Hail DR Underholdnings Orkestret – Thank you and Goodbye

September 8, 2014 by Rasmus

In 2008 we were invited by The Danish National Chamber Orchestra (DR UnderholdningsOrkestret) to perform our newly released album Parades in its entirety.

DR Underholdnings Orkestret took a big chance inviting us back then and we are forever grateful. Their trust have since led to a total of 30 collaborative concerts with 14 different orchestras around the world.

Today DR (Danish Radio) announced that the orchestra will be shut down by the end of the year.

This makes us very sad and disillusioned as well. In Denmark DR Underholdnings Orkestret has been going forward in trying to rethink and change the idea of what an orchestra is and what role it can play in our time.

Budget cuts are never easy and sacrifices have to be made. In a year where DR has burned millions and millions on a Eurovision TV show and for the 8th year in a row spends millions on producing the X-Factor TV show it is however hard to not get pissed off.

HAIL to the beautiful people in DR Underholdnings Orkestret. 
THANK you all!

Here is a document from that concert back in 2008. It holds a special place in our hearts.

Posted in Efterklang, nostalgic, Parades |

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 Or Andy Warhol on the phone superceded by Burmese street kids singing from the back of a pick-up truck and the voices of a Haitian voodoo ceremony – then come to The Lake -

Broadcasting from Copenhagen to the world, The Lake is on air 24 hours daily at 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.


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 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

Posted in Celebration, Stream, The Lake |

Tatu Rönkkö + Efterklang to Perform at Rewire Festival

August 5, 2014 by Rasmus

Our new project Tatu Rönkkö + Efterklang will make a live appearance at this years Rewire Festival in a special setting.

Nov. 8th 2014 – REWIRE FESTIVAL – The Hague, NL - Info | Tickets

We just came home from our two week residency at Pekka Kuusisto’s Our Festival in Finland. Here we wrote an hour of new music and performed it live. We will be performing the same music (with new additions) at Rewire Festival.

Illustration above by Allan Bech

Photos from Tatu Rönkkö + Efterklang’s Finland performance and residency below by Maarit Kytöharju / Meidän Festivaali:

Posted in Concerts, Tatu+Efterklang |

Tatu Rönkkö + Efterklang Live at Our Festival, Finland Summer 2014

June 4, 2014 by Rasmus

We have formed a new quartet with finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö.

We will play two concerts at this years edition of Our Festival in Finland. The festival is curated by Pekka Kuusisto and takes place July 26th to August 2nd, at Lake Tuusula just outside Helsinki.

TATU RÖNKKÖ + EFTERKLANG - live at Our Festival

- 31.07 2014 – at 10pm Kallio-Kuninkala, Leonora Hall
- 02.08 2014 - at 6pm Kallio-Kuninkala, Our forest

Buy Tickets

Tatu Rönkkö + Efterklang drawing by Allan Bech.

Posted in Concerts, Tatu+Efterklang |

Efterklang – The Piramida Concert Socks

March 14, 2014 by Rasmus

These lovely socks have been weaved in Korea and are made of cotton (95%) and polyurethane (5%). The design is based on the artwork Hvass&Hannibal created for Efterklang’s live album The Piramida Concert (2013).

You can buy a pair of these socks via our webshop. There’s only 50 pairs available and they come in two sizes. One for women and one for men.

They feature a printed on Efterklang logo, but this print is not very durable and comes of easily. Everything else about the socks is super. They are lovely socks. This text was written with the socks on.

Posted in Efterklang, Merchandise, The Piramida Concert |

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 |

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