Sunday 20th May, 9:00pm, Festivalscene
Lydenskab explores sound
Lydenskab invents new ways of presenting the music in five musical mini dramas which combine classical music, installation art and performance art.
The six classical musicians in Lydenskab specialize in breaking away from the formalities and conventions which surround classical music. This enables us to hear the music afresh – and to see it, for Lydenskab also pays attention to the visual presentation of the music. At this concert Lydenskab will be performing five unusual works which all benefit from the ensemble's special approach.
Den fyrste song eg høyra fekk (The first song I got to hear) by the Norwegian composer Eyvind Gulbrandsen is a concert-installation where Lydenskab meets the Mannequin Sextet and ”fragments of identity get dressed in uniforms”.
Gardens of the Beloved – God Is My Final End by the Danish-Cuban Louis Aguirre is dedicated to the flutist of Lydenskab, Karolina Leedo, and inspired by the Persian 13th century poet Rumi and the mad French actor Antonin Artaud's ideas about the total theatrical expression in the book The Theatre and Its Double.
Henrik Budde describes his work Terribly Cold and Nearly Dark as a ”Gesamtkunstwerk” (a work of art uniting elements from all the arts) about light and darkness, life and death, where the visual and the spatial are part of the overall musical expression.
Katrine Møllebæk's Instrumental Man is a series of portraits of today's men which are all played by a woman – the Danish-Philippino performance artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen who is Lydenskab's special guest star at this event.
The composer Nikolaj Busk and Lydenskab on Sound Creation: ”Do not try to pigeonhole Art. Art wants to be free! Sound Creation is not about one designation, one act, one expression – we leave it open for the audiences to create their own images, moods and stories. Welcome to Music!”
Mikkel Ib – percussion
Sofia Olsson – cello
Thea Vesti – guitar
Karolina Veedo – flute
Jeppe Uggehøj – trumpet
Eskild Winding – piano
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen – performance
EYVIND GULBRANDSEN (b. 1977) & Lydenskab: Den fyrste song eg høyra fekk – first performance
LOUIS AGUIRRE (b. 1968): Gardens of the Beloved – God Is My Final End – fra Five Tropes for solo alto flute in G, skrevet til Karolina Leedo
HENRIK BUDDE (b. 1982): Terribly Cold and Nearly Dark for ensemble, sampler and performer
KATRINE MØLLEBÆK (b. 1983): Instrumental Man – first performance, commissioned by Lydenskab
– performance: Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen & Lydenskab
NIKOLAJ BUSK (b. 1982): Sound Creation part I + Sound Creation part II – first performance