Afenginn


Line up

  • Erik Olevik (Bass)
  • Kim Nyberg (Mandolin)
  • Niels Skovmand (Violin)
  • Rasmus Krøyer (Clarinets)
  • Rune Kofoed (Drums)
  • country:
    Denmark
  • region:
    Scandinavia
  • style(s):
    • East European
    • Scandinavian
  • label:
  • type:
    Band, Composer/Songwriter
  • gender:
    male
  • instrumentation:
    instrumental, rock band
  • artist submitted by:

A profound fascination with the world's many musical cultures and the desire to create their own version of world music have been the driving forces for Afenginn since their start in 2002. This band is by no means conventional. They are inquisitive, playful and have an imaginative and anarchistic take on traditional musical structures.

Afenginn combine the melodic melancholy of Scandinavian music with the speed and odd meters of Balkan and Klezmer. Add the sophisticated, cinematic feel of classical music and top it off with the invigorating energy of rock.
This unique blend has been explored on five acclaimed albums and has, together with a solid reputation as a vivacious and accomplished live act, brought the Nordic orchestra to festivals, clubs, radio and TV all over Europe, Asia and Northern America. It has won them several awards, grants and nominations making them a big player on the European scene of contemporary world music.

Their five albums; Retrograd (2004), Akrobakkus (2006), Reptilica Polaris (2008), Bastard Etno (2010) and LUX (2013), have explored many aspects of music including a bombastic symphonic production with male choir, the development of a special language 'street latin', unstoppable dancing joys and beautiful melancholic melodies, you will never forget. They have all received rave reviews. Live they have been
performing with artists such as Frank London (Klezmatics) and performed with symphony orchestra Afenginn is always ambitious for new adventures.

'LUX' from 2013 is Afenginn's most recent album and shows Afenginn from a more cinematic and lyrical side. Critics have described it as as "a focused and nostalgic masterpiece", "unique soundpoetry", and "like an exclusive instrumental output from Beirut". LUX captures the porosity and meditative ambience of light. LUX is both simpler and more complex than the previous albums. It has a calm, deep and intensely focused vibe.

SELECTED SHOWS

SCANDINAVIA

Roskilde Festival (Denmark)
Tnder Festival (Denmark)
Urkult Festival (Sweden)
Vossa Jazz (Norway)
By:Larm (Norway)
Etnosoi Festival (Finland)
G Festival (Faroe Islands)

EUROPE

St. Gallen Open Air (Switzerland)
Dranouter Festival (Belgium)
Klezmore Festival (Austria)
TradIt Festival (Netherlands)
World Village Festival (Estonia)

BIG WORLD

Penang World Music Festival (Malaysia)
SXSW (Austin, USA)
DaNy Arts (New York, USA)
Salmon Arms (Canada)


BIGGER PROJECTS

2013 CHOIRNEVALE - International project with choir
2012 DECENNIALE - 10 years an. Theater concert with scenography,
choir, dancer and guest musicians.
2010 SOMA - Ballet at Bellevue Summerballet, Denmark
2009 REPTILICA POLARIS TOUR - Tour with brass section, singers and guestmusicians performing Reptilica Polaris.
2008 DANY ARTS - Collaboration with Frank London in NY
2005 AFENGINN IN SYMPHONY - Concerts with complete symphonic orchestra performing Afenginn's music.


...and many more.

Links

Records


On Tour

  • Afenginn

    area:Europe
  • Afenginn

    date:07 Nov 2012 - 01 Dec 2012
    area:Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland
  • Afenginn

    area:Northern Europe (DK, DE, NO, CH, SE)
  • Afenginn

    area:Germany/Austria/Switzerland
  • Afenginn

    date:09 Jan 2014 - 18 Jan 2014
    area:Australia/Tasmania
Afenginn

Images

Live photoLive photoOfficial press pic

Songs

2

Tattar Humppa


From the Album 'Bastard Etno'

3

Perky Pearl


From the Album 'Bastard Etno'

4

Akrobad - Part 1


From the Album 'Akrobakkus''

5

Akrobad - Part 2


From the Album 'Akrobakkus''

5

Ostinato Repetuum


From the album 'Reptilica Polaris'

6

Septem Turbido (Höstvisa II)


From LUX

7

Paxima


From LUX


Videos

(Please install the Flash-PlugIn)
Various Afenginn

Little presentation film by director Emelie Lindblom

Live from festivals

Penang World Music Festival, Dranouter Festival, Groningen

Afenginn: Febrilsken (live at Roskilde Festival)



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