PULSAR with Pade and Steen-Andersen

The annual festival at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, PULSAR festival, takes place 6-14 March 2019 and the programme features works by Else Marie Pade and Simon Steen-Andersen.

The subject of PULSAR Festival 2019 is 'Translate', and is explained in the programme: "Music is said to be the language of emotions, a translation of - originally - soundless phenomena from our inner world. But can music also be a translation of other phenomena, such as nature, silence, spoken language, gestures, other translations and sound phenomena (morse code), living images, other artistic expressions, the lives of ants, big data ... PULSAR 2019 asks what it is that new music translates."

Included in the programme of the festival are three pieces by Else Marie Pade offering an insight into the great span in her oeuvre: A piece for solo violin and tape, a suite for chamber orchestra and a piece involving no less than seven trombones, sprechgesang, tape and soprano.

Furthermore, PULSAR sets the scene for the release of a new book portraying Else Marie Pade, written by Henrik Marstal and published by Multivers. 

Simon Steen-Andersen is represented with 'Rerendered' The piece, with its quite peculiar sound world, is created inside a grand piano powerfully amplified as well as 'Black Box Music' a piece which could be said to be a deconstruction of conducting and puppet theatre as well as an exploration and exploitation of the audio/visual relations inherent in conducting and staging.

Find the full festival programme and more information here.

7 March
Simon Steen-Andersen: Rerendered
Performed by NEKO3
Studiescenen 21.30 

10 March
Else Marie Pade: Sept pièces en couleurs II + III – Suite for chamber orchestra
Konservatoriets Koncertsal 16.00

10 March
Simon Steen-Andersen: Black Box Music
Performed by Tomek Szczepaniak
Charlottenborg Festsal 19.30 

11 March
Else Marie Pade · Book release
Studiefoyeren 21.15 

11 March
Else Marie Pade: Afsnit I-II-III
Solo violin and tape
Ny sal 22.00 

13 March
Else Marie Pade: Maria – electronic essay
Grundtvigs Kirke 17.00