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Decoda at Reach Me! Festival with Lydenskab; Aarhus, Denmark


  • Aarhus, Denmark

Decoda returns to Aarhus, Denmark, this time in partnership with the innovative Danish chamber collective, Lydenskab.  As part of their festival called Reach Me! the artists will present a three-day songwriting workshop for the refugee community, culminating in a celebratory concert, featuring their new and original songs, at the Danish Refugee Council.

During the week, Decoda & Lydenskab will visit four elementary schools in the Aarhus community to present creative composition and instrumental exploration workshops for children ages 7 - 12.  

On Friday, April 15, Reach Me! will host thirty Danish municipalities for a seminar around artistic urban planning, exploring and sharing ideas for how the arts can help to solve social and community problems and issues. Decoda will present about our criminal justice initiative, Music for Transformation, and our recent invitation to the White House.

A final performance will close out the seminar and week at Godsbanen at 14:00 on the 15th.

Reach Me!

Personnel
Meena Bhasin, viola - Decoda
Claire Bryant, cello - Decoda
Brian Ellingsen, bass - Decoda
Sofia Lind Pedersen, cello - Lydenskab
Karolina Leedo, flute - Lydenskab
Eksild Winding, piano - Lydenskab
Thea Vesti, guitar - Lydenskab
Reach Me!


Schedule

April 14th performance at Danish Refugee Council
Ceremonial Hall, Olof Palmes Alle 35, DK-8200 Aarhus N.

April 15th performance at Godsbanen
Skovgaardsgade, 8000 Aarhus C.

April 9 - 10            Danish Refugee Council songwriting workshops
April 11 - 13          Elementary School Workshops
April 14 19:30       Community Concert at Danish Refugee Council
April 15 10 - 14     Seminar: Developing cities through arts & culture
                                           at Godsbanen
             14-15:00   Collaborative Concert at Godsbanen


Program
April 14th Danish Refugee Council Community Performance

Music from An Iliad by Mark Bennett
'A Mother's Loss' by *Arij Shakra
'Hjerte' by Line Tjoernhoej
'Sacre' from the Rite of Spring by Stravinsky (arr. Eskild Winding)
'Choices' by *Amin Boukhatmi
'Spiegel im Spiegel' by Arvo Pärt - moment of audience reflection
'Sad Tears' by *Muhanad Abv Hable
'Milonga del angel' by Piazzolla
'Restoring Faith' by *Rami Ejleh


Program
April 15th Collaborative Concert at Godsbanen

'Dream' by Cage (arr. Lydenskab/Decoda for guitar, viola, cello, bass)
'Furiant' from Concertino for flute, viola, and bass by Schulhoff
'Milonga del angel' by Piazzolla
'Hymnus II' for cello and bass by Schnittke
'A Mother's Loss' by *Arij Shakra
'Spiegel im Spiegel' by Arvo Pärt
'Sacre' from Rite of Spring by Stravinsky (arr. Eskild Winding)

*participants in Reach Me! workshop from Danish Refugee Council