Place: Det hvide rum, Slagtehusgade 11, Copenhagen V
SCENATET takes part in Talk Town – three days of debates, workshops and artistic events debating everyday sexism, gender, work, art, sex, equality, modern feminism, and women’s politics.
The artistic directors of SPOR festival, Anna Berit Asp Christensen and Anne Marqvardsen have curated a musical tour de force, gathering a number of the composers, the festival has cooperated with over the years. They are all women and representatives of a vigorous music scene. Since 2007 SPOR has worked with elements of diversity and insisted that the art and music scene is created by all – women and men, young and old alike.
SCENATET always gives the artistic experiment the highest priority, breaks new ground and encourages debate and reflection. SCENATET takes the stage at Talk Town with a concert unfolding the chosen wide spanning diversity of the composers. The evening will praise the scene as it right now, and presents eight amazing pieces created by some of the greatest talents of today.
Ragnhild May: Exploration of High Frequency, 2016 (premiere)
Felia Gram-Hanssen: Circular sound, 2016
Jennifer Walshe: Everything you own has been taken to a depot somewhere, 2013
Eva Reiter: Alle Verbindungen gelten nur jetzt, 2008
Sara Nemtsov: Briefe.Puppen, 2012/2014
Mette Nielsen: Fragmented Obstructions, 2013
Jessie Marino: The Whale is a Capital Fish, 2016
Band Ane: Tidsrejse, 2016 (premiere)
Jessie Marino (US) has a remarkable and playful approach to the staging of music. The piece The Whale Is A Capital Fish is written with SCENATETs performative talents in mind and inspired by the multi tasking radio hosts of the 1950’s. Jennifer Walshe (IE) is renown for her wild experiments with performative compositions, and her piece Everything you own has been taken to a depot somewhere is like a choreographic firework – complete with pompons and glitter. Mette Nielsens (DK) compositional experiments span from pieces written for hammer, to pieces with instructions through iPods in shuffle-mode. In Fragmented Obstructions she experiments with the concept of extended unison including the movements of the musicians. Eva Reiter (AT) combines traditional instruments with experimental compositions, and the piece Alle Verbindungen gelten nur jetzt, the focus is on the relations between the instruments unfolding through collisions and disruptions. Sarah Nemtsov’s (DE) Briefe.Puppen written for electric guitar and percussion is played out in the field between freedom and precision. The music has a life of its own and draws on inspiration spanning from Kafka to Jimi Hendrix.
Besides from SCENATET another three artists are invited to take the stage. Felia Gram-Hanssen (DK) will perform the piece Circular Sound, created in collaboration with choreographer and dancer Karis Zidore Christensen. In this piece, the markings of the room are translated into movements which are them translated into sound. The audience is invited to experience a creative process where details from one medium is explored and transformed to another. Ragnhild May contributes with the piece Exploration of High Frequency. A composition for self-built instruments with slide whistles blown by electrical air pumps. Band Ane aka Ane Østergaard composes present and organic electroacoustic music with a stunning ability to mesmerize the listener. At this concert she will perform a time travel 100 years back in time and then 1000 years into the future and into the universe.
This event is a collaboration with Talk Town. Talk Town includes more than 50 events about gender, equality and feminism taking place in Den Grå Kødby May 18th-20th 2016. At Talk Town you can participate in discussions and workshops, see presentations or movies, listen to lovely music and join a soup kitchen. The debate festival is arranged by The Women’s Council in collaboration with the cultural production collective Indgreb on the occasion of Denmark hosting the international women’s conference,Women Deliver. Read more about Talk Town and see the whole programme on www.talktown.dk or www.facebook.dk/talktowncph