Next week PULSAR Festival kicks off at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen with Edition·S – music¬sound¬art composers on the programme.
The annual festival – for and by students – runs from March 7 to 14, 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark and features eight days of music – 12 entirely free concerts, with international stars, Danish ensembles and music composed by promising young, Danish composers.
The prestigious Ensemble Intercontemporain has been invited to perform two concerts. The first one is a French / Danish collaboration between six soloists from the ensemble and five young Danish composers. The concert is the result of almost an entire year of intense musical collaboration. Edition·S composer Nicolai Worsaae is one of these young composers. His new work Zwischen den beiden Kammern (2012/13) will be premiered at the concert March 7, 2013 at 7.30 pm.
The evening after, March 8, Ensemble Intercontemporain performs a concert with more established composers. Amongst these is Edition·S composer Simon Steen-Andersen. His work Praesens from 2001 will be performed at the concert at 7.30 pm.
Saturday March 9, 2013 at 3 pm PULSAR presents a “Low Tech” concert featuring two Edition·S composers! The concert examines the trend of “low tech music” / “do-it-yourself” / visual music and presents three works by composers who build their own instruments and/or perform the music themselves. All three composers are former students at the Royal Academy of Music. At the concert Jexper Holmen’s Lullabies and Lars Kynde’s Elephant Heart will be performed. After the concert there will be a lecture and debate about “low tech music”.
Sunday evening at 9.30 pm Kasper Rofelt 's work Semiosis (2012) will be premiered by a piano solist student. The word semiosis originates from Greek and means any form of activity, concuct or process that invovles signs including the production of meaning. The signs in this work are the notation system. The objects form relations that convey and abstract, musical meaning.
An interesting festival featuring some of the most interesting composers right now! Read more about the festival here (in Danish) and download the festival newspaper.