Efterklang: Kündigen neues Album "Piramida" an
The making of the new album started out in unusual fashion in August 2011, when the members of Efterklang (Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg) went on a nine-day audio expedition to an abandoned Russian settlement in Spitsbergen, an Arctic island located just shy of the North Pole. Spitsbergen is home to more polar bears than people and also to the ghost town of Piramida, which was abandoned overnight in 1998, and today stands as a slowly decaying ruin.
To get a sense of what happened there, Efterklang have produced a video that gives a tantalizing insight into this unique journey – it’s really the best way to understand how they obtained over 1,000 sounds to sample for the new album. Along with discovering the world's northernmost grand piano, the trio spent nine days exploring and recording the sounds that would inspire and build the songs on Piramida.
Watch the new video featuring the new song "Dreams Today"
September 14th the three danes in Efterklang will embark on an impressive tour where they will perform their Piramida Concerts together with classical orchestras in some of Europe´s finest concert halls and also at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
In May, the band was invited to perform at the Sydney Opera House, where they premiered the album with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
You can watch a magical performance from that night of the song "The Ghost":
Piramida Konzerte: (in Deutschland ohne Orchester)
03.12.2012 Leipzig – Centraltheater
04.12.2012 Hamburg – Kampnagel
05.12.2012 Berlin – Volksbühne
With The Major Lift Orchestra & conductor Matthew Coorey
14 Sep DUBLIN, IE – Meeting House Square / Absolut Fringe
15 Sep CORK, IE – Cork Opera House
With. The Wordless Music Orchestra & conductor Matthew Coorey
22 Sep NEW YORK, US – The Metropolitan Museum of Art
With Copenhagen Phil & conductor André de Ridder, Support by Peter Broderick:
10 Okt COPENHAGEN, DK – Konservatoriets Koncertsal (Det gamle Radiohus)
11 Okt FREDERIKSVÆRK, DK – Gjethuset
12 Okt HELSINGØR, DK – Kulturværftet
With Northern Sinfonia & conductor André de Ridder & Special Guest:
23 Okt GATESHEAD, NEWCASTLE, UK – The Sage
24 Okt EDINBURGH, UK – Usher Hall
27 Okt COVENTRY, UK – Warwick Arts Centre
28 Okt BRIGHTON, UK – Dome
29 Okt MANCHESTER, UK – Bridgewater Hall
30 Okt LONDON, UK – Barbican concert hall
With Sinfonia Rotterdam & conductor Matthew Coorey
07 Nov Eindhoven, NL – Catharinakerk
08 Nov Brussels, BE – AB
With Modern Fantazias & dirigent Hans Ek
18 Jan UPPSALA, SE - Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
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