When the annual SPOR Festival for contemporary music and sound art kicks off next week in Aarhus, it will be with two Edition·S premieres on the menu: Niels Rønsholdt's Me Quitte and Simon Christensen's Arccos Fallen Tune.
Rønsholdt's work will be part of a concert entitled Love Songs – Rendezvous between a piano concert and love songs, and it will be accompanied by works by composer Bent Sørensen and composer and singer-songwriter Teitur. On SPOR Festival's website the work is presented in rather sinister tones:
”In Me Quitte, the love song of all time Ne Me Quitte Pas is reflected in a cabinet of magic mirrors. In the songs, Jacques Brel’s chanson is laterally reversed as mirrored distortions – a love song as it is sung in hell.”
Me Quitte comprises 10 songs, the first five to be performed at SPOR Festival by the contemporary music ensemble SCENATET. The Love Songs concert will take place at Granhøj Dans on Friday May 11.
Arccos Fallen Tune, Simon Christensen's new work, will be performed at the same venue on Sunday May 13 by Christensen's own electronically based composer ensemble Kundi Bombo, which, besides Christensen, consists of composer and saxophonist Peter Navarro-Alonso, and on this occasion also violinist Christina Åstrand.
Arccos Fallen Tune is composed specifically for SPOR Festival 2012, and the premiere will be followed by a concert with the Icelandic composer collective S.L.Á.T.U.R.
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