OPEN KLANG / Krumbuktus

Frederiksberg Menighedshus

Archive: 5/6 2019, 21:00

Pile Allé 3
2000 Frederiksberg

Free entrance


A trio consisting of percussion, cello and the early electronic instrument Ondes Martenot. It can only be interesting! And besides, the program consists of four premieres, which just makes it even wilder. Two of the composers are also members of the ensemble: percussionist and composer Ying-Hsueh Chen and cellist and composer Alexandra Hallén.

Bjarnadóttir's work has the title after two Icelandic basketball teams: Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur (KR) and Grindavík. The electronics in the work are e.g. built on the recording made by Bjarnadóttir of a match between the two teams. It was the audience's reactions that fascinated her soundwise, and thoughts of what we as humans express when we attend such a sporting event have inspired the work.


Open KLANG is a mini festival in the festival. A condensed festival. On June 5th there will be an opportunity to get a really wide musical program served in light portions. It is an evening of three concerts and whisky tasting, where the music is played by local and international names, and where most works are brand new. Not less than five world premieres will be performed during the evening. As in 2018, Open Klang takes place in Frederiksberg Church and in Frederiksberg Menighedshus.


Ying-Hsueh Chen: Uni WORLD PREMIERE
Mette Nielsen: Circles WORLD PREMIERE
Alexandra Hallén : Tvivlaren WORLD PREMIERE
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir: KR – Grindavik WORLD PREMIERE

Ensemble Krumbuktus
Nadia Ratsimandresy -  Ondes Martenot
Ying-Hsueh Chen - Percussion
Alexandra Hallén - Cello

The concert is presented in collaboration with Frederiksberg Kirke and is supported by the Municipality of Frederiksberg.