This September, the amazing sound-world of Hans-Joachim Roedelius will be presented at ALICE, TAPE and Studenterhuset Aalborg in collaboration with Goethe Institut Dänemark as part of the German-Danish Cultural Friendship Year. The 85 year old living legend, still going strong, has quite an impressive story. From child actor in UFA films, through forced conscription in the Hitler Youth to eventual cornerstone of contemporary music and art. Since the 1970s, he has been among the pioneers of experimental electronic and ambient music and has had a huge impact on musicians of all ages, all over the world. Roedelius is best known for being a founding member of Cluster and Harmonia and has worked with icons such as Brian Eno, Holger Czukay og Dieter Moebius. Roedelius performed an amazing show at Jazzhouse in 2015, so we’re proud to present him as part of our DD2020-project together where we send him to Copenhagen, Aarhus and Aalborg in collaboration with Tape and Studenterhuset.
Rich collages of ambient, dreams and electronic hardware. The Copenhagen-based composer Sofie Birch recalls blissful melodies and synth tones within swirling harmonies that subtle softens the ear. Her latest EP “Hidden Terraces” (2020) fulfills her style of sensibilities with her experimental streak. With a soundscape of flourishing strings, soft vocal, chimes, birds, creaks and a lingering synth line paving her way through organic symphonies. Sofie Birch played a wonderful concert at ALICE Summer Series this June, so we’re happy to present her as support for Roedelius.
Hans-Joachim Roedelius + Sofie Birch
16. september: ALICE
17. september: TAPE
19. september: Studenterhuset Aalborg
The concerts are part of a concert series presented by ALICE, Tape and Studenterhuset Aalborg. The project is part of the German-Danish Cultural Friendship Year 2020 – a comprehensive and collaborative initiative of the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut, celebrating and developing the decades-long relationship grounded in common values and interests, setting an international example of peaceful coexistence in the 21st Century.
Get an overview of events here.