Pop-Pilot skaber et trygt rum, hvor pigerne kan lære, lege og øve sig

Pop-Pilot skaber et trygt rum, hvor pigerne kan lære, lege og øve sig

Af: Anne Sofie Noes

Pop-Pilot skaber et trygt rum, hvor pigerne kan lære, lege og øve sig

Gurli Octavia er en af de musikere, der i år vil udfylde rollen som Pop-Pilot instruktør, og hun fortæller her om, hvorfor projektet er vigtigt, og hvordan hun oplever, at det gør en forskel for de unge piger, der gerne vil lære at skrive og spille musik, eller som mangler det sidste skub for at gøre musikken til mere end en fritidsinteresse.

“Pop-Pilot skaber et trygt rum, hvor pigerne kan lære, lege og øve sig samt undersøge deres musikalitet. Der er ingen krav til at kunne spille musik i forvejen, hvilket betyder, at det vitterligt er muligt for alle at deltage. Og det er ret vildt at se, hvor mange der kommer og aldrig har holdt et instrument før, og så en lille uge senere står de og giver den mega meget gas på en scene. Og hvor meget dem, der kan en masse i forvejen, kan udvikle sig på en uge,” fortæller Gurli Octavia.

Når det gælder Pop-Pilots placering i forhold til arbejdet med at udligne kønsbalancen på den danske musikscene, er Gurli Octavia ikke i tvivl:

“Jeg tror uden tvivl, at et initiativ som Pop-Pilot vil kunne mærkes i fremtiden, når vi snakker om kønsbalance i musikbranchen. At det er et af de tiltag, som rent faktisk på sigt kan påvirke kønsbalancen til det bedre.”

Som instruktør er Gurli Octavia med til at skabe det trygge og professionelle rum, hvori pigerne, der deltager i musikcampen, kan eksperimentere med og udfolde deres musikalitet:

“Jeg tror, at mange af de piger, der lægger vejen forbi Pop-Pilot, får muligheden for at opbygge en selvtillid omkring deres egen musikalitet, fordi rummet er et giga safe space. Det betyder, at de får eksperimenteret meget mere; at de tør lave flere fejl; og at de får taget hul på musikken på en måde, der vil styrke dem helt vildt, hvis de vælger at fortsætte i en musikalsk retning.”

Læs også: “Pop-Pilot gav Karoline evnerne og modet til at satse på en musikkarriere”

Pop-Pilot er ikke bare med til at udvikle pigernes musikalske evner og selvtillid, men tegner også et vigtigt billede af en nuanceret musikbranche, der også for de kvindelige musikeres vedkommende har plads til og brug for stærke, kvindelige instrumentalister, hvormed myten om kvinden som frontfigur aflives.
Det er instruktører som Sara Gacic og Sarah Ziebe, der begge har gjort karriere som trommeslager, blandt andet med til at lære pigerne på campen, hvor der er plads til dialog og sparring:

“Pigerne får desuden mødt nogle kvindelige rollemodeller personligt og kan stille os spørgsmål til alle de tanker og bekymringer, de har om branchen og faget, som måske også kan afmystificere nogle ting for dem. Og se at alle mulige slags kvinder spiller musik, på alle mulige slags instrumenter.
For noget af det, der er også er sindssygt vigtigt, er, at de møder kvindelige rollemodeller, som udfylder nogle andre roller, end “den kvindelige frontfigur, der synger”. Ikke at den rolle er forkert, men medierne viser jo ikke så ofte hende den kvindelige trommeslager, der er hired gun for et band. Så Pop-Pilot er jo i meget høj grad også med til at vise de her unge piger, at vejene er mange, hvis man drømmer om at spille musik. Der er jo, trods visse fordomme, rigtig mange unge piger, der drømmer om at være instrumentalister, som ikke drømmer om at stå forrest med mikrofonen i hånden. Så dét møde med instruktørerne er så sindssygt vigtigt!”

Pop-Pilot udmærker sig ved, at det udelukkende er kvindelige instruktører, der underviser pigerne. Instruktører, der alle lever af at skrive og spille musik, og som kan give pigerne den tryghed og vejledning, der ofte skal til, før de for alvor tør springe ud i en musikkarriere.

I år er det foruden Gurli Octavia, Sarah Ziebe og Sara Gacic bl.a. Emilie Espichicoque, Sofie Birch, Ida Gard, Julia Fabrin, Kamilia Amelia, Kirstine Stubbe, Luna Ersahin og Mia Stengaard, der skal være instruktører for pigerne på de tre musikcamps i hhv. Thisted, Fredericia og på Amager fra 12.-18. oktober.

Tilmeldingen til Pop-Pilot 2019 er stadig åben, og det er piger fra alle dele af landet, der kan tilmelde sig, idet de bor på musikcampen i efterårsferien. Find tilmeldingsskemaet her.

Women in Live Music styrede scene under SPOT

Women in Live Music styrede scene under SPOT

 

Åbne Scene ved Godsbanen under SPOT festivalen var den første festivalscene på dansk jord, drevet af en besætning udelukkende bestående af kvinder. Bag scenen stod Women in Live Music (WILM) – et online-fællesskab, som arbejder for øget diversitet i livemusik-branchen.

Kvinder udgør en meget lille procentdel af arbejdsstyrken i musikindustrien i dag, og mange er slet ikke klar over, at det er muligt at hyre kvindelige teknikere. Men flere kvindelige stage crews kan være med til at bidrage til en positiv udvikling og skabe øget opmærksomhed på kvinder bag teknikken i koncertproduktioner.

Læs mere om initiativet, erfaringerne, og problematikkerne HER, hvor WILM fortæller om deres oplevelser under de to dages arbejde bag scenen på SPOT.

Días Nórdicos Latin America 2018

Días Nórdicos Latin America 2018

1st – 13th December

Nordic music, architecture, animation, etc. on tour in Latin American countries, comprising concerts, genre-crossing collaborative projects, workshops, seminars focusing on Nordic culture and values and more.

Días Nórdicos presents Nordic culture in Latin America and will be arranging engaging and colourful events in December 2018 – in Argentina, Uruguay, and Peru.

Nordic Week in Buenos Aires
The biggest event of the tour is a ”Nordic Week” mostly centred at the great Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina, starting on Monday December 3rd:

Concerts and workshops
The Nordic musicians Peter Wangel (Denmark), The Hearing (Finland), Birdpeople (Åland), Hulda (Faroe Islands), and Da Bartali Crew (Greenland) will collaborate in a workshop with Argentine colleagues – culminating with a workshop concert at Centro Cultural Recoleta Sunday Dec. 9th.
– During their stay in Buenos Aires the five acts will also perform a solo show at Recoleta and a show at Centro Cultural de Espana in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Another music workshop will bring together Danish classical arranger/composer Mette Dahl Kristensen and Argentine singer-songwriter Lucia Mantel – Mette Dahl Kristensen is going to re-arrange songs of Lucio Mantel for an Argentine string quartet, The three-day workshop will conclude with a concert at Centro Cultural Recoleta Chapel Saturday December 8th.

Animation Learning
From Wednesday Dec. 5th until Friday Dec. 7th The Animation Workshop from Via University in Viborg, Denmark will teach Argentine teachers and pupils how to use animation as one of many tools in the daily school work. This is scheduled as three one-day courses at Recoleta. These one day courses for teachers and pupils will also happen at Centro Cultural de Espana in Montevideo, Uruguay, Monday Dec. 3rd and Tuesday Dec. 4th.

Exhibition – sustainable architecture
From Dec 4th until Dec. 16th there will be an exhibition on sustainable architecture, called “Welcome Home”, focusing on people, architecture, migration, sustainability and the importance of having a home. The aim is to show how, regardless of where you come from and where you live, you can build and create a home within the limits of your economy and without destroying our planet. The exhibition includes a workshop where children can try to build their own homes.

The place is Casa Nacional del Bicentenario, Buenos Aires.

 

Seminars/talks
There will be 3 seminars/talks during the week – On Wednesday Dec. 5th a seminar/debate at Recoleta will address “Tools for shaping the music industry of the future” with speakers from the Nordic countries as well as Latin America.
“Experimental educational projects – experiences from architecture, design and technology” will take place on Friday Dec. 7th. This seminar will be part of the exhibition “Welcome Home” at Casa Nacional del Bicentenario.
And the last talk on Sunday Dec. 9th is titled “Nordic Stories in Buenos Aires” focusing on what the potential is for people from the Nordic countries to develop their careers in Argentina. With first-hand experiences from Nordic people living in Buenos Aires.

Peru, Uruguay and Brazil
Prior to the “Nordic Week” in Buenos Aires, the five above-mentioned Nordic acts will perform in Lima, Peru at Centro Cultural de Espana Saturday Dec. 1st.

The Animation Workshop will do their courses for teachers and pupils Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th of December at Centro Cultural de Espana, Montevideo, Uruguay

And finally the five Nordic acts will also perform Centro Cultural de Espana, Montevideo, Uruguay on Friday Dec. 7th before their tour ends Dec 12th-13th in Sao Paulo, Brazil where the five acts play their last shows before returning to the cold North.

 

 

Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is supported by Statens Kunstfond, The Nordics, Instituto Ibero Americano de Finlandia, Nordens Hus in the Faroe Islands, FFT – Den Færøske Sangskriverforening, and Atlantic Airways.

Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is arranged by ROSA and Zona de Obras in collaboration with Nordens Institut på Åland, Nordens Institut in Greenland, The Animation Workshop, Centro Cultural Recoleta (AR), Sesc (BR), Difusa Fronteira (BR), Plastilina (PE), and Contrapedal (UY).

Días Nórdicos Exhibition: A Sustainable Home

Días Nórdicos Exhibition: A Sustainable Home

This year the cultural festival Días Nórdicos will include the architectural exhibition “Welcome Home” in Buenos Aires. The exhibition is presented by Nordic Institute on Åland (NIPÅ), which works with the promotion of a broad range of Nordic culture, and this particular exhibition addresses the question of what it means to have a home.

The objective is to show that it is possible to care for our environment and still create a sustainable home with the financial means you happen to have at your disposal and no matter where you come from and where you live.

Our homes are at the centre all of our lives from our births, when we grow up and when we leave home and create our own homes and form our own families. Some people live alone, some in nuclear families and other share flats or even live in communes, and as part of “Welcome Home” you can get acquainted with the flexible and dynamic dwelling concept “the SnailHouse” which can be adjusted to match very different life situations and ways of living together.

“Welcome Home” is not just the story of specific homes and housing solutions, however. “Welcome Home” is a mindset that opens up to new perspectives and long-term solutions. The exhibition consists of texts, a video installation on six screens and two playrooms, for small and older children respectively. In addition, there is going to be workshops where children can build models of homes that take into account design, human needs, dreams and quality of life.

Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is supported by Statens Kunstfond, The Nordics, Instituto Ibero Americano de Finlandia, Nordens Hus in the Faroe Islands, FFT – Den Færøske Sangskriverforening, and Atlantic Airways.

Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is arranged by ROSA and Zona de Obras in collaboration with Nordens Institut på Åland, Nordens Institut in Greenland, The Animation Workshop, Centro Cultural Recoleta (AR), Sesc (BR), Difusa Fronteira (BR), Plastilina (PE), and Contrapedal (UY).

Días Nórdicos: Five Nordic Acts on Tour in Latin America

Días Nórdicos: Five Nordic Acts on Tour in Latin America

Five different shades of new Nordic music are among the highlights when in the beginning of December, the Días Nórdicos festival is on a 13-day festival in Latin America.

Danish Peter Wangel, Finish The Hearing, Åland’s Birdpeople, Faroese Hulda og Greenlandic Da Bartali Crew make up the team in 2018 – which is the fourth time that the festival will go to Latin America. In other words, a line-up that both presents music from the “major” Nordic countries and showcases significant voices from the smaller Nordic societies.

The main event will be a week-long workshop at Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, which is Días Nórdicos’s main collaborator in Argentina. Here the Nordic musicians are going to enter into various constellations with Argentinian colleagues for an open-air concert on Sunday the 9th of December. However, in the course of the week the five Nordic acts will also play concerts on their own at Centro Cultural Recoleta, and at Centro Cultural de Espana in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo.

On the most recent Días Nórdicos tour Danish/Finnish Lima and Faroese Teitur entered into rewarding musical dialogues with Argentinian colleagues – among other things Teitur’s collaboration with Argentinian Lucio Mantel led to the song “I Have Found My Happiness, which a few months ago was also released by the American singer and actor Mandy Patinkin (perhaps best known for his role as CIA boss Saul Berenson in the Showtime drama series “Homeland”).

Before the week in Buenos Aires, the Nordic acts are to play in Lima, Peru at Centro Cultutal de Espana on the 1st of December and the tour will end in Sau Paulo, Brazil, where the sociocultural organization Sesc will host two nights of concerts on the 12th and 13th of December.

The Tour:

1st December: Lima (Peru), Centro Cultural de Espana
3rd – 9th December: Workshop, Buenos Aires (Argentina) including:
6th December: Solo concerts, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires
7th December: Solo concerts, Montevideo (Uruguay), Centro Cultural de Espana
9th December: Workshop concert, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires
12th – 13th December: Sao Paulo (Brasilien), Sesc Avenida Paulista.

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Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is supported by Statens Kunstfond, The Nordics, Instituto Ibero Americano de Finlandia, Nordens Hus in the Faroe Islands, FFT – Den Færøske Sangskriverforening, and Atlantic Airways.

Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is arranged by ROSA and Zona de Obras in collaboration with Nordens Institut på Åland, Nordens Institut in Greenland, The Animation Workshop, Centro Cultural Recoleta (AR), Sesc (BR), Difusa Fronteira (BR), Plastilina (PE), and Contrapedal (UY).

Lucio Mantel’s fine songs are rearranged by Mette Dahl Kristensen for a concert with an Argentinian string quartet

Lucio Mantel’s fine songs are rearranged by Mette Dahl Kristensen for a concert with an Argentinian string quartet

Danish-Argentinian workshop to culminate in newly arranged music for popular Argentine singer and string quartet

Mette Dahl Kristensen is a young, yet seasoned Danish composer and arranger, whose work includes reinterpreting music by well-known Danish artists like Thomas Dybdahl, Teitur, Ane Brun, Alice Boman, Steffen Brandt, Eivør, etc. and in many cases performing the music with her own string ensemble Who Killed Bambi.

However, this new project brings her across the Atlantic. Now Mette Dahl Kristensen is to rearrange music by Argentine Lucio Mantel.

Lucio Mantel is a singer / songwriter with an already sizeable production to his name, whose beautiful voice and original lyrical/melodious compositions make him a unique artist. Lucio Mantel is not averse to collaboration or experiments. One of the times this has been evident was at a Días Nórdicos workshop in Buenos Aires in 2016, where he helped Faroese Teitur finding the melody for “I Have Found My Happiness, which incidentally Mandy Patinkin (known for playing CIA boss Saul Berenson in “Homeland”) has made a cover of on his latest album.

For this occasion, Lucio Mantel has assembled an Argentinian string quartet consisting of Spanish born violinist Marta Roca (among other things know from the internationally touring chamber ensemble Camerata Bariloche), the pricewinning serbian born cello player Karmen Rencar (has been performing with Michael Bublé), Mariano Malamud, viola (from Opera House Colón) and violin player Julio Dominguez (from the row of first violins of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires, Colón). All of them high class musicians, who has great experience from both the classical music and popular music.

The three-day workshop will conclude with a concert on the 8th of December in the Chapel situated in connection with Centro Cultural Recoleta in the heart of Buenos Aires.

Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is supported by Statens Kunstfond, The Nordics, Instituto Ibero Americano de Finlandia, Nordens Hus in the Faroe Islands, FFT – Den Færøske Sangskriverforening, and Atlantic Airways.

Días Nórdicos Latinamerica 2018 is arranged by ROSA and Zona de Obras in collaboration with Nordens Institut på Åland, Nordens Institut in Greenland, The Animation Workshop, Centro Cultural Recoleta (AR), Sesc (BR), Difusa Fronteira (BR), Plastilina (PE), and Contrapedal (UY).