Great reviews for Simon Steen-Andersen's TRIO and PULSAR

Friday 11 March, Simon Steen-Andersen, Marcela Lucatelli, Adrianna Kubica-Cypek and Evagoras Solias Apokidis were all featured at a spectacular concert in DR Koncerthuset during PULSAR festival. The concert received great reviews.

The magazine KLASSISK calls it "without comparison the symphonic event of the year, perhaps even the symphonic event of the last five years," and Politiken agrees, calling the Danish premiere of Simon Steen-Andersen's TRIO "nothing less than a great cultural-historic event."

Simon Steen-Andersen's TRIO joined the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Danish Radio Big Band and Concert Choir on stage playing together with historical TV clips. The critic from the Danish newspaper Politiken wrote: "Clips of the great conductors and musicians of the past in rehearsals and on stage were brought to life when their words and actions were cut up and sewn together in Simon Steen-Andersen's very own blaring, rhythmic, melodic narrative."

In KLASSISK it read: "We let ourselves be seduced, just as the composer had been seduced by history. Fantastic synchrony blurred the boundaries between past and present, between video and reality; it was simply a free-flowing compositional language."

The critic from KLASSISK called Adrianna Kubica-Cypek's work Reflection Nebulae "one of the biggest promises for the future I have experienced in a Danish concert hall," and Politiken called Evagoras Solias Apokidis' Morphes "a perfect landscape of sounds from nothing to a big roar."

Marcela Lucatelli performing <i>RGBW.</i> Photo: Agnete Schlichtkrull © DR
Marcela Lucatelli performing RGBW. Photo: Agnete Schlichtkrull © DR

Marcela Lucatelli herself was on stage as the soloist in RGBW, which KLASSISK described as "vocal-virtuoso and raving freestyle," and elaborated: "When you did not curl your toes, you laughed. About the comical timing, the exaggerated orchestral expression, but also about the historical awareness, about the work's discussion with its own family tree. Was 'RGBW' as wicked as some had feared, others hoped? Yes."

Read the review in KLASSISK (in Danish) >>

Read the review in Politiken (in Danish) >>