Transit will finish with a spectacle with a dramatic mix of music, live video, choreography and performance, customised for the Danes of SCENATET by American composer Jessie Marino. Nice Guys Win Twice is based on the phenomenon of ‘fake news’, and finds its material in popular culture, music history and the everyday events of daily life. But like ‘fake news’, the work only illustrates the topics and facts that cover an already defined political agenda. SCENATET’s musicians will act as newscasters, reporters, fact checkers, and pseudo scientists surveying and testing the validity of the so-called facts – through absurd everyday scenes and rituals.
Jessie Marino, Nice Guys Win Twice
Intro: Klaas Coulembier, 19:45
Coproduction: Internationale Ferienkurse Darmstadt, Borealis, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, G(o)ng Tomorrow, La Muse, Circuit
Marino is a composer/performer/media artist from New York. Her current work
explores the repetition in common activities, ritualistic absurdities, and the
archeology of nostalgic technologies. She’s the co-founder of the experimental
performance duo ON STRUCTURE and is co-artistic director, composer, and cellist
for the composer-performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse. In 2018 Jessie was
awarded a Rome Prize Fellowship in Music Composition at the American Academy in
is a young Copenhagen-based experimental ensemble, founded by Anna Berit Asp
Christensen in 2008. The ensemble works in a field between contemporary music
and conceptual art, often with a surprisingly non-instrumental, sensuous and
bodily approach to exploring the relation between music, art and people.