MINU_festival_for_expanded_music is a Copenhagen-based festival presenting art on the borders of new music and other media. It is a space for oscillating between extremes and charting relationships between art, technology, and contemporary culture.
With a curatorial focus on the events as holistic experiences, MINU is an initiative for expanding the definition of music through presenting the unmusical as musical. November 9-13th 2022, the festival returns to Frederiksberg and Copenhagen for its second edition, featuring concerts, performance lectures, and a conference for young artists.
MINU 2022 will mainly take place at Frederikbergs Ku.Be with select concerts happening at Christianshavns Beboerhus and LiteraturHaus. Seminal music and performance art group the Maulwerker opens the festival program with their first ever performance in Denmark. Artists K!ART, Kalle Hakosalo, Nikolaus Von Bemberg, Current ResonanceXPamela Angela, efterskrift, and a cast of international improvisers led by Asger Thomsen, perform in the following days. Educational space is musicalized throughout a four-day conference for young composers and sound artists, each day embarking with a keynote performance lecture by artists such as Marcela Lucatelli, Noemi Schrader, and Frederik Degrer.
2021 EDITION REALISED WITH SUPPORT FROM: William Demant Foundation – Koda Kultur – Solist Foreningen – DMF - Slots og Kulturstyrelsen -
The first edition of the festival took place in 2021 and presented 5 events. It started with it’s time to breathe – a meditative concert at Metronomen, continued with three concerts presenting new large-scale works by young Denmark-based composers at Christianshavns Beboerhus, and concluded with MODERN CINEMA – a cinematic concert experience at Cinemateket.
Expandingmusic extended beyond the individual works and into the spaces in which we presented our events. The concerts presented at Christianshavn Beboerhus made libertine use of the space and situate audiences in hybrid environments from paranormal echoes to alienated digital routines and radical forms of [theatrical] play. Adopting the cinematic idiom, MODERN CINEMA was structured like an outing at the cinema. The evening featured a film made of individual video compositions stitched together, preceded by composed advertisements & trailers, and interspersed with live interventions that play off the social act of watching a film together.
2022 EDITION REALISED WITH SUPPORT FROM: A.P. Møller Fonden – Det Obelske Familiefond - Nordic Culture Point - William Demant - KODA Kultur - Frederiksberg Kommune - Kaptajn Aage Nielsens Familiefond - Sonning Fonden - Knud Højgaards Fond - NEUSTART: Art Music Denmark, Statens Kunstfond, Kulturministeriet, Udenrigsministeriet -