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Collaborations

It takes two flints to make a fire

— Louisa May Alcott

Innovation and collaboration are two sides of the same coin

O/Modernt is delighted to collaborate with a whole variety of venues, festivals and institutions across Europe.

Being open to sharing ideas and learning from each other provides the most fertile soil for growth.

Whatever Ticciati’s drinking, I want some too — Gramophone
Goethe-Institut Sweden Stockholm, SE
Goethe-Institut Sweden
Goethe-Institut Sweden
Stockholm, SE
Wigmore Hall London, UK
Wigmore Hall
Wigmore Hall
London, UK

In 2015 O/Modernt held its first festival at Wigmore Hall, entitled ‘Monteverdi in Historical Counterpoint’. In April 2018 Purcell’s inimitable ground basses sparked the creative imagination for a weekend of music, dance, talks and more: ‘Purcell From the Ground Up’. In September 2019 O/Modernt co-curates the opening weekend of the Wigmore Season in a celebration of Beethoven.

Manchester Camerata Manchester, UK
Manchester Camerata
Manchester Camerata
Manchester, UK

Hugo is the Artistic Partner with the Manchester Camerata, curating and directing O/Modernt-styled programmes. The collaboration includes immersive performance projects with The Clod Ensemble, new commissions by Erkki-Sven Tüür and Dobrinka Tabakova and rock music by Muse, Metallica, Dream Theater and more.

Lilla Akademien Stockholm, SE
Lilla Akademien
Lilla Akademien
Stockholm, SE

O/Modernt collaborates on educational projects with the Stockholm-based specialist music school Lilla Akademien.

Unique to Scandinavia, the school’s far-sighted pedagogy integrates a general education with a specialized music program. Music is the heartbeat that gives life to an education of the highest calibre.

Kings Place London, UK
Kings Place
Kings Place
London, UK

Hugo and O/Modernt regularly perform chamber and orchestral concerts at Kings Place. In 2018, for the hall’s ten-year anniversary, Hugo was artist-in-residence and curator of the flagship series ‘Time Unwrapped’. In the six concerts Hugo presented, other artists included Dame Evelyn Glennie, Mark Simpson, Vikingur Ólafsson, Natacha Kudritskaya, Alasdair Beatson, Mary Bevan, VOCES8, Baba Israel and Miyoko Shida. The collaboration continues with concerts in the 'Venus Unwrapped' and 'Nature Unwrapped' series.

Musikaliska Stockholm, SE
Musikaliska
Musikaliska
Stockholm, SE

From 2014-2018, O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra was resident string ensemble at Musikaliska in Stockholm, performing with artists such as Anne-Sofie von Otter, Steven Isserlis, Evelyn Glennie and Nils Landgren.

Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ Amsterdam, NL
Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ
Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ
Amsterdam, NL

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ALL-EIN-SEIN – Interconnected Solitude
ALL-EIN-SEIN – Interconnected Solitude

O/Modernt and the Goethe-Institut Schweden joined forces to create a musical and literary response to the pandemic, reflecting on solitude and togetherness.

- 1:1 performances: one musician, one actor and one listener
- 2 concerts for a larger audience for which the repertoire has been chosen in response to Wer Allein Ist, the wonderfully evocative poem by Gottfried Benn, written in 1936.


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North Around the Baltic Sea
North Around the Baltic Sea

In celebration of the 100 years of independence in the Baltic States in 2018, O/Modernt partnered with two festivals, RUSK in Finland and Klassiske Dage Holstebro International Music Festival, in a series of commissions, concerts and lectures.

In 2017 'North around the Baltic Sea' was selected as one of five creative projects to present at the Nordic-Baltic Festival Platform.

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Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship,
the strongest there is. — Malcolm Arnold