A special event in celebration of Else Marie Pade, Denmark’s first composer of electronic music, and Henning Christiansen, a Danish composer and an active member of the Fluxus-movement, taking place at Cafe Oto, programmed by Lucy Railton and Irene Revell of Kammer Klang.
Apartment House Performs Henning Christiansen (UK Premiere) + Else Marie Pade
6 June 2017 | Tickets £9
20.30 Programme begins:
- Fresh Klang: Vitalija Glovackyte
- Henning Christiansen, Requiem of Art (NYC) – Fluxorum Organum (1967-68) adapted by Anton Lukoszevieze for Ultima New York at Issue Project Room, 2014 (UK premiere)
- Apartment House
- Else Marie Pade, Faust Suite (1962)
- Jacob Kirkegaard
- DJs: Aguirre
Henning Christiansen (May 28, 1932, Copenhagen – December 10, 2008) was a Danish composer and an active member of the Fluxus-movement. He worked with artists such as Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik, Bazon Brock and Wolf Vostell as well as with his wife Ursula Reuter Christiansen. Other collaborators include Bjørn Nørgaard, Carlo Quartucci, Carla Tato, Ernst Kretzer, Ben Patterson, David Moss, Ute Wassermann, Andreas Oldörp, Christophe Charles, Bernd Jasper, Henrik Kiel, Vilem Wagner, Vladimir Tarasov, Niko Tenten, and many others.
Apartment House was created by the cellist Anton Lukoszevieze in 1995. Under his direction it has become a major exponent of avant-garde and experimental music from around the world. Disregarding style, fashion and hip things, and forging nowhere with a Zeitgeistian zeal, Apartment House’s performances have included many UK and world premieres of music by a wide variety of composers. The Apartment House group is of a flexible instrumentation, allowing for a vast range of performance possibilities.
Else Marie Pade is increasingly recognised as Denmark’s first composer of electronic music. Born in Aarhus in 1924, she was active in the Danish Resistance before studying as a composer after the Second World War. She studied under Stockhausen, Boulez and Pierre Schaeffer.
Image: Cafe Oto.