Efterklang to premiere new album Piramida at Sydney Opera House
+ October UK concert hall tour with orchestra
Together for more than a decade, the Danish band EFTERKLANG have constantly pushed the boundaries of pop experimentalism over the course of three critically acclaimed albums (Tripper, Parades, Magic Chairs). This desire to experiment and create distinctly different sounding albums has informed their approach to performing live, garnering the band plaudits for playing in diverse settings – whether alongside the Danish National Chamber Orchestra or Britten Sinfonia (Performing Parades tour), or in the company of friends and family members on a remote Danish island (Vincent Moon’s An Island documentary).
It comes as no surprise then, that Efterklang would look to present new material in a unique setting and on a grand scale. On May 26th 2012, Efterklang will make their debut performance at the prestigious Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony orchestra. The concert will be a worldwide premiere of the music from the Danes’ forthcoming album Piramida, due for release on 4AD later this year.
EFTERKLANG are also planning an exciting and innovative series of events in collaboration with the 35 piece Northern Sinfonia orchestra of The Sage Gateshead, titled THE PIRAMIDA CONCERTS. These shows at the end of October will take place in some of UK’s most grand concert halls and they will be the only UK performances by Efterklang in 2012.
Assisting Efterklang with these special shows are classical arrangers Missy Mazzoli (Kronos Quartet, Victoire), Karsten Fundal (Under Byen, Oh Land) and Daniel Bjarnason (Sigur Rós, Múm) to help their new songwriting fully integrate with the Sydney Symphony orchestra for the May show, and the Northern Sinfonia for the October shows.
For these special concerts, the Danish trio will be performing as a six-piece, augmented by Peter Broderick (piano), Katinka Fogh Vindelev (choir) and Toby Dammit in Sydney and a TBA drummer in in the UK.
5/26 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE (premiere of the Piramida Concert)
10/23 GATESHEAD, UK THE SAGE
10/24 EDINBURGH, UK USHER HALL
10/ 27 COVENTRY, UK WARWICK ARTS CENTRE
10/28 BRIGHTON, UK DOME
10/29 MANCHESTER, UK BRIDGEWATER HALL
10/30 LONDON, UK BARBICAN
Efterklang are: Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen, Rasmus Stolberg