The Royal Danish Conservatory is a partner and will host the Integra Festival 2011 where new composed classical works will be performed in a completely new way, adding live electronics, video performance and digital media to the experience.
Contemporary classical music is fused with the newest technology and software, to achieve a both strengthened and simplified performance of contemporary classical music.
The festival takes place from the 27th of september to the 1st of october and offers four world premieres, six European top ensembles as well as exciting new compositional music, as you have never heard it before.
Instruments as water falls and crashing airplanes
Integra Festival 2011 is more than just contemporary classical music.
The major works presented at this festival all hold different elements in store such as video projection, acting, electronically controlled water drops or crashing air planes.
The festival celebrates the six year long research project Integra coming to an end. Since 2005 research centres and conservatories have not only worked at making performing with live electronics easier for musicians and composers by developing new software. The project has also aimed at developing the grounds and boundaries for contemporary classical music and make it possible to experience music with a diversity of additions such as instrumental music, electronic devices, video projection and acting.
Acclaimed Danish ensemble opens festival
Denmark’s leading contemporary music ensemble, Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, was co-founder of the Integra project. The ensemble will perform at the opening concert on the 27th of september, 8.30 pm, where the audience can experience the world premiere of a work by French composer Philippe Leroux and the Danish premiere of new work by Italian Mauro Lanza. Athelas Sinfonietta is collaborating with the visionary stage director and artist Jacob F. Schokking, who will create a visual universe to fit Leroux’ work “Extended apocalypsis“.
The Integra Festival is supported by the Culture Progamme of the European Comissioner, Nordic Culture Fund and Nordic Culture Point.
Extract from the Integra Festival 2011 programme
Tuesday 27th of september 8.00 pm: opening concert with Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen (DK)
Wednesday the 28th of september, 7.30 pm: concert with Ensemble Court-Circuit (F) and Grup Instrumental de València (Spain)
Thursday 29th of september 7.30 pm: concert with Ensemble Ars Nova (S)
Friday 30th september 7.30 pm: concert with music students from Europe
Saturday 1st of october 5.00 pm: concert with Bit20 Ensemble (N)
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Integra is a collaboration between European music ensembles, conservatories and research centres, led by Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City Universitet in England. The partners are:
IEM – Institut for Electronisk Musik og Akustik, Graz Universitet for Musik og the Performing
Malmö Academy for Musik, Lund Universitet
Muzyka Centrum Art Society, Krakow
NOTAM – Norsk Center for Teknologi i Musik og Kunst, Oslo
Center for Interdisiplin¾r Research i Musik, Medier og Teknologi, Schulich Skole for musik,
McGill Universitet, Montreal
Ensemble Ars Nova
Grup Instrumental de Valencia