Simon Steen-Andersen - Black Box Music | Dacapo 2110413

Simon Steen-Andersen - Black Box Music


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Label: Dacapo

Cat No: 2110413

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 5th January 2015



Oslo Sinfonietta


Hakon Stene


Steen-Andersen, Simon

Black Box Music
Run Time Error


Oslo Sinfonietta


Hakon Stene


The Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersenís audio-visual work Black Box Music is a surprising, energetic, noisy and yet profoundly entertaining deconstruction of traditional musical drama. The starting point is the classical setting of a conductor in front of an orchestra Ė but quickly the scenery explodes in musical and choreographic energy ad absurdum, bending the conductorís role through puppet theatre, hand choreography and eventually a musical performance involving tuning forks, finger snaps, rubber bands and the construction of a musical machine within the black box.

The DVD also includes Steen-Andersenís signature work Run Time Error, filmed at the Royal Library in Copenhagen, as well as a short documentary, and thus offers a fascinating meeting with one of Nordic Musicís most visionary voices today.

Since its conception in 2012, Black Box Music has been performed 15 times in 9 different countries. The work was nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize 2014.

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