Young composers at the UNM festival

Ung Nordisk Musik (Young Nordic Music) is a unique festival for young nordic composer held every year, alternating between five countries; Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. A jury chooses seven composers under the age of 30 or still studying from each of the five countries. This year Denmark will be the honourable host of this festival!

The festival runs from August 20 to 24, 2011 and the theme of the festival is “Nordic Listening”. Participating composers will record sounds of Copenhagen while they are staying here and these sounds will be replayed as introductions to the concerts. As a result we will get to hear how the different Nordic composers are "listening to Copenhagen".

In addition to that, this year’s festival introduces a composer of extremes - a ‘classical' composer with a penchant for the likes of Aphex Twin - Jexper Holmen. As a guest composer, he will perform his piece Oort Cloud on Sunday August 21 at Studiescenen and will give a lecture and master class on Tuesday August 23 at Havesalen.

Also, the concert production group DYGONG, established by Regin Petersen, Nicolai Worsaae, Simon Løffler and Christian Winther Christensen, will perform Tuesday August 23 at Literaturhaus and give a lecture on Wednesday August 24.

UNM 2011
August 20-24, 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark 

Jexper Holmen’s Oort Cloud: Sunday August 21, 2011 at 5pm, Studiescenen, RDAM
DYGONG: Tuesday August 23, 2011 at 10pm, Literaturhaus 

Lectures and master classes
Jexper Holmen: Tuesday August 23, 2011 at 10am, Havesalen, RDAM
DYGONG: Wednesday August 24, 2011 at 3pm, Orgelsalen, RDAM