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Contemporánea

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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.