• Efterklang performs with Wordless Music Orchestra at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sept. 22.
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    Efterklang performs with Wordless Music Orchestra at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sept. 22.
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  • The performance marked the American premiere of music from the band's new album Piramida.
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    The performance marked the American premiere of music from the band's new album Piramida.
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  • Inspired by a nine-day session spent gathering field recordings in the abandoned Russian mining settlement that gives the album its name — it's on an island situated between Norway and the North Pole — Piramida is full of strange and mysterious accumulated sounds.
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    Inspired by a nine-day session spent gathering field recordings in the abandoned Russian mining settlement that gives the album its name — it's on an island situated between Norway and the North Pole — Piramida is full of strange and mysterious accumulated sounds.
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  • Guest conductor Matthew Coorey leads the sixteen-member Wordless Music Orchestra.
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    Guest conductor Matthew Coorey leads the sixteen-member Wordless Music Orchestra.
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  • The performance featured arrangements by composers Missy Mazzoli (Kronos Quartet, Victoire), Karsten Fundal (Under Byen, Oh Land), and Daniel Bjarnason (Sigur Ros, Mum).
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    The performance featured arrangements by composers Missy Mazzoli (Kronos Quartet, Victoire), Karsten Fundal (Under Byen, Oh Land), and Daniel Bjarnason (Sigur Ros, Mum).
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  • For this special concert, Efterklang was also joined by Peter Broderick on piano, Katinka Fogh Vindelev on vocals, and special guest Budgie on drums.
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    For this special concert, Efterklang was also joined by Peter Broderick on piano, Katinka Fogh Vindelev on vocals, and special guest Budgie on drums.
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  • "Efterklang" translates to "remembrance" and/or "reverberation."
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    "Efterklang" translates to "remembrance" and/or "reverberation."
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  • Efterklang's Mads Brauer and Casper Clausen celebrate at the end of the show.
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    Efterklang's Mads Brauer and Casper Clausen celebrate at the end of the show.
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  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts music events throughout the year in their concert hall and gallery spaces.
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    The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts music events throughout the year in their concert hall and gallery spaces.
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Efterklang With Wordless Music Orchestra, Live In ConcertQ2

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The Danish art-rock trio Efterklang took the stage with the Wordless Music Orchestra at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Thursday for this, the American premiere of music from the band's album Piramida.

Following a world premiere this past May at the Sydney Opera House, this performance features arrangements by composers Missy Mazzoli, Karsten Fundal and Daníel Bjarnason. The trio was joined onstage by multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick, drummer Budgie and vocalist Katinka Fogh Vindelev, while conductor Matthew Coorey leads the Wordless Music Orchestra.

Set List
  • "Hollow Mountain"
  • "Apples"
  • "Senda"
  • "The Living Layer"
  • "Vaelv"
  • "The Ghost"
  • "Black Summer"
  • "Between The Walls"
  • "So"
  • "Monument"
  • "Modern Drift" (encore)
Credits

Audio engineers: Edward Haber, George Wellington, Irene Trudel, Noriko Okabe and Kristin Mueller for Q2 Music

Originally recorded on Sept. 22 by Q2 Music.

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