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The elite musicians from ensemble recherche perform music by Allan Gravgaard Madsen, who works with recomposition of and echoes from the masterpieces of the past.

During the concerts, Madsen’s music is recomposed by sound artist Morten Riis on the Electro Mechanical Loudspeaker Orchestra, which he built especially for this project.

The concerts will be a mix of past, present and future, of traditional and experimental classical music as well as electronic music / sound art.

KoncertKirken, Copenhagen

photo: Alexander Banck-Petersen
photo: Alexander Banck-Petersen
photo: Alexander Banck-Petersen

Musikhuset Aarhus

photo: Malte Riis
photo: Malte Riis
photo: Malte Riis
photo: Allan Gravgaard Madsen


Isabel Mundry (b. 1963):
Dufay-bearbeitungen (2003/2006), 13’ (excerpts)
··· “Pour ce que veoir je ne puis” ···
··· “Se la face ay pale” ···
··· “Helas mon deuil” ···

Sandschleifen (2003/2006), 12’

Der letzte Seufzer (2000), 2’


·· PAUSE ··

Morten Riis (f. 1980):
Suite for Electro Mechanical Loudspeaker Orchestra (2020) – world premiere

Allan Gravgaard Madsen (f. 1984):
SUITE (2014-2018) for ensemble – danish premiere

I., 1”

I. Ouverture, 11′

II., 50”

II. Air I, 9′

III., 3′

III. Gigue, 3′

IV., 9′

IV. Air II, 50”

V., 11′

V. Réjouissance, 1”


  • Morten Riis, composer and sound artist
  • Allan Gravgaard Madsen, composer and curator
  • Moritz Bergfeld, recording producer
  • Julie Boelt, production manager

ensemble recherche

  • Mario Caroli, flute
  • Eduardo Olloqui, oboe
  • Shizuyu Oka, clarinet
  • Christian Dierstein, percussion
  • Klaus Steffes-Holländer, piano
  • Melise Mellinger, violin
  • Paul Beckett, viola
  • Åsa Åkerberg, violoncello
  • Frederik Munk Larsen, guitar (guest musician, recording sessions)
  • Maruta Staravoitava, flute (guest musician, concerts)

recomposed was supported by

recomposed was a part of the Deutsch-Dänisches Kulturelles Freundschaftsjahr 2020