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. We have London Sinfonietta November 19 playing Marula by Jexper Holmen, Niels Rønsholdt in conceptual Fish & Fowl on November 21, Asamisimasa and Simon Steen-Andersen on November 26, and last but not least FIGURA featuring Nicolai Worsaae and Steingrimur Rohloff in concert also on November 26.
In a central role we find Jexper Holmen, who reveals the result of the first year of his two year association with hcmf//, whos Marula for clarinet, viola, violin, cello and electronics is played by London Sinfonietta Chamber Players on November 19.
The Norwegian Ensemble Asamisimasa presents On and Off (Saturday 26 November), a portrait concert of Simon Steen-Andersen. Widely regarded as a leading figure in his generation, Steen-Andersen combines wit and imagination with well-crafted ideas and an awareness of the visual element of music.
FIGURA Ensemble presents a spectrum of work by young Danish composers, among them two newcomers in the Edition·S catalogue, Copenhagen based Nicolai Worsaae and Icelandic-German-Danish Steingrimur Rohloff, who is composer in residence with FIGURA in 2010-2011 (Saturday 26 November).
This major survey of trends in Danish art music is one of the key elements in hcmf// 2011. It is made possible by generous funding and close co-operation with SNYK, Wundergrund Festival, The Danish Arts Council, the Danish Composers Society and the Danish Arts Foundation.
Edition·S composers at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2011
Nov 19, 7.30 PM: London Sinfonietta, Jexper Holmen
Nov 21, 9.30 PM: Fish & Fowl, Niels Rønsholdt
Nov 26, 11.00 AM: Composer's talk, Simon Steen-Andersen
Nov 26, 3 PM: FIGURA Ensemble, Steingrimur Rohloff, Nicolai Worsaae
Nov 26, 10.30 PM: Asamisimasa, Simon Steen-Andersen