Today SPOR Festival released this year’s programme and three Edition·S – music¬sound¬art composers are on it.
SPOR Festival runs from May 9 to 12, 2013 in Aarhus, Denmark and is known for taking risks and premiering international sound art. This year three Edition·S composers premiere their works during the festival: Thursday Simon Steen-Andersen’s Black Box Music has its Danish premiere; Friday Niels Rønsholdt’s cycle of love songs Me Quitte is premiered in its entirety and Saturday Christian Winther Christensen’s Six Preludes is premiered on a piano completely covered in masking tape.
This year’s festival theme is “Tacet” and the guest curator is the British-born composer Juliana Hodkinson, who explains:
“The theme of SPOR 2013 is the relationship between sound and context – between the sound and everything that surrounds it – the sound-in-itself, e.g. silence. ‘Tacet’ is the title of this year’s SPOR Festival. It is Latin and means “it is silent”. The silence is an extremely interesting part of the musical context, because it’s both a part of the music and the sound itself – and at the same time their opposites.”
We’re very proud to be represented at this festival and look forward to experiencing all the exciting performances and installations.
See the entire programme here.