AUT – Aarhus Unge Tonekunstnere – will celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2016 and I have curated two out of three events arranged in collaboration with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.
First event is a concert during SPOT 2016 and it will consist of a new piece co-composed with Anna Katrin Øssursdóttir Egilstrøð that will be premiered by Anna Katrin (voice) and the Orchestra 30th of March 2016 at Symfonisk Sal, Musikhuset Aarhus.
Second event is our Anniversary Concert 29th of September 2016 in Symfonisk Sal, Musikhuset Aarhus, with a festive program soon to be announced.
Commissioned to compose two new pieces for Aarhus Symphony Orchestra!
This coming Sunday I will travel to Freiburg, Germany, with my fellow students Loïc Destremau, Piotr Peszat and Rafael Murillo Rosado to participate in Ensemble Recherche‘s Klassenarbeit. A great possibility to work very closely with the ensemble and this visit is the first of three visits to Freiburg during 2014 and 2015. The Klassenarbeit projekt will result in a concert with premieres of new pieces by us four from Aarhus and colleagues Ricardo Eizirik, Stephanie Haensler, Benjamin Ryser, Luca Valli, Matteo Manzitti and Alberto Barberis in 2015.
I was asked to do two alternative versions of songs by the recording artists TopGunn and The Minds of 99. The new versions will be performed by the artists themselves and TV-host Nikolaj Koppel in the programme Musikåret 2014, which will air on DR3 in the end of December 2014 or beginning of January 2015.
I’m very happy to announce that I’ve been signed at publisher Edition·S and thereby having the honour to join so many great composers represented there!
Last year I was asked to make arrangements for Efterklang‘s ‘The Last Concert’! The concert took place in Alsion February 28th this year and on stage was Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester, Sønderjysk Pigekor og Drengekor, conductor Hans Ek and more! Listen to my arrangements of ‘Foetus’ and ‘Prey & Predator’ from 01:46-11:43!
Also arrangements by Daníel Bjarnason, Van Dyke Parks, Karsten Fundal, Hans Ek and Missy Mazzoli. Thank you to Efterklang for letting me play along!
Concerto Reworked is a concert with pieces by Kasper Staub & Sebastian Edin and me along piece by our colleagues Joseph Haydn, Benedetto Marcello & Johann Sebastian Bach. Kasper, Sebastian and myself recomposed movements by Haydn, Marcello and Bach for the String Department at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus. The admission free concert will contain the premiere of my Concerto in G Minor (2014) for piano and string ensemble performed by Sandra Plauškaité (piano) and RAMA Strings conducted by Søren Kinch Hansen at Symfonisk Sal, Musikhuset Aarhus, Friday October 10th at 7:30pm.
My new piece [six] will receive its premiere today as a part of AUT‘s coOPERAtion: Operatic Actions based on the myth of Lucifer. Other pieces by Louise Alenius, Alin Gherman, Ruta Vitkauskaite, Line Tjørnhøj and Kate Whitley will be premiered by singers Daniel Carlsson (countertenor), Annemette Pødenphandt (soprano) & Camilla Løvstad (soprano) and Musiques Nouvelles conducted by Jean-Paul Dessy at Teater Katapult at 5pm! See program here! The concert will be repeated in Mons, Belgien, the 6th of June 2015.
Rehearsing [six] | Photo: Henrik Bonde