A SELECTION OF DANISH COMPOSITIONS – SCENATET GOES TO BRAZIL
Place: Festival Música Estranha 2019, São Paulo
SCENATET is excited for the month of November where we will be going to Brazil to do 3 performances at respectively SESC São Paulo and this year’s Festival Música Estranha. Furthermore, artistic director Anna Berit Asp Christensen will be participating in debates and seminars along with other creative minds with the aim of developing contemporary music and sound art. The project is organized and economically supported by Danish Cultural Institute, and supported by KODA Culture, the Danish Arts Council, and Knud Højgaards Fond.
A SELECTION OF DANISH COMPOSITIONS (TITLE TBA)
For one of our performances in Brazil, SCENATET is compiling an array of works by Danish composers and international artists who have a special connection to Denmark. The list includes Kaj Duncan David, Josefine Opsahl, Juliana Hodkinson, Simon Steen-Andersen, Marta Śniady, Simon Løffler, Christian Winther Christensen and Lasse Schwanenflügel Piasecki. The composers will be doing one big showcase of works, excellently demonstrating new waves of contemporary music and sound art.
‘No News Good News’ (2014) by Kaj Duncan David
‘Sonic Lithographies’ (2018) by Josefine Opsahl
‘When the Wind Blows’ (2009) by Juliana Hodkinson
‘Next to Beside Besides’ (2003/6) by Simon Steen-Andersen
‘In the Pink’ (2019) by Marta Śniady
‘Graduale’ (2017) by Simon Løffler (listen here)
‘Freunde’ (2017/18) by Christian Winther Christensen
‘Cover Me’ (2014) by Lasse Schwanenflügel Piasecki
A CROSS-CULTURAL COLLABORATION
Our trip to Brazil is a residency funded by Statens Kunstfond for the purpose of strengthening intercultural cooperation in the musical field. While SCENATET is doing performances, showcasing works by an array of Danish composers, artistic director Anna Berit Asp Christensen will undertake an independent 14-day residency – partly by virtue of her role as artistic director at SPOR festival. She will participate in debates and seminars along with other creative minds, with the aim of developing festivals for contemporary music and sound art in both Brazil and Denmark as well as sharing experience and inspiration from the experimental music field in general.
As part of this cross-cultural collaboration with Brazil, SCENATET has had the pleasure of having a Brazilian composer in residence in Denmark. The stay was curated and realised by Anna Berit Asp Christensen and Thiago Cury (artistic director at Festival Música Estranha), and it culminated in the ongoing creation of a new musical piece written specifically for and further developed in collaboration with SCENATET.