Simon Løffler & Ensemble Adapter

Fluorescent tubes, motors, a big drum and a Casio keyboard. Simon Løffler composes music for both ears and eyes when he unites music and installation at Copenhagen Contemporary.

Simon Løffler’s works range from intimate set-ups to enigmatic constructions, which include both traditional instruments - which have undergone different transformations - as well as new instrumental concepts.

Over the years, Løffler has created works for neon tubes, toy instruments and effect pedals, where the devices almost must be considered as a natural extension of the body’s movements.

On G((o))ng Tomorrow, he presents together with the German-based Ensemble Adapter five works of the past eight years. Behind short titles like ‘a’, ‘e’ and ‘H’ are compositions that should not only be heard but, in particular, seen.

For example, ‘e’ is played on a geometric sculpture of fluorescent tubes. Together, the light sources form triangles of different sizes that flicker and pave their way through the work.

Or ‘D’, which was composed as part of a larger Russian art project entitled ‘Listening to Architecture’. Here the music appears so soft and vague that it sounds like it comes from an adjacent room. Like when you put your ear on the wall to better hear what’s happening on the other side.

Ensemble Adapter

The German-Icelandic ensemble, which has been based in Berlin since 2004. They have collaborated with composers and orchestras in several continents - in recent years with a particular focus on Scandinavia. The core of the ensemble consists of Kristjana Helgadottir, Ingolfur Vilhjalmsson, Gunnhildur Einarsdottir and Matthias Engler.