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Founded in 1997 by Ejnar Kanding and Fritz Gerhard Berthelsen, the Danish ensemble Contemporánea has specialised in performing music involving acoustic and electronic sound in various ways, from performing pieces with tape or simple effect processing of the instruments, to more elaborated sound processing and interaction between performer and computer. Besides extensive concert activities in Denmark, the ensemble has frequently been on tour and has played concerts in Switzerland, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Cuba, China, Ireland, USA and five South American countries. The ensemble has performed at festivals such as the International Computer Music Conference, ULTIMA festival, Nordic Music Days, MAGMA, Up North and the Interactive Arts Performance Series at New York University. An important feature of the ensemble is the composer portrait series, where an entire programme is dedicated to a single composer, which gives the audience a rare opportunity to discover several aspects of the musical world of one composer. So far, composers Ejnar Kanding, Ivar Frounberg, Anders Brødsgaard, Jens Hørsving, Morten Skovgaard Danielsen, Mogens Christensen and Deqing Wen have been portrayed.

Live Dates

28/06/2013   MusicWeb International

Ejnar Kanding / Frank Bretschneider: Auxiliary Blue
"A fascinating disc.", "Intriguing and stimulating."
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27/04/2013   Headphone Commute

Ejnar Kanding / Frank Bretschneider: Auxiliary Blue
"Strikingly dark, tense and obscure cinematic pieces.","A challenging but cohesive minimalist record."
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Discography

Auxiliary Blue
Auxiliary Blue
Ejnar Kanding / Frank Bretschneider

CD 8.226540 (2013)

An experimental encounter between the electronics cult figure Frank Bret¬schneider from Berlin and the classically schooled Ejnar Kanding from Denmark

Echoes of Dreamless Fragments
Echoes of Dreamless Fragments
Mogens Christensen

CD 8.226521 (2009)

The computer meets acoustic instruments in dreaming, colourful music


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