Projects

Greg Cohen & Randi Pontoppidan –  CD comming in 2017

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Two songs for you: Drip Drop & Space Geode

Pontoppidan/Greg – Voice, machines and double bass
The Duo of Randi Pontoppidan and Greg Cohen takes on the bold challenge of
making improvised music with only voice and double bass.
The two veterans of improvisation began playing in 2015.
This experiment resulted in a dynamic duo recording (Space Geode) that will be
released later this year. Pontoppidan and Cohen draw from nature and color to direct their sonic endeavours. Each performance is unique and uncontrolled. A musical piñata, of sorts.
The love of sculpting sounds, melodies and pulses, makes this duo a visceral
and buoyant soundscape.

 

Trio: Simon Toldam, Thomas Agergaard, Randi Pontoppidan

 LIFT

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Sissel Vera Pettersen: voice, live electronics                               Randi Pontoppidan: voice, live electronics

Lift is an experimental, improvising and imaginative mini-ensemble, The two women share a common yearning to explore the multitude of timbral resources of the human voice and to engender a musical space without any recourse to any other musical instruments. The use of loop machines and the live manipulation of the voice contribute to the result that the soundscapes vary from the entirely near and intimately acoustic to a world of ambient sounds and hypnotic beats. The duo’s repertoire consists of original compositions and free improvisation.Inspiration comes from many different streams of influence: pygmy-songs, noise, joik, vocalise, human beat-box, Scandinavian hymns, jazz and the whole cache of everyday songs we have around us, which we might not always be listening to ….

Lift`s highly original sound have led to collaborations with dancers, performers and video artists such as Morten Carlsen, Stuart Lynch and Bo Madvig. Lift is also touring extensively in Norwegian and Danish schools with Rikskonsertene.

Listen to a lovely song from Lift: Helikon

SMELT – Anders Børup and Randi Pontoppidan – Voices and electronic

See homepage: SMELT

 

Bespeak – Soma Allpass, Makiko Hirabayashi, Dalia Faitelson, Anders Børup & Randi Pontoppidan

See homepage: Bespeak

 Other Gardens

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As a natural continuation of the project “Saariho and Other Gardens, singer Randi Pontoppidan, flutist Jennifer Dill and I continue our work mixing composed pieces with improvisations.

”We have worked with this mix of composed and improvised music on several occasions, and find that it creates a very special quality of presence. The “here and now” of the impro-parts influences the performance of the composed pieces, the deep concentration and precision of the solo-pieces helps to structure the improvisations.
From our experience, the audience is involved in what we are doing from the first sound to the last, and leaves the concert hall with the feeling of having lived something unique.”

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Randi Pontoppidan/Morten Søndergaard

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Theatre of Voices

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