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From August 19 to 25 - 2011
Conceived and arranged by Andreas Führer and Joachim Hamou

Six Danish composers and one curator/writer have been invited to investigate the possibilities in the ideas of the work of British composer Cornelius Cardew (1936-1981)

Friday the 19th of August. Borups allé 33, st. 2200 KBH N. Starting 19.00. Screening of a film on Cornelius Cardew and the Scratch Orchestra. Curator and writer Jacob Lillemose will conduct a talk in the form of a collective jam session with words accompanied by groovy bass lines.

Saturday the 20th of August. ANA - Astrid Noacks Atelier, Rådmandsgade 34, baggården 2200 KBH N. Starting 22.00. Artist Joachim Hamou and composer of Popular music Andreas Führer will initiate a transcendental ritual performance.

Sunday the 21st of August. Nørrebro parken, 2200 KBH N. Starting 15.00 Paragraph 5 of the great learning . Performed by the Composer And Artist Claus Haxholm with a group of like minded people.

Monday the 22nd of August. Arbejdermuseets festsal. Rømersgade 22, 1362 KBH K. 15.00 - 16.00 Paragraph 3 of the great learning.. Performed by a Group of exellent singers and players lead by composer and Free Jazz Musician Johannes Lund.

Tuesday the 23rd of August. Nationalmuseet´s festsal. Ny vestergade 10, KBH K. 15.00 - 16.00 Paragraph 7 of the great learning. Performed by a large Choir under the Guidance of classical Composer Toke Odin.

Wensday the 24th. Café Intime. Allegade 25, 2000 Fredriksberg. 20.00 - 21.30
A lot of different people playing and singing protest and work songs. Hosted by composer and artistic freedom Vagn E. Olsson

Thursday the 25th of August. Mayhem. Ragnhildgade 1. 2100 KBH Ø. Starting 16.00 A selection of pages from the score Treatise. Performed by composer and noise and rock musician Klaus H. Hansen

Thursday the 25th of August. Mayhem. Ragnhildgade 1. 2100 KBH Ø. 17.00 -00.00 Performances of the six pieces written specifically for this project: Works for organ pipes, A participatory experi- ment, A collection of civil people, Experiment with tapes, some banging, singing and playing. etc. Drinks, food and groovy times!

Friday the 19th through Thursday the 25th Composer and spiritual presens Tobias R. Kirstein will perform the 1001 activities during the whole week. Where ever he may be...

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