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5/29/2017 12:00:00 PM 6/12/2017 22:00 40 New Harvest: graduation concerts Catch the Music Academy’s graduates for free while you still can Odense C Syddansk Musikkonservatorium false DD-MM-YYYY

New Harvest: graduation concerts Catch the Music Academy’s graduates for free while you still can


New Harvest: graduation concerts
Concert | Kl. 12:00 - 22:00 | Odense C | Price: 0 Kr. | Written by: Pil Lindgreen | Translated by: Laura Malahovska

Location: Odense Centrum
Organizer: Syddansk Musikkonservatorium

Exam time at the Danish Nacional Academy of Music means the best summer concerts. With musicians that you will soon pay a lot of money to listen to at the CPH Jazz Festival. Behind the implied titles (“Tim and the big band”, ‘Johann Gustavs bachelor concert’), there is a lot of gold hiding here, artists that give you what they have learned and a little bit more.

These are open exams that look like ordinary concerts, except the nerves are tight, the performance is even tighter and all the way at the back of the hall, sitting under a little table lamp , are the censors with their glasses on their noses. Here there are no dull tour musicians with glass eyes and routine solos. Everything is on point and that is the fun part. The musicians always invite their best companions to play along and they only play what is the closest to their hearts. A bloody-honest business card for their careers that opens NOW.

I remember when the guitarist Buster Jensen’s bachelor concert in 2014 at Posten culminated with Buster smashing his guitar on the stage and it looked like an improvised rock-star move, but as he explained afterwards, it was an attempt to hide the fact that the string strang and the instrument was out of tune from the censors. There was standing ovationsfrom the audience.

Find them on the stages around the city all week: the classical - in the churches, the rhythmical - at Dexter, Posten or at the Academy’s hall on Islandsgade. Here is a full list of the more than 80 concerts. It can pay off to take a chance, but here are the five I am the most interested inform all the genres:

1) Crossover - trumpeter Tim Ewé performs his own masterpiece “The Trees” (in 4 parts: Seedling, Willow, Oak and Birch), together with an unorthodox bigband of 15 containing musicians from folk, classical and rhythm music. Monday night at Dexter.

2) Fusion Jazz - drummer Troels Lund-Sørensen with a trio. Tuesday night at Dexter.

3) Composition - guitarist Anna Roemer debuts as a composer with Conditions & Variations for synth, flugelhorn, saxophones, etc. Friday afternoon at the Academy.

4) Straight Jazz - pianist Johann Gustav and ensemble play classics and new music. Friday night at Posten.

5) Classical song - mezzo-soprano Anna Ström and tenor Jonathan von Schwanenflügel. Saturday in Sct. Hans Church.



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6/1/2017 4:00:00 PM 6/1/2017 20:00 40 Long live diversity! Because people should not be streamlined Munke Mose, Odense C Lambda/Mangfoldighedsfest Odense false DD-MM-YYYY

Long live diversity! Because people should not be streamlined


Long live diversity!
Other | Kl. 16:00 - 20:00 | Munke Mose, Odense C | Price: 0 Kr. | Buy tickets here | Written by: My | Translated by: Laura Malahovska

Location: Munke Mose & Stryget
Organizer: Lambda/Mangfoldighedsfest Odense

This is important folks. Because - because these are not some open doors that have to be kicked in, instead they are heavy wooden doors with bad hinges and it hurts to accidentally stub your toes. It is still complicated to love a woman if you are a woman. And a man if you are a man. And if you are somewhere in the bounds of these two or something else, you are a bit in trouble. Because people WANT to put you in a category. Systematise. Close the boxes real tight.

If you are born satisfied in your skin and gender, lucky you. But the problems still persist. And that may seem insurmountably terrible and make some beautiful people scared and lonely. And it should not be like that. So you must parade through the streets and make noise and stand out and kiss your girlfriend or boyfriend without fear. And you must be wearing something that is not new Nordic minimalism, but more like that good old fashioned glamor and we must sing together: “We are mirrors in the sun to all who fight from shadows and we shout: long live the diversity!”



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6/1/2017 8:00:00 PM 6/1/2017 22:00 40 Satanic samba A Deconstruction of the clichés relating to Brazilian folk music. Østre Stationsvej 33, Odense C HTF, Second to the Left, Odense Musikbibliotek false DD-MM-YYYY

Satanic samba A Deconstruction of the clichés relating to Brazilian folk music.


Satanic samba
Concert | Kl. 20:00 - 22:00 | Østre Stationsvej 33, Odense C | Price: 40 Kr. | Buy tickets here | Written by: Mira Erik | Translated by: Laura Malahovska

Location: Odense Musikbibliotek
Organizer: HTF, Second to the Left, Odense Musikbibliotek

Dissonance and provocation. The Brazilian musical heritage twisted into a mix of hard jazz and punk - that is amazing! The music is driven by a simple, but effective guideline - to deconstruct the clichés of Brazilian folk music. Hence the band name “Satanique Samba”, because in Hebrew ‘Satan’ means ‘the prosecutor, the opposition’.

As an addition to your ticket, you also get Brazilian finger food. The food is served at 19:30 and the concert starts ad 20:00.

Samba is not holy and that is cool. But it is not so cool that the Music Library is not that holy: come and be part of one of the last, unbelievably incredible things on the programme, before they get moved to the Borgerservice at the Central Station. WHAT the hell??!!

Listen to them here.



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6/1/2017 8:00:00 PM 6/11/2017 40 Tartuffe @ Momentum Classic play, with references to the present, at your own responsibility Ny Vestergade 18, Odense C Den Danske Scenekunstskole false DD-MM-YYYY

Tartuffe @ Momentum Classic play, with references to the present, at your own responsibility


Tartuffe @ Momentum
Theatre | Kl. 20:00 | Ny Vestergade 18, Odense C | Price: 50 Kr. | Buy tickets here | Written by: Albert Petersen | Translated by: Laura Malahovska

Location: Teater Momentum
Organizer: Den Danske Scenekunstskole

It is quite noteworthy that we continue on watching reenactments of old plays. Should  one not believe that the drama evolves as the language evolves?

No, even though language develops, some universal themes have been treated  so thoroughly that there is no need to rewrite them later on.

Therefore, the graduates of the Danish National School of Performing Arts also claim that they have not made an actualisation of Tartuffe.

The story about a manipulative, bigoted seductive religious figure who distorts stories in any situation for his own benefit, where truth becomes a victim and it is played as Molière wrote it. And if you recognise someone similar at your workplace, study place or among some of the world’s leaders, it is completely at your own expense.



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