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REVERBERATIONS — An Evening with Efterklang

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  • 20.00 Concertgebouw
  • vvk € 22 / add € 26 Excl. €1 online fee

About

With a career that now spans more than 15 years, Efterklang are one of Denmark’s most influential indie bands. Over those years, they’ve built up a ground-breaking oeuvre, influenced by experimental pop, electronics and contemporary classical. Their characteristic orchestral music constantly alternates between subtlety and bombast, performed with a virtuoso ear for composition, sound and melody. 

In 2014 core band members Casper Clausen, Mads Brauer and Rasmus Stolberg took a sabbatical to revitalise Efterklang and to focus on the future. This resulted in a new band project and an opera. The dynamic trio also found time to launch a festival in Berlin and set up an online radio station, The Lake, in Copenhagen. 

During REVERBERATIONS, Efterklang present the Belgian premiere of the new opera LEAVES - The Colour of Falling (concert version). The opera composed by Karsten Fundal and Efterklang with English lyrics by Ursula Andkjær Olsen premiered at Copenhagen Opera Festival Summer 2015 and consists of 11 haunting songs about tragedy and lost love, carried by a highly distinctive sound, in which acoustic elements are interwoven with electronics. For this Efterklang are joined by eight additional musicians and four additional vocalists. Later in the evening, there will be a concert by new band LIIMA, a collaboration between Efterklang and Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö. 

There will also be screenings of An Island and The Ghost of Piramida, two film projects in which the band was involved. The music in the MM!-Café will be streamed from Copenhagen by The Lake Radio.

Program and performers

Program

LEAVES 'The Colour of Falling'
A new opera by Efterklang & Karsten Fundal (concert version)


Screenings 'An Island' & 'The Ghost of 'Piramida'

LEAVES singers:
Lisbeth Balslev: soprano
Morten Grove Frandsen: counter tenor
Katinka Fogh Vindelev: soprano
Nicolai Elsberg: bass
Casper Clausen: Efterklang

LEAVES musicians:
Mads Brauer: electronics, Efterklang
Rasmus Stolberg: bass, Efterklang
Bjarke Mogensen: accordeon
Jenny Lüning: viola
Josefine Weber: viola
Marie Louise Lind: cello
Josefine Opsahl: cello
Ying-Hsueh Chen: percussion
Sara Nigard Rosendal: percussion
Michael Min Knudsen: organ