played and recorded with John Coltrane, Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, John Lennon/Yoko Ono, Albert Ayler, Dollar Brand, Carla and Paul Bley, Lee Konitz and Cecil Taylor just to name a few. By a single- mindedness of purpose and action, his work still reflects what he has always been doing, which is innovate and inspire other people, in a most refreshing way.

  8. Creative travelling on first class

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    Creative travelling on first class

    24. June 2011

    by Christian Hildebrandt

  9. Politiken gives five hearts to TRIBUTES – Pulse

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    Politiken gives five hearts to TRIBUTES – Pulse

    22. June 2011

    In today's version of the Danish newspaper Politiken, journalist Henrik Friis praises Simon Christensen's and Bill Morrison's work TRIBUTES - Pulse, which Thursday evening June 16 premiered at The Royal Danish Theatre. Friis uses phrases such as "melodic, nostalgic beauty" and "luxurious sound picture", and says about Christensen's music:

  10. Great success in Leeds!

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    Great success in Leeds!

    14. June 2011

    The Howard Assembly Room hosted a very special event on Thursday June 9, with a screening of Carl Theodore Dreyer’s 1928 film The Passion of Joan of Arc, accompanied live by a 27 piece ensemble from the Orchestra of Opera North. A classic of the silent era, the film, starring Renee Falconetti as Joan, is widely held as one of the greatest films ever made. 

  11. The mystic Rued Langgaard in Ribe

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    The mystic Rued Langgaard in Ribe

    10. June 2011

    The first four days of September a remarkable musical meeting takes place in the South Jutlandic medieval town of Ribe. Rued Langgaard, the notorious outsider in 20th century Danish music society, is portrayed together with the famous 19th century composer and piano virtuoso Frans Liszt. 

  12. A Requiem for the 20th Century

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    A Requiem for the 20th Century

    3. June 2011

    An open source artistic cooperation between Danish composer Simon Christensen and American filmmaker Bill Morrison is heading for world premiere June 16 at The Royal Danish Playhouse. The work is called ‘TRIBUTES - Pulse‘ and you can follow the creation on Seismograf.org.TRIBUTES - Pulse is a remix of art film, music and sound production. The title refers to the work as a tribute to the four american composers Charles Ives, Conlon Nancarrow, Steve Reich and Trent Reznor.

  13. Dreyer’s Joan of Arc with music by Ole Schmidt

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    Dreyer’s Joan of Arc with music by Ole Schmidt

    1. June 2011

    Carl Th. Dreyer’s world famous silent film ‘The Passion of Joan Arc’ from 1928 will be screened June 9 in the Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, UK, as part of the On Liberty series by Opera North. In this special screening, a musical score written by the Danish composer Ole Schmidt in 1983 is performed live by the Orchestra of Opera North. Both richly romantic and unconventionally modern, the music makes a thrilling accompaniment to the film, and completes a unique event that has been three years in the making. 

  14. The musical greengrocery

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    The musical greengrocery

    1. June 2011

    A former greengrocery transforms into a tiny concert room for the six musicians who call themselves LYDENSKAB. They present classical music in this nice and untraditional environment and the environment itself plays an experimental interactive role for the experience of the concerts. As comes to the music you will hear classical masterpieces mixted up with contemporary works. Of the latter LYDENSKAB will among others perform the new work Manu Properia by Line Tjørnhøj.

  15. Abstract/Concrete

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    Abstract/Concrete

    31. May 2011

    Violin and double bass are unusual in duo. Nevertheless Helge Slaatto and Frank Reinecke successfully have build an exclusive repertoire for this exact combination. In Literaturhaus June 1st Nicolai Worsaae and Rudiger Meyer in each their way challenge Duo Slaatto Reinecke with new ways to cross the smallest and the biggest member of the noble old violin family.

  16. Benefit Concert for Japan

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    Benefit Concert for Japan

    27. May 2011

    On Sunday May 29 Literaturhaus in Copenhagen hosts a prominent benefit concert for the victims of the tsunami in Japan. The theme for the concert is ‘FUJI - the holy mountain of Japan’. The Swiss Ensemble Opera Nova Zürich gives here a special guest appereance for the first time in Denmark. On the programme are music by the Danish-Swiss composer Gunnar Berg and two contemporary Swiss composers.

  17. Love is a racing car, says Klejs & Rønsholdt

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    Love is a racing car, says Klejs & Rønsholdt

    27. May 2011

    This weekend the Danish ensemble Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen kick starts the annual festival Athelas New Music Festival. The festival runs from May 27 to June 4 and stars some of Denmark's best skilled ensembles, soloists, performers and composers. This year's theme is Danish and German music, theatre and literature.

  18. Jexper Holmen and Simon Steen-Andersen on a roll

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    Jexper Holmen and Simon Steen-Andersen on a roll

    18. May 2011

    Young danish composers are experiencing a veritable European hype. Jexper Holmen and Simon Steen-Andersen are two of those figures who show up more and more often internationally and with a still more spectacular regard. In November they both enter the British Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.