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one world above, another below

One world above, another below is a 45 minute chamber opera inspired by journeys abroad; nature and culture, the outer space and the inner person, electronic manipulated field recordings and classical traditions.

The piece is a reflection of one’s own reality in another context.

Composer Lil Lacy collaborated with electronic musician and composer Tobias Sejersdahl to create the electronic composition.

The piece is commissioned by Århus Sinfonietta.

Reading the air.
To listen and to respond.
One world above, another below.

Concept and composition: Lil Lacy
Electronic composition: Tobias Sejersdahl
Conductor: Rei Munakata
Soprano soloist: Katinka Fogh Vindelev
Artistic curator: Allan Gravgaard Madsen
Århus Sinfonietta: www.sinfonietta.dk

Thank you for support and inspiration:
Ursula Andkjær Olsen, Cæcilie Trier, Nicolai Nyholm, Yoko Inoue, Nikolaj Fisker, Birgitte Frieboe, Piper Bobo Lacy, Bjarke Mogensen, Lucia Amerise, Lasse Laursen, Simon Steen-Andersen, Niels Rønsholdt, Juliana Hodkinson, Ida Skjerk, Allan Gravgaard Madsen, Ikuko Maita and Mari Kawamura.

The production of One world above, another below is supported by:
Statens Kunstfonds Projektstøtteudvalg for Musik, Dansk Komponistforenings Produktionspulje, KODA Kultur, Dronning Margrethes and Prins Henriks Fond as well as Musikpuljen, Aarhus Kommune. The concert is produced in collaboration with SPOT Festival.

Premiere: Saturday May 4th 2019, 4:30 pm, Symphonic Hall, Aarhus

Review of the premiere of One world above, another below on May 4th 2019 // 5 out of 6 stars

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Photos by foto Kåre Viemose - Århus Sinfonietta

Cycle exploring plants (2018 and on)

Working on solo and duo pieces for different instruments, more to come.

Pieces in the series are until now:

Mycelium Movement, 2018 // 12’ // solo piano

Plant Blindness, 2018 // 10’ // trombone, guitar, piano, percussion

Folium Movement (leaf), 2019 // 14’ // solo clarinet

Pieces in the making:

plant native, 2019 // violin, cello, piano

relation / manipulation / mutation, 2020 // solo violin

Thank you for the support to the Danish Composers’ Society

Thank you for the support to the Danish Composers’ Society

and to Koda Culture

and to Koda Culture


Play pause (2018)

A visual notation video-score for trio to improvise and play together. More versions of the play pause pieces are in the making, among others for quintet.

Each piece has a certain form or focus. They can be interpreted by amateurs as well as professionals.

The pieces has been performed in concerts in Denmark and USA by among others Maher Mahmoud (oud), Paulo Dias Duarte (guitar) & Julie Kjær (saxophones).

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pneumaticks (2017)

55 minutes audiovisual live performance and installation, 2017

Composition by Signe Lykke & Lil Lacy

Film by Ulrik Heltoft & Ann Sophie von Bülow

Katinka Fogh Vindelev - soprano
Laura Mayer - alto
Simon Rønne Rischel - baritone
Morten Lohmann Sønderskov Jensen - bass clarinet
Soma Allpass - cello
Lil Lacy - cello

Sound by Bjørn Gjessing

Live performance 2017
CLICK-festival, Helsingør / May 13th and 22nd
Maltfabrikken, Ebeltoft / June 29th
Musikhuset, Århus / October 29th

Installation 2017
Maltfabrikken, Ebeltoft / June - August


agua seco (2017)

Composition and film by Lil Lacy 2017

Exploring wet and dry sounds inspired by the human change of climate.

Written for Faces Ensemble.
Recorded at PULSAR festival in LiteraturHaus 2017.
Composition, salt installation and film by Lil Lacy 2017

Didde Kildahl Nico Nielsen - flute
Anja Nedremo - saxophone
Patricia Martín González - clarinet
Thomas Skovlund Hansen - trombone
Mads Mortensen - percussion
Diana Bojanic - piano
Toke Hansenius - violin
Malthe V. Højager - cello
Mathias Skaarup - conductor

Thin air (2016)

Composition and film by Lil Lacy 2016

Jakob Rosendahl Poulsen - violin 1
Daniel Tølbøll Mortensen - violin 2
Eva Paulin - viola
Benedikte Borum Poulsen - cello