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David Berman (1967-2019) – “The light of my life is going out tonight”

Feature Most read August 12 2019

Mindeord af Jonas Okholm David Berman er død, og det er en stor sorg. Verden har mistet en poesisanger i ordets bedste forstand. Sammensat. Som menneske og kunstner. Uadskillelig. Den frigjorte energi kommer fra et vildt sted. ”The wild kindness,” siger jeg højt, fordi jeg skrev vildt … og kører videre. Jeg oplever det som kilden, hvorfra sangene, som små rum, formes. Jeg må uddybe. ...

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Passive/Aggressive – Vi er taget på sommerferie

July 8 2019

Passive/Aggressive er på sommerferie rundt omkring i Nord- og Centraleuropa. Vi vender tilbage med nyt indhold midt i august. Har du forslag til anmeldelser, printudgivelser eller musikudgivelser til lydarkivet Sounds, så send dem til os på info@passiveaggressive.dk. Hvis du ønsker at bidrage med tekst til Passive/Aggressive i løbet af efteråret, så send en mail til redaktionen på info@passiveaggressive.dk med et par ord om dig selv.

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Animaux Animé – Death disco transcending the personal

June 28 2019

By Wieland Rambke – photo: Thomas Sørensen From a landscape in bright, vibrant colours, animal shapes emerge, almost unrecognizable, caught in motion in twisted stances, their colours just as lively as those of the lands that have given birth to them. Between 1944 and 1946, Danish artist Asger Jorn painted “Animaux Animé” – meaning both “animated animals” and “lively animals”. The painting is set in raw and ...

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Brad Mehldau – The Prophet is a Fool

Feature June 24 2019

Brad Mehldau “Finding Gabriel” By Macon Holt This video/track/essay/statement recently released by the critically acclaimed jazz master Brad Mehldau is infuriating. Not least because the instrumental musical elements of “The Prophet is a Fool” do seem to accurately enunciate something of the violence, anxiety, and pseudo-stability of the contemporary moment in a way that the discursive and representational components fail to even as they ...

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Festskrift III – Passive/Aggressive udsender nyt tidsskrift

June 22 2019

Passive/Aggressive udgiver i dag tredje udgave af vores Festskrift-serie. Festskrifterne er samlinger af tekster skrevet, udformet og illustreret af musikere/forfattere selv. Nyeste skud på stammen er en samling refleksioner over rockens betydning i 2019, hvor hverken længde, format eller indhold er blevet dikteret af en redaktion – den slags beslutninger har ligget i hænderne på de enkelte forfattere. Tekster af Anna Ullman, Baby In Vain, ...

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Peter Jørgensen – Waking us up from reality, weaving us into a dream

Kritik June 21 2019

Peter Jørgensen ”Alt i stykker” (No Technique, 2019) – review by Giuseppe Pisano Along the years Peter Jørgensen has developed a compositional style that shares common elements with both the new wave of Scandinavian electronic ambient music and the modern-classical long form experimentations of either minimal-music composers such as Morton Feldman and more recent figures in the contemporary music panorama such as Anthony Pateras. In this sense his ...

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Port Out, Starboard Home – Stil bliver form

June 18 2019

Posh Isolation 10-års-jubilæum “Port Out, Starboard Home”, 23.5-26.5 2019 @Overgaden Institut for Samtidskunst – reportage af Magnus Kaslov I maj fejrede det københavnske pladeselskab og kunstnerkollektiv Posh Isolation sit 10-års-jubilæum med en tre-dages-festival med titlen “Port Out, Starboard Home”. Overgaden Institut for Samtidskunst lagde i den forbindelse lokaler til en installation, der fungerede som centrum for de tre dages fejring med et tætpakket program, hvor ...

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Ursula Nistrup – The sound of sand and wind sculpting speculative alternatives to Planet Earth

Kritik June 12 2019

Ursula Nistrup’s installation “From the Pink Sand” at the art museum of Holstebro – photo by David Stjernholm Ursula Nistrup ”Cosmic Desert” (Resonans Recordings, 2019) – review by Wieland Rambke In just a few weeks, on July 20, we will see the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. With mankind setting foot in outer space, we ourselves have become aliens: An extra-terrestrial species roaming the universe, visitors ...

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Click Festival 2019 – Strategies of resistance (a live report)

June 5 2019

Prison ReligionPhoto by Stine Sophie Winckel Click Festival 2019, 18-19th of May @ Kulturværftet, Helsingør – reportage by Ivna Franic. Taking place one weekend in May, Helsingør’s Click Festival presents a tight selection of music and art performances, talks, installations and screenings spread over two days. Now in its ninth year, the latest edition of Click saw the music program cutting down on headliners more than ever before, ...

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