Sounds. Drops from ice melting. Drops hitting the paper bowls, creating a rhythm that soon is disrupted. A new one occurs. Then, other sounds. The musicians listen to the drops and respond with their instrument, finding a language. In the now, in continuous change. The light moves through the bodies of ice, and as the solid matter transforms through time into a liquid state, the exploration of sounds and rhythms unfolds.
The performance "Conversations” explores the dialogue between sounds, physical elements and space, through the interaction of three musicians with a temporary installation.
We invite each visitor to listen, to move. To discover a landscape made of subtle sounds, ice, bodies and light.
Elsa Mencagli graduated as a Bachelor at the Architect School of Aarhus, Denmark, Summer 2016. She is captivated by the continuous dialogue between the psychical body, space, and material. In her practice, she is exploring those relationships through a multi-disciplinary approach. During the Fall 2016 she was a resident at Arts, Letters and Numbers (ALN), an art-education centre located in up-state New York, where she had her first solo show. She has participated to interdisciplinary workshops at ALN and thanks to those she collaborated with visual artists, musicians, dancers and film-makers. Since 2017 she has been working and exploring individual and collaborative projects in Denmark, Norway and Germany. She now lives and works in Berlin.
Anja Nedremo was born and raised in Drammen, Norway. She started her music studies at the Young Talents Program (TUP) at the Norwegian Music School, and on the Young Talents line at Barrat Due Music Institute in Oslo. In 2008 she moved to Aarhus, Denmark, to attend the Royal Danish Academy of Music, where she both took BA and MA in classical saxophone, and is currently a student at the soloist line. Anja attended a study program at the Conservatory of Vienna and she has a postgraduate education from the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona. Anja has received a number of scholarships and grants, worth mentioning is when she was awarded the prestigious Norwegian "Ticon Award" in 2013, and was one of the recipients of Leonie Sonning's music grants in 2015. As a soloist and chamber musician, Anja has won competitions at home and abroad, among which a soloist competition at the Jutland Music Conservatory. She has also been a soloist with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and Randers Chamber Orchestra.
Anna Jalving is a young violinist, composer and performer, living in Aarhus, Denmark. She was educated at The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus and The British Columbia Academy of Music, Vancouver. During her studies she attended courses with violinists as Saori Furukawa, Michelle Makarski, Robert Rozek and MoYi. As a soloist she transcends on the borders between classical and contemporary music and has ambitions both as a violinst, but also as a creative artist and entrepreneur. In addition to solo playing, she is a member of Ensemble PEGASUS and Duo Sakham/Jalving. Anna is also an active board member of AUT (Aarhus Young Composers), where she arranges concerts and artistic cultural events.
Marie Sønderskov is a Danish flutist with a special passion for exploring soundworlds with an artistic approach. Marie mainly performs new music. As a member of NJYD quartet she regularly premieres new pieces by Nordic composers. She has often worked with other artists in multi aesthetic projects where she performs her own compositions. In collaboration with electronic composers she has premiered pieces for flute and live computer on three different continents.
With a classical education as a foundation she has performed in famous concert halls, - as well as a car garage and a variety of places in between.
Marie holds an advanced postgraduate degree from the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark,
Aarhus. Parts of the studies were completed abroad in Helsinki and Tokyo.