+200 came by for almost all 14 of Lars Greves concert installations at Copenhagen Contemporary. Some were asked what the thought of about it, and here are a few of their responses:
“I had goosebumps for 30 minutes because of the vibrationen. And I just sat there. I just couldn’t move.”
“An indescribable experience. Very physical and very inspiring. ”
“Fantastic experience! And something I do not remember hearing in a concert context before!”
“I have told many friends about the concert, it was a great and unique experience”
En verden, der melder sig
Lars Greve will be performing 14 solo concert-installations at Copenhagen Contemporary during winter break – 14-21.02.
With improvised clarinet solos, Greve will ignite Copenhagen Contemporary’s 600 m2 hall 6 with sounds. A more than 100-metre-long ventilation pipe, which was once parts of the shipyard B&W’s welding hall, is brought to lift with sounds and music that invite guests to move to a unique listening experience.
For more info, please visit the art centers website here
“Vår Dag” premieres at Skånes Danseteater 28.11.2021.
“Vår Dag” both means “our day” and equinox in Swedish. This performance is about life in Skåne, a western part of Sweden. Greve found the title and concept for the piece, which was developed together with choreographer Tina Tarpgaard. All sounds and movements were collected in Skåne – all kinds of citizens shared their music, breaths, favorite sounds and brought into a one-hour compositions.
Greve wanted the audience to feel the sound, and there designed sounding benches. You can literally feel the sound of Skåne.
“Vår Dag” will be touring in fourth months in public houses in 2022. Visit Skånes Dansteaters website for more info: https://www.skanesdansteater.se/en
Resonerende Rum will be doing an exhibition for KV Leipzigs “Zero Gravity” in november 2021.
(update: postponed to 2022 due to corona restrictions)
In The Shadow Of Hope
A new music for “I håbets skygge” [“In The Shadow Of Hope”] is now online.
DEDI (Danish Egyptian Dialogue Initiative) just published this article about the collaboration between Maurice Louca and Lars Greve.
Listen to a (Danish) interview Maurice Louca & Lars Greve on Danish National Radio, by clicking here.
Resonerende Rum vil kuratere og sætte soniske rammer for en aften på Gong Festival 2021.
Tjek www.gongtomorrow.dk for mere info.
Lørdag d.17 juli kl20:00 you can hear Lars Greve’s latest composition “I håbets skygge” [In The Shadow Of Hope], performed by Aarhus Sinfonietta.
The concerts takes place in “Den Gamle By” as a part of Aarhus Jazz Festival 2021.
HØST – review
Quote from review of Høst:
“It’s extremely effective, when the music vibrates up through the stage floor, as if it came deep down from the earth” – Vibeke Wern
Resonating Rooms just did a video with horn players from different music schools. Greve wrote a new piece of music especially for the young players, and build a sounding scenography the workshop.
You can read more and see a video from it by clicking here
Appointed as “Special Ensemble”
Resonating Rooms is appointed as “Special Ensemble” by The Danish Arts Foundation from 2021-2023. It is the first time in Denmark, that a non-classical ensemble and soloist is appointed. The decision is based on Resonating Room’s vision of being a beacon in modern contemporary music and the mission to spread knowledge of the genre to a wider and more diverse audience.
A key part of the work with “Resonating Rooms” is to develop new listening formats. In other words, a lot happens that does not reach the public space – right away. But hang on, we’ll share as soon as we can!
Zugang Zur Zeit
Zugang zur Zeit,
The artist-driven exhibition space @kv_leipzig is located in downtown Leipzig, in a a cozy neighborhood with independent stores.
In front of a packed house, Lars Greve performed and recorded three solo pieces; sunrise, solar noon and sunset. A reminder and access to time – a “Zugang Zur Zeit” which is the title, in German. The sound of the clarinet improvisations where live transmitted to three windows, making the music audible and tactile in- and outside.
Music from “En Verden, der melder sig”
You can now buy a vinyl containing the first improvisation Lars Greve performed at Copenhagen Contemporary.
It is sold as a vinyl, pressed in 350 numbered and signed editions. The improvisation lasts for 32:25 seconds and is cut on Side A. The Side B is a resonating engraving made by Carl Krull. The artwork was made by laying all 350 white covers in a circle, which were sprayed with a fluorescent orange spray.
“Pilgrim” is a sounding sculpture where you can hear, see and feel the music. All surfaces are like a speaker: the metal waves with the music, and the bass rumbles up off the ramp.
As the name suggests, “Pilgrim” can travel. The sculpture will be ignited with sound for the first time at GRASP Festival, which is Roskilde Festival’s new sister, which together with a number of partners, acts and talks focuses on the role of culture in social and environmental sustainability.
The music sounds 24/7, but you can experience when the music is embedded in the sculpture. It’s free and happens: d.18.11 kl10: 00 + d.19.11 kl11: 30 + d.20.11 kl18: 30
Check out www.graspfestival.dk for more info.
Resonating Rooms will be opening Roskilde Festivals new festival for sustainability; GRASP-festival.
Sold out concerts
Resonating Rooms’s collaboration with Gong Tomorrow turned out to be three sold out concerts.
Lars Greve made a sounding scenography consisting of four resonating walls, containing audiences and musicians. The line-up was:
Jacob Anderskovs for Holstebro Music Schools Horn Ensemble
Lars Greve & Maurice Louca
Søs Gunvor Ryberg
Videos of all acts is coming up.
Gong Tomorrow Program
Long interview as a teaser for Resonating Rooms take-over at Gong Tomorrow.
Lars Greve will be doing a residency and concert with Egyptian musician Maurice Louca.
The residency is organised as a partnership between DEDI (Danish Egyptian Dialouge Initiative) and Resonating Rooms. The concert will be a part of Gong Tomorrow 2021 – more info to come!
Read a short QnA with Lars Greve, unfolding thoughts about the visions behind Resonating Rooms. The text can viewed here
Høst – review
Quote from review of HØST:
“The fact that the whole stage becomes a kind of speaker for the music’s drumming, on the other hand, works very effectively in AUTUMN, just as the dancers also literally sit down and drum on stage. Music, body and movements merge completely, as the dancers’ bodies have to move on and with the bouncing speaker stage. Classical dichotomies dissolves” – Mette Garfield