Edition·S at SPOR festival

We are counting down to the annual SPOR festival taking place in Aarhus 27 April - 1 May 2022. The festival presents a great selection of contemporary music including works by Bára Gísladóttir, James Black and Jeppe Just Christensen.

Bára Gísladóttir. Photo: Juliette Rowland
Bára Gísladóttir. Photo: Juliette Rowland

Bára Gísladóttir: VÍDDIR

On 28 April, Bára Gísladóttir’s VÍDDIR is performed in the Skt Lukas Church in Aarhus. VÍDDIR is an hour-long piece written for nine flutes, percussion trio, bass guitar and double bass, and presents a special sonic landscape. The piece was premiered in Grundtvig’s Church in Copenhagen in 2020.

James Black: Mushroom

On 29 April SCENATET and James Black will premiere Black’s new work Mushroom.

Mushroom is a powerful musical statement and work that mixes instrumental theatre, performance, scenography, video and electroacoustic music. It is a work written for seven specific musicians and the composer, who together have determined the instrumentation of the work.

Through intense, almost trance-like states, Mushroom explores the concepts of control and manipulation. Two concepts that, despite their governing form, have limitations, which is how the concept of compromise is revealed between the significant and the absurd. What are we sacrificing for other people?

Mushroom is also performed on 30 April.

Bára Gísladóttir: HĪBER

29 April also brings Bára Gísladóttir’s solo performance, HĪBER for double bass and electronics.

In HĪBER, Bara Gisladottir explores texture and darkness and expands our sense of the duration of winter through her music. The feelings – inside of us and around us – which are present during winter. Hibernation and the ability to get through it. 

HĪBER was recorded and released as a digital album by Dacapo Records in 2020. Listen to the album here >>

Bára Gísladóttir is featured in an episode of Movement Radio, where she speaks  about HĪBER. Listen here >>

One of Jeppe Just Christensen's home built instruments.
One of Jeppe Just Christensen's home built instruments.

Jeppe Just Christensen: Geteilten Saiten

On 1 May, the much-acclaimed French string quartet Quatuor Diotima will premiere Jeppe Just Christensen’s new work Geteilten Saiten. With Geteilten Saiten, Jeppe Just challenges the classical sound and universe of the quartet with four automated string instruments, all of which the quartet must master as an add-on to their instruments. Thus, Geteilten Saiten expands the music tradition and generates room for a very special sound.

Find information about time and place for all performances at SPOR festival 2022 here >>