Saturday 25th of May, 7:30pm, Festivalscenen

Opening Concert: Athelas Sinfonietta

This year Athelas Sinfonietta opens the festival with a spectacular concert unfolding a highly contrasting and intense programme with a handpicked selection of promising young composers from Europe.

 Pierre-André Valade – Chief Conductor

 

For the first time in Denmark you can experience Point Ones by young Alexander Schubert where the ensemble works its way through silence and chocks, accompanied by electronical sounds controlled by a sensor-augmented conductor.

Then sit back and enjoy the honest beauty of the solo voice in Simon Løffler's Graduale.

Meet the promising young composition student Mette Nielsen and her unpredictable play with structures and wildness in a world premiere comissioned by KLANG and Athelas Sinfonitta.

Finally the sinfonietta will navigate through the unrestrained dystopian noise music in a Danish premiere of the French Yann Robin's Art of Metal III for 19 musicians and electronics.

Program

Simon Løffler (f. 1981) - "Graduale" (2009)
Solist: Helene Lang – soprano

Mette Nielsen (f. 1985) – “Song I used to sing to the machines”
- World premiere comissioned by KLANG

Alexander Schubert (DE, f. 1979) – “Point Ones” (2012)
– Danish premiere

Intermission

Yann Robin (FR, f. 1974) - "Art of Metal III" (2008)    
– Danish premiere

Solist: Alain Billard (FR) – metal bass clarinet
Maxime Le Saux – Sound designer
Robin Meier – Ircam computer music designer
Jose-Miguel Fernandez – computer music production

Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen
Kenny Larsen – flute
Elizabeth Gibbs – obo
Anna Klett, Viktor Wennesz – clarinet
Niels Anders Vedsted Larsen – basoon
David MAP Palmquist – French horn
Jonas Wiik  – trumpet

Andras Olson – trombone

Christian Bay – tuba
Maria Boelskov Sørensen – harpe
Marie-Luise Bodendorff – piano
Mathias Reumert, Benjamin Fox – percussion
Anna-Leena Haikola – 1. violin 

Kreeta-Julia Heikkilä – 2- violin

Markus Falkbrink – viola
Frederik Waage – cello

Axel Ruge – double bas

Santiago Gutierrez – e-guitar


This concert is supported by Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

Saturday 25th of May, 10:00pm, Festivalcaféen

Lars Kynde: "Wandelende Tak" part 1

Music machine is expanded during the festival: First performance: ”Elephant Heart”


This event begins after the last concert of the evening and you do not need a ticket to visit it in the festival café.

 

The structures of music is created and visualized simultaneously by Lars Kyndes homebuilt composition machine. This wild construction will be developed in several steps during the festival.

Program

Lars Kynde (b. 1981) - ”Wandelende Tak”, 1. del: ”Elephant Heart”

This event is supported by the Danish Arts Council and the Danish Art Workshops.

Sunday 26th of May, 3:00pm, Festivalscenen

Frode Andersen/Jexper Holmen: "Alnitak"

In the hours prior to this world premiere, a lot of local amateur musicians will be instructed to play one hundred music boxes and 15 accordions for finally being orchestrated through the newly composed piece.

Program

Frode Andersen (f. 1970) / Jexper Holmen (f. 1971) - ”Alnitak”

World premiere

With support from Østerbro Lokaludvalg and Erda og Christian Schrødersfond.

Sunday 26th of May, 9:30pm, Festivalscenen

Ryoji Ikeda : "Test Pattern"

This audiovisual work from Ryoji Ikeda presents an intense flickering black and white imagery, which floats and convulses in darkness to a stark and powerful, highly synchronized soundtrack. 
Through a real–time computer programme, ”Test Pattern” converts Ikeda's audio signal patterns into an ultra-fast stream of syncronized barcode patterns on screen. ”Test Pattern” is the third audiovisual concert in Ikeda's datamatics series, an art project that explores the potential to perceive the invisible multi–substance of data that permeates our world.

Program

Ryoji Ikeda (JP, f. 1966) - ”Test Pattern” (2008)

Sunday 26th of May, 10:30pm, Festivalcaféen

Lars Kynde, "Wandelende Tak", part 2

Music machine is expanded during the festival: Second performance: ”Abdi's Rings”


This event begins after the last concert of the evening and you do not need a ticket to visit the event in the festival café.

 

The structures of music is created and visualized simultaneously by Lars Kyndes homebuilt composition machine. This wild construction will be developed in several steps during the festival.

Program

Lars Kynde (f. 1981) - ”Wandelende Tak”: ”Abdi's Rings”

- World premiere, commissioned by KLANG supported by The Danish Agency for Culture.

The event is supported by The Danish Agency for Culture and Danish Art Workshops.

Monday 27th of May, 7:30pm, Festivalscenen

Ensemble Recherche

Enjoy a programme of musical works by six courageous Danish and International composers performed by the well etablished and yet quite progressive Ensemble Recherche.

Enjoy a programme of musical works by six courageous Danish and International composers performed by the well established and yet progressive Ensemble Recherche.

Program

Nicolai Worsaae (f. 1980) – “Epilogus”
- World premiere, comissioned by Ensemble Recherche for KLANG with support from Statens Kunstfond

Simon Steen-Andersen (f. 1976) - ”Study for String Instruments #1”” (2007)

Jeppe Just Christensen (f. 1977) - ”Ground vol.3” (2004)

Stefan Prins (BE, f. 1979) - ”Piano Hero” (2011)
- Danish premiere

Clara Ianotta (IT, f. 1983) - ”Limun” (2011)
– Danish premiere

Gerard Pesson (FR, f. 1958) - “Mes béatitudes” (1994/95)

 

Ensemble Recherche:

Melise Mellinger – violin
Barbara Maurer – viola
Åsa Åkerberg – cello
Klaus Steffes-Holländer – piano

With support from Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation og Goethe-Institut Dänemark.

Will be recorded by Danmarks Radio, P2 Klassisk

Monday 27th of May, 9:30pm, Festivalscenen

Decoder [ensemble für aktuelle musik]

Five wild works by upcoming artists from Hamburg.

Double concert: This provides acces to the concert with DECODER and with FAINT NOISE.

Decoder - [ensemble für aktuelle musik] is on the verge of an international breakthrough. This group of award-winning solists, composers and performers from Hamburg brings five wild works of music ranging from subtle humor to deep gravity.

 

Program

Andrej Koroliov (DE, f. 1982) – “Sei du gesang mein freundlich Asyl” (2011)
– Danish premiere

Matthew Shlomowitz (AU, f. 1975) – ”Letter piece no.5 (Northern Cities)“
– Danish premiere

Michael Maierhof (DE, f. 1956) – “Shopping 4” 
(2005-06)
– Danish premiere

Alexander Schubert (DE, f. 1979) – “Your Fox's Dirty Gold” (2011)
– Danish premiere

Decoder:

Frauke Aulbert - soprano / vocals / motion-sensors
Carola Schaal - clarinets / balloon
Leopold Hurt - e-zither / balloon
Andrej Koroliov - piano
Jonathan Shapiro - percussion / balloon
Alexander Schubert - sound design

This concert is supported by the Goethe Institute Denmark.

Monday 27th of May, 11:30pm, Festivalcaféen

Faint Noise

A unique fondness of new music with unorthodox sound objects.

 

Double concert: The tickett provides access to the concert with DECODER and with FAINT NOISE.
 

This new Swedish trio counts the solo musicians Karin Hellqvist and Anna Petrini as well as composer and performer Malin Bång, all praised for their work in established ensembles and at international music festivals. The three artists have joined forces for a common passion for new music with new sound objects: With great ingenuity, classical solo instruments such as violin and contrabass recorder are combined with electronics, multi media and characteristic experimentations with truly unusual sound objects. This way Faint Noise discover new soundscapes where arts, everyday life and classical compositions sing along.

 

 

Program

Ylva Lund Bergner (SE, f. 1981) – ”Achenar” (2013)
– World premiere

Jenny Hettne (SE, f. 1977) – ”Tinkles, Clinks and Heavenly Metal” (2013)
– World premiere

Malin Bång (SE, f. 1974) – ”Purfling”  (2012)
– Danish premiere

Hanna Hartman (SE, f. 1961) – ”Goldfinger” (2013)
– World premiere

 

Faint Noise:

Anna Petrini – recorder
Karin Hellqvist – violin
Malin Bång – objects

This concert is supported by Konstnärsnämnden.

Tuesday 28th of May, 7:30pm, Festivalscenen

Ensemble Recherche and students from the Danish Academies of Music

Ensemble Recherche: Workshop concert with students from music academies

Two days of workshops in collaboration with The Royal Danish Academy of Music and The Jutland Music Academy presenting five world premieres put together and composed by the students themselves and performed by the skilled ensemble.

A rare opportunity to experience a fine selection of tomorrow's treasures performed by skilled musicians.

Program

Allan Gravgaard Madsen (1984) – ”Weiß. Schwarz. Blau.” (2013)

Kaj Duncan David (1988) – ”replacement 1 [the things I say will not be wrong]” (2013)

Jens Peter Møller (1989) – "Quartet (for the things to come)” (2013)

Jan Flessel (DE, 1982) – ”Splinters” (2013)

Martin Stauning (1982) – ”Garosella #2 (Groteske in d-Moll)” (2013)

 

Ensemble Recherche:

Melise Mellinger – violon
Barbara Maurer – viola
Åsa Åkerberg – cello
Klaus Steffes-Holländer – piano

This concert is supported by The Goethe Institute Denmark in collabroation with The Royal Danish Music Academy and The Jutland Music Academy.

Tuesday 28th of May, 9:30pm, Festivalscenen

Curious Chamber Players: "Nordic Light & Darkness"

A performance concert by a highly innovative and experimental ensemble from Sweden who mixes different art forms and conventional classical intruments with everyday objects and toy to find new aural worlds.

Rei Munakata – conductor

The geographical extremes of Europe have provided the arts with numerous reference points - especially the North. Through project Nordic Darkness and Light, Curious Chamber Players focus on the extremes of winter with its mute darkness and of summer with its sharp, undiluted intensity of the midnight sun.

This abstract manifestation of light in sound has led Curious Chamber Players to start an exploration of these conditions together with composers from the world.

As a part of the important compositional process, Curious Chamber Players have asked Thuridur Jonsdottir (IS), Simon Løffler (DK) and Malin Bång (SE) to visit Lofoten, and Rei Munakata (JP) to visit Kiruna. 

The result is a performance concert across art forms, conventional classical instruments as well as everyday objects and toy pieces.

Program

Thuridur Jonsdottir (IS, f. 1967) - “Eyja” (2012)

Malin Bång (SE, f. 1974) - “Sophomore Structures of Molten Light” (2012)
Danish premiere

Sofia Jernberg (SE, f. 1983) - “Ludicrum” (2013)
– World premiere

Simon Løffler (DK, f. 1981) - "b"

Rei Munakata (JP/SE, f. 1976)) - "Shjo" (2013)
- World premiere

Mauro Lanza (IT, f. 1975) - ”Barocco” (1998-2004)
- Danish premiere
Solist: Sofia Jernberg – sopran

 

Curious Chamber Players:


Hannah Törnell Wettermak – flute/objects
Dries Tack – clarinet/objects
Per Sjögren – percussion
Malin Bång –  percussion/objects
Jonas Olsson – piano
Pascal Jardry – guitar/obejcts
Sofia Jernberg – vocal
Karin Hellqvist, – violin
Karolina Öhman – cello/objects
Rei Munakata – conductor/objects

This concert is supported by Nordic Culture Point and Statens Musikverk.

Tuesday 28th of May, 10:30pm,

Lars Kynde: "Wandelende Tak", part 3

Music machine is expanded during the festival: Third performance: ”Second Equilibrium”


This event begins after the last concert of the evening and you do not need a ticket to visit the event in the festival café.

 

The structures of music is being created and visualized simultaneously by Lars Kyndes homebuilt composition machine. This wild construction will be developed in several steps during the festival.

Program

Lars Kynde (b. 1981) - ”Wandelende Tak”, part 3: ”Second Equilibrium”
- World premiere, commissioned by KLANG supported by The Danish Agency for Culture

The event is supported by The Danish Agency for Culture and Danish Art Workshops.

Thursday 30th of May, 7:30pm, Festivalcaféen

Wayne Siegel: "Two Hands (not clapping)"

Wayne Siegel creates music out of thin air with his bare hands.


Double concert: The tickett provides acces to the concert WAYNE SIEGEL and Ex-Sec-Tic.

 

Professor Wayne Siegel from The Jutland Music Academy enters the role as a magician, a musician as well as a conductor when he pulls out music from thin air with his empty hands using only a webcam and a laptop which responds to hand gesticulation in its own sound system.

Program

Wayne Siegel (US/DK, f. 1953) – "Two Hands (not clapping)" (2009)

Thursday 30th of May, 8:00pm, Festivalscenen

"EX-SEC-TIC" - SØS Gunver Ryberg, Wubkje Kuindersma and Maja Lee Langvad

What happens when you stop believing in a world of repetitions, rituals and secrecies? A challenge across art forms.


Double concert: The ticket provides access to the performances of WAYNE SIEGEL as well as EX-SEC-TIC.

This performance begins directly after the concert with Wayne Siegel

 

KLANG has asked three prominent artists to explore new boundaries and connections between music, dance and text. The performance is based on being a former member of a sect and now dealing with life outside the sect. It's about being part of something that is bigger than yourself. A world of repetitions, rituals and secrecies.

What happens when you stop believing in that world? Your own world falls apart and you find yourself in a limbo with nowhere to belong. Beginning and transformation is the focal point of EX-SEC-TIC, a 14 days laboratory work.

Program

Wubkje Kuindersma (NL, f. 1976) – Choreography
SØS Gunver Ryberg (f. 1979) – Sound art/music
Maja Lee Langvad (f. 1980) – Text

- World premiere

Raphael Eder Kastling/Pierre Enaux – dancers
Kristine Hamann – lighting design
Hans Stokholm – sound engineer

The work of SØS Gunver Ryberg is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.

With support from Danish Composer's Society's Production Pool and KODA's Fund for social and cultural purposes.

Thursday 30th of May, 9:30pm, Café Hermod

Jeppe Just Instituttet

Homemade instruments, severity, intensity, sentimentality - and another round, please!

Venue: Café Hermod, Vordingborggade 2, 2100 København Ø

Jeppe Just Instituttet (Institute) cobble together most of their instruments themselves using all kinds of percussion, kitchenware, and hardware complemented with old school arcade music and synth.

At KLANG they perform at a local pub carefully chosen for this event.

Program

Jeppe Just Instituttet:


Jeppe Just Christensen (b. 1978)
David Hildebrandt (b. 1976)
Mathias Seibæk (b. 1981)

Friday 31st of May, 8:30pm, Festivalscenen

EKKOZONE plays Karlheinz Stockhausen

Five works by the legendary postwar troublemaker is presented by a new group dedicated to classical avant-garde, minimalism and 'the music of tomorrow'.

The famous electro-acoustic classics for percussion, piano and electronics composed by Stockhausen in the late 50's now finally performed in Denmark again by a new group known for their passionate work with classical avant-garde, minimalism, and in particular, 'the music of tomorrow'.

Program

Karlheinz Stockhausen (DE, 1928 - 2007):

“Zyklus” (1959)

“Studie 1” (1954)

“Klavierstück IX” (1961)

“Studie 2” (1954)

“Kontakte” (1958-60)


This concert is supported by The Danish Musician's Union.

Saturday 1st of June, 7:30pm, Festivalscenen

Athelas Sinfonietta and Center for Wild Analysis

Kierkegaard's thoughts about the passionate existence of mankind is awakened by four recognized composers, interpreted by sinfonietta as well as philosophers.

Music starts at 8.00 pm

Pierre-André Valade – Chief Conductor
Brian Benjamin Hansen – Center for Wild Analysis
Rasmus Ugilt – Center for
Wild Analysis

Kierkegaard's thoughts about the passionate existence of mankind is awakened by four recognized composers: Paris (FR), Fujikura (JP), Zinstag (CH) og Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (DK), interpreted by a balanced sinfonietta and revised with modern viewpoints by philosophers from Center for Wild Analysis.

Program

Gérard Zinsstag (CH, b. 1941) - ”Seul, l’echo” (2011 – 2012)
– World premiere, supported by The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Francine Vis – mezzo soprano

Dai Fujikura (JP, b. 1977) - ”repetition/recollection” 1. sats -  (2013)
- World premiere, commisioned by Athelas Sinfonietta and KLANG
Mathias Friis-Hansen – marimba

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (b. 1932) - “OG” (2013)
- World premiere, commisioned by Athelas Sinfonietta and KLANG supported by the Danish Arts Foundation

Dai Fujikura (JP, b. 1977) - ”repetition/recollection” 2. sats -  (2013)
- World premiere, commisioned by Athelas Sinfonietta and KLANG
Mathias Friis- Hansen – marimba

François Paris (FR, b. 1961)  - ”Rosa” ( 2013)
- World premiere, commisioned by Athelas Sinfonietta and KLANG with support by Sacem
Sofie Elkjær Jensen – soprano
Signe Asmussen – soprano
Stina Schmidt – mezzo soprano
 

Athela Sinfonietta Copenhagen
Karen Skriver Zarganis – flute, bass flute
Elizabeth Gibbs – obo
Anna Klett – clarinet, bass clarinet
Signe Haugland – basson
Claudio Flükiger, Johannes Undisz – French horn
Jonas Wiik – trumpet
Andras Olsen – trombone
Maria Boelskov Sørensen – harp
Kristoffer Hyldig – piano
Ying-Hsueh Chen – percussion, live electronics
Mathias Reumert – percussion
Anne Søe Iwan – 1.violin
Idinna Lützhøft – 2.violin
Mina Luka Frey – viola
Frederik Waage – cello
Meherban Gillet – double bass


KLANG co-production in coorporation with Golden Days and the celebration of Søren Kierkegaards 200 years birthday and Center for Wild Analysis. More info on kierkegaard2013.dk

This concert is supported by Augustinus Fonden and Danish Composer's Society's Production Pool and KODA's Fund for social and cultural purposes.

Live transmission by Danmarks Radio, P2 Klassisk

Saturday 1st of June, 10:00pm,

Lars Kynde, "Wandelende Tak", part 4

Music machine is expanded during the festival: Fourth performance: ”Answer to Nancarrow”.

This event begins after the last concert of the evening and you do not need a ticket to visit the event in the festival café.

The structures of music is created and visualized simultaneously by Lars Kyndes homebuilt composition machine. This wild construction will be developed in several steps during the festival.

Program

Lars Kynde (b. 1981) - ”Wandelende Tak”, part 4: ”Answer to Nancarrow”

- World premiere, commissioned by KLANG supported by The Danish Agency for Arts

The event is supported by The Danish Agency for Culture, and Danish Art Workshops.