21.05.19 - DUO II @ Rundetårn, Copenhagen

May 21st, 8pm @ Rundetårn, Copenhagen

DUO is a collaborative project between composers and musicians experimenting with the duo format. Violinist Anna Jalving leads the project and for each edition she sets up a new duo constellation as a base for the experiments.


DUO II is for percussion, violin and two composers. From the history of the instruments and their practice the project creates a new unique language invented in form of both compositions and improvisations. During multiple workshops the composers and musicians have delved into the creative process and focussed on creating a new sound world, but also worked on the physical aspect of playing an instrument and the social particular engagement of playing in a duo. During the process the essence of what it means to create is in play and by the close collaboration, something rare and beautiful has emerged.


I’ve felt it necessary to create an artistic space, where instrumentalists and composers can meet as equals in a creative process. New music is as much for the musicians as for the composers, and I believe that it’s in the close collaboration, that we really can create something new.“- Anna Jalving



Anna Jalving – Violin

Simon Florin – Percussion

Elsa Biston – Composer

Niklas Ottander – Composer



Entrance fee: 55 Dkk/free for members of AUT

The project is supported by AUT, Statens Kunstfond – internationale udviklings-og netværksaktiviteter, Politiken Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Augustinus Fonde, Dansk Solistforbund, Dansk Musikerforbund, SNYK – international transporstøtte, Danish Cultural Institute – Brussels, KODA’s kollektive båndmidler, Dansk komponistforening, Aarhus Kommunes musikpulje & Københavns kommunes musikudvalg