Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival

Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival

KLANG is Denmark's largest festival of contemporary music - a gathering point where music lovers meet with ensembles and artists from all over the world interested in the brand new music.

KLANG is bigger than ever before with more than 30 concerts and events distributed over 12 days. KLANG was born in 2009 and grew up on Østerbro. Now the festival is a curious teenager, who in 2017 is moving away from home. The many events of this year's festival will therefore take place at a number of venues in Copenhagen and Frederiksberg.

On May 25th, KLANG opens with the world premiere of the opera Falling Awake on Folketeatret's intimate Hippodrome. It is a violent performance on authority, manipulation, sex and racism!

The concert-church at Blågårds Plads is KLANG's cozy home in 2017. The concert-church will be the frame for a series of concerts with Danish and foreign ensembles and soloists from 27th of May to 5th of June. Here you can experience big international names such as the Jack Quartet (USA) and Plus Minus (UK), but there are also room for famous members of the Danish music family. Among others, the ensemble SCENATET is visiting, and the traditionally-composed composer workshop with the Esbjerg Ensemble, will for the first time stop by Copenhagen.

In 2016, KLANG started a fruitful collaboration with the Tivoli Concert Hall which will host a grand concert on May 30th. Here, an extended Athelas Sinfonietta and Greenland choir Aavaat will present new-classical and upcoming masterpieces!

On May 31th an exciting reunion is awaiting with Holland House and the BARCODE project. BARCODE was launched seven years ago at KLANG. Since then, the project has undergone a longer tour and maturation and is now returning home for the first time in a long time.

KLANG in KU.BE on the 4th of June presents an entire day with and for children. It has been possible to gather a number of Danish music schools and professional actors in a completely newly opened cultural center in Frederiksberg. It will be an intense day with creation and new-music in focus.

"Outside and home" is the focal point of our Nordic project Nordlyd, which for the second consecutive year focuses on the brotherly relationship between the Nordic countries - this year with a particular focus on double nationality. Nordlyd II: Of an asylum seeker’s diary, KLANG 2017 ends on 5th of June.

Welcome to KLANG 2017
Christian Winther Christensen and Regin Petersen
Festival management