SCENATET will perform Symphony for 20 Rooms written in 1961 by the renowned artist and composer Nam June Paik (1932–2006).
In this extraordinary piece 20 performers are placed in 20 separate rooms. Each room constitutes each their unit consisting of objects, instruments, performers, lighting, live animals, grains of sand, pieces of clothing etc.
The audience is invited to wander freely between these small and big intimate worlds of sound, visual expressions, flowing information, textures, atmospheres, colours and nuances – to make their own connections and meanings in the generous flow of experiences and impressions.
Nam June Paik challenged the traditional notions of art – working across fields of art like music, performance, installation, sculpture and video. As seen in Symphony for 20 Rooms he aimed at breaking with the traditional, static relation between composer, performer and audience.
Symphony for 20 Rooms is an art work which is rarely performed due to its comprehensive character, and it has never previously been performed in Denmark. SCENATET and artistic director Anna Berit Asp Christensen will stage the piece at selected venues in collaboration with Inter Arts Center Malmö.