3 June: Randi Pontoppidan
DUET WITH NORDHAVN
Nordhavn is Copenhagen’s latest district still under development with roaring trucks and its own brand new metro line. In the middle of Øresund. Glass, steel and high house prices, but also the port with fishing huts, taverns and harbour life.
Artist workshops and small-scale industries, miles upon miles of empty, windy quays that should be loaded with cruise ships. All places have their own sounds that I will challenge in 13 small duets. I walk from the centre of Copenhagen armed with my voice until my feet get wet.
DOCUMENTATION JUNE 3
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Randi Pontoppidan is a composer, singer, performer, improvisation and sound artist. Nominated for Vocalist of the Year, Steppeulven 2020. Last year, she released the critically acclaimed solo album ROOMS, Chant Records, NYC. In collaboration with musicians such as Greg Cohen, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Sissel Vera Pettersen and poet Morten Søndergaard, she has built a solid reputation as a wide-ranging and original vocal artist, drawing on inspirations from both free jazz and electro-acoustic compositional music as well as sound poetry and performance art.
She is also a sought-after vocalist in new compositional music and has gained international recognition for her interpretations of composers such as Steve Reich, David Lang, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage and for her work with Paul Hillier’s vocal ensemble Theater of Voices, with whom she performed Stockhausen’s ‘Stimmung’ in Carnegie Hall, New York.
Photo: Dovile Sermokas