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When NJORD Biennale returns in January 2018 it will be with something of a scoop as our main composer. Islandic Anna Thorvaldsdottir will headline the biennale as Composer-in-Residence and NJORD 2018 will be the most comprehensive presentation of Thorvaldsdottir’s music in Denmark to date.

The overarching theme of this year’s NJORD Biennale is completely intertwined with Anna Thorvaldsdottir and her poetic music, which mirrors the dark and oftentimes ominous nordic mood yet is, at the same time, unpredictable and overwhelming in its forcefulness. Our theme is NORDIC NOIR - a motif that will appear in many different incarnations in the NJORD Biennale programme.

Besides a string of Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s best works, NJORD will present the music of a number of other Nordic composers. During the four days of the festival it is possible to experience the works of Bent Sørensen (DK), Benjamin Staern (SE), Justin Christensen (DK/CA), Hugi Gudmundsson (IS), Kaija Saariaho (FI) and Hans Abrahamsen (DK).

Our stage will have some of the Nordic countries´ best soloists and ensembles performing on it, ensuring a host of high-quality productions. Audiences can look forward to myriad cross-artistic productions that will incorporate for example lighting design and visual design, Icelandic folk tales told to children, Nordic poetry reflecting human existence and musical history.

View the full programme here (Danish only):

 

 

 

Thursday / 25th January 2018 // NJORD OPENING //  REFLECTIONS, CIRCLES, SPIRALS

Friday / 26th January 2018 // IMPRESSIONS

Saturday / 27th January 2018 // REFLECTIONS

Saturday / 27th January 2018 // THE DEACON OF DARK RIVER // Children's Concert

Sunday / 28th January 2018 // MUSIC OF TOMORROW

TALKS // SEMINARS // WORKSHOPS

READ MORE ABOUT COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE ANNA THORVALDSDOTTIR

 

 

READ MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS AT NJORD 2018

NJORD | Jan 25th – 28th 2018 | Copenhagen

NJORD is Copenhagen's biennale for new Nordic music and art. The biennale brings together composers, visual artists, musicians, poets, and directors in Nordic collaboration on a number of cross-artistic projects.

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