New Music for Strings Festival 2023: Light of the North

Can the special “Nordic light”, which inspired generations of visual artists, be captured in musical form? Experience new and recent works by nordic composers including the premiere of a new work inspired by H.C Andersen’s fairy tales.

Works by Kaija Saariaho, Josué Blanco Balaguer, and Eli Tausen á Lava.


Lena Kildahl, flute
Patricia Martín Gonzales, clarinet
Anna Jalving, violin
Henrik Brendstrup and Isabel Gehweiler, celli
Students from the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus

New Music for Strings

The vision behind New Music for Strings is to create an interdisciplinary space between the fields of string instrument performance and composition.

Theme: Sound as Image – What happens when artists interpret sound as image? Can music even be “translated” into visual art, or the other way around? These questions are at the center of the 2023 festival, with public concerts and lectures.

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