Simon Steen-Andersen

Simon Steen-Andersen
“Black Box Music” by Simon Steen-Andersen

"Black Box Music" by the award-winning and highly innovative composer, Simon Steen-Andersen (born 1976), is a unique and radically different work. BBM was composed for solo percussion, an 'amplified' box, 15 instruments and video. On stage, the soloist has his hands buried in a black box with a built-in camera and various sound sources. From the box, he plays on everything from tuning forks to elastic bands and ventilators, while directing the 15 musicians with gigantic hands projected onto a screen behind him. BBM has a razor-sharp score, which combines unruly craziness with humour, playfulness and hardcore instrument noise. Simon Steen-Andersen has been awarded countless national and international prizes, most recently one of Denmark's major honorary awards, the Carl Nielsen Prize, in 2013. His works, especially “Black Box Music”, are performed all over the world.

Simon Steen-Andersen er nomineret til Nordisk Råds musikpris 2014 for "Black Box Music"