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SCENATET: Wow and Flutter

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017


Denmark’s buzzy SCENATET makes its official New York debut with a potent program that belies the cozy Danish stereotype of ‘Hygge.’ Along with the twitchy improvised grooves of Yu Oda and the strobe-funk theatrics of Kaj Duncan David’s Computer Music, highlights include the first of this year’s MATA commissions, a world premiere by Eric Wubbels. Also on tap: the hermetic canons of Daniel Tacke’s musica ricercata | musica poetica, Turkish composer Murat Çolak’s Orchid, an octet by rising Danish star Christian Winther Christensen, and German composer Martin Grütter’s Messer Engle Atem Kling (Cleaver Angel Breathing ‘Ding’).

with support from the Danish Composers´ Society´s Production Pool/KODA´s Cultural Funds.


Tuesday, April 25
8PM at the Kitchen, 512 W 19th St, NYC

Tickets available here

Eric Wubbels (USA): New Work (2017), MATA Festival Commission
YU Oda (Japan/The Netherlands): Everybody is Brainwashed (2014), AP
Daniel Tacke (USA): musica ricercata | musica poetica  (2013), NYP
Martin Grütter (Germany): Messer Engel Atem Kling (2011), AP
Christian Winther Christensen (Denmark): Chorale (2017), WP
Kaj Duncan David (Denmark): Computer Music (2014/16), AP
Murat Çolak (Turkey/USA): Orchid (2017), WP

Opening Night Concert Reception

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Mary Flagler Cary Hall
DiMenna Center
450 West 37th St, New York, NY

WhiteBox Gallery
329 Broome St #1, New York, NY
Tickets $25, available at the door

Join the composers and performers of MATA Festival 2017 for an evening of Californian wine, Danish spirits, music,  and conversation.

Program to include

Thomas Kotcheff (USA): death, hocket and roll (2015)
Jexper Holmen (Denmark): XP (2003) (American Premiere)
Dalia Raudonikyté With (Lithuania/Norway): Primo cum lumine solid

Doors open at 7pm


Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Founded in Copenhagen by Anna Berit Asp Christensen in 2008, Scenatet is recognized as one of the most innovative and experimental ensembles for music and art in Europe. Moving within a cross-genre field of music, drama, happenings, and more, the ensemble strives to present conceptual art works of the highest quality, by working in close collaboration with composers, directors, artists and filmmakers, as well as festivals and galleries to present music as part of a larger whole, whether theatrical or artistically unique productions or more traditional concerts.


Highly visible internationally, Scenatet has toured much of the world, having performed at traditional concert venues as well as in unexpected places — parks, libraries, backyards, and private homes — in Copenhagen, Graz, Istanbul, Bergen, Berlin, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, among others. A staple of Denmark’s contemporary music scene, with numerous performances at the SPOR and Klang Festivals, Scenatet has also been invited to perform at several of the world’s most renowned contemporary music festivals: among them Norway’s Ultima, Bergen, and Borealis Festivals, Belgium’s Transit, Holland’s November Musik, China’s Shanghai New Music Week, Germany’s MaerzMusik and Heroines of Sound, Poland’s Warsaw Autumn, Iceland’s Nordic Music Days, France’s Nuit Blanche, and Britain’s Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and has represented Denmark in the prestigious European cultural project New Music: New Audiences (New:Aud).


The ensemble works with the modern generation of composers from Denmark and the world, presenting premieres and performances of composers such as

Peter Ablinger, George  Aperghis, Jeppe Just Christensen, Christian Winther Christensen, Juliana Hodkinson, Jacob Kirkegaard, Simon Løffler, Jessie Marino, Sarah Nemtsov, Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri, Niels Rønsholdt, Francois Sarhan, Salvatore

Sciarrino, Simon Steen-Andersen, Bent Sørensen, Manos Tsangaris and Jennifer Walshe and has recorded three CD’s on the Dacapo label: most recently Niels Rønsholdt’s “Me Quitte” in 2016.


SCENATET is supported by the Danish Arts Council, the Danish Arts Foundation,

Conductors Association, KODA, Sonning-Fonden and Wilhelm Hansen Fonden.EndFragment