In 2014 I got my bachelor degree in classical percussion from the Royal Danish Academy of Music, and in May 2016 I got my Master degree from the Music Academy in Malmö. In the fall of 2013 I joined the experimental sound collective We like We, with whom I actively play concerts, festivals and collaborative projects. I very much like to work across genres and art fields, which you can read about on this page.
WE LIKE WE
We like We is an experimental performance and sound quartet based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Praising the collective We like We focuses on a collaborative working ethos utilizing a unique mix of instruments and musical background. We like We consists of Katrine Grarup Elbo (violin), Josefine Opsahl (cello), Katinka Fogh Vindelev (voice) and Sara Nigard Rosendal (percussion).
All four of them are classically trained, but share a desire for exploring, experimenting, jamming and shaping a sound of their own. Expanding their inspiration and influence from the classical roots We like We makes music driven by intuition and playfulness. Through their collaborative compositions We like We creates music that travels beyond the grid of genres.
Since then, they have been touring and playing concerts at venues like Roskilde Festival (DK), Fusion Festival (DE), Classical:NEXT (Rotterdam), Festival Nordicos (ES) and Festival Musica Estranha (BR). We like We's second album was released on the Berlin label Sonic Pieces in November 2017.
Currently, We like We is in the process of writing a chamber opera comissioned by Nordic Opera. The opera is to be premiered summer 2019.
TIME IS LOCAL
A collaboration between the sound collective We like We and sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard, Time is Local is a 12-hour multichannel performance and live installation, in which the interplay and synergies between space, time and resonance are researched.
Time is Local is a study of sound in time and space – a tribute to the individual perception of the moment of now. The twelve hour long piece was composed for and at Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen and premiered during G((o))ng Tomorrow Festival November 2017.
GOODIEPAL & PALS
An activist band whose main focus is to work for refugee rights. In 2017, the band released their first album Pro Monarkistisk Extratone – a very radical activist record. Follow the band on their facebook page here.
AGONY // an Eating Opera
I will participate in the chamber opera AGONY written by the great composer Line Tjørnhøj. The opera is revolving around the dinner table, where a family is celebrating the homecoming of the first born son Angel – who turns out to have developed in to a human being outside of normal gender categories. The conflict Angel brings so the house ends with the final death of the patriarchal society. As an audience you are invited for this rather special family dinner, with a menu created by the chef and food stylist Michelle Appelros, who also plays the Mother, Mama.
AGONY: Åbne Scene, Århus the 20th-27th of October 2017. A part of AGONY will be performed on dec 9th in the Royal Danish Academy since Line Tjørnhøj will receive the Carl Nielsen Price.
Teater Tugt præsenterer Nyhederne på Betty
For six months, between November 2016 and April 2017, the Theatre Collective Teater Tugt invited artist from all kinds of artistic fields to the Betty Nansen Theatre in Copenhagen to make and perform their versions of the current news. Read more here.
Leaves – The Colour of Falling
In the summer of 2015, the new opera Leaves – the colour of falling, written by Efterklang and Karsten Fundal, was premiered in the old atomar basements during the Copenhagen Opera Festival. The opera has since then been recorded in to an album, that will be released in November 2016. In spring 2017, the opera – where I was a part of the Happy Hopeless Orchestra – was on tour in Europe.
Check out the music and tour plan here