I 2022 valgte vi at sprede festivalaktiviteten mere ud over hele året.
Det gav os mulighed for at undersøge nye samarbejder, scener og formater.
Vi har præsenteret fire formater:
Vi udviklede videre på succeserne Aquatic og The Pink Experience og præsenterede dem i udvidede formater og med nye samarbejder.
Hertil har vi været med til at præsentere helt nye koncepter EMP Legacy og Strangly Familiar hhv. i samarbejde med Radar og K!ART.
9 live musikoplevelser, 3 breathworksessions, 6 installationer og 3*performance art
Traditionen tro havde vi to dage i august med Aquatic No. III hvor vi for første gang præsenterede live visuals, undervandsbelysning og subwoofer under vandet.
Igennem Aquatic præsenterede vi to forskellige breathwork facilitators Oliver Valentin og Anna Kathrine efterfulgt af artisterne Aavaat, Lowly, AMMAR 808, Anastasia Kristensen. Under hele Aquatic kunne man opleve performance artist Aya Soy og/eller Line Rothmanns svævende installation, ’’ Klase.’’
2022 var første gang Aquatic havde gennemført smukt vejr og første gang vi kunne afvikle uden nogen form for restriktioner. Det resulterede i et fyldt havnebad og en mega god stemning på både havnemole og på vores venue.
Der vil være fokus på vejrtrækning og nærvær, for at du kan lande i din krop og sanse et koncertrum af natur, musik og visuelle kunstinstallationer. Anna Kathrine er uddannet yoga- og meditationslærer, hun er professionel musiker og uddannet fra musikkonservatoriet. Når hun skal guide dig ind i sanserne, vil hun bruge sine kompetencer som yogalærer, og samtidig have blik for at åbne op for dét fælles nærvær, der skal til for at skabe en helt særlig koncertoplevelse
Lowly appeared out of nowhere in April 2014 with the release of the bewitching ‘Daydreamers’. The sound, already so rich and full, was like being put under a magical spell. Initially brought together- in hindsight I’d suggest by a visionary alchemist-purely to fulfil part of a short music project at the school they all attended, Nanna, Thomas, Steffen, Kasper and Soffie immediately found the chemistry so many musicians search years to find. The individual influences of each, so different it seemed to begin with, truly give Lowly that unique sound, one that has been developing over the course of the last year. The music is at times intricate yet deep and sensual, the fascinating rhythms of drummer Steffen a perfect counterpoint to the gorgeous melodies of Soffie and Nanna. The overall effect of this in tandem with the liquid bass and keyboard lines creates a set that has you on the verge of crying and dancing all at the same time. There isn’t a band out there today like them, which is thrilling. To make music that is both emotional and influential at this early stage, shows that Lowly are a band of limitless possibilities. February 2017, saw the arrival of the highly anticipated debut album 'Heba' released on Bella Union, which received critical acclaim both home and abroad. Outtake from ‘Heba’ came in the form of 2018 single release “Wood” a buffer between the debut and follow-up release of ‘Hifalutin’ which is set for release April 12th 2019 via Bella Union.
Jakob De Place, Frederik Emil Bülow, Hendrik Holm, Jens Peter Møller, doundounba, & Michael Tshepo Mapeka
Words by AYA
AYA is a performing artist, poet & lover of life. With her art & poetry, she aims to touch the heart of whoever she encounters. The following poems were written by AYA doing the festival 2022.
Med TPE No. II beviste vi fleksibiliteten dette koncept har og hvordan vi kan stretche konceptet til andre rum, designs og formater.
"En anderledes koncert"
Læs anmeldelse af TPE No. 2 fra bibzoom.dk her
Vi præsenterede The Pink Experience på Spot Festival med stor succes og med mange besøgende: Installationen blev fremført på Åbne Scene ved Godsbanen. The Pink Experience åbnede med breathwork facilitator Anna Kathrine og efterfølgende performede Mira Siegel, Astrid Sonne og ELCA.
To mark the opening of Else Marie Pades Plads – the new public square in front of Radar – we’ve gathered a strong line-up of musicians and sound artists for an evening of celebration. All in the spirit of the legendary composer and electronic front-runner Else Marie Pade.
On stage you can look forward to music from two of the most exciting acts on the Danish electronic scene; Sofie Birch and Cristian Vogel, while the Danish composer HAUMAN will present her new sound installation “creeper” designed exclusively for Radar’s 16-channel audio canvas speaker system and builded on field recordings from Radar.
The evening will start with an open-air sound installation next to the public square by sound artists Tobias Sejersdahl & Sophia Sagaradze from the newly started shared working space ALF – Aarhus Lydforening.
ALF acts as a hub for creative ideas and a sustainable environment with shared equipment for working on surround sound systems (3D), electronic compositions, sound art, installations, experimental music, and interactive art in Aarhus. This evening, Sejersdahl and Sagaradze will be synthesizing real life objects and diffusing them in multiple speakers, in order to create an engaging sound environment where both deep listening and relaxation are possible.
EMP Legacy – Music & Sound Art are supported by Music City Aarhus 2022 and KODA Kultur.
Weaving together improvisational use of electronic hardware, with a nurturing sense of harmonious curiosity, serene plateaus of sound patiently emerge from the musical practice of Sofie Birch.
With a profound interest in the healing nature of sound and vibrations, her music contains the potential of opening channels to states of dream-like perception and alleviated presence. The ability to dissolve notions of temporal familiarity and gravitational orientation encapsulates the mind of the listener, allowing consciousness to branch out into an alchemical biosphere. Yet the unpredictable experimentation of her engagement with sound, surroundings, and field recordings makes each work a unique expression of imagination.
Cristian Vogel is a long-term innovator in the composition, mixing and performance of electronic sounds. His independent career in advanced music and audio technology has won prizes and awards, establishing him as an outstanding influence in the field of audio composition for stage, club culture and studio. He has remixed music for Radiohead, The Young Gods, Else Marie Pade and many others.
He continues to compose, remix and produce technological music and multimedia art for a dedicated fan base and special commissions. His larger scale works and smaller multichannel pieces have been performed at some of the most prestigious venues in Europe, such as ZKM Karlsruhe, Berlin Philharmonie and the Royal Danish Academy of Music. His most recent releases are Rebirth Of Wonky (Endless Process 2021) and 1Zhuayo (Mille Plateaux 2022)
Born in Chile, he has lived in Brighton, Barcelona, Berlin and Geneva and is currently living in Copenhagen where he continues to innovate technological music and sound at his studio, NeverEngine Labs and label Endless Process.
“creeper” is a new sound installation created by the Danish composer and sound artist hauman, whose compositional style is inspired by mythology and magical realism.
The piece is designed exclusively for Radar’s 16-channel audio canvas speaker system and builds on field recordings from Radar.
The composition seeks to stage and transform the listener’s experience of the natural ambiance at Radar, and hereby create a magical illusion of a creeping plant growing out of the speakers.
“creeper” is the botanical term for a twining plant, but the word also holds sinister and uncomfortable connotations. The plant may seem like an inconspicuous curiosity at first, but gradually it becomes clear that the plant is aggressive and intents to destroy the entire space.
The piece accordingly creeps in on the listener, and it seeks to explore the boarder between what is considered valuable aesthetics as opposed to destructive noise.
Performing artists Tobias Sejersdahl & Sophia Sagaradze are synthesizing real life objects and diffusing them in multiple speakers, in order to create an engaging sound environment where both deep listening and relaxation are possible.
Strangely Familiar brings together works that toy with our relationship to everyday spaces, sounds, objects, technologies, and the automatic, repetitive behaviors that litter our daily routines.
In ‘ctrl+Y’, Matthew Grouse looks for the latently musical and absurd in the act of typing. Louis d’Heudieres foregrounds the performers’ relationship to the quotidian in ‘Laughter Studies no.3’, namely human-produced sounds that usually occur spontaneously or involuntarily. Caitlin Rowley works with sounds suggested by interactions with paper – drawing, erasing, cutting, crumpling, and allowing paper to uncrumple itself. In the premiere of Joss Smith’s ‘Misattributed signifiers’, performers look for connections where they might not find them. The work gradually plays with the limits of information that can be mimicked, eroding and subverting perceivable imitative connections.
Caitlin Rowly: Paper (2016-17)
Matthew Grouse: ctrl+y (2021)
– Intermission –
Joss Smith: Misattributed Signifiers (2022, premiere)
Louis d’Heudieres: Laughter Studies no. 3 (2016)
Curated with Matthew Grouse.
Performers: Rob Durnin [keys], Hsiao-Tung Yuan [percussion], Ida Nørby [cello], Mikkel Schou [guitar], Joss Smith [clarinet, flute].
K!ART [klart] is a post-instrumental ensemble and creative platform based in Copenhagen. The ensemble puts on DIY-flavored, intermedial music events. Experimental instrumental music, multimedia, performance art, and a holistic approach to curation taking into account staging and dramaturgy shapes the ensemble’s vision. A pluralistic approach without aesthetical discrimination to collaborations often results in adventurous and ambitious projects created by young and upcoming artists.
K!ART’s concert series in 2022 is made possible with support from Statens Kunstfond, Det Obelske Familiefone, KODA Kultur, Kirsten og Gunners Fond, William Demant, Knud Højgaards Fond, Aage og Louis-Hansens Fond, Music City Aarhus, Solistforeningen af 1921, Københavns Kommunes Musikudvalg, Frederiksberg Kommunes Musikudvalg, Dansk Musiker Forbund, Aarhus Kommunes Musikudvalg and Nordic Culture Point.
The commission of Misattributed Signifiers was made possible by Statens Kunstfond and Dansk Komponist Forening/KODA.