År & Dag is a new association initiated by Michael Mørkholt, Anders Lauge Meldgaard, Andreas Pallisgaard and Mads Forsby – who come from their own labels, Lille Kommune, Yoyooyoy and Oede Oe. The focal points are music releases and concerts, which will aim at expanding the space surrounding the album format and create exchange and dialogue concerning the methodology of music, its potentials and its lines of connections - inwards and outwards. The association will constitute a platform for the four musicians and composers' future activities.

 

Contact

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Anders Lauge Meldgaard - At Synge Verden Ind I En Ny Og Mangefoldet Tid

 

Out on April 6th 2018

Anders Lauge Meldgaard releases his first album as part of the composer collective and label År & Dag (Eng. Year & Day). “At Synge Verden Ind I En Ny Og Mangefoldet tid” (Eng. Singing The World Into A New And Manifold Time) will be released on the 6th of April 2018 on vinyl and digitally. This is the first release by the composer Anders Lauge Meldgaard, since he abandoned the alias Frisk Frugt.

 

”At Synge Verden Ind I En Ny Og Mangefoldet tid” was composed during Anders Lauge Meldgaard’s period as composer in residence at the old Danish castle Rønnebæksholm on the south of Zealand. He has previously released music as Frisk Frugt, Supermelle, Music for Six Electric Guitars, Kirsten Ketsjer and been a part of the experimental collective yoyooyoy.

 

The release marks Anders Lauge Meldgaard taking on new musical adventures by composing for an ensemble of classical musicians. The music, however, retains the flavours and colours form his earlier works, due to the fact that it combines elements of minimalism, romanticism, electronic music, contemporary composition and improvisation.

 

”At Synge Verden Ind I En Ny Og Mangefoldet tid” is a sound experiment in eight different tempi. Like crystals turning around on a string, where the light splits in every changing ways. Where every musician plays his/her own individual tempo, assisted by an Arduino mini computer.

 

The piece is performed by an autonomous ensemble of eight young musicians from the Danish contemporary music scene put together with the help of violinist Bettina Marie Ezaki, who is also a member of the string quartet Halvcirkel.

 

The piece was premiered at Rønnebæksholm and has since been performed at Click Festival, Copenhagen Jazzhouse and Copenhagen Jazzfestival.

 

Anders Lauge Meldgaard ”At Synge Verden Ind I En Ny Og Mangefoldet tid” will be released on vinyl + digitally the 6th of April 2018 on År & Dag. The vinyl edition features an engraving by the composer and the album cover is cut out in paper with a silkscreen print by visual artist Kasper Lynge Jensen. It will be released in 300 hand-assembled copies.

 

Performing musicians:

 

Elaine Ruby - Clarinet

Adam Woer - Flute

Sebastian Stevensson - Bassoon

Bettina Marie Ezaki - Violin

Mika Persdotter Svensson - Viola

Nicole Hogstrand - Cello

Ysella Almqvist - Harp

Mattias Branner - Piano

Anders Lauge Meldgaard – Ewi (improvisation on A4)

 

On the 5th of April there will be a release reception for the record as well as a premiere of a new piece by Anders Lauge Meldgaard titled ”12 Instrumenter til Henning”. This new piece is composed with the same principles as the forthcoming record and is a part of an exhibition about Danish fluxus artist Henning Christisen at The Museum for Contempory Art in Roskilde, Denmark.

 

More info can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1949063215409907/

 

http://www.samtidskunst.dk/udstillinger/anders-lauge-meldgaard

 

http://www.yoyooyoy.dk/anders/meldgaard.htm

 

Son Ash - Easy Listening For The Hearing Impaired

 

 

Son Ash is the name of Andreas Pallisgaard’s (Pinkunoizu, Anden Enhed) new solo project, which also marks the beginning of a new Copenhagen based association for curious music named År & Dag.

 

Son Ash 'Easy Listening For The Hearing Impaired' is released on vinyl and numerous digital platforms on September 22nd 2017.

 

Andreas Pallisgaard has been doing music in several years playing in various experimental groups and has, as a producer, nurtured the Copenhagen music scene with his work on a series of records during the latest years.

 

'Easy Listening For The Hearing Impaired' is a collection of timbral, rhythmical and structural studio experiments for analogue synthesizers, sequencers and reel tape. Part of the material stems from free improvisation, while other parts are composed from more strict and conformational principles.

 

The album is concerned with the idea of beginning and becoming, and an increasing expanse is embedded in the progression of the album, that gradually unfolds its ramifications over time.

Evolution, demerging, splicing, filtering and proliferation are among the thematic movements that are reappearing along the record. 'Easy Listening For The Hearing Impaired' is driven by a circular logic that unfolds the energy of repetition onwards through the shifting plateaus of the album.

The musical constructions of the album are in many ways without hierarchy; it’s the many, not the one, being in focus.