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24.07.2021

Experimental Folk

Fanø Free Folk Festival presents: Eric Arn (US) + Annelies Monseré (BE) – Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Saturday July 24
Doors at: 16:00
Concert at: 17:00
Price: 120 DKK incl. fee
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For the closing weekend of Copenhagen Jazz Festival we’re collaborating with Fanø Free Folk Festival to present a two-day line-up of experimental folk sounds at our Summer Series. For the Saturday we’re proud to present American free folk pioneer Eric Arn and the atmospheric sounds of Belgian musician Annelies Monseré.

This concert is part of ALICE Summer Series’ Copenhagen Jazz Festival program and will take place in the yard between ALICE and UNION. Read more here.

Summer is upon us, and so is ALICE Summer Series – our open-air concerts with cold drinks and summer vibes galore, taking place in the courtyard between ALICE and UNION Fridays and Saturdays, from May and throughout August.

This evening we present a brilliant international line-up of experimental folk sounds together with Fanø Free Folk Festival.

Eric Arn has mined the nether regions of avant-rock, free improv, drone and psychedelia beginning with the Crystalized Movements in the 1980s, and continuing with Primordial Undermind for over three decades. As a solo artist he has forged his own brand of American folk music with Eastern, psych, and experimental influences, echoing the sounds of John Fahey, John Martyn, and Popol Vuh. He recently released the new album ‘Higher Order’ – an amazing mix of frenetic fingering and strumming, along with pieces that use space, tempo shifts, and melody to build super-descriptive narratives and landscapes.

For more than 20 years ago Annelies Monseré set out on a musical expedition, to arrive at a unique and experimental sound reminiscent to the sound of slowcore, traditional ballads, ambient and drone folk. Throughout her experimental trip she searched, found and rediscovered her own voice: sometimes whispering, sometimes icy chilly or sometimes fragile and warm. Musical references include Movietone, Nico, Shirley Collins and Richard Youngs amongst others. Piano and voice played a leading role in the early years. Since then she has expanded her range of instruments and allowed her to be inspired, both musically and textually, by a wider range of sources from folk, drones, ballads, ambient and even doom. Nowadays, organs and drum machines play a more prominent role. Annelies Monseré is frequently involved in collaborative projects with artists such as Jessica Bailiff and Richard Youngs. Her latest release in her own name is the wonderful 2018 release “Happiness is within sight”.

Practical info about ALICE Summer Series

Under the title ALICE Summer Series, we present open-air concerts Fridays and Saturdays from May and throughout August. We’ve moved the bar outside as well, and we make sure to follow all current COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. Luckily, recent changes in the restrictions allow our guests to stand during the concerts – though we’ve of course made sure there are plenty of benches in the yard so you can rest your legs. Food from our friends at Send Flere Krydderier will be available, and the courtyard opens at 4pm, so stop by early for a beer and a chat in the sun.

Please note that a valid corona passport is required to enter the courtyard! We recommend you purchase a ticket in advance as this makes it easier for us to contact you regarding infection tracking. Please also note that we accept credit card and MobilePay at the bar, but not cash.