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Two Very Special Concerts Live on The Lake Radio This Week

November 3, 2014 by Rasmus

This week we are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of our debut album Tripper with the broadcast of two special concerts on The Lake. One of them closes a chapter with a big feast of music and the other points towards new adventures and beginnings.

THE LAST CONCERT – live at Alsion February 28th 2014
with Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester, Sønderjysk Pigekor, Hans Ek (conducting) and a string of special guests. The program and credits for the concert is available below.

Hear it in its entirety on www.thelakeradio.com
Monday Nov. 3rd 21:00 CET & Tuesday Nov. 4th 14:00 CET

TATU RÖNKKÖ + EFTERKLANG – live at Our Festival July 31st 2014

our debut performance with this new project. 

Listen to it on www.thelakeradio.com
Wednesday Nov. 5th 21:00 CET & Thursday Nov. 6th 14:00 CET

Read more info below about the two concerts.

The Last Concert – photo by Antje Taiga Jandrig

THE LAST CONCERT
February 28th 2014 we performed a unique concert together with Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester (South Denmark Philharmonic), Sønderjysk Pigekor (South Denmark Girls Choir), Hans Ek (conductor) and a string of special guests.

The concert featured songs from our entire discography as well as unreleased and so far unknown Efterklang songs. The arrangements for the orchestra were made by Allan Gravgaard MadsenDaniel BjarnasonVan Dyke ParksKarsten FundalHans Ek and Missy Mazzoli.

We called it The Last Concert, but we are indeed still here.
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TATU RÖNKKÖ + EFTERKLANG
Tatu Rönkkö + Efterklang is a new collaboration (soon to be given its own name) between the Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö and the three of us. We played our very first concert at Our Festival in Finland on July 31st 2014.

Currently we are all gathered in our studio in Berlin, where we are writing new songs for upcoming concerts:

07.11 – ANKARA, TR – Nordik Müzik Festivali | Info & Tickets
08.11 – THE HAGUE, NL – Rewire Festival | Info & Tickets
14.11 – VILNIUS, LT – Insanitus | Info & Tickets

Tatu Rönkkö + Efterklang photo by Maarit Kytöharju / Our Festival

Here is the program for The Last Concert

Posted in Celebration, Concerts, nostalgic, The Lake |

Tripper is now 10 Years Old

October 26, 2014 by Rasmus

Time flies! It is a cliche and it is the truth.


October 25th 2004 we released our debut album Tripper.
It came out on The Leaf Label, and it was our international debut.

We will mark the anniversary in the near future.

In the mean time you can enjoy this Efterklang documentary made in 2004 by MTV Nordic. Quite toe cringing for us to watch this today, but also very sweet and funny. We were so young and had never talked to a camera before.

Watch This is Our Music: EFTERKLANG (2004)

Here is another little gem from 2004.
The greenlandic choir MIK were among the many guest musicians on the Tripper album.
We recorded them singing this song, during the recordings for the album back in 2004.

Please get in touch if you know the title of this song?
and go pay MIK a visit here.

Posted in Celebration, Efterklang, nostalgic, The Leaf Label |

Introducing: THE LAKE – New Radio

August 13, 2014 by Rasmus

We are extremely happy to be part of this new radio project.
Please welcome THE LAKE.

I don’t wish to get in your pants
Instead, I wish to be your pants

If you want to hear Peter Broderick recite these lines of his above; or a Bertolt Brecht hörspiel followed by a conversation with Nils Frahm’s piano. Or Andy Warhol on the phone superceded by Burmese street kids singing from the back of a pick-up truck and the voices of a Haitian voodoo ceremony – then come to The Lake - www.thelakeradio.com

Broadcasting from Copenhagen to the world, The Lake is on air 24 hours daily at www.thelakeradio.com. The new radio platform is initiated and curated by Kasper Vang (artist), Jan Høgh Stricker (radio journalist) together with Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg from the band Efterklang (4AD).

The Lake aims to be the anti-thesis of commercial radio. Its function is to serve as a platform for experimental and inspiring music and sounds, without playlists, boundaries or limitations. The carefully curated library spans all decades of recorded audio, crossing geographical borders, languages and genres.

No one knows what The Lake will play next. Randomized playback will make it a unique experience for listeners who can hear everything from the forgotten and underrated to ground-breaking, rare and new pieces.

LONGER PROGRAMS & BROADCAST EVENTS:

Once a week The Lake will break with its usual 24 hour programming to broadcast special audio recorded exclusively for the radio station.

The first of these will happen on August 24th and 25th where The Lake will broadcast live from this year’s edition of the MAD Symposium in Copenhagen. MAD was founded in 2011 by Noma chef René Redzepi and this year’s event is co-curated by Brazilian chef Alex Atala. More than twenty talks by some of the world’s greatest culinary pioneers and thinkers will be aired on www.thelakeradio.com unedited. More details on the event will be announced soon.

Also coming soon to The Lake, a series of programs from this year’s Roskilde Festival featuring the likes of Julia Holter, The Necks, Arto Lindsay + Paal Nilssen-Love, Fire! Orchestra, King Ayisoba. A series of mixtapes will also be launched this month. The first, entitled Awful Tape from Osaka, will be aired on August 28th.

Please come join us at The Lakewww.thelakeradio.com

Posted in Celebration, Stream, The Lake |

Love & Respect – The Last Concert

February 28, 2014 by Rasmus

We are still smiling and feeling from our concert two days ago in Alsion in Sønderborg. We spent the whole week, on our home island of Als, getting the concert together and it was intense and beautiful to see it evolve and happen.

There are some people we want to thank and we have posted some photos and the full program for the concert further below.

Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester for inviting us and for being one of the nicest orchestras we have ever worked with. Kultur i Syd and Alsion also deserves a big thanks for making this concert happen.

Sønderjysk Pigekor and Mette Rasmussen (their choir leader) for their harmonies and forever bright energy and eagerness to take part.

Karsten Fundal, Allan Gravgaard Madsen, Hans Ek, Van Dyke Parks, Daniel Bjarnason and Missy Mazzoli for their orchestral arrangements. We love all these composers dearly as artists and friends. We were also honoured to have Hans Ek conducting the orchestra on the night. He leads with patience and love.

Vincent Moon for his friendship and for dancing with his camera on stage. We can’t wait to see what comes out of this.

Daniel Givens for the drama of his words and voice. For his gentleness and his warm laughter that makes the cells in our bodies vibrate. For accepting the invitation to guest star the concert. It feels good to finally be in touch again, 10 years after our collaboration started.

Nils Carlsson, who played trombone in the orchestra and who 9 years ago was part of our live band and many early recordings incl. Tripper. Back then we nicknamed him Swinging Nils in the tour van. He still has it.

Hans Jørgen Clausen for his braveness and for enlightening us all with the sound and magic of the local dialect Alsisk.

Rune Mølgaard and Thomas Husmer for starting the band with us and for still being part of it. It felt right to be on stage together again.

Peter Broderick for reuniting with us and for gifting us with his musicality and friendship.

Tatu Rönkkö, Martyn Heyne and Katinka Fogh Vindelev for devoting so much time and love. The last year and half on the road with you have been an immense pleasure. Thank you.

Anders Boll for making hundreds and hundreds of our concerts sound good for years and for telling us to shut up and get on with it when needed.

Nico de Rooij and Stuart Bailes for their ever changing, impressive  and diligent efforts to light our world up.

Ron Peeters and Dirk Overeem for the monitor sound and for showing us how to make orchestras and bands sound and play well together.

To our friends and family for all the help and support and especially to our parents for joining us for the encore and for being.

Finally a warm thank you to all our collaborators and fans from around the world. So many of you travelled far to see the concert. It warmed our hearts.

Here is to the future!!

Casper, Mads & Rasmus

photos by Antje Taiga Jandrig

The program of the concert:

Posted in Celebration, Concerts, Efterklang, nostalgic, Thoughts |

One Week To Go – The Last Concert! – Please Meet the Arrangers

February 19, 2014 by Rasmus

In a week from now we will be on stage playing a very special concert with Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester in Sønderborg’s concert hall Alsion.

As we announced a month back, this concert will be the last concert with Efterklang as you and we know it. We’ve also made it clear that the concert isn’t a funeral, but a night of celebration of the past and also the future.

Today we would like to introduce you to five gifted composers whom we love very much and whom all have contributed with orchestral arrangements for the concert next week.

Please meet: Karsten Fundal, Daniel Bjarnason and Missy Mazzoli who we have worked with on various projects like Performing Parades, Efterklang+Daniel Bjarnason & Their Messing Orchestra and The Piramida Concerts.

Please also meet Hans EkAllan Gravgaard Madsen and Van Dyke Parks who we are excited to be working with for the first time on arrangements.

Posted in Celebration, Concerts, Efterklang, Thoughts |

The Last Concert – One Final Show to Celebrate Them All

January 14, 2014 by Rasmus

February 26th 2014 we will play one last concert in Sønderborg, Denmark, where we grew up.

It will be the last concert with Efterklang as you and we know it. We are not sure what happens after this concert. It is time to reflect and time to move forward. We want to fundamentally change what it means to be Efterklang and how we operate, create and perform.

So come say goodbye with us!
We are celebrating a decade of Efterklang releases and concerts and we are doing it in the most decadent way.

The local symphony Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester, conductor Hans Ek and the local girls choir will join us on stage and so will a long list of special guests including Thomas Husmer and Rune Mølgaard from the original 5 piece line-up of Efterklang.

The last concert will feature highlights from all our 4 albums as well as new songs, that in fact are almost 10 year old songs we’ve never released, but whom we care for very much. This will be the only chance to hear these songs live.

We are not taking this concert on tour and we plan on making this a very special night. An exploration, a rite of passage, a strange celebration. You are hereby invited.

For Tickets go here
For Info go here

update Jan 16th: Many people have misunderstood this announcement. We are not splitting up. This is not the end of Efterklang. It is the end of Efterklang as we know it.


Photo by Søren Solkær

Posted in Celebration, Concerts, Efterklang, nostalgic |

New Video For Monument – Celebrating the 1 year anniversary of Piramida and the Release of The Ghost of Piramida

September 25, 2013 by Rasmus

This new video for ‘Monument’ by Andreas Koefoed and Hvass&Hannibal marks the 1 year anniversary of the release of our 4th album ‘Piramida‘ of which ‘Monument’ is the closing song.

It also honours ‘The Piramida Concert‘, the live album we released June 10th 2013 together with the classical orchestra Copenhagen Phil.

And further it marks the digital release of Andreas Koefoed’s Efterklang documentary ‘The Ghost of Piramida‘. On Friday, September 27th, ‘The Ghost of Piramida‘ will be made available for online renting and download at vimeo.com/ondemand/piramida. Pre-order of the film is already available.

Thats a lot of celebration and referencing for just one video, but let us explain how it is all connected.

Both recordings of ‘Monument‘ are featured in this music video. First half of the uses the album version of the song and then follows the live version of ‘Monument’ from ‘The Piramida Concert’.

The 8mm footage used in the video is filmed by Alexander Ivanovic Naumkin, who lived in Piramida (Pyramiden) for many years and who plays a leading role in Andreas Koefoed’s film ‘The Ghost of Piramida’.

The music video features clips from ‘The Ghost of Piramida’ documentary and also artwork and animations by Hvass&Hannibal, who also did all the artwork for ‘Piramida’ and ‘The Piramida Concert’ releases.

(if you live in Germany, then watch the video at vimeo.com/75383583)

No one, but Nan Na and Sofie (of Hvass&Hannibal) and Andreas could have made this video. They have been some of our closest and must trusted collaborators on this entire Piramida project. The others are Francesco Donadello and our live band: Martyn HeyneTatu RönkkëKatinka Fogh VindelevBudgie and Peter Broderick + crew: Anders BollStuart Bailes and Nico de Rooij.

Happy 1 year Anniversary!
Hope you enjoyed the video and please enjoy the film on Friday.

The Piramida tour is coming to an end, but we hope to see you at one of the last shows. In the near future we will visit Germany, UK, Ireland, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Bucharest, Slovakia, Austria, Poland, Malaysia, Korea, ChinaHong Kong and Norway. And then it all ends with a very special concert together with Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester February 26th 2014 on Als in Denmark where we grew up and where An Island was filmed. More info here.

Posted in Celebration, Concerts, Efterklang, nostalgic, Piramida, The Ghost of Piramida, The Piramida Concert, Video |

RELEASED TODAY! The Piramida Concert by Efterklang & Copenhagen Phil conducted by André de Ridder

June 10, 2013 by Rasmus

* please note that the US release date is June 18th 2013.

HAPPY RELEASE DAY!
We are so happy with this live album. Since the debut in Sydney Opera House a little over a year ago we have played 18 of these Piramida Concerts with different and amazing orchestras across the globe. To have it materialise into this live album The Piramida Concert with Copenhagen Phil is a beautiful thing for us. It feels great. We want to thank Copenhagen Phil and conductor André de Ridder for making this possible and we are also sending lots of love to Karsten Fundal and Missy Mazzoli who arranged the songs for orchestra.

The Piramida Concert will only be available digitally and as a limited edition deluxe double gatefold vinyl (one black, one white + CD inside), designed by Danish artists Hvass&Hannibal.

The live album is available now in all good record stores and also through our own webshop shop.efterklang.net.

Here is a nice little presentation of the vinyl edition:

One of our personal favorites on the new live album is the track THE LIVING LAYER + VÆLV, which as the titel suggests actually is two songs. The Living Layer by Efterklang and Vælv written by Karsten Fundal. You can listen to this via Soundcloud.

Some official info for you about this new release:
The Piramida Concert by Efterklang & Copenhagen Phil was recorded live at Copenhagen’s Royal Academy of Music Concert Hall in October 2012. Over the course of two sold-out nights Efterklang – plus Peter Broderick, Katinka Fogh Vindelev and Budgie (Siouxsie and The Banshees) – teamed up with classical orchestra Copenhagen Phil and German conductor André de Ridder to perform the Danish act’s fourth album Piramida in its entirety. Staged for the first time at the Sydney Opera House in May 2012, the orchestral arrangements were written by fellow Dane Karsten Fundal and New York composer Missy Mazzoli. The Piramida Concert also features ‘So’, a song written during recording sessions for Piramida, and ‘Vælv’, a classical piece commissioned by Efterklang and composed by Karsten Fundal. The live performance was mixed to tape by Francesco Donadello in the Vox-Ton studio in Berlin.. The Piramida Concert will only be available digitally and as a limited edition deluxe double gatefold vinyl (one black, one white + CD inside).


artwork by Hvass&Hannibal

Posted in Celebration, Concerts, Efterklang, Piramida, The Piramida Concert, Uncategorized |

The Ghost of Piramida Wins Chopin’s Nose Film Award

May 22, 2013 by Rasmus

This past week the annual Planete+ Doc Film Festival took place in Warsaw, Poland and the Efterklang film The Ghost of Piramida won the award Chopin’s Nose for Best Music Documentary.

We were so lucky to be present at the award ceremony together with director Andreas Koefoed. After the ceremony we played our debut concert in Warsaw. We had a terrific time. Thanks to everyone and a special thanks to Andreas Koefoed. We love you and we love the film you have made. Thank you!

More info about the Award and film festival available here.
More info about The Ghost of Piramida available here.

Bonus Picture:
Here is Mads with the prize Chopin’s Nose

Posted in Celebration, Competition, Efterklang, The Ghost of Piramida |

A Night of Celebration – Steppeulven 2013

January 27, 2013 by Rasmus

Yesterday we attended this years Steppeulven Awards. Steppeulven is the Danish Music Critics awards and we were and still are honored to be nominated in 6 categories.

We won Album of Year for Piramida and also Composers of The Year and here is a big THANK YOU and Love Hug to the jury and Steppeulven and to all the other amazing nominees.

Here is a photo from just before the celebrations started. A lot of alcohol was consumed in the hours after. We can still feel it.

Posted in Celebration, Efterklang, Hurra!, Piramida |

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