Liquid Space / Flydende Rum
A site-specific work by the group Cirklen created especially for the legendary venue for contemporary dance in Copenhagen, Dansehallerne as part of the last event to take place in the building before it is torn down and the venue will relocate. Commissioned by Jazz Club Loco during Copenhagen Jazz Festival on July 13th 2017.
Six guitarists use the entire building as their sound board. With both electric and acoustic instruments they move from the far corners of the space to right next to the ear of the audience surrounding them with a choreography that sets the sound in motion.
Home# is a series of four compositons (December 2016 - December 2017) created specifically for each one home. Niels Bjerg collects sounds together with the hosts from her or his home and everyday life and the sounds are turned into electronic music pieces.
The home is turned into a concert hall with 30 - 40 speakers, a so called acousmonium, and the music is diffused live by the composer. Home #1 and #2 took place in Copenhagen where Niels Bjerg performed along with fellow composers: Jørgen Teller, Jakob Riis, Maria Laurette Friis and Yann Coppier. Home #3 is commissioned by The Holstebro Festive Week, DK 10 - 18th of July and portraits residents at the asylum home of Holstebro. Home #4 will take place at a home in Lemvig Kommune in the west of Jutland, DK.
“Blind” is an electro acoustic piece commissioned by Sparkling Sound Festival 2016 in Copenhagen. A revised outdoor version was presented by Aarhus Theatre on September 24th.
The piece was originally commissioned as a work of music, but composer Niels Bjerg and choreographer Kirstine Kyhl Andersen decided to try out a simple choreography on the piece using ideas from their ongoing research of spatializing music by dancers carrying portable speakers. The audience are seated in the middle while the choreography goes on around and amongst them.
When performed live “Blind” is a choreography that can be experienced without seeing. The title also refers to the composing proces where the composer has been “blindly” following the natural occurrences of musical objects such as melodies and rhythms found within field recordings as a basis of the composition.
The choreography was originally carried out by the two dancers Kasper Daugaard Poulsen and Ida Cæcilie Rasmussen. At Aarhus Theatre Niels Bjerg will carry out the part of Ida Cæcilie Rasmussen and there will be added six extras.
Composer: Niels Bjerg, Choreographer: Kirstine Kyhl Andersen, Dancers: Kasper Daugaard Poulsen and Ida Cæcilie Rasmussen (Niels Bjerg in Aarhus, September 2016)
MUSIC FROM MOVEMENT - THE ALBUM
Featuring the two fabulous bands KNALPOT (NL) and DOKTOR SCHNITT (NL)
When we engaged in the co-production with Paradiso Melkweg Productiehuis in Amsterdam (NL) of the performance MUSIC FROM MOVEMENT they asked us to create a music album before the performance. Usually we develop the choreography and the music simultaneously in one coherent score and so we had never tried to begin with only the music. But we took is as a challenge and this is the result.
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DEBUT / BEST OF
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It's not very normal nowadays for a band to wait seven years before releasing their first album, but WE GO is not an entirely normal band. They consist of four modern dancers and four musicians and they create a mix between concerts and dance performances. Since 2004 the full ensemble of WE GO has created four large concert performances and a repertoire of several hours of music. The album is both a debut and at the same time a compilation of selected tunes from the last seven years.
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Filippo Castellazzi & Niels Bjerg
Niels Bjerg & Claus Kaarsgaard
Photo by: Thomas Petri