It is a big honour to announce that I have received a generous composers grant from The Danish Arts Council for future musical endeavours. I use a a great deal of my time and energy on composing music as making an album for me takes months and months of focused work. Sometimes it can be a challenge to find financial means to fund this work. I have been very fortunate to have received grants for this work for the last years, and thus have been able to dedicate all my time on focusing on composing and touring full time with Afenginn. This would not be possible otherwise. I am very honoured and humbled by the trust in me as a composer and I will keep working and developing new music to the best of my ability. Thanks and hooray!
All the signed CDs and vinyls and posters and everything from our Klingra Kickstarter campaign will be sent out next week. There’s been some trouble getting everything right with the posters, but all is now supposedly fine and they’ll be delivered here in the Afenginn HQ next week. Stay tuned!
Our tour in Germany that was scheduled for May 2019 has been postponed to February 2020. New dates are already scheduled and more will be added shortly. Here are the confirmed dates so far:
13.02.2020 DE – Berlin Maschinenhaus
14.02.2020 DE – Bielefeld Bunker Ulmenwall
15.02.2020 DE – Leipzig UT Connewitz
16.02.2020 DE – Dresden Dreikönigskirche
Tickets sales and info coming up soon!
This weekend we’ll be on the road in Denmark, playing three release shows for Klingra. Copenhagen, Fredericia and Aarhus will feel the love from the 11-piece touring party.
Dánjal á Neystabø: piano, vocals
Kim Rafael Nyberg: piano, mandolin, vocals
Ólavur Jákupsson: vocals
Maggie Björklund: pedal steel guitar
Niels Skovmand: violin
Alexander Kraglund: viola
Adam McKentzie: cello
Rasmus Krøyer: clarinet
Mikael Blak: Moog, bass
Ulrik Brohuus: drums
Knut Finsrud: drums
Roma Komar: sound design
GAFFA – one of the leading music magazines in Denmark – is first out with a review of Klingra, which was released in Denmark on April 5th. The result? Full house: ★★★★★★
Here’s a translated passage from the review:
“The music is solemn and absolutely beautiful. It moves in fascinating cycles, all contributing to the experience that everything is thought through, and that this is an absolute North Atlantic masterpiece – thanks to the strength of the compositions, the excellent texts…, the full orchestra management, the instrumental virtuosity and the otherwise excellent production.”