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KRUMBUKTUS commissions four new pieces which will have it's  premiere at

KLANG - Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival in 2019

Hafdís Bjarnadóttir (Icland) has a reputation for breaking down barriers between  different genres of music, her past projects include (among other things) a sound installation for the Nordic Lighthouse at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai; an orchestral piece based on knitting instructions. Her second solo album, JÆJA, received critical acclaim and was nominated for the 2009 Iceland Music Awards. Her piece for accordion and halldorophone, “A Day in February”, was nominated by the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service for the 58th International Rostrum of Composers in Vienna in 2011.

Mette Nielsen (Denmark) often works with what she calls the almost unison or imperfect unison – a state of friction that opens up a space where small differences become clearer and micro-tones and sounds are made audible. She was nominted for the Carl Prize 2017, composer of the year - small ensemble for the piece "Odense Havn 1991/2016". And has received Axel Borup-Jørgensen Composer’s Prize 2018, the prize was awarded at Figura Festspiele. Nielsen studied at The Danish Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus.

Ying-Hsueh Chen (Taiwan/Denmark) was born in Taiwan and has studied percussion in Californian, New York and in Copenhagen where she is now living and are working as freelance percussionist, improviser, composer and teacher. Her vision as an percussionist and an concert arranger is to contemporary music so organic, that it touch the primal core of each human being; so powerful, that people suddenly get a glimpse who they are when they listen. 

She is the fonder of the concert serie ”Ancestral Modernism”.


Alexandra Hallén (Sweden) is a muliti facetted artist and performer whom enjoys to explore the limits of both herself and with her audience. Her work is innovative and original, often with a political twist, questioning social structures and how it can feel like, as a human being, to take part in todays community.  She is currently studying composition with Simon-Steen Andersen, Stefan  Prince and  Xavier Dayer at Bern University of the arts in Switzerland.



A collaboration between Hvidovre Musik skole,

KLANG - Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival and Krumbuktus.

In 2018 Krumbuktus got the opportunity to work with the young and very talented composer students from Hvidovre Musik skole.

This is an ongoing collaborations which we are very much looking farward to continue working with during the next years. 

You can find more information about the project here

Chunky & Funky 

KoncertKirken 23.04.19 Copenhagen

featuring Danish and Swedish works for solo cello and ensemble. 


Our Artistic director Alexandra Hallén is planing an exciting new solo project and Krumbuktus will of course be there.

Premiere for KlubKrumbukt with a portrait concert of Lasse Schwanenflügel Piasecki at

SV-Festival 10.06.2019 

Lasse Schwanenflügel Piasecki’s music is partly or fully based on concepts found in an audiovisual crossroads. Piasecki often seeks to combine the two forms of expression or to blur the borders between them. In several works he draws aspects of reality into the music, for instance by articulating the fragility in the concert situation.


The ensembles Duo Hellqvist/Munk and Krumbuktus will be the musicians performing the music of the evening.  


The concert will be part of Krumbukters festivity happeing "KlubKrumbukt" which is the first of its kind and a start of many more to come. 


KlubKrumbukt will be arrange during SV-Festival and will end the festival with a last party. 

More information here!

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