HCA NEWS Rime-Djävelen

Presentation of the new Hans Christian Andersen inspired CD 'Rime-Djävelen' (The Rhyme Devil) on Friday 2 April at 2 pm at the theatre museum Hofteatret in Copenhagen. The CD has been sponsored by the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation.

By ms - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 25 March 2004

On Hans Christian Andersen's 199th birthday on 2 April 2004, ANDERSEN-BENGTSSON-SYDOW will present their new CD 'Rime-Djävelen' at a release reception at the theatre museum Hofteatret by Christiansborg in Copenhagen.

'Rime-Djävelen' has been sponsored by the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation and features contemporary renditions of Hans Christian Andersen's poems set to electronic, rhythmic and classical arrangements. Ulle Bjørn Bengtsson (vocal and recital) and Hans Sydow (sampler, synthesizer and laptop) have composed, arranged and produced the music set to Andersen's lyrics.

With their unusual quartet orchestration, they evoke the deep passion instilled in Andersen's lyrics. They bring Hans Christian Andersen to life as a unique talent full of love, wisdom and humour! It's wild - from revelry to angst - and not for children!

Drawing on their previous achievement with the album 'Glimtvis' from 1998, which set poetry by Tom Kristensen to music, Hans Sydow and Ulle Bjørn now create a contemporary musical universe for Hans Christian Andersen.

Vocal and recital - Ulle Bjørn Bengtsson Sampler, synthesizer and laptop - Hans Sydow Violin - John von Daler Cello - Andreas Broch Contrabass - Johannes Hejl Clarinet, bass clarinet - Christian Vuust
Rime-Djävelen by ANDERSEN-BENGTSSON-SYDOW CD & book of poetry.
Released 2 April and published by Expressivonium & Resonance.dk