12:00 - 17:00

Tickets can be purchased in the ticket sale of Kvindemuseet, and gives access to the whole museum

Free entrance for the fernissage and performance

Orgel [organ] is a visual installation and a musical piece by composer Ida Lundén and scenographer Johanna Mårtensson. It is a playground with the aim of creating a musical and visual performance interacting with the audience. The installation consists of nine hanging organs, each of them with its own sound, just like a pipe organ. The visitors enter the installation and its quiet yet visually intriguing room of hanging organs, and they are encouraged to create music by blowing into the pipes, or to just watch and listen. By inviting the visitors to be part of the installation's musical performance and act as an orchestra themselves, Orgel explores materials and sounds that are made in a non-hierarchic way together with the audience. At the same time sound installation is about allowing ourselves to think abstractly, surprising each other, exceeding our limits, and simply trying out the shapes and sounds of everyday materials. 

Come experience a live performance with Ida Lundén and Johanna Mårtensson in the installation.

The installation is presented in collaboration with Kvindemuseet as part of SPOR's exhibition programme

13:00 - 17:00
Exhibition Space Spanien 19C
Free entrance

The exhibition runs until 27.05.18

Together, the Danish composer and sound artist SØS Gunver Ryberg, the Norwegian scenographer Nathalie Mellbye and the German director Anja Behrens, will present their brand new, collective installation titled White Sun in Spanien 19C's intimate exhibition space. 

White Sun is a collective study in creating a sensuous and visual interpretation of SØS Gunver Ryberg’s sound universe. The three artists have been inspired by the Japanese performance genre Butoh - an anti-theater form where man turns into the unrecognizable. In Butoh, the body is in permanent crisis, the core being the metamorphosis between different states - life and death, past and present, man and woman, culture and nature.

The installation is part of SPORs exhibition programme and is presented in collaboration with the Exhibition Space Spanien 19C

13:00 - 17:00
Free entrance

Angel View Movie is a music and art video created in collaboration between SCENATET, composer Juliana Hodkinson and filmmaker Michael Madsen, presented for the very first time at SPOR festival 2018 as part of the festival's exhibition programme. 

By means of an experimental and conceptual approach to the format of musical cinematic production, this video piece, based on the underlying score and live concert of Juliana Hodkinson's Angel View, explores a plethora of urban sound and musical fragments, fusing radio noise, cinematic soundtrack and instrumental theater – unfolding from the resonance of an empty palace out into bustling modern cities.  

Music and composition: Juliana Hodkinson / Video and direction: Michael Madsen / Performance and production: SCENATET / Editing: Stefan Sundlöf / Sound mix: Peter Weinsheimer 

The video-installation is part of SPOR's exhibition programme and is presented in collaboration with Rum46, with support from the Danish Arts Foundation, Danish Composer’s Society and KODA Culture, Danish Conductors Association and DJBFA and Koda’s Cultural Funds

14:00 - 17:00
Kunsthal Aarhus, garden
Free entrance

In the shape of a small caravan, this performative concert installation plays with the evocation of freedom and the exploration of wild spaces, while provoking a very singular intimacy. Caravan is a home 'away from home', and the return of the nomad who dozes in the depths of each of us.

During a span of three hours, the caravan is open for visitors to explore a homely musical concept, placing the audience at the heart of the performance. Gwen Rouger invites a single spectator at a time into the caravan for between ten and twenty minutes to experience at very close range a performance of composer Charlie Sdraulig's piano piece Collector: a choreography of hands discovering the sonorous landscape of the keyboard. The spectator is seated right next to the performer, and this gives rise to an intense, intimate and warm one-on-one relationship. Meanwhile, passers-by can glimpse inside the caravan and perhaps hear a few sounds from this specific concert situation and hyper-sensitive musical zone, challenging them to question the role of the spectator and the audience.

The installation is part of SPOR's exhibition programme

17:00 - 18:30
Filmby Aarhus, Studio 1
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A magnificent artistic experience awaits, when SPOR festival presents Stifters Dinge for the very first time on Danish soil. It is a multi-sensuous piece which balances between performative installation art and musical theatre. A 'no-man' show consisting of five pianos without pianists and a play without actors, created by the world renowned composer and artist Heiner Goebbels. With its seductive sounds, images and sensuous elements such as wind, mist, water and ice, Stifters Dinge invites the audience to enter a fascinating and wondrous space of seeing and hearing.      

Stifters Dinge was premiered at the legendary Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne in Switzerland in 2007 and has been performed worldwide in cities and cultural hubs such as New York, Berlin, and Buenos Aires – now reaching Aarhus to captivate the Nordic audience. 

Conception, music and direction: Heiner Goebbels / Set design, light and video: Klaus Grünberg / Musical collaboration/programming: Hubert Machnik / Sound design: Willi Bopp / Artistic collaboration: Matthias Mohr / Speak: Henrik Birch

In collaboration with Filmby Aarhus

20:00 - 21:40
Filmby Aarhus, Studio 2
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Due to limited seats, it is necessary to reserve tickets prior to the performance.

Gaze for Gaze is an experimental opera about love, choices and consequences. A story about the nature of the love relationship and especially its downsides. The opera was performed for the first time in the winter of 2017 by SCENATET in Copenhagen, and is now re-staged at SPOR festival 2018. With Gaze for Gaze, composer Niels Rønsholdt seeks to break down the conventional idea of what opera is and can be by reconstructing the format and experimenting deeply with its traditional dramaturgic elements. 

The heart-wrenching story of Gaze for Gaze unfolds in a conceptually minimalistic universe, where an intimate setting and sensuous atmosphere is created by the dissolution of the boarder between the stage and the audience. By making the audience a central part of the unraveling plot, Gaze for Gaze becomes a personally rooted drama of experimental opera music, invasive sound and forceful light (and darkness).  

As there is a limited number of seats for Gaze for Gaze, it is necessary to reserve a ticket prior to the performances.
For persons with a partout ticket, it is also necessary to register by sending an e-mail to pernille@sporfestival.dk before 30/04.       

In collaboration with Filmby Aarhus

21:00 - 24:00
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Doors open at 20:00

On this night, the uncompromised trio Shitney and soloist Lars Greve will take us into an unpredictable and progressive universe of improvisations and musical anormality. 

You can look forward to experiencing an explorative solo-set with saxophonist/clarinetist and composer Lars Greve followed by the three powerful female artists - Estonian Maria Faust on saxophone/effects, Danish Katrine Amsler on keys, microguitar and electronic drumming and Swedish Qarin Wikström on vocals, keys and effects - in a concert where sampled voices, energetic beats and playful instrumentals will occupy ear and body.

21.00 / Lars Greve
22.00 / Shitney

In collaboration with Radar