Reviews from G((o))ng Tomorrow 2018

2018-11-25
G((o))ng Tomorrow took place in Copenhagen 2-10 November and one critic described it as more avantgarde and hip than ever. A number of composers represented by Edition·S were featured in the festival programme.

Photo: Malthe Folke Ivarsson
Music for Krügerrand by Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard, a piece exploring the sonic and psychological features of gold, was performed by a quartet consisting of the composer himself, the two percussionists Jaleh Negari and Ying-Hsueh Chen, and the rather unusual ensemble
member: The businessman Lars Seier Christensen.

The critic from Politiken wrote:
"It turned out to be a bright shining, fast vibrating sound when the composer in the company of two professional percussionists and businessman Lars Seier Christensen took place around a table with super sensitive microphones to show that eight gold coins actually hold varied potential in timbre and pitch [...] The swarming, cicada like sound [...] was added a humanistic aspect. The performers found each other as humans, and the project succeeded."

Read the full review here.

Photo: Malthe Folke Ivarsson
The German ensemble Adapter performed a portrait concert featuring five works by Simon Løffler spanning from the hushed 'D' to the blazing, fluorescent 'e'.

About Løffler's works, Seismograf wrote:
"Much has been made of Løffler’s machine-music pieces, as they have propelled him to successes at the Darmstadt festival in Germany. And without a doubt they are impressive, with enough substance in the music written for them to avoid becoming gimmicks. Concept, composition and execution are inseparably intertwined in this music – the machines are built to make pieces, the pieces are written around the limitations and peculiarities of the machines. "

Read the full review on Seismograf here.

Read more about G((o))ng Tomorrow 2018 here.

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