SPOR festival is taking over Aarhus between the 9th and 12th of May 2013, bringing with it new sounds and sonic experiments and a wealth of installations, performances, concerts and creative experimentation by established as well as young and talented composers and sound artists from the international and Danish scenes.

SPOR 2013 is at the edge

This year SPOR invites you to explore the peripheries of music. Hear musical fragments, feel your aural memory, listen to music with your teeth, and enjoy new works in brand new concert forms. Get close to opera in micro-format and music from a man who speaks in tongues. Experience how silence and sound ruthlessly expose their respective limits and sharpen our hearing.

SPOR 2013: TACET! (English: it is silent)

The theme at SPOR 2013 is the relationship between sound and context - between sound, and those things that surround sound itself, such as silence.

'Tacet is the theme of this year's SPOR festival. It is a Latin word, meaning 'it is silent'. Silence is an immensely interesting part of musical context: it is both a part of music and a part of sound itself - and at the same time, it is their opposite.'

Juliana Hodkinson (UK, composer), guest curator at SPOR festival 2013.

Artists and program

We look forward to presenting Sarah Nemtsov (DE), Yannis Kyriakides (CY), Manos Tsangaris (DE) Claudia Molitor (UK), Simon Steen-Andersen (DK), Niels Rønsholdt (DK), Århus Sinfonietta (DK), Martyna Poznanska (PO), Enno Poppe (DE), Kirsten Reese (DE), Jacob Kirkegaard (DK), Crys Cole (CA), Kroger Kvartetten (DK), Erik Bünger (SE), Ernst Surberg (DE), Håkon Stene (NO), SCENATET 2013 (DK), Lula Romero (ES/DE), Christian Winther Christensen (DK), Petteri Pitko (FIN), Abel Paúl (DE), Simon Løffler (DK), Matthias Schack-Arnott (AUS), Duo Cacio e Pepe (DK/ES), Karolina Öhman (SE), Klaus Lang (AU), Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri (GR), Wolfgang Heiniger (CH) and Seth Kim-Cohen (US) and many others..

Come along!

Come along to Aarhus with SPOR and experience 4 days in the peripheries. Listen to the extremely quiet and the reduced, and allow yourself to contemplate those tiny sounds that we barely notice despite our always being surrounded by them.

We look forward to presenting Danish and international works of high quality - and numerous experiments with volume, duration, form and size, impossible listening situations and musical fragments seeking out the edges.

Come along with us to the sonic peripheries and listen!
See you in Aarhus between the 9th and 12th of May.

Anna Berit Asp Christensen and Anne Marqvardsen,
festival and artistic directors