For the last 20 years multi-instrumentalist and composer Anders Lauge Meldgaard has been releasing records at the fringes of free improvisation, noise, experimental and african music and everything in between. Today Meldgaard is part of the collective År & Dag and has been merging his approach to composing and improvising in a series of works for chamber ensemble as well as collectively envisioning new instruments to unfold contemporary music. At ALICE we have had the honor of presenting Meldgaard several times – in collaboration with Halvcirkel and with År & Dag, just to mention a few.
In February, Meldgaard will premiere a new electronic version of the work ‘12 instrumenter til Henning’. The piece is a recomposition of flux-composer Henning Christiansen’s “Trio om tiden der gik” (Op. 91) from 1975 for recorder, cello and piano. Note by note, Christiansen’s music has been moved from its original score into a system for not just three instruments but twelve, with each playing in its own tempo. For this performance the music will be performed by a trio consisting of Adam Woer (flute), Anders Bach (electronics and percussion) and Anders Lauge Meldgaard (electronics and organ), complementing a recorded (12 instruments) version, which will be released on September 7th by År & Dag.
The Danish percussionist Kristian Paulsen (Erna, Wetwear) will open with a set.