SPOR 2010 was a festival of 'exploded music'. Friday 7th May to Sunday 9th May the audience's could experience musical works, which dismantled and challenged the musical expression through other media: Movement, environment and the visual. SPOR 2010 was curated by the British composer Joanna Bailie (born 1973, resident in Brussels). The focus point was musical translations which not only mimed, but rather reinforced the musical expression through other practices.
SPOR 2010 presented composers, ensembles and sound artists: Peter Ablinger (AT), Trond Reinholdtsen (NO), Mozart(!), Åsa Stjerna (SE), Jacob Kirkegaard (DK), Morten Riis (DK), Jana Winderen (NO), Aarhus Sinfonietta (DK), SCENATET (DK), Trio Aristos (DK), Tape That (BE/NE), David Helbich (DE), Páll Ivan Pálsson (IS), Christopher Fox (UK), Jonas Olesen (DK), Helmut Lachenmann (DE), Xavier Le Roy (FR/DE) among others.
SPOR 2009 took place 7, 8, 9 May. The music was heard in Århus’ city-space and the three festival days presented street criers in the Old Town, works in the city-space, a Georgian male choir in the open and much more. SPOR 2009 was curated by the composer Bent Sørensen. With the human voice and public city-space as a point of departure Sørensen had put together a program with both promising young and internationally recognized composers from locally and abroad.
SPOR 2009 presented Georges Aperghis (Gr/Fr), Beat Furrer (Au), Helmut Oehring (De), Erik Bünger (S), Niels Rønsholdt (DK), Christian Winther Christensen (DK), Neue Vocalsolisten (D), Rustavi Choir (Ge), FIGURA (DK), Esbjerg Ensemble (DK), SCENATET (DK), Århus Symphony Orchestra, Jakob Kullberg and Lore Lixenberg amongst others.