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FREEDOM MUSIC FESTIVAL vol. 3 in Copenhagen

FREEDOM MUSIC FESTIVAL vol. 3 is the third edition of the six-day-long festival dedicated to freedom and improvised music. It will consist of 17 concerts, artist talks, a movie night, and so much more!

The festival presents only the most interesting improvisers on both international and local scenes performing solo and in duo constellations. The musicians performing this year are: William Parker (US), Hamid Drake (US), Joëlle Léandre (FR), Théo Ceccaldi (FR), Sylvie Courvoisier (CH), Marilyn Mazur (DK/US), Julie Kjær (DK), Kaja Draksler (SLV), Lotte Anker (DK), and many others.

There will also be a free improv themed documentary movie night featuring the Danish premiere of “The Breath Courses Through Us” (dir. Alan Roth) – the documentary about New York Art Quartet, founded by the Danish-American reed player John Tchicai; and a cult film “Rising Tones Cross” (dir. Ebba Jahn) – the documentary about the New York City’s 80s free jazz scene.

The festival was established with a motto: Freedom – Improvisation – Expression – Exploration – Now!

These five words encompass the festival’s mission and focus. We celebrate unique expression and exploration in music. We cherish improvisation and one-of-a-kind experiences it brings to the audences. We strive for freedom.

Our policy is also to aim for an equal presentation of both female and male improvisers.

The festival is organized by a double bass player and improviser Tomo Jacobson, who is actively involved in the Copenhagen free improv scene, as well as tours globally.

The festival will take place between August 29 and September 3, 2017 at KoncertKirken and Husets Biograf.

Website: www.freedommusicfestival.org/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/freedommusicfestcph/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/freedommusicfestcph/
Bandcamp: www.freedommusicfestcph.bandcamp.com/
Festival Manager: Tomo Jacobson

PROGRAM
Day 1 : Tuesday, Aug 29
Artist talks at Insulamusic : 6:00 PM : Talking with William Parker & Hamid Drake
Concerts at KoncertKirken :
7:30 PM : Marilyn Mazur (percussion & drums) solo (US/DK)
8:30 PM : Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) solo (CH)
9:30 PM : William Parker + Hamid Drake (double bass + drums) duo (US)

Day 2 : Wednesday, Aug 30
Concerts at KoncertKirken :
7:30 PM : Julie Kjær (saxophones, flutes, clarinets) solo
8:30 PM : Kaja Draksler + Grzegorz Tarwid (two pianos) duo (SVN/PL)
9:30 PM : Jesper Løvdal (saxophones, flutes, clarinets) solo

Day 3 : Thursday, Aug 31
Free Improv Themed Documentary Movie Night at Husets Biografen :
7:00 PM : ‘The Breath Courses Through Us’ (2013) – dir. Alan Roth (75 min)
8:20 PM : Tomo Jacobson + Rasmus Kjærgård Lund ‘Solo no. 8’ release party!
9:00 PM : ‘Rising Tones Cross’ (1984) – dir. Ebba Jahn (119 min)

Day 4 : Friday, Sept 1
Concerts at KoncertKirken :
7:30 PM : Laura Toxværd (alto saxophone) solo
8:30 PM : Søren Kjærgaard (piano) solo
9:30 PM : Lotte Anker + Tomo Jacobson (saxophones & double bass) duo

Day 5 : Saturday, Sept 2
Artist talks at Insulamusic :
6:00 PM : Women in improv music – panel discussion
Concerts at KoncertKirken :
7:30 PM : Mark Solborg (guitar) solo
8:30 PM : Maria Laurette Friis + Nacho Córdoba (electronics) duo (DK/ESP)
9:30 PM : Maria Faust (alto saxophone) solo (EST)

Day 6 : Sunday, Sept 3
Artist talks at Insulamusic :
6:00 PM : Talking with Joëlle Léandre
Concerts at KoncertKirken :
7:30 PM : Kresten Osgood + Signe Emmeluth (drums & saxophone) duo
8:30 PM : Torben Snekkestad (saxophones) solo (NO)
9:30 PM : Joëlle Léandre + Théo Ceccaldi (double bass + violin) duo (FR)