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1/11/2017
Philip Glass visits Musikhuset Aarhus, Denmark, November 18-19th

Legend, Philip Glass visits Musikhuset Aarhus with an exclusive concert featuring Glass’ compositions for solo piano. The works will be performed by Glass himself and guest pianists Anton Batagov, Aaron Diehl and Maki Namekawa. The concert concludes with the world premiere of Glass’ new work, ’Distant Figure, Passacaglia For Piano’, commissioned specifically for Aarhus 2017 – a piece composed for pianist Anton Bagatov, who will also perform the piece. https://musikhusetaarhus.dk/arrangementer/philip-glass-works-for-piano/ In the 1990s, Glass composed 16 of the etudes, each of which has its own approach to the instrument. After a decade-long break, the last four etudes were written as a commission on the occasion of Glass’ 75th birthday in 2013, where they all premiered. The complete collection of The Etudes is performed as one programme by Philip Glass and four guest pianists. https://musikhusetaarhus.dk/arrangementer/philip-glass-the-complete-piano-etudes/

28/9/2017
Carnival Youth Showcase at MONDO.NYC 2017

The Latvian indie band Carnival Youth is one of the most successful new bands from Europe as endorsed by The European Border Breakers award at Eurosonic 2016. The sound of Carnival Youth blends exciting melodies with the energy of rock – whether it’s a sweet-sounding tune or a danceable hit. Their talent can be felt both on record and at the dynamic live performances. Friday October 6th at 10 pm they will play at Piano Showrrom http://mondo.nyc/

14/9/2017
Konni Kass to play at Vega, Copenhagen

Sjælfuld stemme i et smukt univers af elektronikDynamisk og levende musik er hvad bandet Konni Kass fra Færøerne giver os med et lydunivers bestående af synths og popmelodier - drevet frem af en sjælfuld stemme med kant. Bandet med de fire medlemmer har med deres helt egen tilgang til musikken fået meget opmærksomhed på kort tid. http://vega.dk/event/konni-kass-26134

13/9/2017
Ludovico Einaudi shares the making of ‘Elegy For The Arctic'

One year after creating ‘Elegy for the Arctic,’ Ludovico Einaudi shares the making of his iconic collaboration with Greenpeace. This behind-the-scenes glimpse shows the tremendous effort and care that was taken in creating the video short that affected 4.5 million viewers with its powerful, simple message, and how filming did not entirely go to plan. The footage below shows just how candid ‘Elegy for the Arctic’ was and further drives awareness to the global crisis both Einaudi and Greenpeace strive to convey. Greenpeace reflects on the newly-released footage:"The silence broken by the noise of the glacier as it fell off. Some notes torn from a grand piano floating in a sea of ice. Thus began the shocking video with which master Ludovico Einaudi put the soundtrack to the campaign to save the Arctic. It was recorded in Svalbard, in the Norwegian Arctic, just a year ago and managed to bring the thawing problem closer to millions of people around the world. It was not easy to do, but the result was worth it. Discover how one of the most magical moments was built in this campaign that seeks to protect one of the most threatened corners of the planet and on which we all depend." Einaudi shares his own sentiments: "One year ago I played “Elegy for the Arctic” in support to the campaign for a marine sanctuary in the North Pole’s international waters; One year has passed, “Save the Arctic” is still a global priority. We still need your support." For more information, visit Greenpeace.org and Ludovico Einaudi’s website. Photo by Pedro Armestre) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=IUMog65A-nM

13/9/2017
Manuel Gagneux of Zeal & Ardor signs to Music Sales

Swiss-American musician and songwriter Manuel Gagneux has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Music Sales. Manuel is the mastermind behind Zeal & Ardor, the avant-garde metal, blues and spiritual musical project whose debut album Devil Is Fine was released earlier this year to widespread critical acclaim. "Nothing released this year is as strange, inscrutable or wonderful," extolled Rolling Stone, hailing the debut album as "a dream world of infinite possibilities." In addition to his work with Zeal & Ardor, Manuel has been releasing chamber pop music under the alias Birdmasksince 2013.Listen to Devil Is Fine here and follow Zeal & Ardor to stay up-to-date.

13/9/2017
Music Sales acquires worldwide publishing rights to Vernon Duke catalog

Music Sales Corporation, Inc. announces it has acquired the worldwide publishing rights to Vernon Duke’s catalog, including the Great American Songbook gems “April in Paris”, “Autumn In New York”, and “Taking a Chance on Love” - the latter from the Broadway musical Cabin in the Sky (1940). Known for his integral contributions to the Great American Songbook, Vernon Duke was also a highly respected classical composer - composing for both orchestra and ballet under his birth name, Vladimir Dukelsky. The Russian-born composer collaborated with many musical luminaries including George and Ira Gershwin, George Balanchine, Sergei Prokofiev and Serge Koussevitzky. “We’re very honored to have the opportunity to bring the two worlds of Vernon Duke together under one roof,” said G. Schirmer/AMP/Music Sales President Robert Thompson. “Duke’s contribution to the Great American Songbook is legendary, and the depth of his compositional output … from popular songs, musicals, orchestral works and ballets … is remarkable. I’d like to particularly thank Kay Duke Ingalls, widow of Vernon Duke, for her invaluable guidance and expertise.” Hear Billie Holiday performing Vernon Duke's "Autumn in New York" below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=NO2Ij1eO-GQ

21/8/2017
Philip Glass Remixes by Kummerspeck

Philip Glass is widely regarded as one of the most influential composers of his generation, having a repertoire spanning film, TV, theatre, opera, dance, orchestras and solo works. He has amassed over 100 soundtrack credits to his name, including “The Hours”, “Notes On A Scandal”, “The Truman Show” and “Fantastic Four”. His work has netted him a BAFTA and a Golden Globe, along with three Academy Award nominations. Glass has now had some of his most renowned compositions remixed by Kummerspeck on his latest release “Cinematix”. Taking inspiration from his realisation that much of today’s film, TV and advertising music has been inspired by Glass’ works, Kummerspeck came up with the idea to play Glass’ original sheet music with electronic instruments, thereby giving his works a fresh, cinematic sound while staying true to the original works. The result is a collection of riveting, epic tracks that are genuine rather than derivative and perfect for trailers & promos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BNnfYJiJsU

10/8/2017
New chamber opera by Louise Alenius

The world premiere of a work that invites the audience into a dysfunctional family. A grippingly hushed affair awaits when Silent Zone – Louise Alenius’s newly composed chamber opera – invites the audience into a dysfunctional family. A taboo-ridden event has robbed the daughter of the house of her language, prompting her brother to investigate the past on their shared behalf. Louise wrote her libretto after gathering statements from people who have had abuse up-close – and know how difficult it is to break a taboo once it’s settled in the walls, in the family, in the body. Photo credit: Olafur Steinar Gestsson / CPH Opera Festival

10/8/2017
Hans Abrahamsen and Bryce Dessner at Haven Festival

Hans Abrahamsen is one of the greatest living Danish composers. His magnum opus, 'Schnee', will be performed in association with Copenhagen Contemporary on Saturday 12 August at midday. Acting as a satellite stage for HAVEN, the gallery will open its doors to festival-goers for the event entitled 'Snow in Summer', in which the large unadorned halls will be the venue for a performance of Abrahamsen’s masterpiece presented by Crash Ensemble and directed by Alan Pierson. 'Schnee' has generated excitement throughout the music world, not least with Bryce Dessner from The National, who will join with Abrahamsen after the concert to discuss the work and the contemporary classical world in general. http://www.musicsalesclassical.com/composer/work/1/34990#

13/7/2017
'Never Have Enough' on Spotify playlist: Feel Good Indie Rock

https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX2sUQwD7tbmL

2/6/2017
Carnival Youth at Indie Music Week in NYC

Carnival Youth will showcase their talent in NYC at Indie Music Week. Pianos, 7th of June at 7:30 PM https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/05/consequence-of-sound-to-present-the-reeperbahn-festival-during-nycs-indie-week/

22/5/2017
Fallulah to play Roskilde Festival

Prepare for something special. Under the HUN SOLO name, five women get together to play solo shows http://www.roskilde-festival.dk/music/2017/hun-solo?view=poster

3/5/2017
Porøset #7 by Louise Alenius at the Royal Danish Theatre

One single person in the audience at a time. 60 sold out performances during three days. It's time for Louise Alenius to perform her 7th version of Porøset at the Royal Danish Theatre on May 19-21.

31/3/2017
Carnival Youth winner of the 2016 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA)

'No Clouds Allowed’ is the title of Carnival Youth’s debut album: a beautiful, clever indie folk record, with modern rhythms, sharp lyrics, fresh keys and melancholic melodies. As far as their sound is concerned, Carnival Youth is somewhere between Bombay Bicycle Club and Arcade Fire, and in 2014 ‘No Clouds Allowed’ won a prize for best debut album in their home country of Latvia. They are currently working on their second album.The EBBA show also featured outstanding performances by other 2016 winners: Álvaro Soler (ES), Aurora (NO), Kovacs (NL), Oscar and The Wolf (BE), Seinabo Sey (SE) and SOAK (IE). The other 2016 EBBA winners – Christine and The Queens (FR), Robin Schulz (DE) and Years & Years (UK) - could not perform at the show. In the upcoming year the EBBA TV show will be broadcasted by several European public broadcasters. Parts of the show can be watched through the Youtube channel of the EBBA.

31/3/2017
The Music Sales Group acquires Bleu Blanc Rouge

London based Music Sales Group has completed the acquisition of Bleu Blanc Rouge from legendary Belgian record producer and songwriter Jean Kluger. BBR was established by Huguette and Jean Kluger in Paris in 1967 and includes a string of timeless hits written by Jean Kluger in partnership with Daniel Vangarde, including 'D.I.S.C.O.', 'Cuba', 'Que Sera Mi Vida (If You Should Go)', 'Hands Up' and many more.Listen here https://open.spotify.com/user/musicsalescreativefr/playlist/0HWtRBFi123AsNFQW3bZQy

30/3/2017
New Danish comedy "Dan Dream" feat. Patrulje by Kliché

"Ai ai aii shå shå shå shå shåoooå" Danish 80's hit "Patrulje" by Kliché is used in Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam's new comedy "Dan Dream". The film is a tribute to dreamers & eccentrics and the song is used in the trailers and full length in the film for a montage scene. Kliché 1982 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnrvP2CGtv0

16/2/2017
Jacob Groth scores new Danish tv-series 'Radio Mercur'

Radio Mercur was a legendary Danish pirate radio. In the late 50’s they were challenging the Danish radio monopoly from their ship based in the sea between Denmark and Sweden, right outside of Copenhagen. A Danish Radio Luxemburg so to speak. The great story of Radio Mercur is now being filmed as a TV Series, with the score music created by Jacob Groth, alongside hits from Tommy Steele, Elvis Presley, Ib Glindemann, Nina & Frederik, Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann, Raquel Rastenni, Alice Babs, Birthe Wilke and Otto Brandenburg. Executive producer is Adam Price, who also wrote the script for ”Borgen”, and produced by Stine Meldgaard and Sven Clausen. Script by Søren Frellesen and directors are Charlotte Sachs Bostrup and Mogens Hagedorn. The series will be starring Andreas Jessen, Neel Rønholt and Jon Lange, as well as fine selection of Danish award-winning stars; Stephania Potalivo, Charlotte Fich, Peter Gantzler, Jesper Lohmann, Henrik Birch, Rasmus Botoft, Susanne Storm, Steen Stig Lommer and Ken Vedsegaard. The series will start up in the spring 2017 on TV2 Charlie. Picture of one of the main characters Andreas Jessen, by Carsten Andersen / TV 2

16/2/2017
Harts Signs to Washington Square / Razor & Tie

The rising Melbourne singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Harts has signed to Washington Square Music, an imprint of Razor & Tie. Fusing pop, funk and psychedelic rock seamlessly through his eclectic musicianship and production work, Harts has mesmerized fans, critics and even the late Prince who proclaimed, “he reminds me of myself at that age.” Harts has charmed audiences from Pinkpop Festival to SXSW 2016 with his Hendrix-influenced guitar style, dance-oriented tracks and impressive showmanship. His most recent accomplishments include being GQ Australia’s Artist of the Year (2016), as well as having several songs featured on Triple J’s desired ‘Hit List.’ Both Harts and Washington Square / Razor & Tie Co-Owner Cliff Chenfeld reflect on the announcement: “It's no secret the US birthed and nurtured a lot of the music and artists that influenced me to become what I am today,” said Harts. “I've had my heart set on establishing myself, and a fan base for myself here for many years. I'm thrilled to now be working with the team at Washington Square to make that happen. I'm excited for the journey ahead and I'm looking forward to spending time, finding success in the US.” “Harts is a sensation,” says Washington Square/Razor & Tie Co-Owner Cliff Chenfeld. “It is rare to see a new artist who both can write amazing, undeniable songs and play every instrument on his album. Harts is the real deal and we are very excited to be his partner.” Look out for the U.S. debut of Smoke Fire Hope Desire this summer and watch HARTs’ first video release “Power” here. For more information, visit Washington Square Music.

27/1/2017
Hommage â Paul Bley w. Carsten Dahl, Fredrik Lundin, Nils Bo Davidsen & Anders Vestergaard

Carsten Dahl pays tribute to one the visionaries of modern jazz, the late Paul Bley (1932-2016), on the opening night of Vinterjazz http://jazz.dk/en/vinterjazz-2017/concerts/21703/

27/1/2017
Hauschka performs at Frost Festival on February 7th 2017

Prepare yourself to get immersed in labyrinthine piano and amazed by visual artist Carnovsky’s color sensitive scenography. With his trademark piano preparations and electronic processing, Cologne’s Hauschka creates fragile and evocative landscapes of layers, timbres and beats http://frostfestival.dk/2017/events/rgb-black-hauschka/

24/1/2017
Spectacular film concert will open SPOT festival 2017

http://spotfestival.dk/spectacular-film-concert-will-open-spot-festival/

4/1/2017
Fallulah nominated for 4 Gaffa Awards

We are pround to announce that Fallulah is nominated in four categories for the Danish Gaffa Award: - Best Danish Album Release (Perfect Tense) - Best Danish Female Artist - Best Danish Pop Release (Perfect Tense) - Best Danish Live Performer The award show will take place in Odense on March 11th 2017 http://gaffa.dk/prisen

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