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).