Passive/Aggressive

Clarissa Connelly – Fine fortællinger (mixtape + interview)

June 8 2018

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Mix af Clarissa Cornelly, interview af Sandra S. Borch

“Clarissa Connelly bevæger sig i en tvetydig stemning og formår i den grad at berolige lytteren med et moderne elektronisk take på klassisk singer/songwriter-kultur”. Sådan skrev Theo Nymark i forbindelse med Connellys debutudgivelse fra 2015. Dette er stadig meget sigende for Clarissa Connellys stil og lyd på det nyligt udgivne bånd “Tech Duinn”, som svinger fra fine og porøse lyde til dramatiske kompositioner.

Clarissa Connelly har lavet P/A et mixtape, der består af egne kompositioner og musikalske fortællinger fra venner. I den forbindelse har vi talt med hende om, hvordan hun starter et mix, og hvornår hun slutter en sang. Læs resten

Louise Alenius – “Ordet nu er det allerstørste ord for mig” (interview)

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Af Peter Jørgensen

Louise Alenius (f. 1978) har de seneste 15 år arbejdet som komponist i et spændingsfelt mellem klassisk musik, scenekunst og performance. Hendes miniatureserie “Porøset” – som består af intime værker opført for én tilhører ad gangen – samt sidste års roste og hædrede kammeropera “Silent Zone” – tematisk centreret omkring en incestramt familie – har været med til at skabe hende et ry som en komponist, der insisterer på intimitet og tillid som afgørende aspekter af sit virke.

Jeg taler med Alenius en torsdag over middag, kilet ind mellem et væld af møder og prøver. Da vi mødes, har hun inden for den kommende uges tid hun premiere på det stedsspecifikke værk “Rite of Nothing” i det gamle vandreservoir Cisternerne på Frederiksberg, repremiere på balletten “Napoli” på Det Kongelige Teater og uropførsel af værket “Laura” under Klang-festivalen. Trods det pakkede program møder jeg en stærkt tilstedeværende komponist, som taler indlevende og uafbrudt i timerne, vi tilbringer sammen. Læs resten

Click Festival 2018 – a photo reportage

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Chino Amobi, Amnesia Scanner, Rabit feat. Cecilia and Søs Gunver Ryberg at Click Festival 2018 at Kulturværftet Helsingør.
All photos by Cameron Pagett. (Review coming up…)
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Moor Mother – Haunting the present with a DIY Time Machine

English Feature May 17 2018

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By Sandra S. Borch

The revolutionary thinking of Camae Ayewa also known as Moor Mother explores time travel while distorting history as she haunts the presents with her performances spanning from the incisive spoken word, punk attitude and free improvisation. Passive/Aggressive gives an introduction to her work, ahead of her appearance at the forthcoming edition of Click Festival in Elsinor and her return to Kimia, which was announced just a few days ago. Læs resten

Et Andet Sted – Making space for freedom of expression in nightlife (interview)

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Interview by Cameron Pagett

An exciting and exclusive sit-down with the men (Thobias Molter, Sebastian Henriksen, Máni Sigurdarson, Mathias Stoffersen, and Søren Kinch) who have started one of Copenhagen’s favourite and most interesting club for DIY Electronic music. In a little under two years past Et Andet Sted started with the goal to bring a Berlin feel to the Copenhagen club scene, and create a safe place for expression in the local Techno and Electronic Community. From the first party until now, It has become an organisation that is firmly establishing itself in the fabric of the Copenhagen and International underground scenes with multiple events each month.

Fresh off a move from their first location in the Industrial region in Grønttorvet, Valby to Monastic club in City Center the club continues to gain notoriety and a broader following in the techno, nightlife and party scenes. Known for their community first and unorthodox features in the Copenhagen club scene, Et Andet Sted remains caught in a tempest of expectation, increasing popularity and the challenges that come with it. We are happy to present an in-depth look at the history of the club, the current situation and a nice view into their hopes and dreams for the coming years. Læs resten

Not Your World Music: Noise in South East Asia – Artist talk with Cedrik Fermont

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Transcription by Simon Christensen and Javier Orozco.

Not Your World Music: Noise in South East Asia is a book by Cedrik Fermont and Dimitri della Faille about art, politics, identity, gender and global capitalism. From academic electronic music to do-it-yourself noise in Southeast Asia. Contemporary and past noise, electroacoustic, industrial, experimental music and sound art in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam. With political, historical and sociological essays, exclusive interviews with artists and organizers, as well as an extensive bibliography of popular music from Southeast Asia and a thorough discography of noise and experimental music artists.

A compilation, which includes exclusive tracks from artists of these different regions, was released by Fermont’s label Syrphe as a companion to the book. “The compilation is an attempt to cover a varied range of noise and experimental music from Southeast Asia. Limited to just over one hour, the CD format does not allow us to fully cover the richness of the scene,” Syrphe states. “However, we did our best to include a diverse group of artists. We have selected female and male artists, DIY and academically trained musicians, and newcomers and established artists.” Not Your World Music: Noise in South East Asia was awarded the Prix Ars Electronica 2017.

C-drík is a composer who operates in the field of noise, electronic and electroacoustic sound since 1989, born in Zaire (DR Congo), he lives in Berlin (Germany). He explores electronic, experimental and noise music from Asia and Africa, label manager at Syrphe, concert organiser, author, radio host at Radio Staalplaat and Colaboradio, etc. He published his work on various labels such as Syrphe, Ant-Zen, Hymen, Hushush, Ad Noiseam, Nostalgie De La Boue and many more.

Cedrik Fermont (Syrphe) gave this artist talk at Jazzhouse in Copenhagen in November 2017, hosted by Thorbjørn Tønder Hansen artistic director of the festival Gong Tomorrow. Læs resten

Passive/Aggressive – New nonprofit zine on activism in contemporary music

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The seventh edition of the ZINE by Passive/Aggressive, which deals with the complex relation between music and politics, is released in April 2018 and distributed at production price. Læs resten