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  1. Århus Sinfonietta perform at the Momento Cello Concert

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    Århus Sinfonietta perform at the Momento Cello Concert

    16. May 2011

    Århus Sinfonietta perform together with one of Denmark's best musician, Jakob Kullberg, at the Momento Cello Concert Tuesday May 24 2011 in Canterbury, Kent. At this colourful concert, Århus Sinfonietta will perform Simon Steen-Andersen's Praesens and Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen's Tonkraftværk among other skilled Danish composers. The concert is a part of the Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival that runs from May 20 to May 29 2011.

  2. On & Off at Stuttgart Theaterhaus

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    On & Off at Stuttgart Theaterhaus

    11. May 2011

    “Every concert is a total experience. I’m not one of those who close my eyes when I listen. Seeing a concert is to me just as important as hearing it”. The words come from Simon Steen-Andersen in a close up interview in Stuttgarter Nachrichten. Steen-Andersen will Friday May 13 give a performance in Stuttgart as part of the concert row “Südseite nachts” arranged by “Musik der Jahrhundert”.

  3. TRIBUTES – Pulse. Official trailer out now!

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    TRIBUTES – Pulse. Official trailer out now!

    7. May 2011

    For more than a year, American filmmaker Bill Morrison and Edition·S composer Simon Christensen have been working closely together on creating TRIBUTES - Pulse – a requiem for the 20th century. This is the official trailer - the spectacular live premiere screening is scheduled for June 16 at the Royal Playhouse in Copenhagen, featuring live music performance by Kundi Bombo. Check back for more!

  4. 75 years old avant-gardist performs at Roskilde Festival

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    75 years old avant-gardist performs at Roskilde Festival

    6. May 2011

    Besides being an icon of avant-garde jazz 75 years old John Tchicai has marked through his entire career a written art music oeuvre developing a highly personal style combining composition and improvisation.Still going strong as a sax player on international tours Tchicai is also celebrated in his native country Denmark. This summer he enters the new Gloria stage at Roskilde Festival together with his experimental group ELEkTRO with whom he just has released a new album.

  5. Simon Steen-Andersen at SPOR Festival

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    Simon Steen-Andersen at SPOR Festival

    4. May 2011

    Do you feel like dancing? SPOR Festival for contemporary music and sound art tunes in to both motion and emotion during the four forthcoming days. The smiling city of Aarhus will glow in the presence of today's top artists and composers. Among those you can follow will be Simon Steen Andersen performing his two-part-invention-ride ‘Run Time Error’ at the venue Granhøj Dans May 5.

  6. Ib Nørholm premieres new symphony

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    Ib Nørholm premieres new symphony

    29. April 2011

    Now 80 years old but still an unchallenged master of the large scale symphony. Ib Nørholm celebrates the premiere of his twelfth symphony ‘Realities’ in Odense Concert House April 28 and 29. The new symphony is written for orchestra, soprano and tenor soloists. The ambiguous title is clearly referring to the three poets Thorkild Bjørnvig, Lene Henningsen and Inger Christensen whos lyrics form a poetic structure throughout the symphony.

  7. 3 Songs by Morten Olsen

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    3 Songs by Morten Olsen

    29. April 2011

    Three new songs by composer Morten Olsen with lyrics by Søren Ulrik Thomsen was premiered by soprano Lona Mohr Villadsen at her debut from the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts Southern Denmark on April 27. The concert will be held again on Saturday April 30 in Round Tower of Copenhagen. Morten Olsen’s ‘3 Songs’ are composed for soprano, oboe and harp in commission to Lona Mohr Villadsen. 

  8. From beauty to the beast with Jexper Holmen

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    From beauty to the beast with Jexper Holmen

    19. April 2011

    He loves Xenakis and Autechre. He writes extremely loud, long and unworldly music. But he also reaches out for pure and plain beauty. The name is Jexper Holmen, and right now you can meet his distinguished sound poetry in the song ‘De dage’ (Those Days) by indie singer songwriter Julie Maria. Free to stream or even download at the ongoing mixing project ‘Mix To Verdener’ (Mix Two Worlds).

  9. Simon Steen-Andersen heads for New York

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    Simon Steen-Andersen heads for New York

    6. April 2011

    Internationally reknown composer, sound artist and performer Simon Steen-Andersen bites the big apple in April as his Study #2 for string quartet and Chambered Music for 12 instruments have their US premiere in NYC. This will happen when Steen-Andersen and his Belgian colleague Stefan Prins enter the two New York experimental ensembles Pamplemousse and Wet Ink with concerts April 26 and 30. 

  10. Rune Glerup and Athelas go to Monte Carlo

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    Rune Glerup and Athelas go to Monte Carlo

    30. March 2011

    Sunday April 3 2011 Athelas plays at the spring festival Printemps des Arts in Monte Carlo in Monaco. Printemps des Arts is an international festival that runs over four weekends – this year from March 18 to April 11 2011 – and offers everything from Turkish dancing to Schumann’s chamber music performed by the greatest artists within classical music. The focus of the festival is diversity and dynamic and the events are held all over Monte Carlo including places like the Oceanographic Museum.

  11. Dacapo releases 2 of our composers

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    Dacapo releases 2 of our composers

    29. March 2011

    Two albums featuring our composers, Rued Langgaard and Sunleif Rasmussen, have just been released on CD by Dacapo Records.RUED LANGGAARDPiano Works Vol. 2Berit Johansen Tange, piano

  12. Tjørnhøj staged again in the US

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    Tjørnhøj staged again in the US

    20. March 2011

    The opera Stabat Mater by award winning composer and sound artist Line Tjørnhøj will be staged at the IAWM Congress 2011, which takes place September 15-18 in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Stabat Mater was premiered in Århus 2009 following up Line Tjørnhøj’s widely recognized opera Anorexia Sacra, which won the American Opera Vista Festival 2009.

  13. Simon Steen-Andersen special guest composer at PULSAR 2011

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    Simon Steen-Andersen special guest composer at PULSAR 2011

    9. March 2011

    The PULSAR Festival for contemporary music in Copenhagen this year features as guest composer the highly topical Simon Steen-Andersen in two concerts at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Simon Steen-Andersen's music can be heard at the opening concert Friday March 11 at 7.30 PM and again Sunday March 13 at 7.30 PM.

  14. Dissonance featuring review of Christian Winther Christensen

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    Dissonance featuring review of Christian Winther Christensen

    9. March 2011

    Still the success reveberates in the reception of Christian Winther Christensen’s newest piece Festmusik – Mit japanischem Geist und deutschem Akzent (2010) which was world premiered by Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen at the prominent Swiss music Festival Tage für Neue Musik in Zürich November 2010.

  15. Composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen reviews our new company identity

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    Composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen reviews our new company identity

    2. March 2011

    A unique personality in Danish musical life, an important player on the Danish art music scene and valued composer at Edition·S, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, wondered about our new company identity and has written his own review. This resulted in some very interesting thoughts that we would like to share with you: 

  16. Ilja Bergh performs at the IKK festival next week!

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    Ilja Bergh performs at the IKK festival next week!

    25. February 2011

    Composer and pianist Ilja Bergh will be performing in Copenhagen next week at the IKK Festival, an interdisciplinary festival for the centre of aesthetic studies at University of Copenhagen. Bergh has in connection with publishing his memoirs been invited to perform at the festival Thursday March 3 together with Esther Dischereit and to participate in an ‘Artist Talk’ Friday March 4. 

  17. Lars Kynde performs in Japan!

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    Lars Kynde performs in Japan!

    23. February 2011

    Lars Kynde is premiering a new computer motorized version of his performance piece Wandelende Tak at Tokyo Experimental Festival in Japan February 23-26. Wandelende Tak is composed in four movements, which will be performed over the four days by Toshie Takeuchi, Lasse Piasecki and Lars Kynde himself. 

  18. Unusual and intimate artist meeting in Århus - follow the blog!

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    Unusual and intimate artist meeting in Århus - follow the blog!

    18. February 2011

    British cello virtuoso and voice performer Zoë Martlew and Danish composer and performer Line Tjørnhøj engage in an unusual collaborative art music project as the creation of Tjørnhøj’s documentary opera monologue SPLIT begins in Århus on February 1st. The four-day open workshop shows the opening of a work-in-progress which will go on through most of 2011 and will result in the world premiere of the finished piece during the Copenhagen Wundergrund Festival in October.