When NJORD Biennale returns in January 2018 it will be with something of a scoop as our main composer. Islandic Anna Thorvaldsdottir will headline the biennale as Composer-in-Residence and NJORD 2018 will be the most comprehensive presentation of Thorvaldsdottir’s music in Denmark to date.
The overarching theme of this year’s NJORD Biennale is completely intertwined with Anna Thorvaldsdottir and her poetic music, which mirrors the dark and oftentimes ominous nordic mood yet is, at the same time, unpredictable and overwhelming in its forcefulness. Our theme is NORDIC NOIR - a motif that will appear in many different incarnations in the NJORD Biennale programme.
Besides a string of Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s best works, NJORD will present the music of a number of other Nordic composers. During the four days of the festival it is possible to experience the works of Bent Sørensen (DK), Benjamin Staern (SE), Justin Christensen (DK/CA), Hugi Gudmundsson (IS), Kaija Saariaho (FI) and Hans Abrahamsen (DK).
Our stage will have some of the Nordic countries´ best soloists and ensembles performing on it, ensuring a host of high-quality productions. Audiences can look forward to myriad cross-artistic productions that will incorporate for example lighting design and visual design, Icelandic folk tales told to children, Nordic poetry reflecting human existence and musical history.
View the full programme here (Danish only):