Either - Or: Kierkegaard's words in music
Søren Kierkegaard's words experienced through music.
Peter Jensen/Stefan Pasborg: Either - Or
The work is commissioned by Royal Danish Library.
Either - Or is the title of Søren Kierkegaard's work from 1843, and with this work the composers Peter Jensen and Stefan Pasborg want to convey Kierkegaard's words through music - something that has not been attempted to a greater extent until now.
Focusing on Either - Or is rooted in the similarity they experience as musicians, between Kierkegaard's reflections on the choice made and the artistic choices (and non-choices), especially when they improvise. Stefan and Peter, inspired by Kierkegaard's text, have chosen to base their work on a dialogue between the concrete and the abstract with a clear "call/response" narrative as a general communication strategy.
The concert is a part of Copenhagen Jazz Festival.
Peter Jensen, trombone and effects
Stefan Pasborg, drums and percussion
Nils Bo Davidsen, cello and double bass
Anders Filipsen, piano and keys
Adam Riis, vocals
Emil Lykke, vocals
Paul Frederiksen, vocals
Peter Voldsgaard Fristrup, vocals
The commission of the work Either – Or is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.