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PROJECTS

Photo: Jan Christensen

FUTURENORDIC

  Duration: 60’

  Status: In progress - premiere spring 2022.

  Description: FUTURENORDIC takes place at a time where major social and economic crises    are shaping the global agenda.
  Climate changes, COVID-19 and rising economic inequality are examples of challenges that      require action, both locally and globally, and we are convinced that the Nordic tradition of        collaboration, gender equality and democracy contains significant answers to how we, as a
  global society, can deal with these challenges.

  One of the most important tools we have for strengthening the democratic and transnational
  dialogue is art.

  While developing FUTURENORDIC, the six composers and six guitarists will explore each
  other's musical footsteps and give each other tasks and challenges, which open up new
  aspects of their artistic work, and which provide insight into the musical roots they are
  rounded off. The purpose is to explore what connects and separates them, thereby creating a
  musical scrapbook that collects and intertwines personal experiences and references.
  The result of this travelogue forms the basis for the final work, which first and foremost
  depicts a multifaceted portrait of what it means to be a Nordic person in 2021, but which will
  also sharpen the understanding of our Nordic future seen through the participants' own
  experiences, their personalities, and their artistic practices.

  Timeline: 
 
Workshops: September 2021 & January 2022.
  
  Performances: Throughout 2022 in the Nordic countries.

  Collaborators:
 
Composers Pernille Sejlund (DK), Ylva Lund Bergner (SE), Anna Katrin     
  Øssursdóttir Egilstrøð (FO), Kristin Bolstad (NO), Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir (IS), 
  Maija Hynninen (FIN). 
  Norobo Project Management (administration), Louise Beck (curator).

RUDY 
 Duration: 45’
 Status: In progress - premiere June 16, 2022
  Description: Celebrating 100 years of James Joyce's iconic novel "Ulysses",
  CRAS stages a mini-ballet that uses the optical illusion "Pepper's Ghost" 
  to bring the deceased son of protagonist, Leopold Bloom, back to life and
  appear on top of the guitars in the shape of a 20 centimetre hologram. 

  Collaborators: 

  Lasse Schwanenflügel Piasecki (composer), Hearmyeyes Production     
  Company, Black Box Theatre & Dance, The Danish James Joyce Association.

OUT OF THE CAGE
  Duration: 45’
  Status: First performed: September 14, 2020
  Description: A performance that deals with the topic of online bullying amongst teenagers.

  A multifaceted artistic expression is created by combining music, dance and pre-recorded        voices of more than 60 pupils from Danish public schools telling their stories in interviews        conducted by members of CRAS.

  Collaborators: Pupils from Holluf Pile skole, Pedersborg skole, Køge Gymnasium,
  Lykke Møller Kristensen (author and social media expert), Aske Knudsen (hiphop-producer),   
  Clara Wärme (dancer).

  Pictures

  Video

IN OUR TIME

  Duration: Infinite
  Status: Chapter 1 first performed: January 30, 2020

                Chapter 2 first performed: August 6, 2020
  Description: Inspired by the iconic Doomsday Clock, “In Our Time” is a potentially endless   
  piece of music initiated by global events such as international security, climate change and   
  the threat from nuclear weapons.  
  Every time the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists sets the Doomsday Clock, a new musical 
  “chapter” will be added to this ongoing creative process. Over time different composers from
  every part of the world will contribute to “In Our Time”, each one taking over where the
  previous one ended, so that ultimately we’ll have one long, uninterrupted piece of music that
  goes on forever. 
 
Chapter One (2 minutes to midnight)  took its starting point at the birth-place of the atomic
  bomb: New Mexico, USA.

  Collaborators: José Luis Hurtado (composer and Assistant Professor of Theory and
  Composition at the University of New Mexico), Ejbybunkeren (Cold War facility in   
  Copenhagen), Carina Ann Meyn (Assistant Professor at the Royal Danish Defense College).

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  Chapter Two (100 seconds to midnight) was premiered on Hiroshima Day 2020, and
  featured the first ever screening of a film created especially for this event, as well as the     
  launching of a petition aiming to make the Danish Parlaiment sign the UN Treaty on the
  Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

  Collaborators: Ruta Vitkauskaite (composer), Benjamin Henriksen (film maker),
  The Cinematheque,
  "BAN NUCLEAR WEAPONS" (Danish Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, NOAH,
  Copenhagen Peace Watch, The Danish Ministry of Peace).

  Video

SIX SENSES SUITE

  Duration: 25’

  Status: First performed: October 10, 2019

  Description: A musical interpretation of the five traditionally recognized senses and the  
  mysterious sixth one. 

  Collaborators: Composers Christos Farmakis (hearing), Ivan Olsen (sight), Hugi
  Gudmundsson (smell), John Frandsen (taste), Jeppe Just (touch), Peter Bruun (6th sense).

  Video

MACHINERY
  Duration: 8’30
  Status: First performed: April 18, 2018
  Description: A performance which puts the increasing amount of machines in our society  
  into perspective through the motions of the human body – which itself is a kind of machine.
  Collaborator: Ida Langkilde (new-circus artist).
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  Video

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