Strøm Festival 2023: Launch at Glyptoteket with sound legend Gunner Møller Pedersen

Don’t miss the opening of this year’s Strøm Festival, which features a veritable sound legend.

Not many people know this, but during the 1970s and 1980s the Glyptotek was a breeding ground for Denmark’s electronic music scene. This evening we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of composer Gunner Møller Pedersen’s A SOUND YEAR, which was created especially for the Winter Garden in the Glyptotek. Come and hear the sound pioneer talk about 50 years of uncompromising work in the field of electronic music and a myriad of sound clips. The conversation will be in Danish.

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EVENT TIME TABLE
31st of August at 17.00-20.30
Portrait conversation in the Central Hall ‘Gunner Møller Pedersen: My Glyptotek’ 17.00 – 18.30 (in Danish)
Experience A SOUND YEAR in the Winter Garden 10.00 – 21.00 (open for all (with an entrance ticket))
Enjoy GLASS MUSIC in the roof terrace bar 17.30 – 20.30 pm

Tickets here (for the talk and the rooftop terrace) on Billetto.

A SOUND YEAR was played regularly from 1977 to 1999. It features 12 movements, one for each month of the year. The work has travelled the world and is regarded both in Denmark and Europe as a masterpiece of electronic music.

The composition of A SOUND YEAR took five years (1977-82), but the music has lasted. For many years it coloured the whole atmosphere of the Glyptotek and was performed more than 575 times in the Glyptotek’s Winter Garden alone.

ROOF TERRACE BAR
From 5.30 to 8.30 pm you can purchase tasty snacks and delicious drinks on the museum’s roof terrace and take in the views of the rooftops of Copenhagen. You can also hear Gunner Møller Pedersen’s GLASS MUSIC, which received its premiere in the Glyptotek’s Winter Garden in 1993, when the composer turned 50.

Access to the roof terrace is limited, but you can guarantee yourself a place by buying a beer in advance when you book your ticket to the event.

ABOUT GUNNER MØLLER PEDERSEN
The composer and sound pioneer Gunner Møller Pedersen was born in Aarhus in 1943. During the 1970s he established his own Octopus Studio, founded Dansk Elektronmusik Selskab and performed various works at the Glyptotek, including MUSIKZAG (1972), PANOPTICONCERT (1974) and A SOUND YEAR (1977-82). He has also composed music for a number of Danish films by directors such as Niels Malmros and Jørgen Leth.

Gunner Møller Pedersen’s has always had a vision of ‘spatial music’ – music in which the location and movement of the music in the space are key compositional elements on equal footing with every other musical element. This vision inspired Gunner Møller Pedersen to work with electronic instruments at a time when it was neither easy nor regarded as smart, and he went on to become one of Denmark’s few pioneers within the field.

PRICE AND TICKETS
A SOUND YEAR in the Winter Garden 10.00 am – 9.00 pm. All you need is an entrance ticket to the museum.
Portrait Conversation in the Central Hall 5.00 – 6.30 pm. You need a separate ticket, which you can buy on Billetto right here.

Season ticket holders: DKK 30
Adults: DKK 145
Under 27s/students with valid student card: DKK 115
Under 18s: DKK 30

Access to the roof terrace is limited, but you can guarantee yourself a place by buying a beer in advance when you book your ticket to the event.
The ticket includes admission to the entire museum on the day, so you can also discover the museum’s collections as well as the event.
Tickets are non-refundable but can be passed on to someone else.

Strøm Festival has been made possible by the support of Statens Kunstfond, Københavns Kommune, Frederiksberg Kommune and Frederiksberg Fonden.

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Strøm Festival: Åbningsarrangement på Glyptoteket med lydlegenden Gunner Møller Pedersen
Vær med, når Strøm åbner årets festival med en sand lydlegende. Mange ved det ikke, men Glyptoteket var i 1970’erne og 80’erne arnested for den elektroniske musikscene i Danmark, og denne aften fejrer vi 40-året for udgivelsen af komponisten Gunner Møller Pedersens værk ET LYDÅR, som blev skabt specifikt til Glyptotekets Vinterhave. Kom og hør lydpioneren selv fortælle om sit kompromisløse arbejde med elektronisk musik gennem mere end 50 år suppleret med masser af lydeksempler.

Åbningsarrangementets program
31. august kl. 17-20.30
Portrætsamtale i Festsalen ’Gunner Møller Pedersen: Mit Glyptotek’ kl. 17.00-18.30
Oplev ’ET LYDÅR’ i Vinterhaven kl. 10-21
Oplev ’GLASMUSIK’ i baren på tagterrassen kl. 17.30-20.30

ET LYDÅR blev afspillet dagligt i perioden fra 1977 til 1999 og består af 12 satser; én for hver af årets måneder. Værket har rejst verden rundt og anses som et hovedværk i Gunner Møller Pedersens produktion og i dansk såvel som europæisk elektronisk musik.

Det tog fem år (1977-82) at skabe ET LYDÅR, men musikken har vist sig langtidsholdbar. I en årrække har den præget atmosfæren på Glyptoteket og er blevet opført over 575 gange alene i Glyptotekets Vinterhave.

Vært på aftenen er journalist og musikredaktør på Politiken Thomas Michelsen.

Med i samtalen er også direktør for Strøm Festival, Frederik Birket-Smith.

BAR PÅ TAGTERRASSEN
Fra kl. 17.30-20.30 kan du købe lækre snacks og drinks på museets tagterrasse og nyde udsigten over Københavns tage. Her kan du også høre Gunner Møller Pedersens værk GLASMUSIK, som blev uropført i Glyptotekets Vinterhave i 1993, da komponisten fyldte 50.

Adgangen til tagterrassen er begrænset, men du har mulighed for at sikre dig en plads ved at købe en øl på forhånd sammen med din arrangementsbillet.

OM GUNNER MØLLER PEDERSEN
Gunner Møller Pedersen er komponist og lydpioner, født i Århus i 1943. Igennem 1970’erne opbyggede han sit eget Octopus Studio, stiftede Dansk Elektronmusik Selskab og opførte adskillige værker på Glyptoteket, bl.a. MUSIKZAG (1972), PANOPTICONCERT (1974) og ET LYDÅR (1977-82). Han er endvidere filmkomponist og har skabt musik til en række danske film af bl.a. Niels Malmros og Jørgen Leth.

Gunner Møller Pedersen arbejder for at realisere en vision om rumlig musik – musik hvor lydens placering og bevægelse i rummet udgør et væsentligt kompositorisk element på lige fod med klangfarve, rytme, melodi og harmoni. Denne vision førte Gunner Møller Pedersen til at arbejde med elektroniske instrumenter i en tid, hvor det hverken var smart eller nemt at have med at gøre, og han blev en af Danmarks få pionerer inden for feltet.

PRIS OG BILLETTER
’ET LYDÅR’ i Vinterhaven kl. 10-21 kræver kun almindelig museumsentré.
Portrætsamtalen i Festsalen kl. 17-18.30 kræver særskilt billet, som købes på Billetto her.

Årskortholder: 30 kr.
Voksen: 145 kr.
Under 27/studerende med gyldigt studiekort: 115 kr.
Under 18 år: 30 kr.
Adgangen til tagterrassen er begrænset, men du har mulighed for at sikre dig en plads ved at købe en øl på forhånd sammen med din arrangementsbillet.
Billetten inkluderer entrébillet til museet hele dagen, så du kan opleve museets samlinger ifm. arrangementet.
Billetter refunderes ikke, men må gerne gives videre.

Kunstnere/Artists

Gunner Møller Pedersen

17.00-18.30:
Portrait conversation with Gunner Møller Pederesen in the Central Hall
Host: Journalist and music editor at Politiken, Thomas Michelsen
Also on stage: CEO of Strøm Festival, Frederik Birket-Smith

17.30-20.30:
GLASS MUSIC plays at the rooftop terrace bar

10.00-21.00
A SOUND YEAR plays in the Winter Garden

 

Dato/Date

31st of August 2023

Tidspunkt/Time

17.00-20.30

Lokation/Location

Glyptoteket - The Winter Gardens and the rooftop terrace

Pris/Price

145 DKK / 195 DKK including rooftop terrace

Billet/Ticket

Livestream

Max kapacitet/Max capacity

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