Photo by Mogens Porse Madsen
Status: First performed 2018-04-18.
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).
“Six Senses Suite”
Status: First performed 2019-10-10.
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).
“Out of the Cage”
Status: In progress - premiere April 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).
“In Our Time”
Status: Chapter 1 first performed 2020-01-30.
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).
Chapter Two (100 seconds to midnight) will have its premiere on Hiroshima Day 2020, and
will feature the first ever screening of a film created especially for this event.
Collaborators: Ruta Vitkauskaite (composer), The Cinematheque
Status: In progress - premiere fall 2021
Description: What does it mean to be Nordic? Do we have a common approach to the
world? Do we share a common sound or a particular way of speaking, thinking and listening?
CRAS Ensemble has started a collaboration with six female composers from the six
Nordic countries: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
The six composers will explore this topic together and write six individual
movements for a concert based on what it means to be Nordic.
“Visions of Tomorrow”
A combination of concerts, lectures, performances and screenings.
Status: In progress.
Description: Our own series of concerts which explore the symbiosis between music,
performance and information. The series include:
“Thoughts of Tomorrow” featuring philosophers and scientists.
“Words of Tomorrow” featuring writers and poets.
“Images of Tomorrow” featuring filmmakers and visual artists.
“Moves of Tomorrow” featuring dancers and acrobats.