I took a trip to Svendborg on Saturday because the poet Søren Ulrik Thomsen performed with the septet “Det Glemte Kvarter” (The Forgotten Neighbourhood) – named after one of his early poems. Thomsen has been set to music before – Lars H.U.G’s “City Slang” is a modern classic – but Det Glemte Kvarter’s style is very different from H.U.G’s frenetic techno-rock. The performance Saturday was quite an intense affair and the clip above only shows one dimension of what we who were lucky to be in the audience saw and heard during the evening.
Oh, and a big thank you to Esma – aka @adlaramse on Twitter – who inadvertently made me aware of the performance.
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