28.08.2018 – 02.09.2018
20:00 – 23:30
Freedom Music Festival is one of the leading festivals of free improvised music in northern Europe. It is 6 days of concerts, artist talks, a movie night, and so much more!
WE ARE CURRENTLY AND GRADUALLY ANNOUNCING THE PROGRAM, SO STAY TUNED!
We are VERY proud to announce that Freedom Music Festival vol. 4 will be marked by the presence and music of one of the living legends of improvised music, a single person who has probably been the most influential in leading the way for the generations of improvisers around the planet. Peter Brötzmann will perform in a duo with the most extraordinary electric pedal steel guitarist, currently Peter’s most common musician of choice, Heather Leigh.
Check their Sex Tape out at: https://trostrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sex-tape
I’ve kickstarted only one album in my life, and it took like 3 years before it reached me, but when it did EVERYTHING changed. I’m talking some-of-my-favorite-music-ever kind of experience! And YES, the otherworldly viola duo consisting of one of the most important living improvising string players Mat Maneri, and maybe a bit less known in Europe, but by all means equally gifted and recognised Tanya Kalmanovitch, is coming to town! They are very rarely in Europe and flying from NYC only for this one concert, so this is a do-not-miss-it-or-you’ll-regret-it-for-ever situation!
Check out their amazing album Magic Mountain at:
Now take that: Teguh Permana, the master of Tarawangsa tradition – the sacred music from Sundanese West Java, Indonesia, will perform an improvised set with the experimental Danish guitar super duo Yngel (Emil Palme & Taus Bregnhøj-Olesen)! This is one of these situations which makes my heart and brain melt – Teguh is a true musician-magician and this meeting of musical cultures will surely deliver y’all to another plane. Miss not!
And check out Teguh’s new album of traditional ritualistic Indonesian music out at: https://teguhpermana.bandcamp.com/al…/tarawangsa-rancakalong
Stoked to announce that we will collaborate during one day of Freedom Music Festival vol. 4 with Alpenglow, an international improvised music summit mixing leading players from Styria in Austria with a wide range of your favourite improvisers from the Copenhagen scene. Embracing a true spirit of experimentation, we will mix many artists who, until now, have never shared a stage together. And at the end of the evening we will present Alpenglow 6 Super Group – an improvising ensemble of 40+ musicians, a total mix up of the Styria and Copenhagen scenes. It will get HOT!
Time to announce our Free Improv Themed Documentary Film Night that will take place at Cinemateket this year!
We will screen two films and present a concert in-between.
‘Milford Graves Full Mantis‘ (dir. Jake Messina Meginsky, co-dir. Neil Young, 2017) is a multi awarded documentary, the first ever feature-length portrait of renowned percussionist, martial artist, heart scientist, acupuncturist, and herbalist, Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity.
“A captivating sound poem.” (The New York Times)
“Rhythmically right on.” (Rolling Stone)
‘Imagine the Sound’ (dir. Ron Mann, 1981) is a true classic. It brings together interviews with and musical and dramatic performances by the true legends: Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Bill Dixon, and Paul Bley, the prime innovators of the once controversial free jazz movement of the 60s.
“The best documentary on free jazz that we have.” (Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader)
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 audiences. We strive for freedom. Our policy is also to aim for an equal presentation of both female and male improvisers.
The festival will take place at KoncertKirken, Cinemateket, and Insulamusic.
Supported by Statens Kunstfond, Københavns Kommunes Musikudvalg, Nørrebro Lokaludvalg, Oticon Fonden, and Knud Højgaards Fond.
Partners are KoncertKirken, Cinemateket, Insulamusic, and Dansk Musiker Forbund – DMF.
The festival is brought to you by Gotta Let It Out.