Place: North Building Lecture Hall, Shanghai Conservatory of Music
As a part of Shanghai New Music Week SCENATET will perform Documentary Concert #1, which is an original reinterpretation of the classic portrait concert. The idea is invented and developed by the filmmaker Michael Madsen (‘Into Eternity’, 2009) and artist Anna Berit Asp Christensen. The documentary concert merges three different types of expression according to portrait: silent film, the musical work, and the object exhibited.
In Documentary Concert #1 the starting point is a silent film depiction of composer Bent Sørensen’s daily life between the coffee machine, the piano and the computer! SCENATET is accompanying these everyday situations with a live performance of Sørensen’s masterpieces of chamber works. The result is a crackling contrasting clash between picture and sound, reality and abstraction, the composers homely idyll and modernist science fiction.
The concert is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation, SNYK, Sonningfonden, Danish Conductors Association, Erik Birger Christensens Fund, Danish Composers’ Society’s Production Pool and Koda’s Cultural Funds