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Advanced Avant-Garde Release Party

Frankenstein’s Lab returned to an old haunt, Literaturhaus, for Monrad & Helms Advanced Avant-Garde album release.

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A Tryout, a Travelogue, and an Inimitable Orchestra

This lab report is very much overdue – It’s been over a month since we met at 5e for an evening of show, tell, and tryout.

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Building, Exploring, Composing

“Building an Instrument Is Composing” was the title of our most recent lab, a reversal of Helmut Lachenmann’s famous “composing is building an instrument.”

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A Field of Knowledge

Frankenstein’s Lab, following the initiative of composer Niels Bjerg, partnered up with Dansehallerne in the latest of a series of excursions. The evening was intended as an opportunity for composers and choreographers to meet and exchange ideas on the relation of sound and movement.

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Frankenstein’s Lab in the Dome of Visions

Frankenstein’s Lab in the Buckminster Fuller inspired Dome of Visions with Yann Coppier, Knud Riishøjgaard, and Hanne Tofte Jespersen.

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Frankenstein’s Lab at Illutron

Sandra Boss, Harald Viuff, Christian Liljedahl and Tobias Lukassen each presented at Frankenstein’s Illutron Lab.

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Opera, Discussed

‘Why on earth are so many young composers throwing themselves at this impossible genre?’ In his own inimitable style Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen kicked off the evening with a pointed question followed by a frank account of the genesis of his own opera and the frustrations involved in bringing it to the stage.

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Directional Loudspeakers, a Tasteful Turntable and a Trip to Africa

In which Toke Odin explains the acoustics behind his spatial compositions, Lars Kynde gives a peek under his Tasteful Turntable and Jens Peter Møller connects the dots between Bach, being and African Music.

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The Rock Stars of Our Time

From apps to free improvisation to intricate compositions: We covered quite a lot of ground in the latest of Frankenstein’s labs.

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Frankenstein's Christmas

Ingredients: An extended Breathless Moment, some Twitter tryouts, Jexper Holmen's vocal experiments and free glögg.

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Imagination, Fantasy and Intuition

Irina Kalina Goudeva has for many years been working on various quite ambitious syntheses of contemporary music with video, theater and choreography – aiming for the highest and closest possible connection between instrument and performer.

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The Seventh Lab

Knud and Malene, together with their librettist, presented a brief ritualistic kernel of the opera they are working on – a piece based on the idea of a society in which men no longer exist: “What would the world be like without men?” Kai Steensgaard presented his Aluphone, an instrument of his own inven…

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Frankenstein’s Lab #6

“Everything is Opera!”

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Frankie goes to Århus

In the delightful Ambassaden Line Tjørnhøj talked about the role of improvisation and technology in her composition processes * Eyvind Gulbrandsen talked about the thrill of being thrown into unusual situations and working with (pop) musicians one doesn't normally work with: * And Rudiger Meyer t…

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Frankenstein's Lab #4

Anders Børup's revival of music with mouth to MIDI, * ...and Carl Bergstrøm's improvisation using Anders' setup * Mette Nielsen's no-input mixing * special London guest Zoe Martlew with her amplified cello * and Casper Cordes with smartphone interactions

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Frankenstein's Lab #3

A sound-poetry-performance from Elving & Monrad * A guided talk through some of the music of special Swiss guest Felix Profos by the man himself * A brief history of Electronic music from Morten Carlsen * ...and spur of the moment electronica from Thomas.

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Frankenstein's Lab #2

Radical real-time ambient sound-filtering with Eske Nørholm * A presentation of the architecture behind Carapace 23.7 (a piece Rudiger Meyer wrote for Anne la Berge) * Martin Gylling's PHD presentation on the creative process * And a huge presentation covering two decades of her ever evolving …

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The First Lab

It was on a warm June evening in 2011 that Frankenstein's Lab was born. On that first fateful evening in Literaturhaus we had the joy of experiencing: