Passive/Aggressive

Passive/Aggressive

Passive Aggressive Conversations #3: Spellcaster

Podcast May 15 2024, af Macon Holt

Maite Cintron, with Ivna Franic and Macon Holt Passive Aggressive Conversations is our new podcast series hosted by two Passive/Aggressive journalists, Macon Holt and Ivna Franic, where we dive deep into some of the emerging sounds within the Danish music scene and their unique forms of expression. In each episode, we sit down with an exciting new independent artist, and they share their creative ...

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Passive Aggressive Conversations #2: Alto Aria

Podcast April 17 2024, af Macon Holt

Maite Cintron, with Ivna Franic and Macon Holt Passive Aggressive Conversations is our new podcast series hosted by two Passive/Aggressive journalists, Macon Holt and Ivna Franic, where we dive deep into some of the emerging sounds within the Danish music scene and their unique forms of expression. In each episode, we sit down with an exciting new independent artist, and they share their creative ...

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MINU: Festival for Expanded Music 2023

Blog Kritik December 8 2023, af Macon Holt

Current Resonance, “Á la Carte”. Photo: Bea Vanhala Minu Festival, November 15 – 19, 2023 – Review by Macon Holt Over five days in mid-November, the third iteration of “MINU: Festival for Expanded Music” was held in Copenhagen. The programme features a huge range of performances including more conventional contemporary classical concerts, music theatre, installation works, experiments with cake, workshops and conference ...

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The Bottomless Anxiety of Holding on to Anything – The Lake’s Works for Radio 2023

Blog March 14 2023, af Macon Holt

Works for Radio, 7th of March at Cinemateket – Review by Macon Holt Radio art is at once very open and very particular. On one level, it is simply sound art on the radio. But putting sound art on the radio has historically given it another level as it implies a tangible relationship to the institutions of mass media and the media consumption habits of millions ...

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Quatuor Bozzini – The gentle ecstasy of extracting musical grammar

January 24 2023, af Macon Holt

Quatuor Bozzini performing “Long Gradus” and “Colliding Bubbles (Surface tension and release)”, 22th of January at Brorson’s Church – Review by Macon Holt, photo by Michael Slobodian Last Sunday evening, at Brorsons Kirke, Alice hosted the first-ever performance in Denmark by the internationally renowned, Montreal-based string quartet, Quatuor Bozzini (Clemens Merkel, Alissa Cheung, Stéphanie Bozzini, Isabelle Bozzini). The ensemble specialises in performing contemporary, experimental ...

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Holly Herndon – More-than-human, non-human, inhuman

Kritik May 24 2019, af Macon Holt

Holly Herndon “PROTO” (4AD, 2019) – review by Mikkel Rørbo When it comes to Holly Herndon’s third album, “PROTO”, all anyone wants to talk about, it seems, is artificial intelligence. It’s everywhere at the moment; in my own work as well, which is why I thought I’d find it ever so compelling. But really, to just focus on this one conceptual aspect ...

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Eartheater – Live in Copenhagen

May 20 2019, af Macon Holt

Live report by Cameron Pagett Most of the crowd have finished their food in the lounge outside of Alice CPH on a mild and breezy spring afternoon. I nibble at a half-eaten chocolate chip cookie just after introductions to Alexandra Drewchin (Eartheater) and her harp expert travel mate, Marilu. It’s been only a couple minutes and we are already discussing the possibility of having my assistant, who also happens to be an opera singer, join her randomly for ...

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SAD PIANO – The First Sounds of “Final Ears”

Kritik May 17 2019, af Macon Holt

Sad Piano “Final Ears” (Anyines, 2019) – Review by Macon Holt The debut EP from Sad Piano, “Final Ears”, is a festival of digital delights but after that one drink, line or pill too many. There are moments on this record, particularly on the title track, that sound like the most atrociously cheesy MIDI jingles. But then, seconds later, these jingles are dragged through some kind ...

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sega bodega & CPH Power – More than a show

April 29 2019, af Macon Holt

Reportage and photographs by Cameron Pagett The room of Pumpehuset’s main stage is empty. Empty but for two zany lighting technicians playing DJ to a pair of blinking strobes. On the main stage, there is a metal bar holding a tapestry of thin, vertical, clear plastic panels, which hold a keyboard in a tiny enclosure surrounded by LED lamps quaintly behind them. Directly to the right ...

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