Release concert for the album "first drop" on the american label Cantaloupe. Music by Lang, Skempton, Reich, O'Regan, Riley, Hamilton and Andriessen and a world premiere of a new pice by Ib Nørholm in momory of his friend Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen.
Conducted by Paul Hillier since 2003, Denmark’s Ars Nova Copenhagen has built an immovable reputation as one of the world’s most versatile and inventive vocal ensembles. First Drop is testament to that spirit; it’s a wide-ranging and ambitious project that interprets the choral work of some of the giants of contemporary classical music, including Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Louis Andriessen, Michael Gordon, David Lang and more.
We are happy to welcome Mats Lillhannus as a member of Ars Nova Copenhagen in the new year. We had an extremely strong international field of applicants at our audition and the choice hasn't been easy. And then again. Mats showed all the qualities that we seek in a singer: soloistic power, flexible ensemble singing, musical surpluss and an extremely nice personality.