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  1. Jexper Holmen speaking about his future works

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    Jexper Holmen speaking about his future works

    18. November 2011

    “It’s just a small advertisement for what will happen next year,” Jexper Holmen says of the work for clarinet, string trio and analogue ring modulator, which premiered at London Sinfonietta’s Sonic Explorations event in October. As we’ve told you earlier Jexper Holmen’s ongoing involvement at The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival this year is the piece Marula.

  2. Rune Glerup shares thoughts from Paris

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    Rune Glerup shares thoughts from Paris

    17. November 2011

    During the following year Rune Glerup will blog from Paris sharing his thoughts about composing his new piece for Ensemble Incontemporain.

  3. Denmark enters the Huddersfield Festival 2011

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    Denmark enters the Huddersfield Festival 2011

    11. November 2011

    Denmark’s vibrant art music scene is about to enter Britain’s leading contemporary music festival, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//). Edition·S represents five of the Danish composers in the festival programme.

  4. 3 composers awarded the Wilhelm Hansen Prize!

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    3 composers awarded the Wilhelm Hansen Prize!

    10. November 2011

    Steingrimur Rohloff, Rune Glerup and Li-Ying Wu are three out of several receivers of this year’s Wilhelm Hansen Prize.

  5. FIGURA performs in Oslo

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    FIGURA performs in Oslo

    7. November 2011

    FIGURA Ensemble are on their way to Norway participating in the concert series POTETlyd at Ny Musikk in Oslo. In the morning on November 14 FIGURA gives an open rehearsal with Nicolai Worsaae’s new piece Wesenheit ab Wesenheit for clarinet, double bass, percussion and mezzo soprano, a piece which will have it’s first performance at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in England later this month.

  6. Behind Bars with Worsaae and Steen-Andersen

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    Behind Bars with Worsaae and Steen-Andersen

    7. November 2011

    November 14 the Malmö based Ensemble Ars Nova holds the Swedish first performance of Nicolai Worsaae’s Emphatische Ellipse for chamber ensemble and electronics at a concert also featuring Simon Steen-Andersen’s Chambered Music. The latter furthermore in a certain abstract way approaches the theme for the evening’s concert ‘Behind Bars’, which is ‘politically induced house arrest’.

  7. Simon Steen-Andersen goes to Moscow

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    Simon Steen-Andersen goes to Moscow

    4. November 2011

    Tomorrow evening two of Simon Steen-Andersen's most popular works, the video installation Run Time Error and Chambered Music, are performed in Moscow, Russia.

  8. Morten Olsen in prominent Swiss festival

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    Morten Olsen in prominent Swiss festival

    2. November 2011

    Two chamber works by Morten Olsen will be travelling to Switzerland next week to be performed as part of the Tage für Neue Musik in Zürich, one of central Europe's most prominent festivals for contemporary music.Here too, in the heart of Switzerland, Danish composers have a rising star. Last year the ambiguous music of Christian Winther Christensen, which was played at the festival, left a lasting impression.

  9. Pierrot Lunaire International Composition Competition 2012

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    Pierrot Lunaire International Composition Competition 2012

    1. November 2011

    Composers from all over the world without age limitation - are invited to present works for the Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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”.

  13. 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). 

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.