Join us on a musical journey when Danish jazz pianist and composer Nikolaj Hess reflects on his fascination of the Danish painter L.A. Ring.
Hess’ compositions are made specifically for the exhibition ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD: Masterworks by Laurits Andersen Ring from SMK, the National Gallery of Denmark, which is currently on display at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich (extended through August 9th).
You will explore a Nordic mix of International jazz, European classical, and Scandinavian folk music when a solo concert by Nikolaj Hess is streamed to an international audience on July 19th through the Bruce Museum in Connecticut. The performance will also include interpretations of the Danish composer Carl Nielsen and display visuals based on the L.A. Ring paintings by renowned film director Andreas Johnsen.
The concert comes out of Hess’ collaboration with AFSMK and is connected to his research study Transformative Reflections, which explores inspiration and translation from visual art to jazz composition and improvisation. If you want a sneak peak, you can watch a short teaser HERE from a performance in January at the National Nordic Museum in Seattle.
The concert is arranged in collaboration with the Bruce Museum and you can find the event link on their WEBSITE.
When: July 19th at 8.00pm (DK), 2.00pm (EST), 11.00am (PST)