A new fall week threatens to blow you over, but there's still a lot to be experienced indoors. We have chosen the most important sonic and visual substance. Enjoy! Mikkel West

Thu 24
10/21/2019 12:00:00 AM 10/31/2019 40 Press photo of the year Slices of reality Odeons Kvarter 1, Odense C Odeon false DD-MM-YYYY

Press photo of the year Slices of reality


Press photo of the year
Exhibition | Kl. 00:00 | Odeons Kvarter 1, Odense C | Price: 0 Kr. | Written by: Mikkel West | Translated by: Malte Joe Frid-Nielsen

Location: Odeon
Organizer: Odeon

This month, Odeon's slightly anodyne foyer will encompas a poetic selection of images of the world's capacity for brutality and adaptibility. It's almost like they're creating a great multi-media installation with the choice of 'the dental clinic' as a backdrop for the pictures. Pictures which contain a problematic beauty, often telling 1000 different stories all at once. Denmark's best photo journalists' talent condensed to their very essence.

Go see them. Be inspired. And if you're hungry, it's always nice to eat at Odeon Social.

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Wed 23
10/23/2019 7:00:00 PM 10/23/2019 21:00 40 Odense Radiocinema: Everything is now. I have no idea what this is Amfipladsen 6, Odense C Odense Radiobiograf false DD-MM-YYYY

Odense Radiocinema: Everything is now. I have no idea what this is


Odense Radiocinema: Everything is now.
Other | Kl. 19:00 - 21:00 | Amfipladsen 6, Odense C | Price: 40 Kr. | Buy tickets here | Written by: Anders Skovgaard | Translated by: Malte Joe Frid-Nielsen

Location: Studenterhuset
Organizer: Odense Radiobiograf

Honestly, this is one of those events where I don't exactly know what it is. I mean, yeah, I know what a podcast is, but I've never heard of Odense Radiocinema or Politiken's podcast series 'ALT ER NU' (Everything Is Now.) Regrettably, I don't listen to a lot of Danish podcasts, but supposedly this is in the top tier. The story about the young couple, Stine and Titan seems intriguing. I love the format. Not just that you can look 'behind the scenes' and have your questions answered. On principle alone, there's something weird and therefore fascinating about having your eyes free in such a sound-dominated medium. I've experienced quite a bit of live radio drama, which was a really interesting experience. You're much more involved in the process of recording, even though you shouldn't really be there. The same here. It's a podcast, after all, and the series is totally unreliant on a live audience, but there's something to it, anyway. It's also exciting that Odense now has its own Radiocinema. It's relatively new, this is just their second event, but I look forward to following them and hearing what new stories they produce in the future.

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Thu 24
10/24/2019 7:30:00 PM 10/31/2019 21:30 40 ORGANPALOOZA A week with the mothership of instruments and the wild sounds of Odense International Organ Festival. Odense C Odense Internationale Orgelfestival false DD-MM-YYYY

ORGANPALOOZA A week with the mothership of instruments and the wild sounds of Odense International Organ Festival.


ORGANPALOOZA
Concert | Kl. 19:30 - 21:30 | Odense C | Price: 0 Kr. | Buy tickets here | Written by: Anders Skovgaard | Translated by: Malte Joe Frid-Nielsen

Location: Odense Centrum
Organizer: Odense Internationale Orgelfestival

There are fantastically many things I know nothing about.That's just how it is. I've learnt to live with it and instead of fretting, tried to make it a source of curiosity and admiration towards the people who are actually in the know. One of those things is the pipe organ and the music it produces. It's an absolutely insane instrument, which Mozart apparently termed 'the queen of instruments'. You can't get a more pompous moniker. I love it!

I don't know much more than that, really. I've listened to quite a bit of classical music at this point, but organ music seems to have subtly eluded me. In my defence: 1) it's important to take baby steps in any field. 2) I don't have the faintest idea of where to start. I have, for example, heard and been fond of Saint Saëns' 3rd Symphony, which has some lovely snippets of organ music, but hardly enough to make up a concert.

Luckily, there are passionate people who have made a plan for all of us who remain uninitiated, but organ-curious. Because in just a little while - the 24th to 31st October, to be precise - Odense International Organ Festival will commence. It is produced in partnership by Odense Churches and Odense Symphony (and their great big organ with 46 stops, built by the world's premiere organ manufacturer, Marcussen & Son.) Concerts, cross-over collaborations, masterclasses, organ tours for kids and even some big names on the poster; Olivier Latry, Daniel Zaretsky, Thomas Trotter and many more. 

I think it's difficult to spotlight any one concert - on account of my own ignorance of the genre - but I've had my ear out and I'm extra excited to hear Guy Poupart in Munkebjerg Church and David Zaretsky in Ansgar's Church.

Aside from the music, there's the added bonus of having a good excuse to visit the city's churches. Regardless of faith or lack thereof, there are statistically too few locals who know their own town's churches. But with music this fantastic, there's a perfect opportunity for their beautiful spaces and acoustics to be enjoyed.

If you, like me, are totally clueless about the organ and organ music, which is totally normal, I can recommend this video, which I got a lot out of. It will tell you about both the instrument and its history in an easily digestible manner, which suited me just fine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzpZRV9Cmac&fbclid=IwAR06jtjQpM19naLTOT943RPs3PO8RdR18RB8s-AbaCxRr3Xwo4glmHCMAmA

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Sun 27
10/27/2019 12:00:00 PM 11/1/2019 15:00 40 We don't say goodbye A group exhibition exploring transhuman ideas through the work of 12 artists. Store Glasvej 53, Odense C Organon false DD-MM-YYYY

We don't say goodbye A group exhibition exploring transhuman ideas through the work of 12 artists.


We don't say goodbye
Exhibition | Kl. 12:00 - 15:00 | Store Glasvej 53, Odense C | Price: 0 Kr. | Written by: Mikkel West | Translated by: Malte Joe Frid-Nielsen

Location: ORGANON
Organizer: Organon

In a back lot by Store Glasvej, there is a little pearl of an exhibition space, which shows real contemporary art. Not Elsa and Anna trash, but something more abstract in nature, which isn't so easily digested. Current exhibitions examine humanity's search for immortality and attempts at bio optimisation, and question which human consequences immortality may bring and what the price of our constant striving might be.

The 12 artists are:

IVAQUEXUTA (CAT), LEA MOMBERG (DK), ANDERS VISTI OG TOBIAS STENBERG (DK), ŽARKO ALEKSIĆ (RS), KATE STERCHI (USA), SIF HEDEGÅRD (DK), HEIDI NIKOLAISEN (DK), TABITA REZAIRE (GF), CENTER FOR MILITANT FUTUROLOGI (DK), JONA BORRUT (DK).

Back in the old days, "Zeke's Antifascist Café resided in Organon's space before my old friend Christian took over and had an atelier there. Later, or perhaps simultaneously, we moved in with the Ørentvist/PHONO crew and planned our things out of there. Among other things, we cooked food for 60 people during PHONO 8+9 in the 12 square meter kitched we had set up out back.

The exhibition is open:

October 27th 12:00 - 15:00
November 1st 12:00 - 15:00
And on arrangement.

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