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Ursula Andkjær Olsen   (Born 1970)

author, poet

Ursula Andkjær Olsen (Copenhagen, 1970), writer. Debuted in 2000 with the collection Lulu's Songs and Speeches (Lindhardt and Ringhof) and has since published Atlas of the Holes in the World (poetry, Penguin Books 2003, awarded by the National Arts Foundation), The Marriage between the Path and the Exit (poetry, Penguin Books 2005), Beauty hangs in the trees (poetry, Penguin Books 2006), The Sea is a Stage (poetry, Penguin Books 2008) which was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize and awarded by the National Arts Foundation and later Garden and Hell (well, Penguin Books, 2010).

In April 2004, Ursula Andkjær Olsen received in April 2004, the National Arts Foundation three-year work scholarship and among other things received working bursaries by the National Arts Foundation and Literature Council and Carlsberg idélegat in 2001, Dan Turell Award in 2006, Edvard Pedersen's Library Foundation Author Award in 2007 and the Danish Academy of Otto Gelsted Prize 2010.

Ursula Andkjær Olsen has a MA. in musicology and philosophy from Copenhagen University and has attended the Danish academy of authors 1997-99.

Scenic / musical works: Miki Alone (chamber opera, premiered in Copenhagen 2002), which won the Nordic Council Music Prize 2008, The art of choosing (chamber opera, premiered in Nykøbing 2005) and the cabaret-concert Sky-Harbour, (2007).

Live Dates

07/06/2011   Amazon (UK)

Juliana Hodkinson and Niels Rønsholdt: Fish & Fowl
4/5 Stars

"Gloriously abstract, yet possessed of an enigmatic narrative and emotional coherence, Fish and Fowl will keep you under its spell from beginning to end."
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11/02/2011   Politiken

Juliana Hodkinson and Niels Rønsholdt: Fish & Fowl
4/6 Hjerter

"Man bliver helt rød i hovedet af at lytte til komponisten Juliana Hodkinsons lydkollage."
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09/02/2011   Dagens Nyheter

Juliana Hodkinson; Niels Rønsholdt: Fish & Fowl
4/4 Stars

"Musiken trevar, famlar, smeker och vilar i ett oavbrutet spel mellan närhet och avstånd, det uttalade och det outtalade."
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Photo: Rolando Diaz

Discography

Fish & Fowl
Fish & Fowl
Juliana Hodkinson; Niels Rønsholdt

CD 8.226550 (2011)

Two composers transform in an intimate and violent experiment their recorded chamber works into a total "super remix"


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