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  1. World premiere of Jesper Koch’s Cello Concerto

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    World premiere of Jesper Koch’s Cello Concerto

    28. October 2011

    A brand new cello concerto composed by Jesper Koch is world premiered on Thursday November 3 in the Concert Hall at Alsion, the Southern Jutish culture centre in Sønderborg.The new cello concerto is dedicated to solo cellist Michaela Fukacová, Southern Jutland Symphony Orchestra and its Chief conductor David Porcelijn who will be premiering the work in company with Schubert’s famous Ninth Symphony, the Great, and Ravel’s Pavane.

  2. Li-Ying Wu made composer-in-residence at Århus Sinfonietta

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    Li-Ying Wu made composer-in-residence at Århus Sinfonietta

    28. October 2011

    The Danish Arts Agency has just announced that they have made an agreement with Århus Sinfonietta making composer Li-Ying Wu their composer-in-residence in the period January 2012 to December 2013.Li-Ying Wu will collaborate with Århus Sinfonietta on three new works: a doubble concert for Sheng (traditional Chinese wind instrument) and accordion, a song cycle for mezzo soprano and sinfonietta, and a chamber music work with electronics.

  3. Two composers receive huge prize of honour

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    Two composers receive huge prize of honour

    25. October 2011

    The two composers Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen and Finn Savery are together with The Danish String Quartet awarded the biggest Danish music prize, the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen’s Award. The three award winners receive 600.000 Dkr. each.This huge prize of honour will be celebrated with a concert on November 1 in The Queens Hall in the Royal Library’s “Black Diamond”.

  4. Steingrimur Rohloff at Wien Modern

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    Steingrimur Rohloff at Wien Modern

    19. October 2011

    From October 28 to November 25 the festival Wien Modern will make Vienna a centre for contemporary music. On the third festival day October 30 Edition·S composer Steingrimur Rohloff’s new piece Druck for bassoon, saxophone and live electronics is on the programme in a concert at Alte Schmiede, which is one of Vienna’s most versatile venues for contemporary art events. Rohloff has written his piece Druck in 2010 and it will be performed by Johannes Schwarz (bsn) and Sascha Armbruster (sax). 

  5. SPOR festival calls for proposals 2012

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    SPOR festival calls for proposals 2012

    17. October 2011

    SPOR festival is inviting composers and sound artists to submit a proposal for a new work to be realized at SPOR 2012 in Aarhus, Denmark. Composer Simon Steen-Andersen is a member of the jury.FEE FOR REALIZING THE PROPOSAL: € 1,000DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING: 18th November 2011

  6. London Sinfonietta unveils brutal Marula by Jexper Holmen

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    London Sinfonietta unveils brutal Marula by Jexper Holmen

    14. October 2011

    “Extremely heavily” with a “brutally sustained character” - “as if the carved blocks were relentlessly paced forward by a stream of lava”. Yes, indeed, Jexper Holmen now unveils the fruit of his first year in collaboration with London Sinfonietta. It’s named Marula, is composed for clarinet, string trio and analogue ring modulator, and this baby will be world premiered next Thursday on October 20 at Kings Place in London. Be there and beware for Marula.

  7. TRIBUTES – Pulse at Festival Du Nouveau Cinema

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    TRIBUTES – Pulse at Festival Du Nouveau Cinema

    11. October 2011

    Monday October 17 and Friday October 21 Danish composer Simon Christensen and American filmmaker Bill Morrison’s collaborative film project TRIBUTES – Pulse will be screened at the Canadian film festival Festival Du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal.

  8. Divine semen and female sexuality

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    Divine semen and female sexuality

    10. October 2011

    Virgin Mary as surrogate mother inseminated by the archangel Gabriel. This is the set-up in Line Tjørnhøj’s new work Materia, which plays a central role in soprano Stine Elbæk Rysgaard’s début concerts on October 12 and 16. The 20 minutes long mini drama Materia for three sopranos and live electronics is based on texts dating more than a millenium back in history but also thoughts from the everyday life of a modern surrogate mother.

  9. Artist Anne La Berge joins Edition·S this October

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    Artist Anne La Berge joins Edition·S this October

    6. October 2011

    During the month of October, the Dutch-American flutist/improviser/composer Anne La Berge joins Edition·S as artist-in-residence.

  10. Rank Ensemble performs Simon Steen-Andersen in Helsinki

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    Rank Ensemble performs Simon Steen-Andersen in Helsinki

    4. October 2011

    On October 4 Rank Ensemble will perform works by Simon Steen-Andersen at the Helsinki Music Centre, Musiikkitalo.The Finnish ensemble, Rank Ensemble, has taken as its mandate to explore the grey area of contemporary music, which lies between improvisation and composition, seeking out contexts, which range from free improvisation, to contemporary works, which involve elements of improvisation, or which grant otherwise expanded roles to the performers. Simon Steen-Andersen’s music fits perfectly into that.

  11. Turning point in Iceland

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    Turning point in Iceland

    30. September 2011

    Iceland is hosting the Nordic Music Days 2011 in its capital city Reykjavik on October 6-9. As always the annual festival has challenged the Nordic composers with a specific subject, and this time it is A Turning Point.Opening on the three years ‘anniversary’ day for the Icelandic financial collapse, the Nordic Music Days nevertheless wants to celebrate this day as a new beginning for a rise in culture and art by gathering the most outstanding contemporary art music from the five Nordic countries and playing it in the newly built concert house Harpa in Reykjavik.

  12. Edition·S at Music China in October

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    Edition·S at Music China in October

    30. September 2011

    In October 2011 Edition·S participates in Music China, Asia-Pacific’s largest and most prestigious international music event. At the Chinese exhibition we will be showcasing 62 compositions by 27 composers from our catalogue.

  13. Hymnia Chamber Choir premieres Jesper Koch's work

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    Hymnia Chamber Choir premieres Jesper Koch's work

    30. September 2011

    During the month of October, Hymnia Chamber Choir holds a range of concerts in churches around Zealand, Denmark where Jesper Koch is on the programme. The choir is premiering Jesper’s new work Danmarks Drømme, which is still in preparation.Catch them at the nearest church:2/10 at 4 pm Engholm Kirke, Allerød
5/10 at 8 pm Vestkirken, Ballerup
7/10 at 8 pm Vor Frelser Kirke, Copenhagen
9/10 at 3 pm Gl. Holte Kirke, Holte
30/10 at 4 pm Vejleå Kirke, Ishøj

  14. Simon Steen-Andersen’s On & Off and To & Fro at Helsinki Klang Concert Series

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    Simon Steen-Andersen’s On & Off and To & Fro at Helsinki Klang Concert Series

    27. September 2011

    On October 3, 2011 the renowned Finnish chamber ensemble, Uusinta, performs a selection of three contemporary composers as part of their Klang “Kohu” concert series.

  15. Simon Steen-Andersen’s portrait CD nominated for the P2 award

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    Simon Steen-Andersen’s portrait CD nominated for the P2 award

    20. September 2011

    Every year P2 organises an award event to celebrate the best CDs of Danish composers and practitioners. This year it is up to the P2 listeners to choose the four winners, who will be celebrated at a gala concert in the DR Concert Hall September 30 at 7.30 pm.Simon Steen-Andersen is one of the nominees and will be competing to get a P2 ”Listen to New” award 2011 with his album “Pretty Sound” performed by Norwegian Ensemble Asamisamasa and released by Dacapo Records.

  16. Simon Steen-Andersen at Kämmer Klang in London!

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    Simon Steen-Andersen at Kämmer Klang in London!

    19. September 2011

    This Wednesday evening the Cafe OTO located in London welcomes you to Kämmer Klang’s 25th concert presenting music by Simon Steen-Andersen.Lucy Railton (cello) and Aisha Orazbayeva (violin) will perform Simon’s work Study for String Instrument #2 for two string instruments and whammy pedal.

  17. New film from the creation process of SPLIT the Opera

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    New film from the creation process of SPLIT the Opera

    5. September 2011

    The creators of the documentary opera monologue SPLIT have just released another film from the process. Again Jürgen Diemer has produced a short film based on the material he filmed at the four-day workshop at Kvindemuseet in Århus in February 2011.

  18. Ilja Bergh performs at Møstings hus

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    Ilja Bergh performs at Møstings hus

    2. September 2011

    8 pm Saturday night, Ilja Bergh, the German born Danish-Russian pianist and composer, performs at Møstings hus in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen. This performance is a part of a two-day open house event called Sensommer Solo that features everything from poetry slam to photo collages to jazz music.Bergh will perform his own compositions on piano, while telling stories from his memoirs “an egocentric’s escapades”.Visit the house this weekend and experience exciting live performances with music, art and words.Free admission.