Recent & upcoming: a lot of music, some marching, a bit of poetry, art, movie, a political debate, and more

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I have been using Facebook for several years now. There are many benefits to using the site, not least of which is connecting with people. Finding out about what’s going on is another way I use it and this has been a huge help when preparing “Recent & upcoming” each week. But despite what I consider my ‘technical savvy,’ I have only in the last two weeks become aware of the ‘save’ feature on Facebook. Suddenly I can save all relevant events to my account as I come upon them and, when it comes time to write the weekly post, find them all in one place. Brilliant! No more scrolling through group after group for events I may have missed or carelessly forgotten to note down in my Google doc for the blog. So that was a bright spot in my week. The number of events coming up, however, seemed a bit small this week; not only are most of my saved events for future weeks and issues of this post, Midt-Vest Avis disappointed with only 64 pages, many dedicated to real estate. I guess this period of the year is just a bit of a gap in the Aalborg activity calendar. There are some good ones, though, depending on what you like to do. Have a scroll through; surely you’ll find one event or activity that catches your fancy! 🙂

DJ Marathon #8 at 1000Fryd

Friday, 13 March
21:00 ~
1000Fryd (Kattesundet 10, 9000 Aalborg)
Free entry
More information available here and here

It’s time for 1000Fryd’s legendary party-koncept: DJ Marathon! Once again we present some of Aalborgs finest DJs and their most wicked records! Each DJ have 45 minutes, in a marathon of power sets… Line-up:

* Dj Tou
* Manuca Selectah
* Dj Yngve
* De Grønne Lejesvende
* Left Hand Right
* Beddy
* Dj Devious
* Toby Determined

Klub Husfred: Sea Change + Shy Shy Shy

Friday, 13 March
20:30 ~
Entry: 50kr. (friend gets in free with student ID!)
More information available here

Norwegian and Danish musicians hit the scene at Huset tomorrow night. Vegetarian buffet in the Huset cafe before the concert from 18:00 to 19:30 – 110kr. for meal and music.


French organ symphony at Budolfi Kirke this Saturday

Saturday, March 14
12:15 ~
Budolfi Kirke
Entry is free
More information here

On Saturday you will have the opportunity to hear one of the great French organ works: Organ Symphony No. 6 by Louis Viern. Louis Viern was an organist at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris until 1937. On Saturday one of Denmark’s young bright talents on the instrument, Philip Aggesen, a resident organist at Davids Church in Copenhagen, will perform the piece. He will provide a brief introduction of the work before commencing to play. The piece lasts around 40 min.


royal guardAalborg in Blue: Danish Royal Guard to march through central Aalborg tomorrow

Saturday, 14 March
12:45 ~
Aalborg Center
Event poster available here

Come and watch the Danish Royal Guard march through the center of Aalborg tomorrow in full regalia. The parade begins at Honnørkajen, proceeds through Nytorv and the pedestrian zone of Aalborg, and ends at 13:15 at Gammeltorv.


Joint Pro Musica and ArtDreams event: ‘Samtale med Luciano’

Saturday, 14 March
Klassisk Sal at Musikkens Hus
Free entry
More information available: here

Pro Musica and ArtDreams proudly present ‘Conversations with Luciano – an exploration of boundaries.’ A fictional dialogue between Luciano Berio and Dan Dediu – two worlds marked by folk, heavy conversations, experiments and new ways of looking at society. A concert that stands for everything that is not conventional and mainstream. The concert ends with the play “Corruption” written by Dan Dediu specifically for this Pro Musica concert and dedicated to ArtDreams.

Dediu: Funeral Serenades for oboe and percussion
Berio: Secventa for viola solo
Berio: Secventa for oboe solo
Berio: Naturale for viola and percussion
Dediu: Corruption. A Biography
Op.156 (daughter of “The Mythological Bestiary”) for oboe, viola, piano and percussion

Dan Dediu, Master of Ceremonies, composer, pianist
Marius Ungureanu, viola
Arco van Zon, oboe
Jonas Bove, percussion


Ordklang: Poets meet jazz trio meets string trio

Sunday, March 15
14:00 ~
Kunsthal Nord, Nord Kraft
Admission: 75 kr / Youth under 18 free / Free for members of NUT (North Jutland Young Composers)

Ordklang is a meeting between two very different poets and musicians from different ends of the musical scene – a jazz trio and a classical string trio. Music is often described as a language that spans the borders between cultures. Music is also often described as an art form that can express everything that cannot be said with words. Still, the two are inextricably linked; music is filled with words. Whether opera, pop, jazz, or death metal there are words in the music. The two support, amplify and inspire each other. And words can have music in them, they can even be music…At this event, the poets’ words will be illuminated with music by JS Bach, Simon Steen-Andersen, Villa-Lobos, and Christian Vuust in different ways. Aarhus poet Peter Laugesen, with his roots in the Beat Generation, is a spontaneous and powerful interaction partner. He is Denmark’s jazz and poetry poet par excellence – a soloist of the instrument of words. “Danish poetry’s only real rock star,” says the newspaper Politiken. The other poet is none other than Cia Rinne. She has distinguished herself in the literary world with her multi-language poems, with a sweeping ease and remarkable depth that twist the listener’s brain. “A narrow superstar,” Lars Bukdahl calls her.

Jazz Trio:
Christian Vuust, saxophone
Søren Dahl Jeppesen, guitar
Klaus Norgaard, double bass

String Trio:
Birgitte Bærentzen Pihl, violin
Mina Luka Fred, viola
Brian Friisholm, cello

NUT celebrates its 30th birthday in 2015 and has commissioned several birthday fanfares to celebrate the occasion. One will be played at each of their concerts this year. The fanfare for this concert is by composer Ivan Olsen. After the concert NUT will offer the audience the chance to enjoy some refreshments and socialize with the performers. Organizer: North Jutland Young Composers (NUT) in cooperation with the Kunsthal Nord


Trio VitruviAalborg Chamber Music Society hosts Trio Vitruvi at Musikkens Hus this Sunday

Sunday, 15 March
15:00 ~
Musikkens Hus, Klassisk Sal
Entry: 100kr for members of the Music Society; 180kr for members of the public; free for students
More information available here

Aalborg Chamber Music Society brings an international musical trio to Aalborg this Sunday afternoon. Trio Vitruvi, which became the undisputed winner of DR’s P2 chamber music competition in March last year, is made up of three young musicians: pianist Alexander McKenzie, violinist Niklas Walentin, and cellist Jacob la Cour. Although trained in different places, the trio all had Professor Tim Frederiksen of the Royal Danish Academy of Music as mentor. The trio was formed in 2009 and has won several competitions together, including the 15th International Academic Music Competition in Jurmala, Latvia.


intouchablesFree showing of The Intouchables at Aalborg Main Library

Tuesday, 17 March
Aalborg Main Library mini cinema on the first floor
Free entry, no registration required
More information available here

Next Tuesday the library offers a free showing of the French film The Intouchables, which was a huge hit in France as well as worldwide. Synopsis: Phillipe is a multi-millionaire who is paralyzed from the neck down after an accident. He selects the unemployed and petty criminal Driss as his somewhat unconventional personal assistant. Despite huge social and cultural differences, they develop a warm friendship, through which both face challenges to their world views. IN FRENCH WITH DANISH SUBTITLES. See IMDB rating here.


Norwegian band Ohnesorg to perform next Tuesday

Tuesday, 17 March
20:00 ~
Free entry
More information available here

Armed with only clarinet, guitar and vocals Ohnesorg are nothing less than an anarchic show-collective from Oslo, who play anti-authoritarian songs from everywhere. Their songs are based on the society we live in, and are cut from our common political history. Ohnesorg are “Bella Ciau” and “A Las Barricadas” meet Norwegian song tradition. Here’s what everyone’s David Rovics wrote about Ohnesorg…”I went back to the club and overheard a wonderful cabaret band that was playing before me and featured a female vocalist with a captivating, casual but spot-on singing style, accompanied by a woman who played different clarinets of different sizes, and a man on a Spanish guitar.”


St. Paddy’s Day celebration at Studenterhuset

Tuesday, 17 March
20:00 ~
Entry is free; Guinness costs 35kr. (is this a good deal?)
Facebook event page here (146 and counting…)

Come and celebrate Saint Patrick´s day with lots of other people, whether you’re Irish or not, at Studenterhuset on the 17th of March from 8 pm! Don´t forget to invite your friends!


Quiz Night at 1000Fryd

Wednesday, 18 March
20:00 ~
Free entry
More information available here

The next round of quiz night is coming up…Why not join in? We play in teams of up to four (and the best team name wins a prize.) Raffle and cheap drinks, as well as six rounds of quiz questions, among which there are a pictures round, a guess-the-songs round, and Connexions round! Bring your friends! Win the prizes! See you there!


Opening of new ‘Mellemrum’ (Spaces) exhibit at Utzon Center

Thursday, 19 March
17:00 ~
Utzon Center
Entry is free and open to the public
More information available here and here

Utzon Center and Kunsten invite you to the opening of the exhibition ‘Spaces,’ where exhibition manager Lasse Andersson will give a short welcome and curator Stinna Toft will introduce the exhibition. Cold beer will be served.

About the exhibition

KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art have gone into the archives and found three Giants. British Lynn Chadwick, Danish Sonja Ferlov Mancoba and Robert Jacobsen are gathered for the first time in one exhibition with bronze and iron as the central pivot point. The Exhibition shows the three artists and how they in their each separate way work abstractly with the relationship between sculpture, architecture and space. As part of the Exhibition Utzon Center have asked VJ and digital artist Sune P to give a digital interpretation of the interplay between the three artist.The exhibition is a collaboration between KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art and Utzon Center. It will be displayed at the Utzon Centre from 19 March and 7 June 2015. The exhibition is part of the ART to go, which is supported by Bikubenfonden and Spar Nord Foundation.


First high level political debate in English next week

Thursday, 19 March
Aalborg Kommune’s Byrådssal
Entry is free and open to the public
More information available here

European Youth North Jutland (Europæisk Ungdom Nordjylland) present “#EUMythbusters,” the first such debate of its kind in Aalborg, next Thursday evening. Over the past year, a lot of media debate has been focused on “myths” or false truths about the European Union and European citizens. A panel debate formed of 6 politicians and 1 neutral moderator will discuss three currently ‘hot’ issues facing Denmark and the EU more broadly:

  1. Loss of cultural identity
  2. Welfare tourism
  3. Social Dumping

During the debate, we hope that participants will be able to form their own unbiased opinion on each subject.


  • Ole Eu Christensen, S&D European Parliamentary
  • Jacob Klivager Vestergaard, SF Candidate for Folketinget
  • Giajenthiran Velmurugan, Radikale Venstre Candidate for Folketinget
  • Cæcilie Andersen, Enhedslisten Candidate for Folketinget
  • Martin K. Madsen, Liberal Alliance Candidate for Folketinget
  • Morten Thiessen, Konservative Candidate for Folketinget


  1. Welcome words by moderator Lasse Frimand Jensen
  2. Neutral opinion on “Loss of cultural identity”
  3. Debate on “Loss of cultural identity”
  4. Q&A session and break
  5. Neutral opinion on “Welfare tourism”
  6. Debate on “Welfare tourism”
  7. Q&A session and break
  8. Neutral opinion on “Social Dumping”
  9. Debate on “Social Dumping”
  10. Q&A session and break
  11. Closing words from the Politicians in Debate
  12. Networking session

Sponsors of the event: Frit Forum Aalborg, DSU Aalborg, Iuvenis International. Partners of the event: Radikal Ungdom Aalborg, Socialist Youth (SFU), International Committee of DSU Aalborg.


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