We are very happy to announce, that the Committee for Music and Drama at the Danish Arts Foundation (Musikdramatisk Udvalg) has granted SCENATET substantial support for the development of new projects.
The support will among other things enable the production of a work by the world-renowned American/Korean artist and composer Nam June Paik. SCENATET will stage Paik’s Symphony for 20 Rooms from 1961 at selected venues in 2017. Nam June Paik was an exceptional artist working across artistic genres and ways of thinking, and in Symphony for 20 Rooms he places 20 performers in 20 separate rooms, and invites the audience to wander freely between 20 different universes of sound, visual impressions and atmospheres, breaking with the traditional relation between composer, performer and audience.
SCENATET will set out to develop new work in collaboration with the talented, young Danish/British composer Kaj Duncan David. The ensemble has performed two different works by Duncan David over the past few years, No News Good News and Computer Music and looks forward to expanding this collaboration. Duncan David’s works are immensely performative and the new piece for SCENATET will combine synchronised aspects of sound, light and movement.
SCENATET will also continue to make further productions of work by the avant-garde composer par excellence, Italian Salvatore Sciarrino. The ensemble premiered the opera Infinito Nero in Copenhagen in 2015, and recently performed it twice with great success at the international festival Warsaw Autumn. SCENATET has been invited by KLANG – Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival to contribute with a production of another Sciarrino masterpiece: Aspern Suite in 2018.