Corona Guitar Kvartet – Tour of Denmark 2017/18

In 2017-18, Corona Guitar Kvartet will be making a tour of Denmark. There will be eight concerts in all, with brand new material. We will be playing thirteen works (eleven by Danes, two by foreigners); twelve of them will be world premieres. We will also be playing an old favourite, John Frandsen’s Three Dances from 1994, which first appeared on our second album, Northpoints (03); this piece has attained classic status and we very much look forward to playing it again.

The composers are: Peter Bruun, Bo Gunge, Bo Andersen, Lars Klit, Svend Aaquist, Karl Petersen, Michael Bønsdorf, Roland Haraldsson, John Frandsen, Eirik Moland, Niels Mølgård, Alexander Wagendristel (Austria) and Michael Schelle (USA).

We consider all of these to be very exciting composers with widely different approaches. Some are experienced composers – heavyweights in Danish music – others are up-and-coming, often with an impressive list of credits as performing musicians.

Our tour goes to:

Aalborg / Nørresundby – NUT
Hjørring – New Music
Allerød – Engholm Church
Farum – Stavnsholt Church
Hårlev (Køge) – Himlingøje Church
Ribe Sct. Catharinæ Church
Helsingør – Sct. Olai Church
Høng – Finderup Church.

We are committed to presenting the music to a young audience. We will be arranging pre-concert talks where one or more of the composers will talk about some of the pieces we will be presenting.

The tour is supported by: The Augustinus Fund, Knud Højgaards Fund, The Danish Composer’s Association, The Danish Arts Foundation, and Solistforeningen af 1921.

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Die Gitarre im 21. Jahrhundert – Radioshow on ByteFM , September 1, 2015

Frank Witzel’s radioshow ‘Me Myself and Why’ on ByteFM and via ZEIT ONLINE presents music recorded by the Corona Guitar Kvartet, Noël Akchoté, and Fred Frith
https://byte.fm/sendungen/me-myself-why/
http://www.zeit.de/kultur/musik/index

Die Gitarre im 21. Jahrhundert
Noel Akchoté und Fred Frith sind nur zwei Namen, die stellvertretend für eine Tendenz stehen, von der improvisierten Musik zur Komposition und Neu-Interpretation klassischer Werke zu wechseln. Me Myself and Why stellt neue Tendenzen in der Gitarrenmusik vor, die sich immer weiter von gängigen Genre Einteilungen emanzipiert und längst ein eigenes Terrain bespielt.
Mit dem Corona Guitar Kvartet, Noel Akchoté und Fred Frith.

http://www.frankwitzel.de/
http://www.coronaguitarkvartet.dk/
http://www.noelakchote.org/
http://www.fredfrith.com/
https://byte.fm/ – Webradio für gute Musik
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/ByteFM
http://www.zeit.de/online/2008/36/ankuendigung-byte-fm
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