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Saturday, March 1 • 21:00 - 22:00
Serena Maneesh Somnambulism

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Serena-Maneesh – Commissioned work for the Arne Nordheim exhibition
For their large Arne Nordheim exhibition, HOK has invited Emil Nikolaisen to make a commissioned work. World premiere with Serena-Maneesh.
Serena-Maneesh has since 1999 been through numerous incarnations, but the project has become synonymous with the composer, singer, musician and producer Emil Nikolaisen. After a few releases, Serena-Maneesh has been established as a big name internationally. Nikolaisen spent four years on the album Abyss in B-Minor who came in 2010, and received excellent reception everywhere. The year before, Serena-Maneesh participated in HOK’s “To Be Heard Is To Be Seen” exhibition and concert series, with a now legendary concert at the Art Center’s outdoor stage, where the band took the concept literally and played behind a three meter high wall of amplifiers. HOK gave Emil Nikolaisen the commission to create a new work in Arne Nordheim’s spirit. Nikolaisen himself was enthusiastic about this, and writes about a something special meeting he had with Nordheim while working as an usher in a church:
Nordberg Church, 2005: Head and hands down a wash bucket. Completely disconnected from the patchbay, bitter coffee and stale air. In exile to give the heart some air, getting my growing apathy to life. Some sneaking into the church door, outside the washing assistant´s viewpoint. The person is obviously the wrong address, the wrong church. I explain dazed directions, slightly, from the hereafter. Register a gentle voice and a friendly ‘thank you’. . A beam of light reveals a weathered face on the way to the door and I’m going to exclaim .. “Arne Nordheim!” But I let it be. I’m just the cleaning lady. The Mexican. Subclass. The rat. Nordheim himself would probably think it was nice to have a chat. Now I´ve finally met him. Rats, Mash people, storm, tape players, oscillators.


Saturday March 1, 2014 21:00 - 22:00 CET

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