Rudiger Meyer

Improvisation, Extended Techniques, an iPhone Sound-Sculpture and a New Location

After a small break in our schedule Frankenstein's Lab returns on the 17th of June with an exciting line up and special (international) guests.

Anders Monrad kicks off our next lab with a look into a new iPhone app he has been working now. Anders has put a lot into developing a number of his own iPad instruments over the last years and his latest creation, a commission by an artists' collective, takes an new direction. Rather than having the user loose themselves in the screen it relies solely on movement to create a small sound sculpture. Anders will tell a little about his transition from conservatory educated composer to someone increasingly involved in the world of apps and give us a peek behind the scenes into how he went about building his latest creation.

Heather Roche, originally from Canada, is a Cologne based clarinetist at present on a residency in Copenhagen as part of the DIVA (Danish International Visiting Artists) scheme. Heather is a well know player on the international new music scene and frequently writes about extended techniques, collaborations with composers, and experimentation with new concert forms on her fantastic blog. Heather will present a new piece by Signe Lykke that she has been working on during her time here as well as treat us to a performance of a new piece in her repertoire – Enno Poppe’s Holz Solo.

Lotte Anker is a renowned saxophonist well established on the Danish and international music scene. While Heather has a strong focus on bringing scores to life, Lotte is perhaps best known as an improviser, although she too has trained in composition. Lotte and Heather will bring together their respective areas of expertise in what promises to be an exciting improvisation session.

Depending on how the evening unfolds there is also the possibility of an open improvisation session in which all are welcome to join.

The lab will be the first in which we leave the trusted confines of our beloved Literaturhaus for the fresh views offered by the Danish Composers’ Society’s beautiful new premises. Make sure to give yourself a little extra time to get there:

Frankenstein’s Lab
17 June, 17:00
at the Danish Composers’ Society
Lautrupsgade 9, Copenhagen Ø


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