New Season of Den Korte Radioavis

28.08.2016 -

I will join the new season of the multi-award winning political satire radio show Den Korte Radioavis. First episode will launch Monday August 29th 2016 and it will be on air every weekday from 12:05pm to 1pm at Radio24syv.

 

Tanz Suite @ Young Nordic Music Days 2016

26.07.2016 -

The Norwegian ensemble Aksiom will perform my Tanz Suite 17th of August 7:30pm at the Young Nordic Music Days in Aarhus. The festival will take place from 15th of August to 20th of August and over 40 pieces by young Nordic composers will be performed during the festival. 8 concerts and 5 talks. All free. See the full programme here!

 

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Carl Nielsen & Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen’s Grant 2016

01.07.2016 -

This week I received a grant from the Carl Nielsen & Anne Marie Carl-Nielsens Grant. Thank you to the board for this tremendous honour! It is very overwhelming! I received the grant with two of my colleagues Martin Stauning and Mette Nielsen. Congratulations to them and check them out! Edition·S brings an article here.

 

Great reviews of BEINTA!

02.05.2016 -

5 hearts out of 6 in Politiken with the words: “[…] a piece for orchestra, that deserves to be heard much more than the premiere at SPOT Festival.”
5 stars out of 6 in Nordjyske with the words: “When the strings droned and the horns roared and the rhythm decreased it was so magnificent that the jaw dropped all the way to the floor. The 40 minutes went by way too fast.”
4 stars out of 6 in Stiften with the words: “Very interesting and very skilfully made.”

Read all the reviews on Edition·S’s website here!

 

Photo: Frederik Sakham Lomborg

Photo: Frederik Sakham Lomborg

Recording session for BEINTA

10.04.2016 -

Today Anna Katrin Øssursdóttir Egilstrøð and I had a recording session with a string quartet. It will result in a short teaser for BEINTA, our new 40 minute orchestral piece, that will be premiered the 30th of April this year in Symphonic Hall, Musikhuset Aarhus by Aarhus Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jesper Nordin. The concert is arranged in collaboration with AUT, SPOT Festival and the orchestra. Thank you for your help to the quartet (Anna Jalving, Daniel Tølbøll Mortensen, Robert Karlsson & Malthe Volfinger Højager) and sound artist Sebastian Edin. Stay tuned!

 

Photo: Anna Katrin Øssursdóttir Egilstrøð

Photo: Anna Katrin Øssursdóttir Egilstrøð

Air @ Seismograf

07.04.2016 -

Sune Anderberg has written a reportage from this year’s Pulsar Festival for the webmagazine Seismograf. Several pieces from the festival are mentioned, including my piece Air for piccolo flute, violin and viola.

 

Sune Anderberg writes: “The wind blows were the same in Allan Gravgaard Madsen’s Air (2015), but the irony was replaced by fervour. The trio consists of piccolo flute, violin and viola, and the tempo is patient. In long passages of the piece the instruments simply blows air, like with the piece of Winther Christensen. Slowly a pitch appears on stage, and in four movements the composer gently moves between pitch and silence and air.”

 

Read the full reportage here! (in Danish)

 

Air @ RAMA Festival 2016

01.04.2016 -

This Saturday my piece ‘Air’ will be performed at the annual festival RAMA arranged by the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus. The concert in Symphonic Hall, Musikhuset Aarhus, at 10pm will also feature pieces by Eric Sutherland, Klavs Kehlet Hansen, Loïc Destremau, Óscar Escudero, Lasse D. Hansen & Mette Nielsen performed by a dream team of musicians.

 

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Arrangement on new CD

02.03.2016 -

The vocal group Concert Clemens will publish a new CD this year with Christmas arrangement by different composers. I’m one of the them. Thank you to Carsten Seyer-Hansen and Concert Clemens for this opportunity. See a teaser for the CD below!

 

Happy New Year 2015!

31.12.2015 -

2015 has been very eventful and many new friendships were made. Thank you to all the musicians and artists that I have been so fortunate to work with in 2015! (None mentioned, none forgotten.) To all a Happy New Year and best wishes for 2016! See you!

 

Kontrapunkt Tribute

26.11.2015 -

This Saturday I will be participating as a part of the Danish team in the tribute to legendary Nordic quiz show Kontrapunkt. The new episodes will focus only on contemporary music and will be available online. Produced by MAGMA.

 

Kontrapunkt Tribute produced by Magma

Kontrapunkt Tribute produced by Magma

 

Ensemble Recherche: Klassen-Arbeit #3

17.11.2015 -

Friday the 20th of November my fellow students Loïc Destremau, Piotr Peszat and I will be in Freiburg for the last time to participate in Ensemble Recherche‘s Klassen-Arbeit. It has been a great possibility to work very closely with the ensemble. The Klassen-Arbeit project will result in nine new pieces by us three from Aarhus and colleagues Ricardo Eizirik, Stephanie Haensler, Benjamin Ryser, Luca Valli, Matteo Manzitti and Alberto Barberis being premiered tonight 7 pm by the ensemble at Ensemblehaus, Freiburg.

 

Klassen-Arbeit June 2015 | Photo: Beate Rieke

Klassen-Arbeit June 2015 | Photo: Beate Rieke

 

Tanz Suite in Donaueschingen

12.10.2015 -

My piece Tanz Suite will be performed by the echtzeitEnsemble conducted by Christoph Löser as a part of the NEXT GENERATION-programme in connection to the Donaueschinger Musiktage 2015. Eight other composers were chosen out of over 100 submissions for the programme and the nine selected pieces will be performed during the 15th and 16th of October. See some info about the concerts here!