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24-11-2014
GO: ORGANIC WITH ADAM RUDOLPH
29/11 · 8 pm · DR Concert Hall, studio 2 ·A wide range of the country's finest jazz and world musicians making up a grand ensemble.
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24-11-2014
ATLAS OF HOLES IN THE WORLD
28/11 · 8 pm · LiteraturHaus · Copenhagen· Six young composers have composed music for poems by Ursula Andkjær Olsen's 'Atlas of Holes in the World'.

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17-11-2014
EXCLUSIVE STUDIO CONCERT · ADAM RUDOLPH AND JAKOB DAVIDSEN'S KAMMERAT ORKESTER
21/11 · 8 PM · The Village Recording, Skalbakken 15, Vanløse
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Ursula Andkjær Olsen receives The Holberg Medal 2011

03-12-2011
"Ursula Andkjær Olsen is a true innovator of the lyrical language."
 

The Holberg Medal is awarded every year in connection with Ludvig Holberg's (1684-1754) birthday the 3rd of December. It was ordained in 1934 in honor of a Danish author "as a recognition of a literary or scientific work or to his literary activities as a whole (..) taking into account some spiritual connection to Holberg's psyche."

Along with the medal follows a price of DKK 60,000, funded by the Danish National Arts Council's Literature Committee.

Chairman of The Holberg Committee, Professor Erik A. Nielsen's motivation includes: "Ursula Andkjær Olsen is entirely her own, a true innovator of the lyrical language. She writes in an inimitable blend of high intelligence, peculiar humor and passionate critical satire. It goes head over heels with her, with something of absurd madness. She is a great observer of the contemporary world's oddities, loving and facetious, subtle and bright. Battle ready as a haiku poet and raving like Dan Turell or F.P. Jac. But she is also wise and learned in the classical way, we know from Ludvig Holberg himself. With his flair for imaginative intelligence, he would undoubtedly have had the highest regard for Ursula."
 
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