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  1. Simon Steen-Andersen featured on Ultraschall!

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    Simon Steen-Andersen featured on Ultraschall!

    15. January 2011

    Simon Steen-Andersen is one of the most successful Danish composers of his generation, with numerous performances and commissions from around the world. Next week, Simon is featured composer on the Berlin Ultraschall Festival (January 21-30) with eight performances distributed over four concerts, of which one is dedicated exclusively to his music.

  2. Ib Nørholm 80 this month – loads of concerts nationwide!

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    Ib Nørholm 80 this month – loads of concerts nationwide!

    6. January 2011

    Grand old man of Danish contemporary music, Ib Nørholm, turns 80 on January 24th. Danish music life is celebrating this event with concerts all over the country, especially in January-February, but also later throughout the year. Several orchestral premieres are on the program. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, IB!

  3. Jexper Holmen appointed composer-in-residence in Huddersfield 2011-12!

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    Jexper Holmen appointed composer-in-residence in Huddersfield 2011-12!

    27. November 2010

    The 39 year old composer was featured at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival hcmf// already in 2010 and delivered a convincing success with the performance of 40 minute long Oort Cloud for soprano saxophone, two accordions and amplification. Jexper Holmen's appearance was covered by the Guardian.

  4. Line Tjørnhøj premiere next week

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    Line Tjørnhøj premiere next week

    16. November 2010

    Line Tjørnhøj's new work for acting double-bass player and electronics will be partly premiered as Irina-Kalina Goudeva plays two out of three movements on her Crush Festival appearance on Saturday November 27 at 18.30. The new work, entitled He, Whom My Heart Loves has three movements, Crow, My Beloved and Shadow.

  5. Christian Winther Christensen on Tage für Neue Music in Zürich

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    Christian Winther Christensen on Tage für Neue Music in Zürich

    11. November 2010

    Christian Winther Christensen has several works on the program of this year's Tage für neue Musik in Zürich. The festival takes place 10-14 November and also features the Danish ensemble Athelas who will give the world premiere of Christensen's new piece Festmusik - mit japanischem Geist und deutschem Akzent (2010). The program also presents A Fall from the Perfect Ground (2004-06); a work which has established itself as one of the most successful pieces by the 33 year old composer.

  6. Rune Glerup’s new piano concerto to be premiered

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    Rune Glerup’s new piano concerto to be premiered

    4. November 2010

    Rune Glerup is a present working at IRCAM in Paris, but will make a short trip back to Copenhagen on November 13, as his new Piano Concerto is being premiered by the National Concervatory Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marc Soustrot. Piano soloist is Bendik Båtstrand. 

  7. Li-Ying Wu in official debut November 7

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    Li-Ying Wu in official debut November 7

    29. October 2010

    The Taiwanese-Danish composer Li-Ying Wu will be celebrating her official debut as composer in a concert on The Royal Danish Academy of Music Sunday November at 2pm.Two spectacular works will see their world premiere, performed by the Århus Sinfonietta under the baton of Søren K. Hansen: Before the Veil for ensemble and the melodrama Limbo; the former inspired by the Taiwanese landscape of Li-Ying’s childhood; the latter based on the novel by the same name by the Danish author Ole Sarvig. 

  8. Lars Hegaard’s 60-anniversary celebration concert November 7

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    Lars Hegaard’s 60-anniversary celebration concert November 7

    27. October 2010

    Edition Samfundet composer Lars Hegaard turned 60 this year. The Birkerød New Music Society is celebrating the composer with a musical portrait on November 7 at 3pm at Mantziusgården in Birkerød North of Copenhagen.

  9. Simon Steen-Andersen in Donaueschinger world premiere 17 October

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    Simon Steen-Andersen in Donaueschinger world premiere 17 October

    9. October 2010

    Double Up, Simon Steen-Andersen's new work work for sampler and chamber orchestra, is a commission from the Donaueschinger Musiktage. The work will be premiered by the Radio Kammerphilharmonie Hilversum, conducted by Peter Eötvös. Should you miss this opportunity, then come and hear Simon’s music as he is presented as featured composer at the Ultraschall Festival i Berlin in January 2011. Check back for more.

  10. Dust encapsulates the Nordic region…

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    Dust encapsulates the Nordic region…

    4. October 2010

    Rune Glerup's Dust Encapsulated#2 is being performed as the Nordic Runway Project is touring the Nordic countries next week. It’s the Swedish ensemble Curious Chamber Players who has programmed the piece for this special concert project, which puts a new perspective on the concert form and includes elements from the fashion world and the choreographical aspect of performing. 

  11. TRIBUTES – Pulse. Look inside the drama of the creative process!

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    TRIBUTES – Pulse. Look inside the drama of the creative process!

    27. September 2010

    Danish composer Simon Christensen and New York avantgarde film-maker Bill Morrison are creating the hour-long art movie TRIBUTES – Pulse together. The film will see its world premiere in June 2011, but already now you can get a peek into the core of the creation when the two artists have opened a window to their creative process.  

  12. Simon Steen-Andersen wins International Rostrum of Composers

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    Simon Steen-Andersen wins International Rostrum of Composers

    9. June 2010

    Simon Steen-Andersen's work Ouvertures for Gu-Zheng and symphony orchestra won the Internation Rostrum of Composers in Lisbon. The work will now be broadcasted by all the national radio stations of Europe and outside. Ouvertures is one of the 34 year-old cosmopolitan composer's greatest successes so far. After its world premiere in Shanghai in 2008 it has been performed by several orchestra worldwide; it has been played at the ISCM Festival in 2009, and recently it was performed by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, also in Shanghai.

  13. London Sinfonietta plays emerging stars in Copenhagen the next two days

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    London Sinfonietta plays emerging stars in Copenhagen the next two days

    19. May 2010

    Thursday and Friday will show the art music event of the year as London Sinfonietta and a large number of the finest Danish ensembles and soloistst team up to present new works by Rune Glerup, Christian Winther Christensen and Nicolai Worsaae Rasmussen during the two-day {PLIIINGGG...} festival in Copenhagen.

  14. Simon Steen-Andersen in prestigious French-Chinese premiere this week

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    Simon Steen-Andersen in prestigious French-Chinese premiere this week

    1. May 2010

    The Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen (34) is about to pass a milestone in his growing international career. On Tuesday, May 4, his new work for Gu Zheng solo and symphony orchestra, Ouvertures, will be premiered by the French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra during the Shanghai Spring International Music Festival.The new work builds on to another composition, premiered in 2008, also in Shanghai, which won the young composer not only a 25,000 USD award, but also a commission form the French Radio for this week’s new work.

  15. Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen and Christian Winther Christensen on ISCM Festival this week

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    Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen and Christian Winther Christensen on ISCM Festival this week

    28. April 2010

    Works by four Danish composers are being featured at this year’s ISCM Festival (the World Music Days) in Sydney, Australia. Edition Samfundet composers Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen and Christian Winther Christensen are present their compositions Song for Piano and Ensemble (April 30th) and A A Fall from Perfect Ground (May 3rd) on April 30th and May 3rd.

  16. Success for Line Tjørnhøj's Anorexia Sacra in Houston

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    Success for Line Tjørnhøj's Anorexia Sacra in Houston

    24. March 2010

    The controversial chamber opera Anorexia Sacra by Line Tjørnhøj was premiered March 20th in an Opera Vista production in Houston. With words like "This is a world premiere that you simply cannot afford to miss", and "Danish composer Line Tjørnhøj has finally gone where no other composer has ever thought or dared to go", the review goes in depth with the performance and thw work.The opera is showing again at the Live Oak Friends Meetinghouse on Saturday March 27th at 7.30 PM. 

  17. Line Tjørnhøj's Anorexia Sacra in Texas production

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    Line Tjørnhøj's Anorexia Sacra in Texas production

    2. March 2010

    In a Opera Vista Production, Line Tjørnhøj's award-winning performance-opera Anorexia Sacra will be staged twice (20th & 27th March) at the Live Oak Friends Meetinghouse in Houston, Texas. This will be the first staged, full-length productioin of the work in the USA. 

  18. New string quartets released on Dacapo Records

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    New string quartets released on Dacapo Records

    28. December 2009

    Edition Samfundet composers Simon Christensen, Christian Winther Christensen, Jexper Holmen and Simon Steen-Andersen, as well as Jens Voigt Lund and electronica composer Morten Riis are the creators behind this intense string quartet experience, performed by the Polish Silesian Strings Quartet.