Headed by members of e.g. A-ha and Mew, the musical collective Apparatjik takes to the Stage at SMK on Friday 3 May at 10 p.m. The doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.
The concert format is challenged and expanded when Apparatjik take to the stage at the SMK, brimful of musical and visual innovative energy. The supergroup have staged their distinctive live performances at art institutions such as the prestigious Serpentine Gallery in London and the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Last year, Danish audiences had their first chance to experience Apparatjik live when they performed on the main stage at the 2012 Roskilde Festival.
Light Space Modulator
The concert presented at the SMK is markedly different from usual concert concepts. The quartet will perform the concert from a specially constructed cube which the group calls The Light Space Modulator, a reference to the Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy and his groundbreaking experiments. In addition to framing the group during the concert the cube also acts as a catalyst for a spectacular visual show that links up a wealth of sounds and images, all combining to blur the boundaries between art and popular culture.
Watch the trailer for the Apparatjik concert at the SMK on 3 May.
Apparatjik includes a high-profile Danish member, the singer and guitarist Jonas Bjerre from Mew, and also includes Guy Berryman from Coldplay, Magne Furuholmen from A-ha, and Martin Terefe, whose production credits include Martha Wainwright, Train, Cat Stevens, and Mary J. Blige. Apparatjik was formed in 2008 and was originally intended as a temporary charity project, but since then they have recorded two albums and performed live across the world.
Apparatjik is in many ways an experiment without boundaries. Concurrently with their high-profile musical careers the four members operate Apparatjik as a unique collective and creative space where boundaries are tested in co-operation with other musicians, visual artists, designers, technicians, and scientists. In musical terms Apparatjik mix things up with ease, effortlessly mixing electro-pop with experimental music and disco, the totality staged in a field where performance art and installation art intersect.
The concert is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz and Heineken.