Composer as performer
Time: 2 pm
Place: The Royal Library, Copenhagen
In contemporary art music a current tendency is, that the composer takes part in the performance of their own work. This is the case with a number of pieces in SCENATET’s repertoire, and the concert Composer as Performer revolves around this concept.
The concert is part of a seminar on the subject, curated by phd Sanne Krogh Groth as part of her research project on performing composers.
Together with composer Louise Alenius we will perform the piece Rouge. Alenius describes the piece as an exploration of the relationship between composer and musician, and the ‘circle’ created in a good process from start to ending. The inspiration comes from the strange kind of love a composer might feel for a musician during rehearsals and concerts – when the music is performed well. A love that in no time can turn to irritation, disappointment, almost hate – when it doesn’t go well.
Together with composer Juliana Hodkinson we will perform the piece Nothing Breaking the Losing of No Little Piece. The piece includes small objects and stretched out strings and will unfold in a cross field between performance and electronics, the composed and the performed, the listener and the performer.
Besides from these two pieces, Kristian Hverring will perform a work of his own, and an installation of the piece Run Time Error by Simon Steen-Andersen will be revealed.
The concert is produced by the Royal Library. The works by Louise Alenius, Juliana Hodkinson and Kristian Hverring have been commissioned by Sanne Krogh Groth for this concert.
See the progamme of the whole seminar.