10:00 - 13:30

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

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. 

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

11:00 - 14:00
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.

// MEET THE ARTIST : 11.00 - 11.30 //
Come meet Gwen Rouger and Charlie Sdraulig in the garden of Kunsthal Aarhus for a talk and a rare insight into the creation of the artistic caravan.

The installation is 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. 

// MEET THE ARTISTS : 12.30 - 13.00 //
Come meet Juliana Hodkinson and Michael Madsen inside the installation at Rum46, and get a speciel insight into the creation of the experimental music and art video.       

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

13:30 - 14:30
Dokk1, Store Sal
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For the fourth year in a row, SPOR New Music School is part of SPOR festival. SNMS seeks to introduce children and young people to the art of creating and composing music. Having existed since 2015, each year the school invites music students from the Central Region of Denmark to unfold their creative skills during three intense workshop days, where the students are guided, inspired and challenged to compose and perform new works for SPOR. While being guided by composer and musician Østen Mikal Ore and students from the Composition Programme at The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, The Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen and Malmö Academy of Music, the SNMS-students also meet composers and musicians from the festival as well as listen to concerts - all in order to widen their musical horizons and create a platform for their own musical ideas.  

This concert is the culmination of SNMS 2018, at which the students, together with the Aarhus based quartet NJYD,  will perform their own pieces for the very first time – on SPORs stage.

In collaboration with Internet Week Denmark, Danish Composers' Society, The Royal Academy of Music, The Royal Danish Academy of Music and Malmö Academy of Music

15:00 - 16:00
Teater Refleksion
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Violinist Karin Hellqvist (SE) and pianist Heloisa Amaral (BRA/NO) are known for having an inquisitive and fearless approach to exploring contemporary music. 

At SPOR festival 2018, the duo presents the latest developments in their project 'Impossible Situations: A Collective Nordic Experiment'. With IS:CNE, Duo Hellqvist/Amaral aims to test and expand the boundaries of the role of the instrument, the medium, the stage and the performer - and thereby create new, (im)possible spaces for artistic expression. 

Experience an artistic project in development at close range, when Duo Hellqvist/Amaral plays a unique concert with pieces by the composers Lisa Streich (SE)Ida Lundén (SE)Alberto Bernal (MX) and Daniel Moreira (BRA/DE).

17:00 - 18:40
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

19:00 - 20:30
Åbne Scene
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The Way Sounds Go is an exciting mix of concert, performance and media art put together by the Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen in collaboration with the Decoder Ensemble from Hamburg.

The evening weaves together excerpts from his newest works, the music theatre work If This Then That And Now What and the audio-visual work Asthma with a newly produced episode of one of Simon Steen-Andersen’s signature pieces, Run Time Error, co-produced by Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen; An action-packed audio-visual video-parkour controlled live with two joysticks, expanding onto the stage in live interaction with the ensemble. Last, but not least there will be an homage-excursion to the inventors and masters of artistic cause/effect-extravaganza; the iconic The Way Things Go / Der Lauf der Dinge from 1987 by Fischli & Weiss. 

The Way Sounds Go will be premiered at the Kai Studio of the exceptional Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg a few days before it will be presented for the first time on Danish soil at SPOR festival. With this concert, the audience can look forward to being walked around in a musical universe being magnificent and subtle at the same time - demonstrating Simon Steen-Andersen’s and Decoder Ensemble's innovative and internationally-rooted collaboration.  

After the concert SPOR will host a closing reception at Godsbanen.

In collaboration with Åbne Scene