Photo: Alexander Banck-Petersen

Farewell Norwegian nature

Simon Løffler


Archive: 5/11 2020, 22:00

Blågårds Pl. 6A
2200 København


Insistent and distant - intimate and sensitive. In their own deep way, both of these word pairs fit into Løffler's music, which with rattling machines, bodies, repetitions and amazement writes music that goes directly under the skin, sometimes with a surgeon's precise cut, other times with pure love. The two Løffler works on the program are partly H for four musicians, machines and tuning forks, and partly a completely newly written work for the Norwegian percussionist Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen.

About the new work Animalia III the composer writes: Out of a long process where I have revolved around the elephant body - its anatomy, musicality and timeliness - I have at the time of writing reached a point where the only thing left for me to work with is its long long mournful blinking eyelashes. These are perhaps the most human of this wonderful animal, and at the same time so peculiar. The simple, and yet expressively complicated, blink of an eye is the focus of the play.

Holen is part of the trio Pinquins, and is also an improviser and composer himself. The work she is to premiere by Løffler is called Animalia III. The third work on the program is a new work by Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen with the dramatic title: Farewell Norwegian Nature.

Simon Løffler: Animalia III

Simon Løffler: H

Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen: Farvel Norsk Natur


Simon Løffler

Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen

Matias Seibæk

Irene Bianco